Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:43:22 EST 1800 Surry-Yadkin EMC manager appointed to review board http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150937555/Surry-Yadkin-EMC-manager-appointed-to-review-board DOBSON — Surry-Yadkin EMC (SYEMC) recently announced that executive vice president and general manager, Greg Puckett, has been appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to serve on the Underground Damage Prevention Review Board. Puckett will represent more... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:40:03 EST Starmount student charged in drug case http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150962692/Starmount-student-charged-in-drug-case BOONVILLE — During a security sweep at the Starmount High School parking lot on Dec. 16, Tristin Dwayne Cummings, 19, of Jonesville, was found to be in possession of narcotics, marijuana and a weapon, a knife, on the school property, according... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:48:05 EST Elkin names December Students of Month http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/150933512/Elkin-names-December-Students-of-Month Elkin Elementary School's December Students of Month, recognized for the character trait kindness, are, front row, Aubrie Sloop, Logan Wiles, Raymond Gentry, Daniel Martinez, Anthony Bello, Lorne Edwards, Autumn Whitley, Abagail Blevins, Keylie... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:54:03 EST S’Mores for Moore http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/150936643/SMores-for-Moore The third-grade classes at Mountain Park Elementary School celebrated Andrew Moore's successful internship with S'Mores. Moore has completed his internship through Lees-McRae where he is getting his elementary education degree. He is now... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:38:06 EST SCC Basic Law Enforcement graduates earn perfect pass rate http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/150935408/SCC-Basic-Law-Enforcement-graduates-earn-perfect-pass-rate DOBSON — Eight students recently graduated from Surry Community College's Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program with a 100-percent pass rate on the State Comprehensive Written Examination administered by the North Carolina... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:35:05 EST NCDMV announces holiday business hours http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150933261/NCDMV-announces-holiday-business-hours RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles' driver license offices and license plate agencies will be closed from Dec. 24 through Dec. 27 in observance of the Christmas holiday. All driver license office and agency locations... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:39:13 EST Elkin City Schools holds 2014 Legislative Luncheon http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/150933641/Elkin-City-Schools-holds-2014-Legislative-Luncheon The annual Elkin City Schools Legislative Luncheon was held Dec. 12 at Elkin High School. The legislative luncheon theme for this year was “175 Years of Public Schools.” Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:10 EST Copeland top spellers named http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/150936076/Copeland-top-spellers-named Copeland Elementary School Spelling Bee winners have been announced. The 2014-2015 school Spelling Bee champion is Emily Spicer. Aidan Norman is the grade level winner for fifth grade. The fourth-grade winner is Josh Pardue. These three will represent... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:07:09 EST Community Calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news/150935109/Community-Calendar Dec. 19• 10:15 a.m., “Preschool Story Hour” for 2 & 3 year olds and 11:15 a.m. for 4 & 5 year olds at the Elkin Public Library. Theme is “Merry Christmas!... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:54:08 EST Angels adorn Chatham tree http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/150919484/Angels-adorn-Chatham-tree When Elon Ireland's mother taught her how to crochet, she could have never imagined that her skill would be used to touch so many lives. At 87 years old, Ireland's hobby inspires everyone around her during the Christmas season. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:35:04 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news/150935152/Church-calendar Dec. 20• 6 p.m., Zephyr Missionary Baptist Church will have its Christmas Program “The Miracle of the Birth of Jesus.” Church is located on Poplar Springs Road. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:46:04 EST East Wilkes food drive a huge success http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/150932698/East-Wilkes-food-drive-a-huge-success RONDA — For the second straight year, East Wilkes High School has collected more than 1,800 cans of food for the Friends Feeding Friends Food Drive, sponsored by Lowes Grocery Stores and Save-A-Lot. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:01:05 EST Shop Small winners announced http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150932314/Shop-Small-winners-announced On Nov. 29, the downtown merchants participated in a Shop Small Saturday Passport Event, which was organized by Laura Gaylord, Main Street and community manager for the town of Elkin, and sponsored by the Elkin Main Street Advisory... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:41:03 EST Elkin Elementary reaching out to the community http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education-opinion_columns/150937920/Elkin-Elementary-reaching-out-to-the-community Elkin Elementary School has been very busy helping out the community the last couple of months. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:45:05 EST Starmount partners winners in fall statewide competition http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/150936544/Starmount-partners-winners-in-fall-statewide-competition RALEIGH — Seven North Carolina high school students won highest honors in the statewide Hop on the BUS! Business Plan competition. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:38:02 EST G-Force runs the Rosy Cheeks 5k http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150932874/G-Force-runs-the-Rosy-Cheeks-5k MOUNT AIRY — The Elkin Elementary School girls running program, G-Force, ran in the Rosy Cheeks 5k on Saturday in Mount Airy. Eight girls in the G-Force program competed in the 3.1-mile race. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:16:04 EST Lee Ann Womack, Trampled By Turtles to perform at MerleFest 2015 http://elkintribune.com/news/lifestyle/150935528/Lee-Ann-Womack-Trampled-By-Turtles-to-perform-at-MerleFest-2015 WILKESBORO — MerleFest, slated for April 23-26, 2015, has announced Grammy-winning country vocalist Lee Ann Womack and festival circuit favorites Trampled By Turtles as part of the music festival's lineup. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:44:10 EST Police investigating shooting http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150932971/Police-investigating-shooting Elkin Police responded to a reported shooting on Luxbury Lane in Elkin on Wednesday at 9:31 p.m. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:21:05 EST Yadkin president honored http://elkintribune.com/news/business/150933030/Yadkin-president-honored GREENSBORO — The Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation was held Dec. 7-9 at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. Yadkin County Farm Bureau President Justin Somers was recognized... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:29:09 EST Christmas service provides escape from being merry http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150900694/Christmas-service-provides-escape-from-being-merry Christmas is not always a jolly time for everyone. Life's circumstances, such as death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, depression, poverty and loneliness, create honest feelings that are less than joyful as the world around them screams... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:12:06 EST