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Race to meet need of hunger crisis in elderly

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DOBSON — The Yadkin Valley Economic Development District, Inc. (YVEDDI) first ever Drumstick Dash 5K/10K run will be held on Nov. 22 and will include the option to walk. Awards will be provided for first-, second- and third-place finishes.The race proceeds will be used to support the YVEDDI Meals on Wheels program. The Meals on Wheels program reaches seniors who are homebound and face hunger crises in their daily lives. Statistics show nearly 8.8 million seniors in America are facing such circumstances.The race starting line will be on Folger Street beside Dobson First Baptist Church. Race awards will be presented for the 5K at 9 a.m. and the 10K at 10 a.m.


N.C. State Fair announces winners in annual wine competition

RALEIGH — Winners were recently chosen in the 2014 N.C. State Fair Wine Competition, and for the first time a muscadine wine earned top honors in the contest.Hinnant Family Vineyards in Pine Level won over the panel of judges with Carolina Wildflower, its semi-sweet wine made from muscadine grapes grown in North Carolina.The competition awards two top prizes, the N.C. Winegrowers Cup for overall best in show and the N.C. Muscadine Cup for the best muscadine wine. T...

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Blaze orange requirements and recommendations for north carolina

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt safety campaign is reminding hunters to follow blaze orange requirements and making safety recommendations to others who spend time outdoors.In North Carolina, hunters are required to wear a cap, hat or an outer garment in blaze orange that is visible from all sides when hunting bear, feral hogs, deer, rabbit, squirrel, grouse, pheasant or quail with a firearm. Hunters also are required to wear blaze ...

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NCHSAA singles, doubles championships this weekend

CHAPEL HILL — Championships in singles and doubles in four different classifications are up for grabs this weekend as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association holds its annual women’s tennis tournament championships at three different sites.Semifinalists in both singles and doubles at the regional level qualify for the state championships.The 4-A championships are scheduled for the Millbrook Exchange Park in Raleigh, while the 3-A event will be hel...

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Jury awards $4.5 million in mother’s death

DOBSON — In what is believed to be the largest damage verdict in Surry County history, a jury has awarded $4.5 million to the estate of a woman who died shortly after giving birth in 2009.The jury ruled that Dr. Peter F. McIlveen of Total Woman Care, an Elkin medical practice, was negligent in the death of Kelly Casstevens Jarvis as a result of severing her small bowel while performing a cesarean section. The decision rendered last Thursday after a lengthy trial in Surry Supe...

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Church rallies to support member for liver transplant

ROARING RIVER — A 4:30 p.m. benefit supper and auction will be held to raise money for a liver transplant for Phyllis Wood at Roaring River Elementary Church on Saturday.Wood said she is fighting cirrhosis of liver from medications and fatty liver tissue. She said in the last year it has been really rough. She has been in and out of the hospital.“I am real weak and tired all the time,” said Wood, who has been going through the struggle for five years....

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Stone Mountain News

Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church on the Traphill Road will have revival this week through Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Tommy Shelton. Pastor Ritchie Harris invites everyone to worship with them.Larry Norman will be bringing the message Sunday at Garden Creek Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Campers in the Stone Mountain State Park are invited to come as you are to worship in this historic church. Beginning next month, services will be held on the first Sunday of the mo...

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Church calendar

Oct. 19-22• Revival at Little Elkin Baptist Church, Ronda, with Rev. Ronnie Millsaps, will be Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. Prayer room will be at 7:15 p.m. Special singing will be featured each night. For more information, call 336-957-2183.Oct. 24• 6 to 7:30 p.m., Swaims Baptist Church Ladies Auxiliary, 3919 Swaims C...

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Community calendar

Oct. 23• 10 a.m., Starmount Cinema V in Jonesville will feature Haley Stanley to tell of her recent trip to El Salvador as part of WorldVision’s 30 Hour Famine Study Tour.• 10:15 a.m., “Book Babies” at the Elkin Public Library. Program will last 20-25 minutes and is for babies age 0-24 months and their caregiver. 336-835-5586.• 6:30 p.m., Elkin Public Library will host a night of loca...

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Letter to editor

To the edtMy role as chief executive officer for Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont will end soon as I begin retirement. Although I am both excited and nervous to enter this next chapter of my life, I am confident that Lane Cook, who was recently named CEO by our board of directors, will keep local Girl Scouting on course with an unwavering commitment to delivering a high-quality leadership experience to every girl.

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Tractors remain family tradition

YADKINVILLE — A 1952 Super M Farmall tractor once known as the “Cadillac” of tractors to one local still has the ability to draw people’s eye, and pull families together years later.Speaking about the 1952 Super M, Neal family patriarch Ralph Neal said on the Yadkinville family farm recently, “I always loved it.”In fact, the Neal family of Yadkinville, who recently put on the third annual Glory Days Show, continued to share their passi...

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Pee Wee’s clinch regular season title

The Elkin offense exploded for 39 first-half points and blew open what was a back and forth battle with 20 points in the final 2:34 of the first half and cruised to a 51-19 win over Wilkes Central Saturday afternoon.Wilkes Central came into Grissom Stadium with intentions of upsetting the undefeated Buckin’ Elks and force a three-way tie atop the BRYFL standings and for 13 minutes of game action, it appeared there was a chance of the Falcons doing just that.The Fal...

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Time to pay more attention to deer on the roadways

RALEIGH — The arrival of the fall season not only means dropping temperatures and leaves, but also an increase in the chances of a collision with a deer across North Carolina. Between 2011 and 2013, nearly half of the more than 61,000 animal-related crashes took place in October through December. About 90 percent of those involved deer.A N.C. Department of Transportation study shows that in 2013, there were 20,308 animal-related crashes, a slight increase over the 2012 figure...

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Mann crowned the ‘King’ at C.B. Eller Elementary School

A royal court was present at C.B. Eller Elementary School on Oct. 13 as Principal Chad Mann had his official coronation day. As a kick off to the school’s book fair, media coordinator Jamie McCollum organized the royal festivities. The “king” was proceeded by his court then presented with a regal cape, scepter and crowned by “Ruler of the Kingdom” none other than Wilkes County Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Marty Hemric. “King Mann” addressed the s...

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Fire safety and fun meet

When the volunteer firefighters from Mountain Park Fire Department arrived at Mountain Park Elementary, the learning and fun began. Students were introduced to the equipment used by firefighters, the components of the fire truck, and the gear the firefighters wear. Students learned two important rules of fire safety: get down and stay down, and get out and stay out At the end of the day, the firefighters had prepared some fun so the day could end on a positive note helping students to remembe...

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Dealing with bullies — in a pirate way

The Surry Arts Council presented a program, The Pirates of Bully Bay, at Mountain Park on Oct. 15. Students learned how to deal with bullies — walk away, ignore them, or ask them why they are so mean to others. The students enjoyed the program and learned how to deal with bullies too.

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Elkin High School asking public to commit to safe driving

ELKIN — Elkin High School staff and students are committed to keeping teens safe on the road. They are asking everyone 14 and older to go to www.celebratemydrive.com once a day, every day, from now to Friday. The more safe driving commitments the community makes, the better their chance to win a $100,000 grant and a private concert by The Band Perry.Learning to drive is a big step in life. State Farm and Elkin High School recognize getting a driver’s license is an impor...

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Rams finishing season strong

BOONVILLE — Salomón Maya and Juan Mora, two sophomores, made sure the Starmount seniors went home happy on Senior Night Monday.With the score tied 1-1 in the second half, Maya scored with an assist from Mora, to lift the Rams to a 2-1 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference win over Wilkes Central.“It was a crazy game,” Starmount Coach Edgar Zamora said. “We finally pulled out the win.”Starmount junior Ulises López, with an ...

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