Jefferson Post

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Coordinates: 36°24′10.3″N 81°29′43.5″W / 36.402861°N 81.495417°W / 36.402861; -81.495417

Jefferson Post
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Type twice-weekly newspaper
Owner(s) Civitas Media
Publisher Ron Clausen
Editor Adam Orr
Sports editor Nathan Ham
Founded 1925
Language English
Headquarters 203 South Second Avenue, West Jefferson, North Carolina  United States
Circulation 6,500
OCLC number 244898941
Website Official website

The Jefferson Post is a twice-weekly newspaper printed in West Jefferson, North Carolina. It prints news, announcements and obituaries as the newspaper of record for Ashe County.

The newspaper is owned by Civitas Media of Davidson, North Carolina, and has a circulation of 6,500, according to the company's website.

The Jefferson Post began publishing in 1988. The newspaper is the result of a merger between Ashe County's historic weekly newspaper The Skyland Post and a competing weekly of 10 years, the Jefferson Times.

The Skyland Post got its name from an early slogan for mountainous Ashe County, "The Land of the Sky." The Skyland Post was purchased in the 1930s by Ed M. Anderson, whose newspaper empire included The Alleghany News in Sparta, the Spindale Sun in Spindale, the Transylvania Times in Transylvania County, North Carolina, and the Courier in Forest City. Stella W. Anderson was editor of The Skyland Post from her husband's death until the early-1980s when it was purchased by Patty Wheeler, and her husband, Al.

In October 1988 The Skyland Post merged with the Jefferson Times, which had been competing with the Post since August 1978.

Today the Jefferson Post competes with the Ashe County edition of The Mountain Times, which has the same corporate parent as the Watauga Democrat in Boone.

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