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New medical facility to provide ‘a choice’

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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 headquartered.


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

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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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ECS names top positions

Elkin City Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe recently announced a reorganization of the central office leadership team after the Elkin City School Board of Education met in closed session on Monday.Allison Moxley was named as director of Human Resources, and Cynthia Altemueller will become the chief academic officer for Elkin City Schools.Moxley said her responsibilities will encompass hiring personnel, teacher licensure, workers compensation, the Family Medical L...

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Hugh Chatham Express Care ribbon cut

Hugh Chatham Express Care held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday in Elkin with Director of Occupation Health Dr. Joseph Zastrow and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Bob Midkiff performing ceremonial honors.More than 70 people attended including the express care and hospital employees, the public, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees and Chief Executive Officer Paul Hammes.Hammes said, “It is real exciting.” The C...

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Photography exhibit at Elkin library

ELKIN — The 2014 “Show Us Your Best” Northwestern Regional Library Traveling Photography Exhibit will be on display at the Elkin Public Library during the month of September. The contest is sponsored by all member libraries of the Northwestern Regional Library.About 60 photographs by library patrons from throughout Alleghany, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties are in the collection. The exhibit includes a variety of photographs including color, black and white, and...

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Harlem Wizards to kick off Yadkin County United Fund campaign

YADKINVILLE — The Harlem Wizards will make two special appearances — Sept. 20 at Starmount High School at 7 p.m. and on Sept. 27 at Forbush High School at 7 p.m. — to help Yadkin County United Fund kick off this year’s annual fundraising campaign.Both evenings promise to be a fun-filled event that is great for kids and adults and will guarantee to put a smile on your face. This event is hosted by Yadkin County United Fund.

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Stolen tractor recovered

HAMPTONVILLE — On Aug. 21, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office arrested Melvin Dwayne Cummings, 48, of Jonesville, and charged him with one count of felony larceny, one count of felony obtaining property by false pretense, one count of felony possession of stolen property, one count of misdemeanor criminal injury to personal property, one count of misdemeanor altering/removing a serial number and one count of misdemeanor selling an altered serial number of a farm tractor.

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Mountain Park High School class of 1952

The Mountain Park High School class of 1952 celebrates its 62nd reunion at The Lantern restaurant in Pilot Mountain on Aug. 23. Attending are, front row, from left, Dickie Southard, Tommy Cockerham, Dorothy Simmons, Jackie Trexler; second row, Rose Simmons, Gaye Peterson, Camilla Cook; and, back row, Bobby Hudspeth, Dorothy Calloway, Jon Saylor, Travis Holbrook and Jackie Snow.

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Northern Hospital announces new president, CEO

MOUNT AIRY — The Board of Trustees of Northern Hospital of Surry County has appointed Ned Hill as the hospital’s new president and chief executive officer, effective Oct. 6. Hill brings 13 years of experience in the health care industry, including chief executive and operating positions at several community hospitals throughout the country.Prior to accepting the position at Northern, he served as chief executive officer at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County in Wyoming. ...

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Red Cross issues safety tips for labor day weekend

GREENSBORO — Many people will be taking road trips, spending time at the beach and having cookouts this weekend. The American Red Cross offers safety tips to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable time.The Red Cross encourages everyone to take a few simple safety steps when spending time on the road, at the beach and at cook outs. A good way to start is by downloading the free First Aid and Swim apps.People should also follow these safety tips:Tips for ...

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Thirteen Wayne Farms facilities honored with safety awards

OAKWOOD, Ga. — Thirteen Wayne Farms’ facilities were recently honored by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council for outstanding safety performance by implementing innovative and effective safety and health programs at the 2014 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Florida.One of the award winning facilities located in Pendergrass, Georgia received Award of Distinction, the highest accolade offered, for the fifth consecutive year. The Pende...

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Falcons improve to 4-0

EAST BEND — The Forbush Falcons use multiple weapons to blast its way past the Spartans of Central Davidson. Ryan Miller scored a career high four goals to lead the attack, while Schuyler Eldridge, Antonio Perez, Martin Lillhager and Robert Cornelius added a goal apiece.After two point blank misses by the Falcons, Miller was able to get his team on the board in the fourth minute with a header off of a corner kick. It was a satisfying goal for the players since they were 0-for...

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Rams dominate Camels, 8-0

BOONVILLE — Ulises López and Bryan Jiménez each netted a hat trick as Starmount pulled away from Atkins for an 8-0 non-conference win Wednesday night.Although they dominated the first half, the Rams led only 2-0 - the second goal coming with just 6:02 to play in the first half.Starmount Coach Edgar Zamora said that being at home may have played a part in the slow start. “They’re excited,” he said. “They want their families to see t...

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Friday night previews

East Surry (1-0) at Starmount (0-1), 7:30Last Year’s Result: East Surry 27, Starmount 6The Rams will be rebounding from a 28-17 loss to Mount Airy. “They should do well in their league,” Starmount Coach Scott Johnson said of the Bears. “And they should make a really good run in the playoffs.“It’s a non-conference game. We play tough people in one-conference to help us.“Any first game you see...

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Down the River Road

Without a doubt, we are a very festive people here in the Yadkin Valley. We have festivals for wine, for pumpkins, for fiddles, for farming, for leaves, for apples, for a television show, for a deep-dish pie…you get the idea.But is there room for more? Of course there is, and I have a few suggestions for some new festivals. Now, some of these ideas are serious, some aren’t, but if you can’t tell the difference, don’t worry, because sometimes the craziest ide...

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Jonesville celebrates past, present with cookout

Jonesville Historical Society President Judy Wolfe speaks on Jonesville history, and Carrie Martin sang a gospel spiritual as the Jonesville community discussed the underground railroad and abolition movement in Jonesville at a recent cookout. Some attending included the mayor of Jonesville, Gene Pardue; Town Manager Scott Buffkin; and families of the late Jackie Brown and Alfred Teen Blackburn. The oldest Jonesville Historical Society member, Elizabeth Fisher, was also in attendance....

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