Tanya Chilton

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Early voting will begin Thursday for all seats in the Nov. 4 General Election, including seats for the Elkin City School Board of Education. There are two seats available in the ECS City District and one available in the ECS West District.
Candidates Frank Beals and Debbie Brown are running in a contested race for the one seat available in the Wes

Candidates competing for seat on school board

Early voting will begin Thursday for all seats in the Nov. 4 General Election, including seats for the Elkin City School Board of Education. There are two seats available in the ECS City District and one available in the ECS West District. Candidates Frank Beals and Debbie Brown are running in a contested race for the one seat available in the Wes

Elkin High School's 2014 homecoming queen, Makayla Dimmette, left, hugs predecessor Katie Gibson just after the crowning moment.
Katie Gibson, former Elkin High School homecoming queen, crowns Makayla Dimmette. She is assisted by Ellie Hooper.
Elkin High School's 2014 homecoming queen, Makayla Dimmette, left, shares a moment of celebration with t

EHS crowns homecoming queen, holds parade

Elkin High School's 2014 homecoming queen, Makayla Dimmette, left, hugs predecessor Katie Gibson just after the crowning moment. Katie Gibson, former Elkin High School homecoming queen, crowns Makayla Dimmette. She is assisted by Ellie Hooper. Elkin High School's 2014 homecoming queen, Makayla Dimmette, left, shares a moment of celebration with t

Ninety-one-year-old Agnes Transou Hayes, born in 1923, recalled for Elkin Valley Trail Association members on Thursday what it was like hearing the daily stops of the Elkin and Alleghany Railroad that ran near her house and close to where she lived as young girl while growing up in the area then known as Elkin Creek.
Hayes joined the members on th

Memories brought to life

Ninety-one-year-old Agnes Transou Hayes, born in 1923, recalled for Elkin Valley Trail Association members on Thursday what it was like hearing the daily stops of the Elkin and Alleghany Railroad that ran near her house and close to where she lived as young girl while growing up in the area then known as Elkin Creek. Hayes joined the members on th

Early voting will begin next week for all seats in the Nov. 4 General Election, including the Elkin City Schools Board of Education. There are two seats available in the ECS City District and one available in the ECS West District.
In the City District, incumbent ECS school board member James Freeman is running unopposed and candidate Jane Hill Ri

Early voting set to begin for school board

Early voting will begin next week for all seats in the Nov. 4 General Election, including the Elkin City Schools Board of Education. There are two seats available in the ECS City District and one available in the ECS West District. In the City District, incumbent ECS school board member James Freeman is running unopposed and candidate Jane Hill Ri

JONESVILLE — It is often said there is a time and a season for all things.
Former coach of Jonesville High School Joe Popp and Jonesville hometown girl Peggy Morrison Popp enjoyed the seasons of life as a team where family and blue-collar values rooted them in success in love, sports, work, business and family tradition, overcoming adversity

Popp lessons remain

JONESVILLE — It is often said there is a time and a season for all things. Former coach of Jonesville High School Joe Popp and Jonesville hometown girl Peggy Morrison Popp enjoyed the seasons of life as a team where family and blue-collar values rooted them in success in love, sports, work, business and family tradition, overcoming adversity

Dr. Lee Bourgeois recently cuts the ribbon at Hugh Chatham Behavioral Health, where he is medical director.

Behavioral Health holds ribbon cutting

Dr. Lee Bourgeois recently cuts the ribbon at Hugh Chatham Behavioral Health, where he is medical director.

Foothills Relay for Life held a kick-off on Monday at First Baptist Church to announce upcoming goals; it was complete with a cake sale, free hot dogs and popcorn.
Event Chair of Information and Luminaria Sherry Chappell said they established a goal to raise $50,000, establish 27 teams, and register 150 survivors for the June 5, 2015, Relay For Li

Relay for Life kicks off

Foothills Relay for Life held a kick-off on Monday at First Baptist Church to announce upcoming goals; it was complete with a cake sale, free hot dogs and popcorn. Event Chair of Information and Luminaria Sherry Chappell said they established a goal to raise $50,000, establish 27 teams, and register 150 survivors for the June 5, 2015, Relay For Li

The streets of Elkin were lined Friday night for the annual Fire Truck Parade as all makes and models of fire trucks rolled through Elkin with flashing lights delighting kids and adults along sidewalks and watching in cars.
As the rain came down, firefighters and service personnel drove up Bridge Street with bright red and blue flashing lights bur

Fire prevention emphasized

The streets of Elkin were lined Friday night for the annual Fire Truck Parade as all makes and models of fire trucks rolled through Elkin with flashing lights delighting kids and adults along sidewalks and watching in cars. As the rain came down, firefighters and service personnel drove up Bridge Street with bright red and blue flashing lights bur

BOONVILLE — Starmount High School marketing students went on a field trip recently to G-Force Marketing in Greensboro and were able to observe a full-service marketing firm in action.
Marketing teacher Melanie Matthews said students divided into four groups while going through four different stations in the experience.
Station one, Creative

Field day brings experience to classroom

BOONVILLE — Starmount High School marketing students went on a field trip recently to G-Force Marketing in Greensboro and were able to observe a full-service marketing firm in action. Marketing teacher Melanie Matthews said students divided into four groups while going through four different stations in the experience. Station one, Creative

Jonesville to hear public on signage

JONESVILLE — During last Monday's Jonesville Town Council Meeting, there remained continued discussion on the frequent topic regarding the placement of off-site business signs and billboards. Previously, the town council had discussed amendments to the sign ordinance (article 10 of the zoning ordinance) in order to limit or restrict the loca

Work day scheduled for history center

The History Center in Jonesville will hold a volunteer work day in preparation for a cannon they will be putting in Historic Mineral Springs Park as part of a tribute to local veterans; if it rains, volunteers will have a work day inside the center. Chair of the Jonesville Historical Society, Judy Wolfe said a generous donor will provide a cement

JONESVILLE — Theo's Restaurant in Jonesville now displays an “A” inspection grade, receiving it 10 days after being issued its first “B” grade ever by health inspectors.
The restaurant moved up 10 points, averaging a point a day, to earn the grade of “95.”
The restaurant has been open since 1996, said The

Restaurant scores 95 on reinspection

JONESVILLE — Theo's Restaurant in Jonesville now displays an “A” inspection grade, receiving it 10 days after being issued its first “B” grade ever by health inspectors. The restaurant moved up 10 points, averaging a point a day, to earn the grade of “95.” The restaurant has been open since 1996, said The

Two local groups will be honoring the ultimate sacrifice of local fallen soldier Army Capt. Mark Garner in November.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7794 of Elkin will recognize Garner, who was killed in Afghanistan, by changing the name of its post to “Captain Mark Garner Post” during the upcoming Veterans Day Memorial Service on Nov. 1

Garner to be honored by VFW, town

Two local groups will be honoring the ultimate sacrifice of local fallen soldier Army Capt. Mark Garner in November. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7794 of Elkin will recognize Garner, who was killed in Afghanistan, by changing the name of its post to “Captain Mark Garner Post” during the upcoming Veterans Day Memorial Service on Nov. 1

Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe, Joel Hoyle, principal of Elkin High School, and Pam Colbert, principal of Elkin Middle School recently announced Alexander (Alex) Powell as the new band director for Elkin City Schools, beginning on Jan. 21, 2015.
Bledsoe said he, along with staff and the Board of Education, had discussed a return to having two mu

ECS increases music leadership, adds band director

Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe, Joel Hoyle, principal of Elkin High School, and Pam Colbert, principal of Elkin Middle School recently announced Alexander (Alex) Powell as the new band director for Elkin City Schools, beginning on Jan. 21, 2015. Bledsoe said he, along with staff and the Board of Education, had discussed a return to having two mu

JONESVILLE — The Sgt. Greg Martin Honorary Reception and Awards Ceremony drew a crowd of more than 200 people to pay respect to the Jonesville police officer killed while serving in the line of duty. Years of patience, hard work and expertise rewarded a large body of law enforcement and justice divisions who cared and never wavered to bring j

Reception, awards bring emotion

JONESVILLE — The Sgt. Greg Martin Honorary Reception and Awards Ceremony drew a crowd of more than 200 people to pay respect to the Jonesville police officer killed while serving in the line of duty. Years of patience, hard work and expertise rewarded a large body of law enforcement and justice divisions who cared and never wavered to bring j

The Blessing of the Animals service will take place on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. on the greenway next to Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church, 310 W. Main St. in Elkin, and is on the Feast Day of Francis of Assisi, who is known as the patron saint of animals.
It is generally understood that Saint Francis loved animals of all kinds, and he felt at one w

Annual animal blessing ceremony slated

The Blessing of the Animals service will take place on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. on the greenway next to Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church, 310 W. Main St. in Elkin, and is on the Feast Day of Francis of Assisi, who is known as the patron saint of animals. It is generally understood that Saint Francis loved animals of all kinds, and he felt at one w

JONESVILLE — Inspectors for Yadkin County Environmental Health were at Theo's Restaurant, at 233 Winston Road in Jonesville, on Tuesday conducting a reinspection, after the restaurant received a “B” grade with a score of 85.
Results from Tuesday's reinspection was not available at press time.
It is the first “B” grad

Theo's reinspected after getting 'B' grade

JONESVILLE — Inspectors for Yadkin County Environmental Health were at Theo's Restaurant, at 233 Winston Road in Jonesville, on Tuesday conducting a reinspection, after the restaurant received a “B” grade with a score of 85. Results from Tuesday's reinspection was not available at press time. It is the first “B” grad

Letter to editor

To the editor, The coverage you provided in Monday's paper about the Overmountain Victory Trail Association school tours was excellent. Writer Tanya Chilton is to be commended. Thank you helping us keep this story of local and national history alive. We are grateful to many local citizens who help with these tours either by particiating or giving

JONESVILLE — The Sgt. Greg Martin Honorary Reception and Awards Ceremony drew a crowd of more than 200 people to pay respect to the Jonesville police officer killed while serving in the line of duty. Years of patience, hard work and expertise rewarded a large body of law enforcement and justice divisions who cared and never wavered to bring j

Reception, awards bring emotion

JONESVILLE — The Sgt. Greg Martin Honorary Reception and Awards Ceremony drew a crowd of more than 200 people to pay respect to the Jonesville police officer killed while serving in the line of duty. Years of patience, hard work and expertise rewarded a large body of law enforcement and justice divisions who cared and never wavered to bring j

Elkin JROTC cadets clinched second in a drill meet they hosted on Saturday at Elkin High School dressed in their new “dress blues.”
They placed first in squad and platoon drills. Cadet Ricky Rendon finished second in the individual competition.
“It is a win-win situation for our program when all the cadets are engaged in hosting

Elkin JROTC hosts drill meet

Elkin JROTC cadets clinched second in a drill meet they hosted on Saturday at Elkin High School dressed in their new “dress blues.” They placed first in squad and platoon drills. Cadet Ricky Rendon finished second in the individual competition. “It is a win-win situation for our program when all the cadets are engaged in hosting





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