Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:23:23 EST 1800 Community Calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152125116/Community-Calendar March 4-5• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sculptor Lisa Clague will hold a free workshop in the ceramics studio in building E-162 at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. An artist talk/slide... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:55:22 EST Poet’s memories of Vietnam linger http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/152145044/Poets-memories-of-Vietnam-linger What began as a source of therapy after Vietnam soon became an outlet to battle dyslexia and raise awareness for Dr. Bill Blackley. After 40 years of writing, the culmination of Blackley's poetry will be available in “Lingering... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 03:05:22 EST Whistling Dixie http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152147221/Whistling-Dixie As a southern boy I iconized spitshine, square shoulders, brocadeeagles and Lugared holsters. I idolizedtrouser-creased soldiers in overseascaps, John Phillip Souza, parades, BB Wed, 4 Mar 2015 03:00:21 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152125137/Church-calendar March 4-8• 7 p.m. nightly, 11 a.m. Sunday, Missions conference at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 220 Calvary Road, Ronda. Preaching will be Bro. Larry Adams and different missionaries each... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 02:45:22 EST Operation Medicine Drop is back on http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152128516/Operation-Medicine-Drop-is-back-on Don't know what to do with unused bottle of pills? The Elkin Police Department is partnering with Walmart and Riverkeepers of North Carolina to conduct a Medicine Drop on March 16.Along with Safe Kids North... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 02:00:21 EST Burch Station access officially opens http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/152122481/Burch-Station-access-officially-opens Paddlers and fishermen of the Yadkin River will enjoy learning that a new access point has been constructed. Located just off of N.C. 268, the access point is an ideal location for commercial or individual paddlers looking to spend the day on the... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:10:21 EST Youth Art Expo opens on Friday http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/152153774/Youth-Art-Expo-opens-on-Friday The Foothills Arts Council will host its fifth annual Youth Art Expo on Friday, featuring art from area students. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:15:21 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152127750/Stone-Mountain-News There will be a chicken stew fundraiser for the Baker/Spicer family on Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Traphill Fire Department. There will be lots of good food, music, games and fun. All proceeds will go toward medical expenses. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:30:23 EST Tourism partnership relaunches website with new URL http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152127876/Tourism-partnership-relaunches-website-with-new-URL DOBSON — The Tourism Partnership of Surry County has launched a new website which utilizes the latest in online technology to showcase its picturesque county in the heart of the Yadkin Valley. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:35:22 EST Small Business Center announces March events http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152127982/Small-Business-Center-announces-March-events DOBSON — The Small Business Center at Surry Community College will be holding several free seminars and workshops in March at various locations in Surry and Yadkin counties. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:40:23 EST Community Calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152092726/Community-Calendar March 2• 1:30 to 6 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Surry American Red Cross, 844 Westlake Drive, Mount Airy. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:55:23 EST Living passion http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/152095754/Living-passion As a child, Brandon Vaughn found himself the target of constant bullying. “There was no rhyme or reason,” Vaughn said. “Kids can unfortunately be cruel sometimes.” Mon, 2 Mar 2015 03:15:21 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152092748/Church-calendar March 4-8• 7 p.m. nightly, 11 a.m. Sunday, Missions conference at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 220 Calvary Road, Ronda. Preaching will be Bro. Larry Adams and different missionaries each... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 02:45:21 EST The Ark celebrates 15 years http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/152115575/The-Ark-celebrates-15-years There was a full house at The Ark on Sunday to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Elkin's homeless shelter. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 02:10:21 EST A biblical plague upon my house http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152093020/A-biblical-plague-upon-my-house Any old-time, fire-and-brimstone preacher would gasp in envy over the orations that I've been enjoying this winter. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:25:22 EST Soup Off a great success http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/152114397/Soup-Off-a-great-success With snow still on the ground and chilly temperatures, Saturday was the perfect day to warm up with a bowl of hearty soup or spicy chili and that's just what attendees did at the Great American Soup Off. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 21:05:21 EST Library services adjusted in preparation for transition http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152108833/Library-services-adjusted-in-preparation-for-transition Northwestern Regional Library is joining the growing NC Cardinal Library Consortium as a result of a grant from the State Library of North Carolina. NC Cardinal is dedicated to sharing resources including books and AV and expanding opportunities... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 13:35:22 EST Leaders honored at Black History Month celebration http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/152108946/Leaders-honored-at-Black-History-Month-celebration JONESVILLE — Community members gathered on Saturday to celebrate Black History Month with songs, skits and remembrances of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. The program, coordinated by members of the Jonesville Historical... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:55:21 EST Tribune, Ripple writers honored by NC Press Assoc. http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/152096216/Tribune-Ripple-writers-honored-by-NC-Press-Assoc. CHAPEL HILL — Staff members of The Tribune in Elkin and The Yadkin Ripple were recognized on Thursday night by the North Carolina Press Association at its annual conference and awards ceremony. Articles from both papers were selected from a pool... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:45:24 EST Hospital provider in question http://elkintribune.com/news/breaking_news/152098872/Hospital-provider-in-question YADKINVILLE — A statement was released late Friday afternoon regarding operation of the Yadkin Valley Community Hospital. The hospital facility is owned by the county and leased to a management company for operation. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:20:22 EST