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Pillowcase dresses called ‘God’s work’

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STATE ROAD — Making pillowcase dresses for children is an expression of God’s love at work in people’s lives, said a group of women at Poplar Springs Baptist Church in State Road.The passion for making the dresses has only increased since the church group WOM3 began making them in November of 2012.The group’s mission was first inspired by a newspaper article about pillowcase dresses discovered by WOM3 Vice President Dana Sloop.Sloop said she believes “it is our mission to help others.”Almost 940 dresses later, the women have helped clothe children all around the world. The ladies said God has chosen the path the dresses eventually take.

 

Police Briefs

According to a release from the Elkin Police Department, the following arrests and citations happened the week of Aug. 25-Sept. 1.• David Lee Cain, 46, Mount Airy, was cited with driving while license revoked and no insurance.• Narciso Cordoba Gallardo, 38, of Hamptonville, was charged with driving while impaired and failing to stop at a stop sign. Bond was set at $1,000 and a court date of Oct. 2.• Mickey Allen Childress, 34, Elkin, was cite...

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Silly Putty incident leads to charges

Eric James Smith of Thurmond was charged Friday with felony drug charges and resisting arrest. It all allegedly started with a 50-cent container of Silly Putty.According to a report from the Elkin Police Department, Smith, 41, opened a can of Silly Putty in the Elkin Walmart, dropped the contents on the floor and then walked away. The store’s security confronted Smith and took him to the office. Smith became uncooperative, would not sit down and had an attitude that prompted ...

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Annual Jonesville Flea Market pulls in the buyers

JONESVILLE — The third annual Jonesville Flea Market held at Lila Swaim Memorial Park during the weekend was packed on Saturday — more than 60 vendors sold wares of collectibles, tools, and items new and old to all ages.Supreme Court candidate Mike Robinson was found in the early morning crowd. He said some favorite things that he was searching for included old license tags and albums.Former WIFM owner Leon Reece, emcee of the Jonesville flea all three years,...

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Superintendent thanks commissioners

YADKINVILLE — The Yadkin County commissioners made quick work of the four items on the board action agenda at their meeting on Monday, approving a sheriff’s office budget amendment and a contract amendment with CW Electric involving the installation of three generators at the county’s video tower sites.Also approved on Monday was a change order and project ordinance involving IT equipment at the new Yadkin Memorial Park, which is slated to open late this fall. The...

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McCormick, Cheek 1-2 at Friendship

Chase McCormick of Dobson held off Chris Cheek for the second straight week to claim the SeCA Crate Late Model feature at Friendship Motor Speedway Saturday night.McCormick and Cheek have been the most consistent performers in the division. McCormick came into the night 42 points behind Cheek in the points standings.Stephanie Caudle Clew of Cooleemee won her second straight UCars feature. Clew, who came into the night 23 points ahead of Jeff Martin in the points standing...

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Goss, North Surry run past Elkin

MOUNT AIRY — Dakota Goss ran wild as North Surry muscled its way past Elkin 31-6 to earn its first win of the season.The senior running back finished with 25 carries for 310 yards and two touchdowns on Friday night at Charles Atkins Stadium.North (1-1) went 68 yards in seven plays on an opening drive that included a big run from Goss and a pass interference call against the Buckin’ Elks. Senior quarterback Nolan Stanley hooked up with Colton Acord on a 23-yar...

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Surry Central tops East Wilkes, 30-20

DOBSON — The Golden Eagles downed East Wilkes, 30-20, Friday thanks to some big plays from the defense.Surry Central had a couple of nice defensive stands on first downs in the red zone. East Wilkes came away with zero points on those two drives.On one of those drives, the Eagles had the ball deep in their own territory. Kirk Needham threw a pass, but East’s Robbie Bentley picked it off and headed for the end zone.The Eagles reacted quickly and bro...

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Starmount wakes up, handles East Surry

BOONVILLE — “That looked like us.” So said Starmount Coach Scott Johnson as he walked off the field Friday night after a 38-15 win over East Surry Friday night.The win came on the heels of a 28-17 loss to Mount Airy a week before - a game that was tight at the half.Starmount was up 10-7 after a half Friday night, but it was three touchdowns in the first seven minutes of the third quarter that all but sealed the victory.“We’re up t...

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Library card sign-up month set

A library card is a child’s ticket to academic achievement. Every parent wants their child to succeed, and one of the simplest ways to ensure a child’s academic success is by making a quick trip to the library.September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Northwestern Regional Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all — a free library card....

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ECS brings new staff on board

Elkin City Schools began the school year recently by adding a list of 10 new hires to continue in the what ECS educators describe as a “Journey of Significance.”Director of ECS Human Resources Allison Moxley provided a list of new hires for the new school year.New hires are as listed:Billy Brown - Elkin High School - Math TeacherLeslie Hooper - Elkin High School - Science TeacherJulie Gilley - Elkin Middle/Elkin High School - ...

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Schedule, results announced

*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeThursday, August 28Men’s soccerBishop McGuinness 3, East Wilkes 2Women’s tennisStarmount 9, North Wilkes 0Elkin 9, West Wilkes 0East Wilkes 6, Wilkes Central 3VolleyballNorth Wilkes 3, Starmount 2East Wilkes 3, Wilkes Central 1Forbush 3, Eas...

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Cabinet-making class begins in September

MOUNT AIRY — Surry Community College will offer a custom cabinet-making class beginning Sept. 8 and ending Dec 15 with Roy High as the instructor.The cabinetry course is designed as an introduction to the fundamental techniques of cabinet-making and woodworking. It is suitable for the beginner, as well as the experienced woodworker.Students are allowed to choose their own project. The class will meet on Mondays from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Surry Community Colleg...

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Local sports roundup

RONDA — Host East Wilkes overcame a tough third set to finish off Wilkes Central, 3-1, in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference match Thursday.The Cardinals rolled through the first two sets before the third set. Until they were down 22-15 in the third set, the Cardinals didn’t string two points together. They pulled to within three after a 4-0 run highlighted by a kill by Alexis Pardue and an ace by Sarah Shoupe; and two within two at 24-22 before falling 25-22.

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Cabinet-making class begins in September

MOUNT AIRY — Surry Community College will offer a custom cabinet-making class beginning Sept. 8 and ending Dec 15 with Roy High as the instructor.The cabinetry course is designed as an introduction to the fundamental techniques of cabinet-making and woodworking. It is suitable for the beginner, as well as the experienced woodworker.Students are allowed to choose their own project. The class will meet on Mondays from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Surry Community Colleg...

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Learn how to build your own violin from scratch

MOUNT AIRY — Surry Community College is offering a violin-making I/luthier class starting in the fall at the Center for Public Safety, located at 1220 State St., in Mount Airy.Two class sessions will be offered on Wednesdays, Sept. 10 through Dec. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 10 p.m.Award-winning craftsman Joe Thrift is the instructor.The class is offered to the student willing to commit one year of work toward making a violin from scratch....

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New medical facility to provide ‘a choice’

With the area seeing the addition of three urgent care medical facilities within a few months — two being opened by Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital — the third, Mid-Atlantic Quick Care opening Sept. 8, is hoping to give area residents another option.Surry County native Dr. Brad Goad co-owns Mid-Atlantic Quick Care and saw the need for such a facility in his home county after finding success with a similar medical office in Galax, Virginia, where the company is headquarte...

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ECS to have lunch pay portal

Elkin City Schools introduced new technology in the form of a payment portal that will allow parents to balance school meal payments in addition to tracking what their children are purchasing in the school cafeteria.ECS Director of Business and Finance Jan Zachary said it would allow a convenience in that kids would not have to carry checks or cash to school.The portal called K12PaymentCenter.com will have enhanced monitoring options for managing low account balances on ...

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