Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Sun, 24 May 2015 11:35:23 EST 1800 Raid recalled at Memorial Day service http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153686929/Raid-recalled-at-Memorial-Day-service Saturday was sunny and pleasant in historic Rockford — a stark contrast to what was occurring in Surry County 150 years ago this spring when Northern troops paid an unwelcome visit. Sun, 24 May 2015 03:35:27 EST Splashing into summer http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153683892/Splashing-into-summer Though the official start of summer is not until June 21, for many the Memorial Day holiday weekend serves as the unofficial kick-off to the summer season. Area pools opened this weekend and kids and adults alike took the opportunity to jump right in... Sun, 24 May 2015 03:30:25 EST WCC holds respiratory therapy pinning ceremony http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/153641441/WCC-holds-respiratory-therapy-pinning-ceremony WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College held its Respiratory Therapy Pinning Ceremony on May 12 at the John A. Walker Community Center. Sat, 23 May 2015 15:35:22 EST Yadkin County hospital closes http://elkintribune.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/153680626/Yadkin-County-hospital-closes The Yadkin Valley Community Hospital closed Friday night despite legal efforts on behalf of Yadkin County officials to keep the medical facility open. Sat, 23 May 2015 15:30:27 EST Guardian ad Litem training set http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153636295/Guardian-ad-Litem-training-set PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Guardian ad Litem program for Surry and Stokes County will be holding a training starting June 2. This is a training for volunteers who support children that have been removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse by the... Sat, 23 May 2015 12:25:21 EST Goodwin heads to Ranger training http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news/153640111/Goodwin-heads-to-Ranger-training Dylan Shane Goodwin, son of Mike and Angie Goodwin of Mountain Park, started his training at Fort Benning, Georgia, on May 18 and has signed with the 11 xray division of the U.S. Army, accepting the challenge to become an Airborne... Fri, 22 May 2015 15:00:21 EST Mountain Park raises ‘pennies for puppies’ http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/153634152/Mountain-Park-raises-pennies-for-puppies Mountain Park Elementary's Student Council is sponsoring a Pennies For Puppies Campaign in conjunction with Surry Animal Control. They kicked off their campaign with a visit from Animal Control Officer, Corey Quesinberry. The money raised during... Fri, 22 May 2015 12:50:21 EST Groups partner together for National Women Build Week http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news/153636610/Groups-partner-together-for-National-Women-Build-Week MOUNT AIRY — Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers were among many volunteers to join Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity recently to help build affordable housing in the Mount Airy area in recognition of National Women Build Week,... Fri, 22 May 2015 12:40:21 EST Community Calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153618541/Community-Calendar Today-May 23• Elkin VFW Post 7794 and Yadkin VFW Post 10346 will distribute Buddy Poppies at the Elkin Walmart. Proceeds for this event will be used to support veterans programs and other... Fri, 22 May 2015 10:55:21 EST Elkin Airport hosts flight lessons http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153621860/Elkin-Airport-hosts-flight-lessons Boys and girls alike grow up with the dream of flying high in the air, far above civilization, without a care in the world. While most give up on that dream by adulthood, local residents with passion, and some spare change, can see it to fruition... Fri, 22 May 2015 04:45:21 EST Surry trooper receives Meritorious Service Award http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153642534/Surry-trooper-receives-Meritorious-Service-Award A Surry County trooper was awarded this week the Meritorious Service Award by the North Carolina Highway Patrol for his actions in November 2014 at a call near Elkin. Fri, 22 May 2015 04:10:21 EST Riverkeeper tour plans weekend in Elkin http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153635650/Riverkeeper-tour-plans-weekend-in-Elkin In it sixth annual Yadkin Riverkeeper Tour of paddling experiences, the Yadkin Riverkeeper will host a voyage down North Carolina's second longest river. Fri, 22 May 2015 04:00:21 EST Police briefs http://elkintribune.com/news/blotter/153622259/Police-briefs • On May 11, officers responded to a call on Church Street in reference to a reported domestic assault. Upon arrival, police spoke with Quinn Aubrey Parks, 27, who advised that he and his girlfriend, Kelly Danielle Matthews, 21, had been arguing... Fri, 22 May 2015 03:00:22 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153618585/Church-calendar May 24• 10:30 a.m., homecoming service will be held at Old Roaring River Baptist Church, located on the Longbottom Road, Traphill. There will be no Sunday school but worship service will start... Fri, 22 May 2015 02:45:23 EST Towns plan memorial services http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153568083/Towns-plan-memorial-services Jonesville and Elkin will set aside time through the weekend to honor soldiers that who bravely fought in the United States Armed Forces. Thu, 21 May 2015 18:50:23 EST Educators of year named http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/153639533/Educators-of-year-named Laura Whitaker, a first-grade teacher at Rockford Elementary School in Dobson, was named the 2015-2016 Surry County School System Teacher of the Year. With Whitaker are, from left, Dr. Travis L. Reeves, superintendent, Chuck Graham, associate... Thu, 21 May 2015 18:35:21 EST ‘In God We Trust’ to be displayed on public buildings http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153633788/In-God-We-Trust-to-be-displayed-on-public-buildings DOBSON — The Surry County Commissioners unanimously voted to display the national motto, “In God We Trust” on the Surry County Government Center and the county courthouse. Thu, 21 May 2015 16:05:21 EST Teachers appreciated movie-theme style http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/153635959/Teachers-appreciated-movie-theme-style Elkin Middle School teachers joined educators across the nation in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week recently. Thu, 21 May 2015 12:25:21 EST Lady Cardinals fall to familiar foe http://elkintribune.com/news/hssoftball-localnews5-localsports-localsports1/153602601/Lady-Cardinals-fall-to-familiar-foe Those who think that high school playoffs are not some of the most dramatic sporting events they will ever see are wrong. East Wilkes and North Stokes proved that Tuesday night in the third round of the 1A softball championship. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:25:25 EST Five generations together http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news/153506963/Five-generations-together Gathering for a birthday celebration are five generations, from left, Molly Carter, great-grandmother; Linda Carter, grandmother; Magdalene Hatfield, who turned 90 on May 12; Chelsea King, mother of Bentley King; and Nicole Carter, mother of Autumn... Wed, 20 May 2015 17:05:25 EST