Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:05:00 EST 1800 Jonesville celebrates past, present with cookout http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50422143/Jonesville-celebrates-past-present-with-cookout Jonesville Historical Society President Judy Wolfe speaks on Jonesville history, and Carrie Martin sang a gospel spiritual as the Jonesville community discussed the underground railroad and abolition movement in Jonesville at a recent cookout. Some... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:11:04 EST Survey says? http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50418531/Survey-says DOBSON — Results of a recent survey prove one thing: Surry County residents love their parks. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:56:07 EST Bow hunting to benefit area needy http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50433336/Bow-hunting-to-benefit-area-needy The Elkin town manager enthusiastically introduced a new program to a cross-section of key citizens that promises to feed Elkin's hungry. The program, “Operation Hunting for Hunger,” not only benefits those in need, but local... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:31:08 EST Kids return to school http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50415644/Kids-return-to-school Willow Dawn Matthews, daughter of Misty Matthews of the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce, stands with teacher Rachel Friel as she begins the second grade at Yadkinville Elementary School. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:48:04 EST God’s Smile Factory brings good memories http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50411221/Gods-Smile-Factory-brings-good-memories Kids made a mad dash to God's Smile Factory ice cream truck to grab favorites during the last dog days of summer before the school year began on Monday in downtown Elkin. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:47:12 EST Legislation moves school report cards release to February http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50358858/Legislation-moves-school-report-cards-release-to-February The North Carolina General Assembly recently delayed the issuance of the 2013-14 School Report Cards until February 2015, with the 2013-2014 school year to be the first year to report a school performance grade (SPG) for each school. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:11:07 EST Budget issues discussed at school board meeting http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50411230/Budget-issues-discussed-at-school-board-meeting During the Elkin City Schools Board of Education meeting Monday, Director of Business and Finance Services Jan Zachary said the North Carolina Legislature ultimately brought a 7.59-percent average raise in the teachers' salaries, however did... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:49:12 EST Bikers for Kids helping families http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50418122/Bikers-for-Kids-helping-families Although the anthem for some motorcycle enthusiasts may be Steppenwolf's “Born to Be Wild,” the anthem for a local charity, Bikers for Kids Inc., could be “Born for the Child.” Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:41:08 EST Elkin woman celebrates 100th birthday http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50419852/Elkin-woman-celebrates-100th-birthday A local woman marked a terrific milestone on Sunday. Surrounded by more than 75 family members and friends at Pruitt Health Care, Reba Hayes celebrated her 100th birthday. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:05:06 EST Writers needed for third volume of heritage of Yadkin County http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50413855/Writers-needed-for-third-volume-of-heritage-of-Yadkin-County YADKINVILLE — The Yadkin County Historical Society will publish its third volume of “The Heritage of Yadkin County North Carolina,” when at least 200 writers agree to submit two new or updated household history articles and one on a... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:52:08 EST Driver cited in four-vehicle wreck http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/50402883/Driver-cited-in-four-vehicle-wreck A four vehicle wreck on Monday afternoon at Spring and Church streets resulted in three people being sent to the hospital. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:49:10 EST Police briefs http://elkintribune.com/news/blotter-news/50417797/Police-briefs Although some places may allow a bit of a leeway — up to nine miles-per-hour over the speed limit (hence the saying, “Nine is fine,”) — the Elkin Police Department takes a no-tolerance approach to speeding. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:32:09 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50415906/Stone-Mountain-News Larry Andrews will be bringing the message Sunday at Garden Creek Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Campers in the Stone Mountain State Park are invited to come as you are to worship in this historic church. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:10:15 EST ‘Fill the bus’ campaign continues at Walmart http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50399508/Fill-the-bus-campaign-continues-at-Walmart The Elkin Walmart and Yadkin Valley United Fund have been working together to collect school supplies for local Yadkin Valley students as part of a national Walmart-United Fund campaign. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:55:07 EST Hugh Chatham Express Care to hold ribbon cutting http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50380152/Hugh-Chatham-Express-Care-to-hold-ribbon-cutting Hugh Chatham Express Care opened on August 18 and is located on 1428 North Bridge St. in Elkin, with a ribbon cutting scheduled there on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. A second location called Hugh Chatham Urgent Care is scheduled to open the second week in... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:54:03 EST How ‘bout that other Elkin ‘paper? http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50370620/How-bout-that-other-Elkin-paper “The Tribune” has served as the chronicler for Elkin - the newspaper of record, as they say in the business - since 1911. The 'paper has changed much over the many years and decades, but unchanged is its eminence here in the... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 03:54:04 EST The Preacher’s Corner http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50309075/The-Preachers-Corner In Genesis 1:1 we read the following… “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:53:06 EST Annual Jonesville Flea Market set for Labor Day weekend http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50364623/Annual-Jonesville-Flea-Market-set-for-Labor-Day-weekend JONESVILLE — The third annual Labor Day Weekend Flea Market will open Aug. 30 in Lila Swaim Park featuring vendors from throughout the region in a three-day event. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:43:10 EST Hunters seek to become food providers http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-news/50350164/Hunters-seek-to-become-food-providers Local hunters will hold a meeting to discuss best practices and strategy on being a community food provider.The meeting will be held at The Elkin Center located at 1461 N. Bridge St. on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:06:06 EST Lawyer 44 remembered http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-news/50351137/Lawyer-44-remembered Community leaders are reacting to the passing of a former prominent town attorney, a man greatly considered a legal icon throughout North Carolina. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:04:08 EST