Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:45:02 EST 1800 Virtual Costume Contest accepting entries http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150197657/Virtual-Costume-Contest-accepting-entries Looking for a treat without the trick? Well look no further than www.elkintribune.com, where this week The Elkin Tribune is kicking off its latest online contest. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:58:08 EST Candidates competing for seat on school board http://elkintribune.com/news/news-politics/150214320/Candidates-competing-for-seat-on-school-board Early voting will begin Thursday for all seats in the Nov. 4 General Election, including seats for the Elkin City School Board of Education. There are two seats available in the ECS City District and one available in the ECS West... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:28:08 EST Tobacco out of the woods? http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150217702/Tobacco-out-of-the-woods I saw a golden (leaf) opportunity.A tobacco field lies just 30 feet from the edge of my porch. That has aroused some bemused curiosity among folks in the office down in the city who probably have never seen a tobacco plant. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:15:09 EST North Carolina Wing honors CAP World War II veteran from Elkin http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/150217310/North-Carolina-Wing-honors-CAP-World-War-II-veteran-from-Elkin BURLINGTON — On Oct. 11, the North Carolina Wing staff members gathered to honor a Civil Air Patrol member who served the country during World War II. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:17:04 EST League elects Elkin mayor as first vice president http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150217292/League-elects-Elkin-mayor-as-first-vice-president RALEIGH — The North Carolina League of Municipalities elected Elkin Mayor Lestine Hutchens as its first vice president during the league's annual conference in Greensboro earlier this week. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:11:05 EST EHS crowns homecoming queen, holds parade http://elkintribune.com/news/news-photo_gallery/150214803/EHS-crowns-homecoming-queen-holds-parade Elkin High School's 2014 homecoming queen, Makayla Dimmette, left, hugs predecessor Katie Gibson just after the crowning moment. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:42:07 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/briefs/150191773/Church-calendar Oct. 18• 7 a.m. until, Grassy Creek UMC fall bazaar will include items for sale include a country ham breakfast with all fixings, canned goods, baked goods, homemade candies,... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:50:08 EST Community calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news/150191855/Community-calendar Oct. 17• 10:15 a.m., “Preschool Story Hour” for 2 & 3 year olds and 11:15 a.m. for 4 & 5 year olds at the Elkin Public Library. Theme is “I Like Bugs! 336-835-5586. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:48:08 EST Jonesville Police Report http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150197392/Jonesville-Police-Report Jonesville Police have reported the following arrests and incidents. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:44:07 EST Early voting set to begin for school board http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150182114/Early-voting-set-to-begin-for-school-board Early voting will begin next week for all seats in the Nov. 4 General Election, including the Elkin City Schools Board of Education. There are two seats available in the ECS City District and one available in the ECS West District. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:12:04 EST ECS celebrates school lunch week http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150190119/ECS-celebrates-school-lunch-week The goal of the National School Lunch Week held on Oct. 13-17 is to get kids excited about healthy foods and physical exercise according to Elkin City Schools. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:02:08 EST Memories brought to life http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/150190183/Memories-brought-to-life Ninety-one-year-old Agnes Transou Hayes, born in 1923, recalled for Elkin Valley Trail Association members on Thursday what it was like hearing the daily stops of the Elkin and Alleghany Railroad that ran near her house and close to where she lived as... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:18:08 EST ‘An historic event’ http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/150197976/An-historic-event DOBSON — It is a story as old as the ages. A couple meet. They fall in love. They marry. They have a child.But for Sarah and Jamie Carpenter, who have been together for more than a decade, the marriage was not to be. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:09:08 EST Antiques bring the past to life http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/150166360/Antiques-bring-the-past-to-life JONESVILLE — One local couple has taken their passion for antiques from hobby to business. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:40:09 EST Registration under way for 31st Northwest Fire and Rescue College http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150161054/Registration-under-way-for-31st-Northwest-Fire-and-Rescue-College WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College will hold its 31st annual Northwest Fire and Rescue College on Nov. 6-9. Registrations and fees to participate should be received by Oct. 24. Registrations on this date will determine which classes will run... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:52:10 EST The Theory of Wavitivity http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150191935/The-Theory-of-Wavitivity What is the theory of wavitivity? Simply put, that if you wave to someone, they will wave back to you. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:58:13 EST Starmount choir to hold concert http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150149965/Starmount-choir-to-hold-concert BOONVILLE — The Starmount High School Fall Choral Concert will be held on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Starmount High School Auditorium.Admission for the concert is $5. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:54:07 EST Behavioral Health holds ribbon cutting http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150154362/Behavioral-Health-holds-ribbon-cutting Dr. Lee Bourgeois recently cuts the ribbon at Hugh Chatham Behavioral Health, where he is medical director. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:42:06 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/briefs/150160840/Church-calendar Oct. 18• 7 a.m. until, Grassy Creek UMC fall bazaar will include items for sale include a country ham breakfast with all fixings, canned goods, baked goods, homemade candies,... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 03:50:03 EST ECS increases music leadership, adds band director http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/150098501/ECS-increases-music-leadership-adds-band-director Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe, Joel Hoyle, principal of Elkin High School, and Pam Colbert, principal of Elkin Middle School recently announced Alexander (Alex) Powell as the new band director for Elkin City Schools, beginning on Jan. 21,... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 01:32:04 EST