Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:32:13 EST 1800 School board turned chef http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/151483093/School-board-turned-chef Kindergartners at Mountain Park Elementary School responded with a spontaneous “OOOHHH!” when they saw Superintendent Dr. Travis Reeves and school board members, Clark Goings, Earlie Coe and Dr. Terri Mosley, dressed in their chef hats and... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:30:21 EST HCMH cuts ribbon on new facility http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/151489149/HCMH-cuts-ribbon-on-new-facility JONESVILLE — Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital staff, Jonesville government officials and a large number of local residents turned out for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly opened urgent care facility Sunday. The facility marks the first of... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:15:22 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/151463752/Church-calendar Jan. 26• 5 to 7 p.m., free community meal at Christ Lutheran Church, 421 Winston Road, Jonesville. This month's menu is soup, sandwiches and desserts. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:45:21 EST Highway headaches take a toll http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/151482895/Highway-headaches-take-a-toll Well, don't that beat all.Word has reached this hometown news desk that folks are debating whether to eliminate tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:10:21 EST Which shoes are easier? http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/151482832/Which-shoes-are-easier Mountain Park Elementary School third-graders test the friction of wearing their sneakers vs. wearing flips flops on carpet, tile and concrete. Then they held a discussion about which was easier or harder and why. Third-graders discovered why students... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:05:22 EST Friction slows travel http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/151482763/Friction-slows-travel Mountain Park Elementary School third-graders were given the task to build a ramp using any available resources. They were then given a car to run down the ramp. Students measured the distance in inches that the car traveled on carpet, tile, wax paper... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:00:21 EST Jackson speaks at Rotary http://elkintribune.com/news/news/151443998/Jackson-speaks-at-Rotary Submitted photo Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:00:21 EST DivorceCare place for support http://elkintribune.com/news/news/151444004/DivorceCare-place-for-support A new session of the DivorceCare group will begin Monday at the Elkin Baptist Association from 6 to 8 p.m. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:00:21 EST Library’s ‘Frozen’ party an overwhelming success http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/151481133/Librarys-Frozen-party-an-overwhelming-success After several days of warmer temperatures, things cooled off late last week creating just the right setting for a “Frozen” party at the Elkin Public Library. The popularity of the Disney movie has yet to abate and the library was overrun... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:10:23 EST Counting marshmallows http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/151483115/Counting-marshmallows After watching the “Hot Chocolate” segment from “The Polar Express,” Mountain Park Elementary School kindergartners enjoyed an adding activity called “A Mug of Math” using marshmallows and “pretend” cups... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:35:21 EST Studying matter tastes good http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/151482968/Studying-matter-tastes-good Third-grade students at Mountain Park Elementary SChool enjoyed a lesson on physical changes and states of matter. Students used Oreos, chocolate and sprinkles to discover how adding heat changed the chocolate from a solid to a liquid. After dipping... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:35:22 EST HPU announces dean’s list recipients http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/151442717/HPU-announces-deans-list-recipients HIGH POINT — High Point University announces the students who have qualified for the dean's list for the fall 2014 semester. Students who made the dean's list have maintained a 3.5 GPA or higher. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:05:22 EST Community Calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/151440559/Community-Calendar Jan. 23• 10:15 a.m., 2 & 3 year olds Pre-school Story Hour will be “Penguins & Polar Bears.” Call 336-835-5586. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:55:22 EST Breaking News: ECS to dismiss early due to weather http://elkintribune.com/news/breaking_news-news/151461477/Breaking-News:-ECS-to-dismiss-early-due-to-weather Elkin City Schools will be closing early today due to weather. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:05:21 EST Contract awarded for waterline http://elkintribune.com/news/news/151439913/Contract-awarded-for-waterline WILKESBORO — Wilkes County commissioners met Tuesday to revisit the planning of the town of Ronda Waterline Extension Project. After reviewing bids and expenditures, the county board voted to award the contract to Carolina Environmental... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:55:21 EST January is school board appreciation month http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/151440877/January-is-school-board-appreciation-month Why are local school boards necessary? Through the operation of the local board of education, the control of education is kept close to the people of the community. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:40:22 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/151440731/Church-calendar Jan. 25• 10:45 a.m., Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Elkin, 593 Pleasant Hill Drive, will celebrate Baptist Men's Day. Jerry Moore, former football coach at Appalachian State University,... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:45:21 EST Notice warns of high TTHMs http://elkintribune.com/news/news/151399535/Notice-warns-of-high-TTHMs JONESVILLE — Residents of Jonesville recently received a public notice regarding levels of Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) in the drinking water that exceeded state-mandated drinking water standards. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:35:22 EST Goodwill offers employment resources http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/151428546/Goodwill-offers-employment-resources When people hear of Goodwill Industries, they tend to envision retail stores and donation trucks. However, through their Career Connections services, Goodwill is able to offer the community unlimited resources for creating a successful... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:10:21 EST Mayor ending long radio career http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/151441593/Mayor-ending-long-radio-career Mount Airy Mayor Deborah Cochran has a dual role as a local radio personality — but she'll be leaving the airwaves next month after nearly 35 years at the microphone. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:30:22 EST