Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:07:13 EST 1800 Preserved timbers now a rugged cross http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/3586278/Preserved-timbers-now-a-rugged-cross Foundation timbers from the historic Jonesville Academy chapel salvaged by church members serve to greet members and visitors as a “symbol of hope” in the reception area of the Jonesville United Methodist Church. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Book characters to come alive during breakfast http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-news/3585285/Book-characters-to-come-alive-during-breakfast Storybook characters come alive during a fundraiser organized by the Friends of Elkin Public Library. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Artist starts Twenty One and Main Street mural http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-news/3585954/Artist-starts-Twenty-One-and-Main-Street-mural A renowned mural artist is at it again and leaving his legacy on a wall of downtown Elkin's most popular restaurant. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Interactive teaching approach captures fifth-graders imaginations http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/3585091/Interactive-teaching-approach-captures-fifth-graders-imaginations Elkin Elementary School fifth-graders enjoyed themselves and stayed interested in many important topics on Thursday in four different fifth-grade classrooms as they participated in the Northwest Regional Educational Service Alliance (NWRESA)... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Main Street advocates gather for refresher course http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/3577674/Main-Street-advocates-gather-for-refresher-course The chairwoman of the Main Street Advisory Board presented a specialist from the North Carolina Main Street Center Division of Community Assistance who visited with downtown merchants on Tuesday morning to refresh advocates on the advantages of... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Venice Valentinos re-opens with ribbon cutting http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-news/3578658/Venice-Valentinos-re-opens-with-ribbon-cutting Restaurant owner Abdul Ghafoor celebrates a grand re-opening of his Jonesville restaurant by cutting a purple ribbon at Venice Valentinos with Jonesville Business Association members Debra Clark, Issy Hinshaw, Regina Adkins and Anita Darnell. The... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A different kind of bunny http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-news/3580948/A-different-kind-of-bunny The Easter bunny gator visits Rockford Elementary School recently bringing eggs and basket in tow. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST NCDOT to begin pavement rehabilitation project on I-77 in Surry County http://elkintribune.com/news/news/3578461/NCDOT-to-begin-pavement-rehabilitation-project-on-I-77-in-Surry-County SHELBY — On April 22, the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin a pavement rehabilitation project along Interstate 77 near Mount Airy in Surry County. One lane of I-77 from mile marker 95 to 99 will be closed at a time while the project... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Administration honors volunteers with luncheon http://elkintribune.com/news/news/3578435/Administration-honors-volunteers-with-luncheon WILKESBORO — Talia Espresso, at 809 Main St., was the site for a luncheon on April 4 held as recognition of the contributions of Guardian ad Litem (GAL) child advocates in Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes and Yadkin counties. The luncheon was sponsored... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Five charged with drug trafficking http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/3564465/Five-charged-with-drug-trafficking HAMPTONVILLE — Five suspects were charged on March 31 with a variety of drug-related offenses, according to information provided by the Yadkin County Sheriff's Office. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Roselli Foods releases new image of ‘Granny’ http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-news/3575506/Roselli-Foods-releases-new-image-of-Granny Roselli Foods of Pilot Mountain announced a branding change to Granny Roselli's Original Salad Dressing. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Suspect sells car, allegedly steals it back http://elkintribune.com/news/blotter-news/3581740/Suspect-sells-car-allegedly-steals-it-back JONESVILLE — A resident from Mount Airy is facing charges for allegedly stealing a vehicle from a victim he originally sold his car to. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Mayor’s vote needed to break tie http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-news/3575049/Mayors-vote-needed-to-break-tie Elkin's mayor was needed to cast a tie-breaking vote on Monday night. The Elkin commissioners were at an impasse over selection of a which “poop n' scoop” sign would best remind owners of pets within town limits of their... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST St. John family describes student visit as destiny http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/3565600/St.-John-family-describes-student-visit-as-destiny Host family, the St. Johns, and Japanese exchange student Asuka Takadate shared family experiences, foods from Japan and their sentiments on the special bond of family, friendship, love and closeness that has grown between them in a short time on the... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Coins tossed in Liberty fountain are stolen http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/3574592/Coins-tossed-in-Liberty-fountain-are-stolen A downtown business leader is saying she's taking aggressive steps to pursue the person who siphoned coins out of the water fountain placed on her property. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Jonesville Town Council debates heavy agenda http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/3573577/Jonesville-Town-Council-debates-heavy-agenda In its Monday meeting, the Jonesville Town Council denied a request by a local property owner to rezone property located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Swan Creek Bypass and South Mineral Spring Drive be rezoned from R-12 (Medium... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST SCC Machining Club holds blood drive http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-news/3571544/SCC-Machining-Club-holds-blood-drive DOBSON — A blood drive hosted by the Surry Community College Machining Club will be held today from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the SCC Gymnasium in Dobson. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ECS meeting filled with award recognitions http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/3573566/ECS-meeting-filled-with-award-recognitions In several highlights of Monday's Elkin City School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe opened up the meeting with a quote by Albert Schweitzer, a bold art print on display by middle school student Zach Felts, and an audience of a... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/3574908/Stone-Mountain-News Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church will have an Easter Sunrise service Sunday at 7 a.m., followed with breakfast in the fellowship hall. Sunday School will be at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. Pastor Ritchie Harris invites you to worship with... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Shake and bake’ bust by police, 2 charged http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-news/3570257/Shake-and-bake-bust-by-police-2-charged A tip to the Elkin Police Department on possible drug activity resulted in charges against two suspects at a local motel Thursday for allegedly producing methamphetamine. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST