Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:59:10 EST 1800 Hagel Memorial Golf Tournament tees off April 26 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/3591207/Hagel-Memorial-Golf-Tournament-tees-off-April-26 Area golfers all know the arrival of spring means it's time for the Carl and Pearl Hagel Memorial Golf Tournament at Mountain Aire Golf Club. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST JV baseball update http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/3588238/JV-baseball-update The junior varsity baseball team has won two of its last four games, including a pair of conference victories.In a non-conference game at Watauga, the Pioneers came away with a 7-3 victory. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Board of Commissioners honors local volunteers http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3560412/Board-of-Commissioners-honors-local-volunteers Hard-working, dedicated volunteers from around the county were honored at the 29th annual Ashe County Commissioner's Volunteer of the Year awards ceremony on Thursday, April 10 at the Ashe County High School auditorium. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Steve Wilson promoted at McFarland & Company http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/3575965/Steve-Wilson-promoted-at-McFarland--Company Stephen C. Wilson has been promoted to the position of Vice President and Editorial Director of McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, of Jefferson. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Trout fishing waters ready for anglers http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/3577896/Trout-fishing-waters-ready-for-anglers All 15 of the eligible streams for fish stocking in Ashe County have been stocked with brook, rainbow and brown trout at once already, and with several more months to go, the N.C. Wildlife Commission has released the number of trout that will be... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lansing Aldermen visited by High Country Council of Governments http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3576298/Lansing-Aldermen-visited-by-High-Country-Council-of-Governments Members of the Lansing Board of Aldermen were visited by a representative from the High Country Council of Governments during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 14. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST April is Autism Awareness Month http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3554703/April-is-Autism-Awareness-Month April is Autism Awareness Month and with one in 58 children in the state diagnosed with the disorder, better awareness and understanding is urgently needed. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Violence down, alcohol/drug offenses up in schools http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3576908/Violence-down-alcohol/drug-offenses-up-in-schools Violent acts such as physical and sexual assaults are down in Ashe County Schools, but drug and alcohol-related crimes increased from 2011-12 through last year. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Youth wrestlers attend ACMS camp http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/3577891/Youth-wrestlers-attend-ACMS-camp Young wrestlers from different parts of the High Country came to Ashe County Middle School last Saturday for a one-day wrestling seminar hosted by professional MMA and wrestling coach, Jeff Bedard. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Southern Justice’ offers one aspect of county reality http://jeffersonpost.com/news/editorial-opinion_columns/3582030/Southern-Justice-offers-one-aspect-of-county-reality Let's be honest; when it was announced several months ago that a film crew representing the National Geographic Channel was in Ashe County filming the daily interactions between the public and the sheriff's department, did you really think... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe District Court decisions http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3571139/Ashe-District-Court-decisions The weekly session of the Ashe County District Court was held April 10, with the Honorable David V. Byrd presiding.These decisions were handed down by the court: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe golfers take fifth in two tourneys http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/3577820/Ashe-golfers-take-fifth-in-two-tourneys In a pair of very competitive conference matches, the men's golf team has finished in fifth place each time on the links. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Choice program deserves defense http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion_columns/3579810/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 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/3571474/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 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/3571749/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 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3575345/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 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion_columns/3574501/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 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-local_features-news/3555854/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 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/3568615/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 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3563665/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