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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.


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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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...

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Recent results and upcoming schedule

*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeTuesday, October 21Volleyball1A 2nd round: Lincoln Charter 3, Starmount 12A 2nd round: North Wilkes 3, Forbush 0Wednesday, October 22Men’s soccerElkin 2, North Wilkes 1 (OT)Forbush 3, North Surry 0Thursday, October 23Men’s socc...

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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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