Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:43:08 EST 1800 More snow blankets the area http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/152067563/More-snow-blankets-the-area Another bout of winter weather blanketed the Elkin area Wednesday night and Thursday morning, leaving schools closed and businesses opening late, if at all. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:55:22 EST Brannock named as one of the 40 Leaders Under 40 http://elkintribune.com/news/business/152003423/Brannock-named-as-one-of-the-40-Leaders-Under-40 MOUNT AIRY — Mike Brannock of WorkForce Unlimited was selected as one of the 40 Leaders Under 40 by The Business Journal. The 40 Leaders Under 40 were recognized at a reception Feb. 19 at the Bryan School of Business at... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:05:22 EST It’s a treasure hunt, mateys http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/152002491/Its-a-treasure-hunt-mateys Mountain Park Elementary School fifth-graders go on a pirate treasure hunt by plotting points on a coordinate plane. Here, Karson Crouse, Noah Norman and Abigail Garza enjoy their hunt. Picture 2 features Laila Vo Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:40:22 EST Community Calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152000051/Community-Calendar Feb. 25• 11 a.m. to noon, rescheduled event for Melva Houston's Billie Holiday Tribute at Surry Community College. Melva Houston, a jazz and blues performer from Mount Airy, will perform... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:55:23 EST ECS recognizes achievements http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/152021782/ECS-recognizes-achievements On Monday night, Elkin City Schools acknowledged several individuals and groups for their outstanding efforts. From students, to administration, to a principal, ECS has a lot to brag about. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:10:21 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152000060/Church-calendar Feb. 28• City of Refuge Community Church in Millers Creek will be hosting its Youth Event “Saturday Night Live” Youth Jam at 6 p.m. Summit Trace will be leading the praise and... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:45:21 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152002341/Stone-Mountain-News There was a great turnout at the Traphill Fire Department for the fundraiser for one of the firefighters, Charlotte Sloan, who lost her home to fire last week. If you couldn't make it because of the weather and would like to donate to this... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:35:21 EST Libraries announce annual photo contest http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152003765/Libraries-announce-annual-photo-contest The Northwestern Regional Library has announced its upcoming ninth annual traveling photography contest to be held on April 7 at the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library in Pilot Mountain. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:15:21 EST Snowy surprise http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/152024888/Snowy-surprise In the snow that surprised everyone Tuesday, residents woke to find a blanket of snow covering the ground. Schools were cancelled and travelers faced treacherous conditions as they decided whether or not to risk the slick roads as towns across the... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:30:21 EST ECS board changes calendar, graduation date http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152018810/ECS-board-changes-calendar-graduation-date The Elkin City Schools Board of Education discussed make-up contingencies for the days of school missed due to inclement weather. The board also discussed dates and possible changes to the school calendar for the 2015-16 school year. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:25:21 EST Elementary students to enjoy ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152002765/Elementary-students-to-enjoy-The-Velveteen-Rabbit Players with The Barter Theatre will offer free performances of “The Velveteen Rabbit” for Elkin Elementary School students on March 20 at the school. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:45:22 EST MLK, Parks to be remembered http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152002215/MLK-Parks-to-be-remembered JONESVILLE — A program honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks will be held Saturday at noon in Jonesville's Yadkin Valley Senior Center. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:30:22 EST Tax assistance available http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152004013/Tax-assistance-available The IRA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) has centers set up at or near all Northwestern Regional libraries to help individuals prepare tax returns for 2014. Tax preparation is free for low-to-moderate income taxpayers (gross house income... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:20:22 EST WCC will host Region 7 SkillsUSA Conference and Career Showcase http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/151953481/WCC-will-host-Region-7-SkillsUSA-Conference-and-Career-Showcase WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College will host the Region 7 SkillsUSA Conference and Career Showcase on Feb. 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This annual educational and professional development activity is open to all SkillsUSA members and... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:25:25 EST JCPC looking to support those who help youth http://elkintribune.com/news/news/151907883/JCPC-looking-to-support-those-who-help-youth YADKINVILLE — The Yadkin County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) has announced the availability of $111,153 in intervention and prevention funds for services to delinquent youth and those at risk of delinquency. JCPC funds require a... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:15:24 EST Small Business Center announces rescheduled events http://elkintribune.com/news/business/152003258/Small-Business-Center-announces-rescheduled-events DOBSON — The Small Business Center at Surry Community College will be holding several free seminars and workshops in February at various locations in Surry and Yadkin counties. Two of the seminars had to be rescheduled due to the recent... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:00:21 EST Snowwoman appears http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news/152002642/Snowwoman-appears Bristol Grayson of Wilkesboro shows off Sparkles the Snowwoman during last week's snow event. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:45:22 EST Foxx announces 2015 Congressional Art Competition http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/152001908/Foxx-announces-2015-Congressional-Art-Competition WASHINGTON — Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., is encouraging high school students in North Carolina's 5th Congressional District to submit entries for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition, which is a nationwide high school visual art... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:20:21 EST Community Calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/151987316/Community-Calendar Feb. 26• Book Babies programs at the Elkin Public Library will be at 10:15 a.m. with Miss Wendy. Stories and songs for parents and the baby will last 20 to 25 minutes and is for babies age... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:55:22 EST ECS board discusses PBL http://elkintribune.com/news/news/151982785/ECS-board-discusses-PBL Members of the Elkin City Schools Board of Education got together for their annual retreat over the weekend to discuss topics such as technology, the school calendar, a review of finances and curriculum. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:05:23 EST