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Elkin FCCLA delivers big at Nationals in Texas

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Elkin High School recently took nine students to the national FCCLA competition in San Antonio, Texas, representing Elkin in grand fashion in all categories.Accompanying the students were Family Career and Community Leaders of America Advisors Kali Teague, Robin Hooper and Career and Technical Education Director Barbara Long.As the first Elkin High School student to ever represent the FCCLA in a national nominating capacity, Ellie Hooper, the past North Carolina State president served as the North Carolina representative on the National Elections Nominating Committee.Advisor and Elkin High School Family and Consumer Science teacher, Teague, said Hooper stepped up to serve in a huge responsibility and “did an amazing job.”


Elkin to Ronda water line project to begin

A Boonville company was the lowest bidder in a water line project which will install a 12-inch pipe for a new water line to run directly from Elkin to Ronda.Carolina Environmental Specialists was the lowest bidder, according to records. The company checked in with a bid of $834,195.“We’re waiting for the state to give us the release to go to work. They have to review everything and we should hear from them within a week,” said Jerry Twiggs of West Consu...

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Nance captures Limited feature at Friendship

Ronda’s Bryan Nance captured his third Limited Sportsman feature of the season, leading from green to checkered Saturday night at Friendship Motor Speedway.Steve Faw, George Anen, Randy Powell, Jody Miller, Chase McCormick and Kenneth Miller also picked up wins Saturday night.Nance’s win came on a dry and dusty night at Friendship. “Everything held together,” Nance said. “The track was pretty good. I’ve seen a lot worse.R...

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Vendors, residents skip Elkin in yard sale fee snafu

Elkin residents failed to hold yard sales in town limits during the inaugural Take A Break From the Interstate three-day Road Market Sale last weekend, at least according to permit records.The town charges a $5 fee for yard sales on residential property in accordance with Chapter 112 of the town’s Code of Ordinances.Businesses in Elkin with a current privilege license were permitted to participate at no extra charge, but if a business was allowing others to set up ...

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Reevestock held this weekend

Reevestock Music Festival will be held Friday and Saturday.Reevestock organizers said proceeds for the concert series are being steered toward academic scholarships.“With the Reeves building purchased privately and being transformed into a music venue, it forced our hand to make a change, but it was a change that we embraced. We feel we can connect with more of the community by offering scholarships and make a difference in more and more kids lives as the festival ...

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Roten, Norman to leave school board

The filing period for those interested in running for three available Elkin City Board of Education seats closes Monday at noon, and two incumbents have announced they will not be seeing re-election.Three seats are up for grabs this year — two city district seats, held by Stewart Roten and James Freeman, and the west district seat, held by J. Foley Norman. Roten and Norman both said this week that they will not be filing for candidacy.

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Yadkin County team wins Babe Ruth state championship

The Yadkin County 14-year-old all-stars won the 2014 Babe Ruth State Tournament.The team competed in the state tournament in Union County from July 17 to 23. The team finished the tournament by beating Union County for the championship on July 23. The team started off strong through the first three games, beating Dilworth, Stanley, and Sawmills.The team then suffered their first loss of the tournament to Union County on Tuesday night; they then had to play Stanley County...

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A journey home

ELKIN — Foothills Arts Council’s latest exhibit, “Winter South 2014,” will showcase the photography of an Elkin native recently returned to the area. Photographer Ben Erlandson grew up in Elkin and his photography in the exhibit chronicles his month-long trip from California back to Elkin. A gallery opening will be held on Aug. 8 with refreshments and a chance to hear from Erlandson about his journey home.

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Pilot Center Taxidermy Class offered

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Novice and advanced taxidermy enthusiasts can learn and fine-tune their skills during Surry Community College’s upcoming taxidermy courses at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain.Surry Community College is offering two taxidermy courses, both which start in August and last through December.The taxidermy fish, reptiles, small game and life-size class will cover both fish/reptiles and small game/life-size mounts.Topics i...

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Duke Energy grant key players thanked

Elkin City Schools recognized two key people with Duke Energy who officials said played an integral role in local education.Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe highlighted the work of Jimmy Flythe, director of West Region Government and Community Relations, and Jerry Stroud, construction and maintenance supervisor of the Elkin and North Wilkesboro operation centers.Through Duke Energy and an assistance program of the company, they have helped with leadership strategies, sai...

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Hawks Market still ‘go-to’ place after many years

Long-time customers of Hawks Market in Elkin said it is old-fashioned service, good produce, a reasonable price and a steady line of products they associate with an old-fashioned market that draws them back time and again.Customers pointed to farm-raised eggs, old-fashioned candies (horehound, a long list of stick candy, orange slices), a long list of seasonal flowers, honey, and baking goods such as Linney’s Mill stone-ground cornmeal and flours as draws.During th...

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Down the river road

Sometimes it seems as if Jonesville is the nexus of the universe.In my job at the Welcome Center located there, I have greeted visitors from many different states and quite a few countries, from Maine to Florida to California, from England to Norway to South Africa to New Zealand.The travelers who interest me the most, however, are the Canadians. Canadians are, it seems to me, some of the nicest people in the world, and they seem happy about everything. The only thing I ...

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Police charge suspect with stealing gas

With summer travel season at full peak, the Elkin Police Department remain on its toes nabbing suspects in gas and runs.Yusniel Rodriguez, 27, of Palm Beach, Florida, was charged with larceny of fuel. Bond was set at $2,500 with a Aug. 5 court date.“The theft occurred at the 7-Eleven on CC Camp Road. The peak travel season is when there is a minute spike in larceny of gas,” said Capt. Kim Robison of the Elkin Police Department.Robison also released...

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Stolen truck smashes church; Elkin builder responds

YADKINVILLE — A stolen vehicle smashed into a Yadkinville church resulting in more than $30,000 in damages.The incident happened on July 16 at about 4 a.m.According to the pastor of New Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church located at 2242 Caudle Mill Road, he was awakened by police who said a pickup truck smashed into his church.Pastor J.P. Sizemore said, “I got a call at 4 a.m. that a truck had been reported stolen. The truck hit a light pole and th...

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ECS adds new staff additions

Elkin High School announced recently the hiring of a new guidance counselor, Julie Gentry, and science teacher, Leslie Hooper.Elkin High School Principal Joel Hoyle said he felt Gentry was the type of person who would get to know the students and be what they are looking for to meet the needs of any at-risk students. She brings an M.A. in educational school counseling from William and Mary College.“Our goal is to see everybody graduate,” said Hoyle. The princ...

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Refurbish furniture or automotive seats at Pilot Center

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Surry Community College is offering upholstery classes in commercial and automotive at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain, during the fall.Classes start in August and end in December.Students can bring their upholstery projects and learn to tear down a piece of upholstered furniture or automotive seat. Then, completely restore it by repairing or rebuilding the frames, replacing parts, and selecting and replacing fabric.Thi...

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The Elkin Tribune print edition has new look

The print edition of The Tribune now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.Even though we live in a digital age, with more people than ever turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want, we recognize that our print products remain extremely important, both to thousands of readers and to our advertisers.

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‘Little Shop’ wows audience

ELKIN — This weekend’s performance of “Little Shop of Horrors” was a smash success for Foothills Theatre. An estimated 200 guests attended just on opening night.“We were thrilled with the response from our audiences, several saying it was Foothills Theatre’s best production to date,” said Director Leighanne Martin Wright. “That quality is a direct result of many talented voices and a dedicated cast willing to work tirelessly with thei...

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