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A widespread pattern?

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A cursory look at the expense reports submitted by embattled Surry County Commissioner Paul Johnson reveals what one county source has described as a widespread pattern of financial impropriety.Johnson, while he hasn’t been officially named, is reportedly the subject of a State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) probe into the alleged financial misconduct.The issue arose after county staff began scrutinizing Johnson’s expense reimbursement requests, according to County Attorney Ed Woltz.

 

Church calendar

Sept. 19–21• Revival at Dayspring Baptist Chapel, 2286 White Dirt Road in Dobson with Bro. Rick Crouse. Times are 7 p.m. Sept. 19; 6 p.m. Sept. 20; and 11 a.m. Sept. 21.

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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. 19...

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Birth announcement

Gena AnnaLee LawsLisa Ann Caudill and Jason Lee Laws of Glade Valley announce the birth of their daughter, Gena AnnaLee Laws, on Aug. 3 at 7:07 a.m. at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Elkin, weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and measuring 22 1/2 inches in length.She has a sister, Lena Leigh Letterman of Glade Valley. The grandparents are David Caudill and Sandra Leigh Caudill of Glade Valley and Rebecca Elaine Hodges of Dobson and the ...

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Elkin D leads Pee Wees to win over Ashe

The Elkin Pee Wees improved to 2-0, 1-0 in the BRYFL, with a strong defensive effort in a 13-6 win over visiting Ashe Saturday at Grissom Stadium.Ashe scored on a three-yard, fourth and goal play on the last play of the game to avoid the shutout.Despite giving up the first points of the season, it was the defense that set the tone for the game early on.Ashe intercepted a Brett Beaver slant pass intended for Killian Carpenter on the first play of the game. Chri...

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Rockford sweet potato festival set for Saturday

ROCKFORD — The 17th annual Sweet Potato Festival in historic Rockford Village Saturday is a case of a little town excited about a big menu. Organizer Carolyn Carter said the event’s straightforward and satisfying fare sprang from the inspiration of the late Annie Barnett of the Rockford General Store.“Annie started this from her research,” said Carter. “She looked until she found out a sweet potato festival was the only one at the time not taken and sh...

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Elkin police briefs

The Elkin Police Department has reported the following charges and incidents for the week of Sept. 8-14.• Officers answered a disturbance call at 202 Veneer St. No charges were filed. Both parties were referred to the magistrate.• Justin Vaughn Martin, 32, Elkin, was arrested on an order for arrest for contempt of court violations. Bond was set at $3,400. Court date was Sept. 12.• Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at Spring Valley ...

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Recent results and upcoming schedule

*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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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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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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JROTC holds yearly change of command ceremony

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 chang...

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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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