Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:14:09 EST 1800 Senior Tar Heel Legislature seeks to fill vacancies http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50689725/Senior-Tar-Heel-Legislature-seeks-to-fill-vacancies KERNERSVILLE — The Area Agency on Aging of the Piedmont Triad Regional Council is seeking older adults interested in serving a two-year term as a North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislator (STHL). The term runs Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31,... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:05:03 EST Idol’s greatest challenge http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50711488/Idols-greatest-challenge ELKIN — Hope was certainly in no short supply at Saturday night's fundraiser for a local woman battling a brain tumor. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:10:15 EST Hog-wild in a wacky way http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50688856/Hog-wild-in-a-wacky-way I am ready to reveal the one depravation I suffered through while growing up here in the hometown. We didn't have barbecue at my house. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:30:06 EST Golf tournament raises $12,000 for the United Fund http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50687436/Golf-tournament-raises-$12000-for-the-United-Fund ELKIN — The tantalizing aroma of smoke, grilling spices and fresh grilled meats filled the air over Cedarbrook Country Club Sept. 4, as G&B Energy hosted its Irons in the Fire Charity Golf & Social. The 22nd annual event drew participation from... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:26:07 EST Keeping children safe http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50699827/Keeping-children-safe Kevin Hall, an officer with the Elkin Police Department, checks the serial number and the date of manufacture on a child seat at the Elkin Recreation Center Friday. The number is then checked against a recall list. The date is checked to make sure the... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:12:06 EST Chris Austin Songwriting Contest redesigned for 2015 http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50683772/Chris-Austin-Songwriting-Contest-redesigned-for-2015 WILKESBORO — MerleFest, presented by Lowe's, will again host the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:36:09 EST The Walker Center offers two shows for families http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50683670/The-Walker-Center-offers-two-shows-for-families WILKESBORO — The Walker Center, on the campus of Wilkes Community College, will offer two shows aimed at a family audience. “Curious George” will make his very first Walker Center appearance on Nov. 7. “Comedy Pet... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:31:09 EST A widespread pattern? http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50704835/A-widespread-pattern A cursory look at the expense reports submitted by embattled Surry County Commissioner Paul Johnson reveals what one county source has described as a widespread pattern of financial impropriety. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:12:07 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/briefs/50683274/Church-calendar Sept. 19–21• Revival at Dayspring Baptist Chapel, 2286 White Dirt Road in Dobson with Bro. Rick Crouse. Times are 7 p.m. Sept. 19; 6 p.m. Sept. 20; and 11 a.m. Sept. 21. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:50:07 EST Community calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news/50683296/Community-calendar Now through Oct. 3• Circle K on Johnson Ridge Road in Elkin, next to Lowe's, will be accepting coats for children (will accept adult sizes, too), new and used coats and/or money will be... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:48:08 EST Rockford sweet potato festival set for Saturday http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50683453/Rockford-sweet-potato-festival-set-for-Saturday ROCKFORD — The 17th annual Sweet Potato Festival in historic Rockford Village Saturday is a case of a little town excited about a big menu. Organizer Carolyn Carter said the event's straightforward and satisfying fare sprang from the... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:19:07 EST Elkin police briefs http://elkintribune.com/news/blotter/50682557/Elkin-police-briefs The Elkin Police Department has reported the following charges and incidents for the week of Sept. 8-14. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:21:06 EST Peace pole to be erected in Elkin http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50653921/Peace-pole-to-be-erected-in-Elkin A peace pole will be placed during a ceremony Wednesday as part of the International Day of Peace celebration on the greenway between Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church and Elkin Creek. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:53:05 EST Board OKs PGW extension http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50672479/Board-OKs-PGW-extension DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Commissioners took a “middle of the road” approach to a request by Elkin's Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) to extend the deadline on its incentive package, choosing to give the company a break on... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:01:10 EST Jonesville working on sidewalk plan http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50653802/Jonesville-working-on-sidewalk-plan JONESVILLE — Jonesville Town Manager Scott Buffkin said the town has been busy working with the Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) to develop a Comprehensive Pedestrian Transportation Plan. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:01:07 EST Morrison competition demonstrates pathos in art http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50649598/Morrison-competition-demonstrates-pathos-in-art This piece of art at the recent Clifford Morrison Art competition won in the 2-d category — first place, “her sunday best” by Celeste Springthorpe Tsaklis. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:47:05 EST JROTC holds yearly change of command ceremony http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50649582/JROTC-holds-yearly-change-of-command-ceremony The Elkin High School JROTC will hold a change of command ceremony Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., and senior cadet Aaron Sturdivant will be pinned the highest rank of battalion commander and lieutenant colonel. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:40:09 EST Jonesville Police Brief http://elkintribune.com/news/blotter/50629713/Jonesville-Police-Brief The Jonesville Police report for the first week of September is as follows.• On Sept. 6, Jeremiah Wade Welborn Jr. of Vine Street was cited with driving with revoked license. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:36:07 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/briefs/50657199/Church-calendar Today through Sept. 17• 7 p.m., Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 593 Pleasant Hill Drive, Elkin, presents fall revival with Alex McFarland. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:50:09 EST Community calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news/50657456/Community-calendar Now through Oct. 3• Circle K on Johnson Ridge Road in Elkin, next to Lowe's, will be accepting coats for children (will accept adult sizes, too), new and used coats and/or money will be... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:49:05 EST