Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:48:28 EST 1800 JV and varsity soccer win at Alexander http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50383540/JV-and-varsity-soccer-win-at-Alexander Both varsity and junior varsity squads improved to 2-0 on the season with victories at Alexander Central on Thursday. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:00:07 EST Grayson Highlands Band to perform for BackStreet Summer Concerts http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50331024/Grayson-Highlands-Band-to-perform-for-BackStreet-Summer-Concerts Once again, enjoy music under the stars this Friday night, August 22, as the Grayson Highlands Band performs as part of the 2014 Backstreet Park Concert Series. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and listen to old-time music the way it used to be played... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:00:09 EST Voters should be prepared for changes in this year’s elections http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50322546/Voters-should-be-prepared-for-changes-in-this-years-elections A lawsuit challenging North Carolina's controversial new voting law is still ongoing, but a federal judge recently ruled that this year's elections will proceed with that law in effect. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:01:35 EST Community members come together to try and save Lowes Foods http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50349618/Community-members-come-together-to-try-and-save-Lowes-Foods Ashe County citizens are trying to harness the power of social media while at the same time attempting to change the minds of those that decided to close the Lowes Foods store in West Jefferson. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:31:23 EST Pay reform meets student needs http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50316384/Pay-reform-meets-student-needs Critics of the Republican-led General Assembly allege that the teacher-pay raise included in this year's state budget could have been implemented in a much simpler fashion: by giving across-the-board hikes to all rather than giving large raises... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:01:08 EST Huskies open season with Greyhounds http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50350366/Huskies-open-season-with-Greyhounds Games start to count on Friday night when the Ashe County Huskies open the 2014 football season against North Surry. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:31:04 EST Gerald Price not going away http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50350248/Gerald-Price-not-going-away Ashe County Commissioner Gerald Price stepped down from his place on the dais to address the Board of Commissioners and county citizens, during the public comment portion of the board's regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 18. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:06:05 EST Ashe knocks off rival Watauga, 3-2 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50341755/Ashe-knocks-off-rival-Watauga-3-2 Watauga has always been a tough opponent for the Huskies, particularly the recent Ashe teams that have had terrific seasons, but could never score that win over the rival Pioneers. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:00:09 EST Rain interrupts first tennis match http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50341764/Rain-interrupts-first-tennis-match It wasn't the perfect start East Wilkes Coach Aaron Simmons might have hoped for, but there were plenty of positives to take out of Tuesday's suspended match with Ashe County. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:31:05 EST ‘Piggybacking,’ savings, veterans highlight BOC meeting http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50318819/Piggybacking-savings-veterans-highlight-BOC-meeting The Ashe County Board of Commissioners were schooled in “piggybacking” and learned about savings to the county and local veterans at their regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 18. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:04:15 EST We can simplify our elections http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50324002/We-can-simplify-our-elections The special election in November to fill a Court of Appeals judgeship illustrates how complicated, costly and difficult we've made elections and how we might simplify voting. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:01:07 EST Charlotte girl reels in state record fish in Creston http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50341567/Charlotte-girl-reels-in-state-record-fish-in-Creston It was a team effort that landed 13-year-old Victoria Navaroli a state record fish from a private pond in Creston. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:01:11 EST Family Fun Horse Show this Saturday http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50336365/Family-Fun-Horse-Show-this-Saturday Everyone is invited to come out to enjoy a great day outdoors and join the fun at the “Family Fun Horse Show” this Saturday, Aug. 23. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:51:06 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50248538/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following are collision reports posted by the N.C. Highway Patrol in Ashe County and are considered public record.Aug. 4Jefferson Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:00:26 EST County crime report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50285851/County-crime-report July 28Pamela Renee Eller, 30, of Jefferson was charged with misdemeanor child abuse and assault with a deadly weapon. Bond was set at $4,500. Eller was released later that day.July 29 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:01:07 EST Upgrades made at Price Lake Loop Trail http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50309306/Upgrades-made-at-Price-Lake-Loop-Trail Julian Price Memorial Park provides exceptional High Country recreational opportunities including, beautiful streams, waterfalls, a 47 acre lake, the largest campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway and miles of trails. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:31:03 EST ‘Booze It & Lose It’ marks 20 years http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50309038/Booze-It--Lose-It-marks-20-years The N. C. Department of Transportation and the Governor's Highway Safety Program have officially kicked off the Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, which runs through Sept. 1. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:31:04 EST Another loss for Ashe County workers http://jeffersonpost.com/news/letters-opinion/50311843/Another-loss-for-Ashe-County-workers It was depressing to read of Lowes Foods closing its West Jefferson store. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:01:10 EST McCrory scrambling to change the budget he was ‘proud to sign’ http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50276541/McCrory-scrambling-to-change-the-budget-he-was-proud-to-sign The more days that pass since Governor Pat McCrory signed the state budget, the more confusing that budget becomes, especially when trying to figure out what it means for public schools in North Carolina. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:30:07 EST Frank James Memorial Tournament a big success http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50299257/Frank-James-Memorial-Tournament-a-big-success The 2014 Frank M. James Memorial Golf Tournament held recently at Jefferson Landing brought in over $56,000 for money to be used by Ashe Memorial Hospital. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:01:07 EST