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Wilkes DSS board orders immediate changes

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WILKESBORO —After a nearly three-hour closed session by the Wilkes County Department of Social Services Board Wednesday, members passed a resolution directing Director Bill Sebastian to fix issues found by the state in a recent investigation.The Wilkes County DSS Board held a special board meeting on Wednesday afternoon to review the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Child Welfare Report, a scathing six-page evaluation report shedding light on major deficiencies within the WCDSS.


Hamptonville man charged with stealing bank card

YADKINVILLE — On Wednesday, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office charged Robert Andrew Brooks, 37, of Hamptonville, with felony charges of identity theft, obtaining property by false pretense and one misdemeanor count of possession of stolen property.The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a Surry County resident that someone had stolen his bank card and was using the card in Yadkin and Surry counties. Further investigation found that Robert Brooks...

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Call for Selfies!

Here’s your chance to show off your selfie! The Elkin Tribune is accepting selfies for a special project to publish in mid-May. We are inviting readers to send us their best selfie photograph. One lucky selfie will be chosen as the main art to be published in the newspaper. Other selfies will be posted on our Facebook wall and website for our readers to enjoy. Please email your selfie by May 2 to trieditor@civitasmedia.com with the word ‘selfie’ in the subject line. Include ...

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Deputy shoots, kills man brandishing rifle

The State Bureau of Investigation is sending a bomb detecting robot into the home of a local man who was shot and killed by a Surry County deputy earlier today.James Ransom, 55, was shot and killed by an as-yet unidentified Surry County deputy after Ransom brandished an assault rifle at the deputy and disregarded commands to put the weapon down.Now, the SBI is sending a bomb robot into the man’s Ararat home because Ransom had previously threatened to booby-trap his...

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Sheriff’s candidate with felony cannot hold office

YADKINVILLE — Last week The Yadkin Ripple reported that candidate for sheriff, Gary Willard, would be eligible to hold the office if elected, despite the fact that he has a felony conviction from another state for having a concealed weapon. The Yadkin County Board of Elections released a statement today saying there had been an oversight on this matter and Willard will, in fact, not be able to hold the office if elected. Any votes for Willard in the Republican primary race for Yadkin Co...

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Elkin FCCLA members win big at state; some will go to nationals

Five Elkin High School students brought home gold, and two silver, after nine members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) attended the state leadership conference in Greensboro on March 30-April 2. Several will represent North Carolina at the FCCLA national conference this summer.Also at the conference, Barbara Long, Elkin City Schools Career and Technical Education director, was awarded the North Carolina FCCLA Outstanding Administrator of the Year award...

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Memory boxes designed by artists affirm life

The Memory Box Artist Program is a volunteer effort by artists nationally and worldwide who provide hand-painted boxes filled with mementos for families of newborns who pass away in a hospital. The memory boxes act as a substitute for an envelope that often contain the personal effects of the child, giving loved ones something to hold onto.President of the local society of decorative painters and chief organizer of the Vintage Craft Guild of Y...

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Stone Mountain News

Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church will have revival through Friday at 7 pm. Donnie Shumate will be the guest speaker. Pastor Ritchie Harris and the congregation invite everyone to attend.There will be a household shower for the family of Pandora and Justin Hodges and their two children on Sunday at 2 p.m. at 1907 Wiles Ridge Road. The Hodges lost their home to a fire recently and need most anything you can give.

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