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North Carolina Wing honors CAP World War II veteran from Elkin

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BURLINGTON — On Oct. 11, the North Carolina Wing staff members gathered to honor a Civil Air Patrol member who served the country during World War II.Second Lt. Jewell Bailey Brown of Elkin first learned to fly at the age of 14 and first soloed when she was 16 years old. She went on to earn her private pilot’s license followed by her commercial license. She got her instrument rating and spent several years as a flight instructor.In 1943, she joined Civil Air Patrol and was an active member of the Charleston South Carolina Squadron and she participated in beach patrols during World War II.

 

Celebrate ‘Beary Scary Halloween’ at Grandfather Mountain

Frights and fun await kids at the Beary Scary Halloween festival Oct. 25 at Grandfather Mountain.The celebration offers a full day of nature programs about creepy, crawly critters, Halloween-themed crafts, animal enrichments and trick-or-treating — all included with park admission. Kids in costume enter the park for half price.“Beary Scary Halloween is a great chance to meet the Grandfather Mountain animals and learn about some of the creatures that you might...

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Surry County Sports Hall of Fame 2014 inductees named

DOBSON — The Surry County Parks and Recreation Department and the Surry County Sports Hall of Fame Committee announce the inductees for the 2014 class of the Surry County Sports Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor.2014 Hall of Fame inductees:• Mr. Alfred “Chubby” Dean• Mr. Deane W. Hall• Ms. Tina Roberta Lane Heafner• Ms. Melanie Bledsoe Hudspeth• Mr. Robert Smith2014 Ring o...

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Virtual Costume Contest accepting entries

Looking for a treat without the trick? Well look no further than www.elkintribune.com, where this week The Elkin Tribune is kicking off its latest online contest.Just in time for the beginning of the holiday season, The Tribune and its key advertising sponsors are hosting a virtual costume party and they are inviting everyone to join the merriment.Winner of the Virtual Costume Contest will receive a $150 grand prize, which would be a nice little start on holiday shopping...

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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 West District.In the City District, incumbent ECS board member James Freeman is running unopposed and newcomer Jane Hill Riley is ...

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Tobacco out of the woods?

I saw a golden (leaf) opportunity.A tobacco field lies just 30 feet from the edge of my porch. That has aroused some bemused curiosity among folks in the office down in the city who probably have never seen a tobacco plant.So on a quiet Saturday last month, while I was outside puttering around, trying to find something to distract me from doing some real work, here came a tobacco priming machine.I’m two generations removed from tobacco farming, which onc...

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League elects Elkin mayor as first vice president

RALEIGH — The North Carolina League of Municipalities elected Elkin Mayor Lestine Hutchens as its first vice president during the league’s annual conference in Greensboro earlier this week.The board of directors is comprised of municipal officials from across the state who are recognized as leaders among their colleagues. The board is responsible for representing the opinions of members when deciding the direction of the League.“Our new executive office...

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Elkin crushes West Wilkes, 49-13

Elkin recovered quickly from an early 6-o deficit to down West Wilkes, 49-13, in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference game on Homecoming.It was the fourth straight win for the Buckin’ Elks.After the first Blackhawk drive, Elkin Head Coach Scott Wood said the “defensive coaches made a slight adjustment. They got kids where they were supposed to be. We were OK after that.”The 13 points were the most the Buckin’ Elks have allowed in the l...

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Villain, Spartans claim 1A tennis titles

Morgan Auger of Bishop McGuinness claimed the singles title and Courtney Mudge and Marisa Deininger of the Community School of Davidson claimed the doubles title at 1A regional play at Elkin Municipal Park Saturday.Play began Friday afternoon for the top players in the region, including four players from East Wilkes and two from Elkin.Auger defeated Lydia Miller of Queens Grant, 6-3, 6-2 to claim her title. Auger dropped just seven games in four matches.Mudge ...

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Rams roll to 3rd straight win

BOONVILLE — Visiting Starmount made short work of North Wilkes, racing to a 52-0 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference victory Friday night.It was the third straight win for the Rams, who have outscored those three opponents 154-7.Trey Lomax who returned the opening kickoff 83 yards to the Viking 2 and Zach Freed scored two plays later and the Rams never looked back.“We started well,” Starmount Head Coach Scott Johnson said. “We had a rea...

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*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeThursday, October 16Men’s soccerAshe County 9, East Wilkes 0Wilkes Central 5, Elkin 0Friday, October 17FootballAshe County 48, East Wilkes 14West Stokes 24, Forbush 21Starmount 52, North Wilkes 0Elkin 49, West Wilkes 13Men’s soccer...

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Huskies drop Cards, 48-14

WEST JEFFERSON – Connor Bowers tossed four touchdown passes and the Huskies added three more scores on the ground to remain undefeated, topping East Wilkes 48-14.Ashe out-gained East Wilkes 340 to 204 and did most of its damage in the first half of Friday night’s Homecoming game.It took the Huskies just three plays and 39 seconds to score on its first drive. Sophomore running back Skye Sullivan powered ahead for a 16-yard touchdown. Kendall Richardson’s...

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Rams move past Cards, 3-0

BOONVILLE — Seventh-seeded Starmount started their 2014 playoff run with a three-set win over East Wilkes Saturday.The Rams took charge early in the first set, scoring the first three points and nine of the first 10 before settling for a 25-12 win.They followed that with another 3-0 start in the second set, but after stretching it 9-4 had to withstand an East Wilkes rally that cut their lead to 12-11 and 13-12.Alli St. John delivered four of her 12 kills...

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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 the selected maid of honor, Kelsey Nicholson.Ethan Mastin conducts a powerful 2014 homecoming performance a...

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Church calendar

Oct. 18• 7 a.m. until, Grassy Creek UMC fall bazaar will include items for sale include a country ham breakfast with all fixings, canned goods, baked goods, homemade candies, yard sale items, crafts and more.• 3 to 6 p.m., Poplar Springs Baptist Church will have a fall festival. There will be bounce houses, hay ride, games and prizes as well as food and Trunk or Treat at 6 p.m. Costume...

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Community calendar

Oct. 17• 10:15 a.m., “Preschool Story Hour” for 2 & 3 year olds and 11:15 a.m. for 4 & 5 year olds at the Elkin Public Library. Theme is “I Like Bugs! 336-835-5586.Oct. 18• 7:15 to 8:15 a.m., Insane Terrain Race Day Registration and Pick Up at the shelter next to Elkin Recreation Center. Race starts and finishes at the Elkin Recreation and Parks Cent...

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Jonesville Police Report

Jonesville Police have reported the following arrests and incidents.• On Sept. 9, Kim Webster Anthony of Jonesville was charged with resisting a public officer license, simple affray and intoxication and disruptive. She was confined in Yadkin County Jail on a $10,000 bond.• On Sept. 9, Willie Edwin Hinson was charged with driving while impaired, no insurance and possession of a schedule IV substance. He was confined in Yadkin County Jail on a $10,000 bond....

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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 Riley is a new candidate for the Elkin City School Board of Education for the second position.Candidates Frank Beals and Debbie B...

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