Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:57:07 EST 1800 Wilkes DSS board orders immediate changes http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/3609151/Wilkes-DSS-board-orders-immediate-changes WILKESBORO —After a nearly three-hour closed session by the Wilkes County Department of Social Services Board Wednesday, members passed a resolution directing Director Bill Sebastian to fix issues found by the state in a recent... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Call for Selfies! http://elkintribune.com/news/breaking_news-news/3608337/Call-for-Selfies Here's your chance to show off your selfie! The Elkin Tribune is accepting selfies for a special project to publish in mid-May. We are inviting readers to send us their best selfie photograph. One lucky selfie will be chosen as the main art to... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Deputy shoots, kills man brandishing rifle http://elkintribune.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/3606706/Deputy-shoots-kills-man-brandishing-rifle The State Bureau of Investigation is sending a bomb detecting robot into the home of a local man who was shot and killed by a Surry County deputy earlier today. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheriff’s candidate with felony cannot hold office http://elkintribune.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/3606887/Sheriffs-candidate-with-felony-cannot-hold-office YADKINVILLE — Last week The Yadkin Ripple reported that candidate for sheriff, Gary Willard, would be eligible to hold the office if elected, despite the fact that he has a felony conviction from another state for having a concealed weapon. The... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Elkin FCCLA members win big at state; some will go to nationals http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/3546370/Elkin-FCCLA-members-win-big-at-state;-some-will-go-to-nationals Five Elkin High School students brought home gold, and two silver, after nine members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) attended the state leadership conference in Greensboro on March 30-April 2. Several will represent... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Memory boxes designed by artists affirm life http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/3546988/Memory-boxes-designed-by-artists-affirm-life Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/3594400/Stone-Mountain-News Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church will have revival through Friday at 7 pm. Donnie Shumate will be the guest speaker. Pastor Ritchie Harris and the congregation invite everyone to attend. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST State report slams Wilkes DSS for ‘deficiencies’ http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/3600443/State-report-slams-Wilkes-DSS-for-deficiencies WILKESBORO — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released a six-page evaluation report shedding light on major deficiencies within the Wilkes County Department of Social Services (WCDSS). Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Wilkes DSS officials respond to state report http://elkintribune.com/news/news/3602101/Wilkes-DSS-officials-respond-to-state-report WILKESBORO — State inspectors with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services found a number of deficiencies in the operation of the Wilkes County Department of Social Services during a recent on-site inspection. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Saturday in school made fun http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-news/3584008/Saturday-in-school-made-fun Saturday school at Mountain Park Elementary School on April 12 became a treat for students and parents alike. Attending a 12-station science experiment was not only educational, but fun. Some of the stations shown are Parachutes, Paper Flying... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Austin Caviness following his calling to serve the Lord http://elkintribune.com/news/news/3594415/Austin-Caviness-following-his-calling-to-serve-the-Lord DOBSON —Salem Fork Christian Church in Dobson has a new pastor, Austin Caviness, who has been meteorologist at WXII 12 for 17 years. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Cancer survivors and caretakers honored http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-news/3589339/Cancer-survivors-and-caretakers-honored STATE ROAD — With nearly two weeks before participants will step in the annual Relay for Life venue, cancer survivors were honored at a banquet on Thursday evening. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Car, tractor trailer collide on CC Camp http://elkintribune.com/news/news/3592291/Car-tractor-trailer-collide-on-CC-Camp A driver from Dobson was cited for allegedly failing to yield the right of way resulting in a CC Camp Road wreck with a tractor trailer late Thursday morning. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Give us our money http://elkintribune.com/news/news/3592100/Give-us-our-money DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Commissioners is moving forward with a plan to go after delinquent accounts with the county's emergency services department, and the effort could be extended to money owed to the county in other... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Spock, leave my head alone http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/3587712/Spock-leave-my-head-alone One of the cute ideas that made the original “Star Trek” TV show — still shown these days in reruns by one of the classic-TV channels out of the Triad — so intriguing starting in 1966 was the science-fiction idea of the food... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Justice Mark Martin keynote at Lincoln Day Dinner http://elkintribune.com/news/news/3587690/Justice-Mark-Martin-keynote-at-Lincoln-Day-Dinner MOUNT AIRY — Justice Mark Martin of the North Carolina Supreme Court will be the keynote speaker at the Surry County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner. The event will be held at Cross Creek Country Club, Mount Airy, on April 28 at 6... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Local Latin club brings home awards http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-news/3587717/Local-Latin-club-brings-home-awards The Yadkin Valley Latin Club delegates attended the North Carolina Junior Classical League Convention in Chapel Hill last weekend, and in addition to winning the Chapter Website competition, wins included second place in the Club T-shirt competition;... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Hot dogs and Easter eggs at local church http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-news/3593627/Hot-dogs-and-Easter-eggs-at-local-church JONESVILLE — An Easter egg hunt was held on Saturday afternoon at the Arlington First Baptist Church. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Cross-denominational service draws Good Friday crowd http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/3590297/Cross-denominational-service-draws-Good-Friday-crowd Congregants from all denominations attended Elkin Presbyterian Church on Good Friday in an ecumenical service that during Holy Week drew speakers and congregants from throughout the area. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Preserved timbers now a rugged cross http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/3586278/Preserved-timbers-now-a-rugged-cross Foundation timbers from the historic Jonesville Academy chapel salvaged by church members serve to greet members and visitors as a “symbol of hope” in the reception area of the Jonesville United Methodist Church. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST