Jefferson Post- RSS Feed Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:55:29 EST 1800 Yadkin Bank donates $1,565 to A.S.H.E.$1565-to-A.S.H.E. JEFFERSON — Yadkin Bank's merger with VantageSouth Bank resulted in the Bank's expansion to include 73 branches across the Carolinas united as Yadkin Bank. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:20:09 EST A Tar Heel political Thanksgiving The holiday season is upon us in North Carolina. It's a time to give thanks and enjoy moments with family and friends. For some, it may even be a time to argue politics with the in-laws as well. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:15:08 EST Letter to the Editor Earlier this month, Ashe County voters went to the polls and returned one county commissioner to the board while electing two new commissioners. It made perfect sense to re-elect incumbent William Sands who stands head and shoulders above any of the... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:49:06 EST Gerrymandering left N.C. voters with few choices at the ballot box Election 2014 is officially in the history books and as campaigns, candidates and political observers pour over the results to determine what happened and why, a few interesting trends jump out when it comes to this year's races for the N.C. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:00:09 EST Ashe County High HOSA nears $5,000 goal$5000-goal Ashe County High School HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) students have been busy collecting funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) for the past five weeks. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:23:08 EST Beard honored for service in WWII ASHE COUNTY — John R. Beard, Jr. is one of the spriest 95-year olds you'll ever meet. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:55:03 EST ‘I gave 10’ campaign to benefit Sharing Center, those in need WEST JEFFERSON — Black Friday, Cyber Monday…Giving Tuesday? Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:30:05 EST Redhawks dismantle Huskies, 67-14 WEST JEFFERSON - A disastrous start for Ashe County on Friday night doomed the team from the opening snap.Monroe scored three touchdowns in the first three minutes of the game to cruise to a 67-14 win over the Huskies. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:31:08 EST North Carolina’s new fracking rules fall short The North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) issued its final vote on proposed changes to the rules regulating the process of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas (i.e. fracking) last Friday. As you've probably heard by now, the panel... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:01:08 EST N.C. Wildlife Commission reminder to be safe for the holidays RALEIGH - The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's Home From The Hunt™ campaign reminds everyone who is hunting during the holiday season to make safety the top priority. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:16:06 EST States should think long-term Although I support the tax cuts and other fiscal policies adopted by the North Carolina General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory over the past two years, I have repeatedly urged policymakers and commentators alike to avoid making grandiose claims about... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:01:05 EST Ashe County wreck report The following accidents that occurred between Nov. 2 and Nov. 8 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Nov. 3Highway 16 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:23:04 EST Down memory lane Sometimes as we travel down the road, we call “Life” we tend to forget about how things used to be, and how blessed we truly are. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:46:03 EST Ashe battles Monroe in second round WEST JEFFERSON - Ashe County will try to get into the 2AA Western semifinals for the first time in school history when they host Monroe on Friday. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:01:08 EST Mat Monsters hosting tournament Saturday WEST JEFFERSON - The Ashe County Mat Monsters competed at Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville last week and will host its first High Country Youth League wrestling tournament this Saturday at the middle school. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:00:10 EST 20,000 plus animal-related crashes in NC in 2013 The fall season not only means dropping temperatures and leaves, but also an increase in the chances of a collision with a deer across North Carolina. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:10:04 EST Old wisdom for a new day “I am not a member of any organized party – I'm a Democrat,” humorist Will Rogers frequently said in the 1920's. The same is true today, especially in North Carolina. After a third consecutive poor showing Democrats need... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:01:09 EST Family sues two Ashe deputies for wrongful death STATESVILLE — On Nov. 19, 2012, Walter Mark Houck was gunned down by law enforcement on his porch off Gaither Poe Road in the Laurel Springs community. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:10:08 EST ACHS students compete in HOSA competition WEST JEFFERSON — Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) from Ashe County High School recently competed in the District 7 Competition held in Surry County, at Mount Airy High School. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:24:06 EST ‘Hunters for the Hungry’ campaign kicks off ASHE COUNTY — For the fifth year, the Ashe County Wildlife Club is spearheading the local Hunters for the Hungry campaign. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:52:03 EST