Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:52:11 EST 1800 (No heading) http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50653160/ ELKIN — A local woman who once needed the community's support by way of votes on a popular TV show is now in need of a more vital kind of support. A fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday to raise funds for life-saving brain surgery for... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:29:08 EST Grace Clinic receives funding from The Winston-Salem Foundation http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50622320/Grace-Clinic-receives-funding-from-The-Winston-Salem-Foundation Tri County Health Resource Center (Grace Clinic), the free clinic for uninsured, low-income adults in the Yadkin Valley, received a generous grant award of $8,000 from The Winston-Salem Foundation on Aug. 27. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:22:06 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/briefs/50620329/Church-calendar Sept. 15-17• 7 p.m., Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 593 Pleasant Hill Drive, Elkin, presents fall revival with Alex McFarland. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:50:04 EST Community calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news/50620304/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... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:49:06 EST Disquiet back in the homeland http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50605414/Disquiet-back-in-the-homeland One time I headed up the mountain to the Highland Games at Grandfather Mountain just for a look-around. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:23:08 EST YV United Fund holds kick-off http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50626721/YV-United-Fund-holds-kick-off The Yadkin Valley United Fund began its kick-off with a goal to raise $145,000 by Nov. 21 at Elkin High School during a close football game match-up against Surry Central High School held at Grissom Stadium on Friday. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:19:07 EST Walking back in time is a Revolutionary experience http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50621871/Walking-back-in-time-is-a-Revolutionary-experience Time travel is just one of the special experiences visitors get from walking along any part of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. And one group has been doing this annually for 40 years. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:53:14 EST VFW 7794 awards donation to Elkin JROTC http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50618457/VFW-7794-awards-donation-to-Elkin-JROTC Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7794 of Elkin Quartermaster Sam Bishop and Commander Joe Hicks presented the Elkin JROTC program a $500 check on Friday and thanked the cadets and instructors Maj. Roy Ferguson and Sgt. Kenneth Abrams for their work in... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:28:08 EST Memorial gives first Morrison Scholar Award http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50627281/Memorial-gives-first-Morrison-Scholar-Award The 25th annual Clifford Morrison Memorial art competition brought a variety of categories, genres and themes on Friday at Foothills Art Gallery with the photography submission, entitled “mother's day” bringing “Best in... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:50:07 EST ECS educators get ‘iced’ http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50626741/ECS-educators-get-iced Elkin City Schools principals and Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe get iced at the Elkin football game after they took an ice bucket challenge for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Ice water was poured on by students who appeared happy to rise to... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:21:07 EST Better than sliced bread http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50605558/Better-than-sliced-bread Long gone are the days of sliced bread being the greatest culinary invention. Two area locals are taking bread baking back to its roots. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:37:06 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/briefs/50605502/Church-calendar Sept. 13• 8 a.m. to noon, “Fun Fest,” yard sale at Welcome Valley Baptist Church. Then from noon to 6 p.m., “Fun Fest,” games, crafts, raffles,... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:50:06 EST Community calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news/50605537/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, 12 Sep 2014 15:49:04 EST Motel Madness http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50590318/Motel-Madness Early last month, I headed down to a S.C. beach. I didn't make it that night. I got tired and decided to find a cheap motel. I found it. You have heard of “fleabags.” It was trying to get up to that status. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:09:17 EST NC schools show highest graduation rates in history http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50579559/NC-schools-show-highest-graduation-rates-in-history North Carolina's 2014 graduation rate of an 83.8-percent average is the highest recorded in the state's history, according to the latest results released by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:17:04 EST EVTA making great strides for community http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50572354/EVTA-making-great-strides-for-community The Elkin Valley Trails Association plans numerous upcoming events — each one a step that, when joined together, promises to make great strides for the community in the areas of health, recreation and aesthetics. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:59:05 EST Bridges make meaningful connectors http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50597902/Bridges-make-meaningful-connectors JONESVILLE — A natural stretch of a two-mile walking/hiking trail that winds around the Yadkin River and is connected by two bridges now make up the Jonesville Yadkin River Greenway Trail, which is sometimes called simply the... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:18:08 EST Fall Creek to break ground on new building http://elkintribune.com/news/lifestyle-religion-news/50605958/Fall-Creek-to-break-ground-on-new-building JONESVILLE — Jonesville's Fall Creek Baptist Church is preparing to break ground on a new building more than two decades in the making, and is inviting the public to attend. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:55:07 EST Police briefs http://elkintribune.com/news/blotter/50602789/Police-briefs The Elkin Police Department reported the following arrests and incidents for the week of Aug. 30 through Sept. 7. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:36:06 EST Ronda gearing up for water line project http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50599064/Ronda-gearing-up-for-water-line-project RONDA — Ronda Mayor Victor Varela updated the town's board of commissioners on numerous projects under way at its monthly meeting on Tuesday evening at the Ronda Town Hall, one of which was a water project on N.C. 268 that would save the... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:48:08 EST