Jefferson Post- RSS Feed Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:29:21 EST 1800 Choice program deserves defense Liberal activists may fume, and left-wing editorialists may grind their teeth, but legislative leaders are going to defend their 2013 opportunity scholarship bill against lawsuits by the teacher union and other special interests. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Softball drops two MVAC games The Lady Husky softball team lost a pair of home games last week, first to West Wilkes and then to Alleghany.West Wilkes 17, Ashe 0 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Industrial League champs Submitted photo | Jefferson Post - The annual Industrial League hosted by Ashe County Parks and Recreation came to an end two weeks ago with the Mastercraft team winning the championship. Team members were: Kevin Nichols, Jordan Nichols, Matt Nichols,... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST UPDATE: Three sent to Ashe Memorial Hospital following wreck on Mt. Jefferson Road A wreck involving an Ashe County Transport shuttle and late model GMC Yukon occurred just after 11 a.m. Tuesday. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Saying thanks is not enough We say, “Thanks for your service,” when we met veterans of the wars in Afghanistan or Iraq veterans. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Garden Buddies aims to tackle food insecurity in Ashe County There's a new program to help Ashe County families struggling with food insecurity. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Track team competes in Porter Relays Ashe County traveled to Lenoir for the annual Porter Relays with both the men's and women's track teams finishing in fourth place overall out of nine teams. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Commissioners approve resolution for Todd water study In a 4-0 vote by the Ashe County Board of Commissioners, a resolution requesting a technical assistance grant for a study for Todd water and waste-water facilities was approved. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe tennis beats Oak Hill, falls to Elkin Ashe County split a pair of tennis matches late last week. The Huskies easily handled non-conference foe Oak Hill Academy, 6-0, but came up on the losing end at Elkin, 9-0. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST It appears winter is finally over At last, the long winter seems to be behind us.With several days of clear skies and warming temperatures, folks have ventured out in significant numbers over the last week. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe schools asking county for $4.8 million for 2014-15$4.8-million-for-2014-15 At the April 7 regular meeting of the Ashe County Board of Education, the board unanimously approved requesting approximately $5 million from the county government for the 2014-15 fiscal year. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Alleghany gets past Huskies, 6-4 Alleghany scored two runs in the ninth inning to spoil another stellar pitching effort from Ashe County's Joseph Lowder and deal Ashe its seventh loss of the season. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe County Democrats hold county convention The Ashe County Democratic Party held its annual convention at the Ashe County Courthouse on Saturday, April 5. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Women’s soccer shuts out Alleghany Melissa Ramos scored a hat trick to help the Lady Huskies put an early end to its match against Alleghany with a 9-0 mercy rule win.The game ended in the 50th minute with the team's fifth goal of the second half. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ASU Men’s Basketball names new coach Many people thought Jim Fox was staying on at Davidson to take over for long-time head coach Bob McKillop down the road. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST You Decide: Where is the growth? Economists love numbers – some might call it an occupational hazard. Numbers are our window into the workings of the economy. Without numbers, we'd have a difficult time understanding how the economy is changing, both in positive and... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST County crime report April 1Sami Anne Grassman, 28, of Beech Mountain was charged with a probation violation. Bond information and release date are unavailable. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST County unemployment drops 0.4 percent in February Ashe County has the highest unemployment rate, as of February, in the High Country region at 9.1 percent, according to data released Wednesday, March 9 by the N.C. Department of Commerce. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Annual Spring Fest is Saturday For 29 years, the Ashe County Arts Council has hosted Spring Fest, a tradition which has entertained, inspired and enriched many local children. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Thirteen year-old banjo player keeping busy A 13 year-old banjo player from Laurel Springs is continuing to hone her pickin' skills in the world of old time and bluegrass music. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST