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Lawyer 44 remembered

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Community leaders are reacting to the passing of a former prominent town attorney, a man greatly considered a legal icon throughout the North Carolina.R. Lewis Alexander Sr., 94, of Elkin, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Alexander served as town attorney of Boonville for 20 years and town attorney of Elkin for 54 years.“Lewis was a wonderful teacher, mentor and leader for many years of Elkin elected officials. He served as the town attorney and the first professional to apply professional skill sets to local government. The portrait in the town hall is the epitome of him. He was a thoughtful man considering the future based on experience and vision,” said Mayor Lestine Hutchens.


Elkin handles heat, East Wilkes

Elkin High was the hotter team on a hot day at Elkin Municipal Park Thursday afternoon.The Elks, behind rallies at No. 3 and No. singles, defeated East Wilkes, 7-2 on a hot, humid afternoon and evening at Elkin Municipal Park.“It was a great match,” Elkin assistant coach Pam Fencl said. “It’s a good way to start the season.”Ally Gentry at No. 3 and Julie Nuemark at No. 4 both bounced back from first-set losses to win in tiebreaker...

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Friday night previews

Elkin (0-0) at Forbush (0-0), 7:30Last Year’s Result: Elkin 24, Forbush 21Losing a close game on the opponent’s home field in 2013 sets the stage for the Elkin-Forbush clash in East Bend Friday night.Forbush Coach Chris Johnson is cautious about approaching the game with revenge in mind. “There’s always a revenge factor,” Johnson said. “You want to play that card as a coach.“Thing is it̵...

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SCC offers classes in transmissions and small engines

DOBSON — Understanding and repairing automatic transmissions or small engines, such as lawnmowers, is a great money-saver and could be the beginnings of a new career. Beginning in August and September through Corporate and Continuing Education, Surry Community College is offering two classes to help you learn the trade of engine repair.Automatic Transmissions began Tuesday and ends Dec. 11. The class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Dobson campus in t...

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Production wraps for ‘The Longest Ride’

DOBSON — Cast and crew for the 20th Century Fox completed production of “The Longest Ride” with the final shots of the romance movie filmed at a Dobson residence.Production wrapped early Tuesday morning.Production crews arrived in Dobson working continuously eight days in advance of the two-day shooting.Producers selected 362 Grover Cockerham Road as the preferred location for barn, field and other household scenes.

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Arlington seniors visit theater

On Aug. 13, the seniors at Arlington First Baptist Church traveled to the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theater to hear “Then Sings My Soul.” The seniors enjoyed lunch and uplifting music. Pastor Matty Ponce-de-Leon, front, center, had a wonderful time also. The church is always open to visitors.

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Gurganus-Culler to wed at Wrightsville Beach

Jack and Terri Gurganus of Rocky Mount announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaitlin Lea, to Dylan Wiley Culler, son of Larry and Melissa Culler of State Road.The couple plans a 5 p.m. ceremony on Oct. 18 at Shell Island Resort, Wrightsville Beach.

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Shella Kimberlynn Diane TolerKrystal Spicer and Joseph Toler of Jonesville announce the birth of their daughter, Shella Kimberlynn Diane Toler, on April 19 at 4:50 a.m. at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and measuring 20 inches in length.She has two siblings, Kameron and Dakota Toler. The grandparents are Leon and Becky Spicer of Jonesville and Tiny and Debbie Toler of Hamptonville. The great-grandpar...

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Schedule, results announced

Tuesday, August 19Men’s soccerMount Airy 10, East Wilkes 1Hibriten 4, Elkin 0Women’s tennisElkin 7, Wilkes Central 1Ashe County 4, East Wilkes 2 (susp., rain)Wednesday, August 20Men’s soccerElkin at North Surry, no reportForbush 5, Davie County 1Thursday, August 21...

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Scholarships available for SCC certification courses

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be able to award 10 State Employees’ Credit Union scholarships at $750 each for the 2014-2015 school year.The SCC Corporate and Continuing Education Division will award five of the scholarships in the fall 2014 semester and five in the spring 2015 semester. Students who are enrolled in the Basic Law Enforcement Training, Certified Production Technician, EMT Basic, EMT Paramedic, Nurse Aide I & II, and Basic/Advanced Welding may appl...

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SCC to hold GED graduation ceremony

DOBSON — Surry Community College will hold its 25th annual High School Equivalency Graduation, formerly known as General Education Diploma or GED, on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the SCC Gymnasium, Dobson.Dennis Lowe, retired director of the Small Business Center, will be the commencement speaker. A total of 249 students completed the HSE in 2013-2014 at Surry Community College. A reception for graduates, families and friends will be held in the Knights’ Grill following the grad...

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Kids score book bags, supplies through charity event

Book bags and school supplies were distributed on Monday evening by local charity known for community give-aways.A whopping 300 book bags were on display. Children lined up in the parking lot awaiting a chance to get packed on educational items necessary for starting off the school year, and they got to pick a bag that was a best match for them.After picking the bag, children were further ushered into sections to receive school supplies that were age-appropriately distri...

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Principal of Year Tolbert challenges to be significant

Elkin City Schools Principal of the Year Pam Tolbert challenged educators to be significant for all the students upon their return to the school year in Elkin City Schools Convocation on Monday.Tolbert referenced those who have influenced education, teachers and famous people in all areas of discipline, including Margaret Flowers and Fred Wright. She reminded the difference mentors have made in educators’ and students’ lives daily.In the speech, Tolbert used ...

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ECS to benefit from increased local funding

A guest speaker at Elkin City Schools Convocation on Monday, Surry County Commissioner Chairman Eddie Harris affirmed an increased amount of money was given this year for Surry County students and the Surry County public school systems.Harris said in the speech, there has been a $15 increase allotted per student in Surry County.In addition, revenue growth in Surry County schools increased from $700,000 to $800,000, said Harris.Harris said there are 11,035 stud...

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Teacher of Year Shepherd speaks at convocation

Elkin City Schools Teacher of the Year Mary Shepherd spoke at the Elkin City Schools Convocation on Monday morning, using the opportunity to pinpoint the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) initiative as one that has increased potential to reach students academically in greater numbers and increased probabilities.Shepherd said she “appreciates the opportunity to benefit from the incredible system that we have.”She emphasized the STEAM ...

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Rhythm on Main dancers take top awards at Nationals

Dancers from Rhythm On Main Dance & Gymnastics in downtown Elkin attended the USA National Dance Championship in Rock Hill, South Carolina, this summer and brought back several big awards.The 27 students, from Surry, Yadkin and Wilkes counties, took 14 routines to the competition and won one High Gold award, seven Platinum awards, five High Platinum awards, two Fifth Place Top Score awards, one Fourth Place Top Score award, two Second Place Top Score awards, five First Place Top Sc...

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ECS holds convocation

Elkin City Schools held a convocation ceremony in Dixon Auditorium on Monday that marked the opening of the 2014-15 school year and what Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe called a continued “journey of significance” for staff, school and community.Chairman of the Board of Education Norman Foley delivered opening comments and ECS Board of Education member Stewart Roten also spoke.Both Foley and Roten are retiring from the ECS Board of Education this year. Foley...

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Stone Mountain News

Round Hill Baptist Church is having revival this week through Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Claude Lloyd from Rocky Ford is the guest speaker. Pastor Matthew Higgins and the congregation invite you to worship with them.There will be Port-a-pit BBQ chicken available on Saturday under the shelter at Thurmond Grocery from 10 a.m. until they sell out. Plates are $8.50 and include a half chicken, baked beans, slaw, roll and dessert. This is sponsored by White Rock United Methodist Church....

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