Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:34:23 EST 1800 Ride for Readers scheduled http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153009002/Ride-for-Readers-scheduled The Northwestern Regional Library will host the fourth annual Ride for Readers on June 13. All proceeds from the Freeborne's Ride for Readers will help purchase ebooks for Alleghany, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin County libraries. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:55:22 EST Community Calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152997435/Community-Calendar April 20• 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., a community health fair will be held in the Medical Staff Conference Room at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, 180 Parkwood Drive, Elkin. There will be free... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:55:21 EST Ribbon cutting held for Wilkesboro Holiday Inn Express/Yadkin Valley Event Center http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153009134/Ribbon-cutting-held-for-Wilkesboro-Holiday-Inn-Express/Yadkin-Valley-Event-Center WILKESBORO — The fully renovated Wilkesboro Holiday Inn Express and the Yadkin Valley Event Center officially reopened its doors on April 16. Built in 1984, the facility has served Wilkes County and surrounding areas providing quality guestrooms... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:10:21 EST Merlefest kicks off Thursday http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news/153009040/Merlefest-kicks-off-Thursday 2015-04-16 MerleFest 2015 - In One Week!Amber Herman FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMerleFest 2015 – In One Week!Early Bird discount available through April 22 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:00:21 EST Surry graduates fourth class of truck drivers http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/153009314/Surry-graduates-fourth-class-of-truck-drivers DOBSON — Surry Community College's Truck Driver Program held its third graduation ceremony in March at The Yadkin Center. As of today, 41 students have completed the program that is placing graduates right into jobs with recruiters... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 03:35:22 EST Revival, with a green hue http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152971904/Revival-with-a-green-hue The well wishes from the other end of the telephone line last year gave me pause.“Happy Earth Day,” came the cheery closing as a gentleman bid me goodbye. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 02:50:21 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152997090/Church-calendar Now-April 22• 7 p.m., Cool Springs Baptist Church, 1467 Cool Springs Church Road, Elkin, will have revival Sunday through Wednesday featuring evangelist Bro. Danny Dodds. There will be special... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 02:45:21 EST Merger announced http://elkintribune.com/news/business/153009259/Merger-announced Southern Charm Marketing and Cavu Printing Inc. recently merged and will continue business as Cavu Printing Inc. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 01:30:21 EST Maxey speaks to Rotary http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news/153008949/Maxey-speaks-to-Rotary Gary Maxey, local businessman, Yadkin Valley Rotary past president and Paul Harris Fellow, is the guest speaker at the Yadkin Valley Rotary meeting this past week. Maxey, who recently retired from Maxey Investments Consultants, spoke to the club on... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:50:21 EST Opening day for market http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153004672/Opening-day-for-market The Elkin Farmer's Market kicked off for the season on Saturday with eager crowds surrounding the booths. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:05:21 EST Surry faculty member co-authors article http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/153009356/Surry-faculty-member-co-authors-article DOBSON — Surry Community College psychology instructor, Wally Prichard, was a co-writer of an article titled, “Functional Brain Networks Formed Using Cross-Sample Entropy Are Scale Free” that recently ran in the neuroscience journal,... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:40:21 EST Important to leave fawns and other young wildlife alone http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news/153009018/Important-to-leave-fawns-and-other-young-wildlife-alone RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding people to enjoy wildlife with respect and caution, as encounters with wildlife increase in the spring, when many species bear young. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:00:21 EST Court house renovation tops county agenda http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153008905/Court-house-renovation-tops-county-agenda The Surry County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to consider a more than $200,000 project to renovate the historic Dobson courthouse. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:20:23 EST Mom: Texting distraction behind son’s death http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153008920/Mom:-Texting-distraction-behind-sons-death With the driving and distractions of proms looming in around a week for some local schools, North Surry and Surry Central students received a haunting message from the bereaved mother of East Surry Student Christian Gage Edwards. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20:50:26 EST New park a Spring Folly crowd pleaser http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153008888/New-park-a-Spring-Folly-crowd-pleaser DOBSON — This year Dobson's fourth annual Spring Folly focused participants on the town's newest community resource, Dobson Square Park. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20:50:23 EST State Road man shot, killed http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152989558/State-Road-man-shot-killed A State Road man was reportedly fatally injured following a shooting that began due to a domestic dispute on Thursday night. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:00:21 EST Yadkin Bots tournament set for Saturday http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152937470/Yadkin-Bots-tournament-set-for-Saturday EAST BEND — With the second round of scrimmages now complete, the teams at all of the Yadkin County elementary and middle schools are now making their final adjustments for the first Yadkin Bots Tournament to be held Saturday at Forbush Middle... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:35:21 EST Cruise-in fundraiser planned at Precision Customs http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/152964081/Cruise-in-fundraiser-planned-at-Precision-Customs Before the popular cruise-ins get started downtown, Precision Customs & Body Shop is offering the community a chance to enjoy unique cars while supporting charities. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:30:21 EST Police briefs http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152961644/Police-briefs • While conducting a joint checkpoint with Jonesville and Elkin police departments on April 12 at the Gwyn McNeil Bridge, officers observed a white truck traveling West on Standard Street. The vehicle came to the intersection of Standard Street... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:45:21 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152966364/Church-calendar Now-April 19• 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays, Millers Creek Baptist Church will present worship art exhibit “Encounters with God: Biblical Scenes of Worship and... 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