Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:25:31 EST 1800 Consensus requires solid data http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50633357/Consensus-requires-solid-data North Carolina's public schools have just released end-of-grade and end-of-course test scores for the 2013-14 school year. You may have heard something about them, particularly from districts eager to claim a large increase in the share of... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:01:11 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50594255/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following accident reports between Aug. 31 and Sept. 6 are from the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Sept. 5West Jefferson Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:01:12 EST Economic development director selected for Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-news/50640225/Economic-development-director-selected-for-Ashe-County Ashe County has a new economic development director. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:23:12 EST 9/11: A Day of Remembrance and Reflection http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50631362/9/11:-A-Day-of-Remembrance-and-Reflection By Alan Bulluckabulluck@civitasmedia.comLast Thursday, the nation took time to pause and remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:00:09 EST Pathetic reactions to startling injustice http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50572787/Pathetic-reactions-to-startling-injustice The release from prison this week of Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, two Robeson County half-brothers wrongly incarcerated for 30 years for a rape and murder they did not commit, has made national and international news and reignited the debate over... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:01:13 EST Football game ruled no contest http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50607187/Football-game-ruled-no-contest By Nathan Hamnham@civitasmedia.comA strong line of thunderstorms put an end to Friday night's football game between Ashe County and Hibriten. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:01:09 EST Courting History: Ashe County’s first hospital (Jones Memorial Infirmary) http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50631275/Courting-History:-Ashe-Countys-first-hospital-(Jones-Memorial-Infirmary) By Sam ShumateAshe County's first hospital was located in Lansing. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:00:13 EST Ashe tennis sweeps Wilkes Central http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50606246/Ashe-tennis-sweeps-Wilkes-Central By Nathan Hamnham@civitasmedia.comAshe continued its winning ways in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference with another 9-0 victory, this one over visiting Wilkes Central. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:01:13 EST ‘Most moderate’ and ‘Kay’: Do words make a difference? http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50572335/Most-moderate-and-Kay:-Do-words-make-a-difference First of all a warning: I am a Democrat. You cannot trust a partisan commentator to give an objective report on a political contest like a debate between candidates for the United States Senate. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:31:09 EST Body of missing ASU student found Saturday http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50631391/Body-of-missing-ASU-student-found-Saturday Boone Police have confirmed that a body found in woods near the Appalachian State University campus on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 is that of missing student Anna M. Smith. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:16:07 EST Wildlife commission staff recognized for conservation http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50606168/Wildlife-commission-staff-recognized-for-conservation Two staff members with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission were honored at the 51st annual Governor's Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet, held in Cary on Sept. 6. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:16:06 EST Lady Huskies still seeking first win http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50606857/Lady-Huskies-still-seeking-first-win Early season struggles continue for the volleyball team with the squad falling to 0-7 overall and 0-4 in Mountain Valley Conference play with a pair of losses to Starmount and Wilkes Central.Starmount 3, Ashe 0 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:00:09 EST Alan Hodge to speak at the Friends of the Library meeting http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50592836/Alan-Hodge-to-speak-at-the-Friends-of-the-Library-meeting The Friends of the Library will welcome Our State's Quiz Editor Alan Hodge to the second event of the On The Same Page Literary Festival and the Friends monthly meeting Wednesday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m., in the Friends Community Room at the Ashe... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:01:08 EST Josh Roten reappointed to WCC Board of Trustees http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50558892/Josh-Roten-reappointed-to-WCC-Board-of-Trustees WILKESBORO – Josh Roten of Jefferson has been reappointed to the Wilkes Community College Board of Trustees. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:01:04 EST Gerrymandering: The next ice bucket challenge? http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50559029/Gerrymandering:-The-next-ice-bucket-challenge Whoever came up with the ALS Ice Bucket challenge deserves to be enshrined in the Marketing Hall of Fame. It accomplished the dual purpose of focusing attention on Lou Gehrig's disease while also raising millions of dollars for finding a cure. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:01:07 EST Blue Ridge Parkway prepares for fall travel season http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50590858/Blue-Ridge-Parkway-prepares-for-fall-travel-season The Blue Ridge Parkway is expecting a robust fall visitor season along the 469-mile linear national park, which offers breathtaking scenic beauty and a wide variety of educational and cultural experiences. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:01:34 EST ACMS receives youth literacy grant from Dollar General http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50590319/ACMS-receives-youth-literacy-grant-from-Dollar-General Earlier this week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Ashe County Middle School a youth literacy grant in the amount of $3,000 to support their Building Literacy through Science and 21st Century Skills Program. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:01:10 EST A Boone-Doggle: Boone cries wolf since 2004 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/letters-opinion/50590028/A-Boone-Doggle:-Boone-cries-wolf-since-2004 The Town of Boone has been inciting fear of running out of water and flushing money down the toilet. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:31:07 EST Ashe, Hibriten collide in final non-conference game http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50560699/Ashe-Hibriten-collide-in-final-non-conference-game A strong rushing attack will square off against a powerful passing game as Hibriten will host Ashe County this Friday.The undefeated Panthers are coming off of a 33-14 win against county rival West Caldwell last week. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:01:05 EST Ashe overpowers Alleghany, 9-0 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50564880/Ashe-overpowers-Alleghany-9-0 Seven different scorers carried the Ashe County Huskies to a 9-0 mercy rule win over Alleghany in the conference season opener. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:01:11 EST