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Duke Energy grant key players thanked

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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, said Bledsoe.Each were awarded a certificate and medal in a six-year program of participation with the school and thanked for a recent $7,500 grant.


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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70-mile sale a success

Shoppers from near and far spent time this weekend in search of clothing, household items and vintage treasures at the inaugural Take A Break From the Interstate three-day Road Market Sale. The 70-mile long sale was designed to boost traffic along the historic route of U.S. 21 and promote economic development through tourism in the towns along the way.“I like how everybody’s using 21 again,” Amy Swift said. “[On Friday] there were cars out here from New York...

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Beating the heat in olden days

If you’re looking for a way to cool off, how about this? Think back to January, when we had that two-week spell with snow and frigid wind and nighttime lows in the single digits.Did that thought cool you off? No? I didn’t think it would.But we try most anything at this time of the year as folks start getting tired of the heat and the humidity and the sweat and the sticky clothes, what little of them we’re wearing.This is the time of the year ...

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Camps and clinics slated

AgilityI Support My Community will host a free agility clinic July 28 at Crater Park. Youth under 10: 5 to 5:45 p.m.; 10 and older: 6 to 8 p.m.Farando Best and Elkin Middle School football coach Hagan Miller will be among those on hand to guide those who attend. For more information, contact Best at 734-8978.FootballElkin High School will host a three-day camp for rising freshmen through rising seniors July 28 throu...

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Fiddles Pub holds Monday open mic for musicians

Fiddles Pub began Monday open-mike night for musicians more than two weeks ago, with the intention of providing an informal atmosphere for local musicians to jam and be inspired.So far, the set-up has attracted several local musicians said Fiddles Pub employee Eric Jones, also a musician.Musicians may mix and mingle with others or play as individuals, said Jones.Jones said the format encourages the possibility of trying new things and combinations.&...

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Jonesville High School Collection shows off greats

Jonesville Historical Society Chair Dr. Judy Wolfe and society member Charles Mathis spoke recently of the importance of establishing the John Wesley Mathis Jonesville High School Collection, one of the first in the Jonesville History Center.They called it a reminder of how much school spirit often means to small communities and a reflection of the talent found in the area. The largest portion of the high school collection relates to athletics.In a small room of the cent...

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Carolina Xtreme 14-and-under team rocking softball world

The Carolina Xtreme 14-and-under team has come a long way since its inception four summers ago.“All were basically very good athletes,” Xtreme Coach Jeff Matthews said in a recent interview. “They kept working at it.“On all four [high school] teams they’re going to become some of the best players. From one to 10 they are going to be impact players on their varsity teams.”The players will attend four different high schools ei...

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Most of the current members of the Carolina Xtreme 14-and-under team have been playing together for the past four years.They will attend four different high schools either after the season is over or in the future - Elkin, West Stokes, Surry Central, and Forbush.The team has come a long way since its inception four summers ago. “All were basically very good athletes,” Matthews said. “They kept working at it.“On all four [high school] te...

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Kids make the best of summertime concrete blues

Young Deuce Townsend catches a shuttle pass from middle-schooler Ty Townsend. Meanwhile, Tyler Hayes, who is in high school, takes time to teach his young friend how to avoid the rush.

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Bandit’s Roost stirs to life the old and the new

Bandit’s Roost members spoke recently about their individual passions, motivations and influences and how those factors intertwine within the tapestry of their songs to portray and convey messages.They said they like to inform with their music while inviting a response from the audience, whether by listening or dancing.The group said it consciously pursues the work of preserving history, themes and what the individual musician brings to the mix. The result resonate...

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