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JROTC holds yearly change of command ceremony

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The Elkin High School JROTC will hold a change of command ceremony Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., and senior cadet Aaron Sturdivant will be pinned the highest rank of battalion commander and lieutenant colonel.At the beginning of every school year the ceremony is held, said Army Maj. Roy Ferguson of the Elkin High School JROTC.Elkin JROTC Sgt. Kenneth Abrams said, “We are very proud of these young men and women.”The JROTC staff explained a change of command is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit from one commander to another. The ceremony includes the passing of colors from an outgoing commander to an incoming one.


Local sports roundup

WILKESBORO — East Wilkes defeated Ashe County, 5-4, Monday to complete a match halted by rain that began Sept. 11.McKenzie Stokes took down Hallie Brown, last year’s Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Player of the Year, 7-6, 6-2 when the matches started Sept. 11.The Huskies captured tough 8-6 wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles Monday, but Abby Burchette and Brie Jarvis had already won at No. 3 doubles to seal the win for the Cardinals.“That wa...

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*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeTuesday, September 16Men’s soccerForbush 9, East Wilkes 0VolleyballEast Wilkes 3, Elkin 0Starmount at Wilkes CentralCarver at ForbushWomen’s tennisElkin 8, East Wilkes 1Starmount at Wilkes CentralWednesday, September 17...

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Elkin falls at Surry Central

DOBSON — Jose Avalos scored three goals for the hat trick as Surry Central posted a 5-1 nonconference win against visiting Elkin on Wednesday night.Brayan Gomez put the Golden Eagles on the scoreboard in the 12th minute , while Avalos would score his first two goals in the 20th and 32nd minute to stretch Central’s lead to 3-0.In the second half, Zach Rhyne scored for Elkin off a rebound in the box that just got past Fernando Talavera that pulled the Buckin...

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Elks remain undefeated

RONDA — It was closer than the final score, but when it was said and done, Elkin defeated East Wilkes, 8-1, to tighten its grip on the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference regular season championship Tuesday.Elkin went 6-0 in singles play, but it wasn’t easy. At No. 2, Makayla Dimmette needed to win seven games both sets to claim a 7-5, 7-6 win over Amber Parks; at No. 4, Mattie Timmerman dropped the first set, 6-4, before rallying to defeat Maggie Weatherman in the seco...

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Elkin takes look at Warriors

West Iredell (1-2) at Elkin (0-3), 7:30Last year’s result: Elkin 50, West Iredell 34The Buckin’ Elks lost to Surry Central, 24-14, a week ago. Elkin Head Coach Scott Wood said his team needs to “eliminate” some mistakes - namely penalties and turnovers that hurt them against the Eagles.“I don’t know how many penalties, but it was entirely too many,” he said.Now, here comes West Iredell. The ...

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Peace pole to be erected in Elkin

A peace pole will be placed during a ceremony Wednesday as part of the International Day of Peace celebration on the greenway between Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church and Elkin Creek.Galloway members and the public will gather at 4 p.m. to finish the pole and erect it with signs from different languages.Rev. Gaye Brown, said the Sunday morning services have been focused on peace in preparation.Brown said the church formed a committee to discuss a world in gr...

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Board OKs PGW extension

DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Commissioners took a “middle of the road” approach to a request by Elkin’s Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) to extend the deadline on its incentive package, choosing to give the company a break on the number of jobs created and holding them to the deadline on the amount of money invested in the county.The action came Monday night during the board’s regularly scheduled meeting.PGW had requested a 12-month extens...

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Jonesville working on sidewalk plan

JONESVILLE — Jonesville Town Manager Scott Buffkin said the town has been busy working with the Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) to develop a Comprehensive Pedestrian Transportation Plan.Buffkin said the sidewalk issue started with the town talking to the regional council to see what they could do to get sidewalks in the spring.As part of the planning process, the town scheduled a public input meeting to gather the public’s interest and to solicit input...

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Morrison competition demonstrates pathos in art

This piece of art at the recent Clifford Morrison Art competition won in the 2-d category — first place, “her sunday best” by Celeste Springthorpe Tsaklis.

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Jonesville Police Brief

The Jonesville Police report for the first week of September is as follows.• On Sept. 6, Jeremiah Wade Welborn Jr. of Vine Street was cited with driving with revoked license.• On Sept. 5, an order for arrest was issued for Ronnie Lee Anderson of Bluebird Drive, North Wilkesboro, on charges of contempt of court, perjury and court violations.• On Sept. 5, Samantha Jean Jenkins of Richardson Road in North Wilkesboro was charged with obstruction ...

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Church calendar

Today through Sept. 17• 7 p.m., Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 593 Pleasant Hill Drive, Elkin, presents fall revival with Alex McFarland.Today through Sept. 18• Revival at Union Baptist Church in Traphill, (Traphill-Union Road), Monday through Thursday service will begin at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Don Ball conducting service with special singing each night....

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Community calendar

Now through Oct. 3• Circle K on Johnson Ridge Road in Elkin, next to Lowe’s, will be accepting coats for children (will accept adult sizes, too), new and used coats and/or money will be accepted. Circle K will be contacting local schools to find out the needs of the children so the donations stay in the local community. For more information, call 336-526-1825.Sept. 17...

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Pardue-Whittington wed at Pilgrim Baptist Church

Katherine Pardue and Patrick Whittington were married at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Wilkesboro. The Rev. Blake Meyer officiated.The bride is the daughter of Paul and Linda Pardue of Jonesville. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University and is employed by Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.The groom is the son of Ricky and Cathy Whittington of Wilkesboro. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University and is employed by Alamance-Burlington School System....

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Burger Night: A Love Story

Food lovers might not necessarily put burgers at the top of their list when it comes to unique, gourmet dining, but one local chef is quickly changing that. A 20-year veteran of working in restaurant kitchens, Ryan Kunkel has created something of a cult following for his unique burger creations, served each Wednesday at Fiddles Pub.The story, at its core, is a love story. Kunkel’s love for burgers and his desire to spend more time with his girlfriend Laura Garing came togethe...

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All NCHSAA finals in Chapel Hill in 2015

CHAPEL HILL — Commissioner Davis Whitfield of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association confirmed this week that the eight NCHSAA basketball championship games culminating the 2014-15 season will all be played in Chapel Hill.Four games will be played at the Smith Center and four games at Carmichael Arena, both on the campus of the University of North Carolina, all on Saturday, March 14. The 2A and 4A games for men and women will be played at the Smith Center while t...

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Stone Mountain News

Union Baptist Church on the Traphill Road is having revival this week through Thursday at 7 p.m. Donald Ball will be the guest speaker. Pastor Steve Stolzfus invites you to worship with them.Traphill Fire Department will have a pork BBQ supper on Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be a 50/50 drawing at 7:30 p.m. that is very interesting.Wayne Overcash will be bringing the message Sunday at Garden Creek Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Campers in the Stone Mountain State Pa...

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Falcons remember Debbie Greene

EAST BEND — Tuesday night, Sept. 23, is Pink Night at Forbush High School.It won’t be just a night where two volleyball powerhouses meet - it will be a night when the Falcons pay tribute to longtime program supporter Debbie Greene, who died April 4 at the age of 61 after an 18-year battle with multiple myeloma.“I think their desire to honor my mom is a testament to how many lives she touched,” Laura Cloud, her daughter, said. “There have bee...

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