Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:00:50 EST 1800 Virginia tractor trailer accident causing backups on I-77 northbound in Surry County http://elkintribune.com/news/breaking_news/150289882/Virginia-tractor-trailer-accident-causing-backups-on-I-77-northbound-in-Surry-County PILOT MOUNTAIN — Motorists traveling on I-77 Northbound into Virginia are advised to seek alternate routes after a tractor trailer accident in Virginia closed a portion of the interstate Friday morning near the state line. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:59:20 EST Walmart teacher rewards appreciated http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/150271018/Walmart-teacher-rewards-appreciated JONESVILLE — Local teachers from Jonesville and Elkin elementary schools benefited this week from a Walmart Teacher Rewards Program in which local Walmart staff raised money for the teachers to help supplement school supplies. The funds were... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:53:06 EST Senior center gets a face lift http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/150269261/Senior-center-gets-a-face-lift JONESVILLE — Jennifer Hemric, director of the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, said the center received a $1,000 grant from the Duke Energy Retiree Foothill Chapter that made a difference by providing a recent face-lift. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:02:06 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/briefs/150277333/Church-calendar Oct. 24• 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Genesis Church fellowship hall, Sparger Road, Mount Airy, will be the site for a spaghetti lunch/dinner. Dine in or carry out/delivery for five... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:50:06 EST Community calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news/150277409/Community-calendar Oct. 24• 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 “Night Wings”... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:49:04 EST Odum challenging Atkinson for sheriff http://elkintribune.com/news/news-politics/150280829/Odum-challenging-Atkinson-for-sheriff Graham AtkinsonEditor's Note: Graham Atkinson, a Democrat, was born and raised on a farm in the Siloam community, where he still lives today. He is a Surry Central High School graduate with a... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:02:04 EST Two school board members to say farewell Monday http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150277078/Two-school-board-members-to-say-farewell-Monday Elkin City Schools has cancelled a joint meeting planned next Monday with the Surry County Commissioners and ECS Board of Education, and rescheduled for Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. The school board will hold its regular scheduled board meeting Monday at 6... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:38:04 EST ‘Henry the Mountain Lion’ http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/150270670/Henry-the-Mountain-Lion Elkin Middle School teacher of the year Angela Adams will speak about her book, “Henry the Mountain Lion,” on Sunday at the Elkin Public Library and how lessons from a former and present day mountain lion is a reality and steeped in... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:23:10 EST EHS classmates celebrate half a century at reunion http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/150243343/EHS-classmates-celebrate-half-a-century-at-reunion JONESVILLE — Elkin High School graduates recently celebrated their 50-year class reunion at the Jonesville Fairfield Inn and Suites, Elkin/Jonesville, with 55 classmates in attendance and a total of 92 people overall. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:41:06 EST ECS holds career fair http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/150271002/ECS-holds-career-fair Elkin City Schools students celebrated career fair this week with several local businesses in attendance at Elkin High School. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:51:11 EST Brendle, O’Dell challengers for clerk of court http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150277887/Brendle-ODell-challengers-for-clerk-of-court Rebecca BrendleEditor's Note: Democrat Rebecca Brendle is seeking re-election as Surry County's Clerk of Superior Court, a position she has held since January 2013. Prior to being... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:32:05 EST VFW posts plan events http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150251068/VFW-posts-plan-events The Veterans of Foreign Wars local posts will be participating in multiple events in the coming weeks. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:08:18 EST ReVision: Inspired Fabric Design Exhibit comes to Yadkin Cultural Arts Center http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150280555/ReVision:-Inspired-Fabric-Design-Exhibit-comes-to-Yadkin-Cultural-Arts-Center YADKINVILLE — ReVision: Inspired Fabric Design Exhibit is coming to the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center. The old world fabrics and their reinventions by Valdese Weavers will be on exhibit in Welborn Gallery through end of year. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:57:09 EST Bus drivers honored http://elkintribune.com/news/news-news_education/150280500/Bus-drivers-honored Mountain Park Elementary honored its bus drivers during National School Bus Driver's Week by giving them baskets of mums. The faithful drivers are Debbie Money, Cathy Hull, principal, and Ellen Angell. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:51:06 EST Bras for a cause http://elkintribune.com/news/health-local_features-news/150099043/Bras-for-a-cause A local business owner has come up with a creative and fun way to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds for cancer research. Angela Day, owner of Ivy Ridge Traditions gift shop in North Wilkesboro and Elkin, will be inviting customers for... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:59:07 EST (No heading) http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150228767/ MOUNT AIRY — The Northwestern Regional Library will be having its Mystery Dinner Theater fall fundraiser on Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the mystery dinner theaters will help support the libraries in Alleghany, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:57:05 EST Fighting breast cancer three days at a time http://elkintribune.com/news/health-local_features-news/150085365/Fighting-breast-cancer-three-days-at-a-time There are numerous types of cancer-related fundraisers, but volunteers who participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day say it is an event like no other and one that is truly life-changing. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:51:09 EST Mammograms, physicals, self-exams key to early detection http://elkintribune.com/news/health-local_features-news/150125554/Mammograms-physicals-self-exams-key-to-early-detection Pink can be found everywhere throughout the year, but most especially during October, the month chosen to bring to the forefront breast cancer awareness. It is a time to remind women to do breast self-exams and have mammograms. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:34:13 EST Personal journey reveals emotion of diagnosis http://elkintribune.com/news/health-local_features-news/150133682/Personal-journey-reveals-emotion-of-diagnosis The Tribune's front desk administrator, Phyllis Carter, recently said the hardest part in the first days of her breast cancer diagnosis was accepting that she had it. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:22:11 EST Food pantry offering holiday meal boxes http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150243010/Food-pantry-offering-holiday-meal-boxes DOBSON — Foothills Food Pantry will accept applications for Open Your Heart Christmas meal boxes during the month of November. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:22:10 EST