Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:45:15 EST 1800 SCC offers classes in transmissions and small engines http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50363169/SCC-offers-classes-in-transmissions-and-small-engines DOBSON — Understanding and repairing automatic transmissions or small engines, such as lawnmowers, is a great money-saver and could be the beginnings of a new career. Beginning in August and September through Corporate and Continuing Education,... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:07:10 EST Production wraps for ‘The Longest Ride’ http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-news/50366523/Production-wraps-for-The-Longest-Ride DOBSON — Cast and crew for the 20th Century Fox completed production of “The Longest Ride” with the final shots of the romance movie filmed at a Dobson residence.Production wrapped early Tuesday morning. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:41:07 EST Arlington seniors visit theater http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50365270/Arlington-seniors-visit-theater On Aug. 13, the seniors at Arlington First Baptist Church traveled to the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theater to hear “Then Sings My Soul.” The seniors enjoyed lunch and uplifting music. Pastor Matty Ponce-de-Leon, front, center, had a wonderful... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:22:05 EST Scholarships available for SCC certification courses http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news/50340641/Scholarships-available-for-SCC-certification-courses DOBSON — Surry Community College will be able to award 10 State Employees' Credit Union scholarships at $750 each for the 2014-2015 school year. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:16:09 EST SCC to hold GED graduation ceremony http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news/50340587/SCC-to-hold-GED-graduation-ceremony DOBSON — Surry Community College will hold its 25th annual High School Equivalency Graduation, formerly known as General Education Diploma or GED, on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the SCC Gymnasium, Dobson. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:14:18 EST Kids score book bags, supplies through charity event http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-news/50319950/Kids-score-book-bags-supplies-through-charity-event Book bags and school supplies were distributed on Monday evening by local charity known for community give-aways. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:05:09 EST Principal of Year Tolbert challenges to be significant http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-news/50320032/Principal-of-Year-Tolbert-challenges-to-be-significant Elkin City Schools Principal of the Year Pam Tolbert challenged educators to be significant for all the students upon their return to the school year in Elkin City Schools Convocation on Monday. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:03:10 EST ECS to benefit from increased local funding http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/50319008/ECS-to-benefit-from-increased-local-funding A guest speaker at Elkin City Schools Convocation on Monday, Surry County Commissioner Chairman Eddie Harris affirmed an increased amount of money was given this year for Surry County students and the Surry County public school systems. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:14:05 EST Teacher of Year Shepherd speaks at convocation http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-news/50318487/Teacher-of-Year-Shepherd-speaks-at-convocation Elkin City Schools Teacher of the Year Mary Shepherd spoke at the Elkin City Schools Convocation on Monday morning, using the opportunity to pinpoint the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) initiative as one that has increased... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:04 EST Rhythm on Main dancers take top awards at Nationals http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news/50317868/Rhythm-on-Main-dancers-take-top-awards-at-Nationals Dancers from Rhythm On Main Dance & Gymnastics in downtown Elkin attended the USA National Dance Championship in Rock Hill, South Carolina, this summer and brought back several big awards. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:07:06 EST ECS holds convocation http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/50317670/ECS-holds-convocation Elkin City Schools held a convocation ceremony in Dixon Auditorium on Monday that marked the opening of the 2014-15 school year and what Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe called a continued “journey of significance” for staff, school and... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:54:09 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50331977/Stone-Mountain-News Round Hill Baptist Church is having revival this week through Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Claude Lloyd from Rocky Ford is the guest speaker. Pastor Matthew Higgins and the congregation invite you to worship with them. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:34:10 EST Police briefs http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50331528/Police-briefs The Elkin Police Department released the following information for Aug. 12-18. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:50:07 EST Kids enjoy back to school bash http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50309571/Kids-enjoy-back-to-school-bash Area youth got a chance on Saturday to enjoy a lovely summer day at the park and prepare to head back to school with the help of a local church. New Covenant Church hosted its fifth annual Back to School Bash at Elkin Municipal Park where members... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:22:07 EST Offer to purchase made on chamber building http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50297814/Offer-to-purchase-made-on-chamber-building The Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce building could be seeing new ownership in the next couple of months if plans move forward as they were presented Thursday to the chamber Board of Directors. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:16:06 EST Tractor show a success http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50309198/Tractor-show-a-success HAMPTONVILLE — The smell of bacon frying wafted enticingly out the front doors of the Windor's Crossroads Community Center on Saturday as friends and neighbors gathered for the 10th annual Windsor's Crossroads Ruritan Club breakfast... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:43:05 EST Prism Medical Products showcased to pols http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-news/50296846/Prism-Medical-Products-showcased-to-pols The Quarterly Conference of Locally Elected Officials held a meeting on Thursday evening at The Elkin Center.Guests were welcomed by Surry County Board of Commissioner Paul Johnson and Elkin Mayor Lestine Hutchens. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:49:04 EST Farmers pavilion construction approved http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-news/50283303/Farmers-pavilion-construction-approved Town of Elkin Board of Commissioners have accepted and put in motion the final ingredients necessary to build a farmer's pavilion to be located in the parking lot of Town Hall. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:44:03 EST EVTA plans second bridge, and steam engine sculpture http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-news/50285490/EVTA-plans-second-bridge-and-steam-engine-sculpture After the completion of one bridge project, the Elkin Valley Trails Association (EVTA) chairman said it's time to start the process on a second bridge. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:37:03 EST Zaxby’s construction in final stages http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-news/50285210/Zaxbys-construction-in-final-stages Zaxby's, a franchised chain of casual dining restaurants offering chicken wings, chicken fingers, sandwiches and salads, is near completion. The building will be turned over to the franchisee on Aug. 29. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:16:06 EST