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‘Henry the Mountain Lion’

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Elkin Middle School teacher of the year Angela Adams will speak about her book, “Henry the Mountain Lion,” on Sunday at the Elkin Public Library and how lessons from a former and present day mountain lion is a reality and steeped in metaphor.A real mountain lion found on Hemric Mountain has come back to the family’s long-time farm of generations. Henry is acting as a reminder of how her great-great-grandmother Fanny Chappell’s courage still carries on, said Adams.


Two school board members to say farewell Monday

Elkin City Schools has cancelled a joint meeting planned next Monday with the Surry County Commissioners and ECS Board of Education, and rescheduled for Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. The school board will hold its regular scheduled board meeting Monday at 6 p.m.On Nov. 10, ECS Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe said they will be sharing an ECS facility evaluation where they will look at the current facilities and future needs of renovations or potentially new buildings. That would mean a new mid...

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Elkin tennis advances

Elkin advanced to the third round of the 1A playoffs with a 5-1 win over Pine Lake Prep at Elkin Municipal Park Tuesday.Miracle Waters, at No. 1, and Makayla Dimmette, at No. 2, had to go to third-set tiebreakers to secure their wins and wrap up the match before doubles matches had to be played.Mattie Timmerman, at No. 4, Julie Neumark, at No. 5, and Morgan Randleman, at No. 6, won in straight sets for Elkin — dropping only seven games among them.The Elk...

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Friday night previews

Starmount (5-3, 3-1) at East Wilkes (2-6, 1-3), 7:30Last year’s result: Starmount 55, East Wilkes 7Starmount cruised to a 52-0 win over North Wilkes in Hays last Friday. East Wilkes lost 48-14 to undefeated Ashe County in West Jefferson.It doesn’t get any easier for the Cardinals but as Head Coach J.K. Adkins said, “It doesn’t get any harder” either.Adkins is hoping his injury-depleted secondary will be...

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Browns celebrate 50th anniversary

Dean and Wanda Cook Brown of Yadkinville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 30 with a 6:30 p.m. dinner party at The Meeting Place, Elkin, attended by family and friends. The couple were married Aug. 30, 1964, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Hamptonville, by the Rev. Dewey Armstrong.Hosting the dinner were their children, Amy Small and husband, Curtis, of Yadkinville and Jody Brown and wife, Tammy, of State Road. They have four grandchildren, Brooke Mosteller and husband...

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Eagles move past Rams, 3-1

BOONVILLE — Everything started off fine Tuesday evening for the Starmount volleyball team as the defending state champions met Lincoln Charter in a 1A second-round match.The Rams jumped out to a 10-3 lead and with Alli Jones, Ashley Johnson and Maggie Freed combining for seven kills; and Jones, Freed and Brittany Zellar combining for four aces, they won 25-11 and seemed firmly in control.But then came the second set. Starmount committed 12 hitting errors and four s...

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EHS classmates celebrate half a century at reunion

JONESVILLE — Elkin High School graduates recently celebrated their 50-year class reunion at the Jonesville Fairfield Inn and Suites, Elkin/Jonesville, with 55 classmates in attendance and a total of 92 people overall.Ben Mastin, a graduate of the Elkin High School Class of 1964, is a majority owner of Riverview Holdings, LLC Hotels, the group of properties that include the Jonesville Fairfield Inn and Suites. Looking back half a century later, Mastin spoke on on the importanc...

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ECS holds career fair

Elkin City Schools students celebrated career fair this week with several local businesses in attendance at Elkin High School.Several students said they were happy for the opportunity to see what is available in their own community.Belk Department Store, Prism Medical and the Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc. were among the businesses.Leeann Nixon Stokes, vice president of the Surry County EDP, showed students a long list of businesses compile...

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Brendle, O’Dell challengers for clerk of court

Rebecca BrendleEditor’s Note: Democrat Rebecca Brendle is seeking re-election as Surry County’s Clerk of Superior Court, a position she has held since January 2013. Prior to being named clerk, she served for more than a decade as assistant/deputy clerk. She is married and has two daughters, Erin, 9, and Ava, 6, who attend Surry County schools.Why are you running for office?

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VFW posts plan events

The Veterans of Foreign Wars local posts will be participating in multiple events in the coming weeks.The Elkin VFW Post 7794 and Yadkin VFW Post 10346 will distribute Buddy Poppies at the Elkin Walmart on Nov. 6-8. VFW members will be on site each day to distribute poppies and any funds raised will be used to support veterans programs and other community groups and activities in the tri-county area.Also, the Captain Mark Garner Post 7794 in Elkin will conduct its annual...

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ReVision: Inspired Fabric Design Exhibit comes to Yadkin Cultural Arts Center

YADKINVILLE — ReVision: Inspired Fabric Design Exhibit is coming to the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center. The old world fabrics and their reinventions by Valdese Weavers will be on exhibit in Welborn Gallery through end of year.As designers to the furniture and home interiors trades Valdese Weavers continually circles the globe visiting vintage fabric vendors. In search of current or timeless motifs that can be recreated and repurposed Valdese brings the fabrics, called frames, ba...

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Bus drivers honored

Mountain Park Elementary honored its bus drivers during National School Bus Driver’s Week by giving them baskets of mums. The faithful drivers are Debbie Money, Cathy Hull, principal, and Ellen Angell.

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Bras for a cause

A local business owner has come up with a creative and fun way to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds for cancer research. Angela Day, owner of Ivy Ridge Traditions gift shop in North Wilkesboro and Elkin, will be inviting customers for the second year in a row to decorate a bra for a cause.Customers pull out all the stops to design and create a unique bra, usually with a certain theme or slogan that promotes the cause of breast cancer awareness. Other shoppers can then...

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MOUNT AIRY — The Northwestern Regional Library will be having its Mystery Dinner Theater fall fundraiser on Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the mystery dinner theaters will help support the libraries in Alleghany, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties.The mystery dinner theater will be in Mount Airy at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall. The play will be “The Fourteenth Annual Genealogy Society Meeting,” a murder mystery by Vicky Town and will be performed by ...

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Fighting breast cancer three days at a time

There are numerous types of cancer-related fundraisers, but volunteers who participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day say it is an event like no other and one that is truly life-changing.Kandice Sage of Jonesville participated this year in her sixth 3-Day and already has signed up for her seventh 3-Day in 2015.So just what is the 3-Day? The event, at its core, is a 60-mile walk over the course of three days that occurs in various cities around the country. Each walker raise...

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Mammograms, physicals, self-exams key to early detection

Pink can be found everywhere throughout the year, but most especially during October, the month chosen to bring to the forefront breast cancer awareness. It is a time to remind women to do breast self-exams and have mammograms.With a rate of one in eight women being diagnosed at some time in her life with breast cancer, Pam Myers, a registered mammographer at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, said it is important for women to be proactive in detection.Myers said women upon...

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Personal journey reveals emotion of diagnosis

The Tribune’s front desk administrator, Phyllis Carter, recently said the hardest part in the first days of her breast cancer diagnosis was accepting that she had it.In the early days of July, Carter found a lump in her breast while doing a self-breast exam at home.Worried about having fibrocystic breast disease, Carter said she first tried avoiding caffeine. When the lump remained, she called a doctor.Carter began battling with the possibility of having...

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Food pantry offering holiday meal boxes

DOBSON — Foothills Food Pantry will accept applications for Open Your Heart Christmas meal boxes during the month of November.Beginning Nov. 3, applications will be accepted at the Food Pantry located at 233 Cooper St. in Dobson on Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon.Applications will be accepted from working families only on Mondays. All other families must apply on either Tuesdays or Thursdays.Applicants should brin...

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