Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:20:25 EST 1800 Hornets’ Jefferson plans to return, Henderson unsure http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152999188/Hornets-Jefferson-plans-to-return-Henderson-unsure By STEVE REEDAP Sports Writer Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:15:21 EST WCC hosts 18th annual Student Awards Reception http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152957181/WCC-hosts-18th-annual-Student-Awards-Reception WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College held its 18th Annual Student Awards Reception on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. The program was hosted in the John A. Walker Community Center, and students received a variety of academic, club and leadership... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:25:23 EST Jesse Helms, police dogs, WWI, Meck Dec, and good NC eating http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152888400/Jesse-Helms-police-dogs-WWI-Meck-Dec-and-good-NC-eating Here are five recent books, starting with a novel featuring a thinly disguised Jesse Helms, by North Carolina authors to put on your bedside reading table. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:25:21 EST Track teams win again http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152934360/Track-teams-win-again WEST JEFFERSON — The Husky track teams picked up wins on Tuesday at home, competing against West Wilkes, Mitchell County and Oak Hill Academy. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:05:21 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152933536/Ashe-County-wreck-report ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between March 29 and April 4 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.March 30Highway 221 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:40:21 EST Ashe BOE requests over $5 mil. from County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152949871/Ashe-BOE-requests-over-$5-mil.-from-County WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County Schools are requesting approximately $5.3 million from the County for fiscal year 2015-16. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:40:22 EST MerleFest 2015 – In one week! http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152966975/MerleFest-2015--In-one-week WILKESBORO — Preparations are well underway for MerleFest 2015, presented by Window World, which officially begins next Thursday, April 23, at 2:30 p.m., and runs through Sunday, April 26, on the campus of Wilkes Community College in... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:45:22 EST Freedom is a weighty issue http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152946394/Freedom-is-a-weighty-issue Have you been eating right? Getting enough exercise? How far away are you from your ideal weight? Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:20:21 EST Subway shows appreciation for Habitat for Humanity volunteers http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152929035/Subway-shows-appreciation-for-Habitat-for-Humanity-volunteers During National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, approximately 2,000 Habitat for Humanity volunteers working across North Carolina will be catered boxed lunches by local franchise owners and employees of Subway restaurants. The initiative aims to show... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:45:21 EST Lowder strikes out 16 in victory http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152841333/Lowder-strikes-out-16-in-victory WEST JEFFERSON — Junior pitcher Joseph Lowder continues to cement his spot as one of the best pitchers in Ashe County High School history, this time striking out 16 Wilkes Central hitters to pick up a complete game win over the rival... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:00:22 EST Ashe Aces place second http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152956438/Ashe-Aces-place-second Submitted photo | Jefferson Post - The Ashe Aces 8U team took second place last weekend in the team's first tournament of the season. The “Back Yard Brawl” was hosted by NCBPA in Taylorsville, North Carolina. The Ashe Aces team beat... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:20:21 EST Haren, Hechavarria help Marlins win 2nd straight http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152955156/Haren-Hechavarria-help-Marlins-win-2nd-straight By GEORGE HENRYAssociated PressATLANTA (AP) — Dan Haren needed one inning to get used to home plate umpire Alan Porter's strike zone. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:05:21 EST Little Theatre presents ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ this weekend http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152927219/Little-Theatre-presents-One-Flew-Over-The-Cuckoos-Nest-this-weekend WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Little Theatre's (ACLT) production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” runs this Friday, April 17-Sunday, April 19 at the Ashe Civic Center. This is the first play of the 2015... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:25:21 EST App State Athletics kicks off ‘Year of the Fan’ http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152942114/App-State-Athletics-kicks-off-Year-of-the-Fan BOONE — Appalachian State University athletics has officially kicked off its “Year of the Fan.” Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:00:21 EST Wildlife commission plan underway to replenish hatchery http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152934351/Wildlife-commission-plan-underway-to-replenish-hatchery RALEIGH — The North Carolina Wildlife Commission has put together a plan that should be able to meet trout stocking goals in the areas affected by the recent fish kill in Marion, including Ashe County. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:45:21 EST Ashe golfers play at Cedarbrook http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152934383/Ashe-golfers-play-at-Cedarbrook ELKIN — Weather was not able to keep the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference golf teams off the links at Cedarbrook Country Club on Monday. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:40:22 EST Two injured in multi-vehicle crash in West Jefferson http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/152915330/Two-injured-in-multi-vehicle-crash-in-West-Jefferson WEST JEFFERSON — Two were injured in a three-vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Frank Dillard Road and N.C. 163 in West Jefferson shortly before noon on Tuesday, April 14. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:22 EST From Pepsi to Pepto: 60+ shades of graying http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152859535/From-Pepsi-to-Pepto:-60+-shades-of-graying North Carolina has transformed from the Pepsi Generation to the Pepto population. In 1950, the median age in our state was 26.5 years. By 1981, it was almost 30 and the N.C. Division of Aging and Adult Services reports it as 36.9 years in 2009. In 60... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:15:21 EST Ashe County Arts Council sponsors Spring Fest http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152880249/Ashe-County-Arts-Council-sponsors-Spring-Fest WEST JEFFERSON — It's Spring Fest time again! Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:15:21 EST $5,000 awarded through Watauga-Ashe-Wilkes Scholarship Endowment http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152893162/$5000-awarded-through-Watauga-Ashe-Wilkes-Scholarship-Endowment WILKESBORO — The Watauga-Ashe-Wilkes Scholarship Endowment recently awarded $5,000 to Wilkes Community College to use for student scholarships during the 2014-2015 academic year. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:45:23 EST