Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:58:36 EST 1800 SkillsUSA combination approach brings success http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news/150352370/SkillsUSA-combination-approach-brings-success SkillsUSA, formerly named VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America), which has traditionally focused on trade skills in high schools, has now placed emphasis on learning soft skills in addition to the trades that is bringing success to students... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:33:07 EST Interact Club to raise canned goods for Halloween http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150352388/Interact-Club-to-raise-canned-goods-for-Halloween The Elkin High School Interact Club will hold a canned goods drive on Halloween in place of trick-or-treating to donate to Tri-C ministries. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:24:04 EST Ghost activity reoccuring in Yadkin Valley and surrounding areas http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150360720/Ghost-activity-reoccuring-in-Yadkin-Valley-and-surrounding-areas There are two categories that ghost hunters frequently label experiences according to ghost writer R.G Absher — they are residual or interactive. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:23:03 EST ECS show proficiency gains during transition http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150360738/ECS-show-proficiency-gains-during-transition Accountability and Testing Director for Elkin City Schools Shelia Settle reported 2013-2014 academic performance as positive gains in reading and math proficiency in elementary, middle and high schools. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:16:05 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/briefs/150353162/Church-calendar Oct. 31• 3 to 6 p.m., Grace Bible Church,5100 U.S. 601, Yadkinville, will have a BBQ dinner and silent auction. BBQ plates, eat in or carry out, are $8 per plate or pound. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:50:04 EST Community calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news/150353248/Community-calendar Oct. 31• No preschool story hour at the Elkin Public Library. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:49:03 EST Chairs get new life http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/150322005/Chairs-get-new-life The furniture to be featured in this year's ART for HOMES auction are not average, ordinary chairs — but that is how they started out. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:05:20 EST Final Stomp held http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/150302427/Final-Stomp-held Ready, set, go! Runners take off for the final Vineyard Stomp 5K at Grassy Creek Vineyard.Will run for wine! Wine lovers and runners unite for a trail run 5K at Grassy Creek Vineyard. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:55:11 EST ‘What’s up, doc?’ http://elkintribune.com/news/news-news_education/150330718/Whats-up-doc Joseph Pugh, a Mountain Park Elementary School prekindergarten student, harvests carrots planted by last year's pre-k students. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:32:08 EST Poetry’s ambassador http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/150333410/Poetrys-ambassador For some, poetry may not seem like an art form to get excited about, but that's not the case for one local doctor. Dr. Bill Griffin, a physician at Jonesville Family Medical Center, has a passion for poetry and it's one he hopes to pass on... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:12:06 EST Teacher turnover report soon to be released http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150327072/Teacher-turnover-report-soon-to-be-released A recent press release from Elkin City Schools reporting on the subject of the 2013-2014 teacher turnover report reminded the North Carolina State Board of Education will soon be releasing results. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:43:04 EST Driver’s ed sees budget cuts http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/150319336/Drivers-ed-sees-budget-cuts Funding that once came from state highway funds to pay for driver's education no longer exists, leaving the North Carolina Public Schools' driver's education program lacking. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:18:11 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/briefs/150311403/Church-calendar Oct. 31• 3 to 6 p.m., Grace Bible Church,5100 U.S. 601, Yadkinville, will have a BBQ dinner and silent auction. BBQ plates, eat in or carry out, are $8 per plate or pound. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:50:05 EST Community calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news/150311393/Community-calendar Oct. 30• 10:15 a.m., “Book Babies” at the Elkin Public Library. Program will last 20-25 minutes and is for babies age 0-24 months and their caregiver. 336-835-5586. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:49:06 EST Historians recognize work of locals http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150316428/Historians-recognize-work-of-locals MOORESVILLE — At the 73rd annual awards meeting of the North Carolina Society of Historians, Inc. in Mooresville recently, two Yadkin County persons were cited for their work in local history, Anna Shelton Black and Andrew Mackie, president of... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:34:09 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150311230/Stone-Mountain-News The firefighters at Traphill Fire Department will be giving out treats on Friday, beginning at 6 p.m. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:48:09 EST Foley, Roten thanked for service http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/150319428/Foley-Roten-thanked-for-service At the Elkin City Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday, Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe, along with the school board, said farewell to board of education members, J. Foley Norman, board chairman, and Stewart Roten giving comments of... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:22:09 EST Farmers market to continue http://elkintribune.com/news/news/150329601/Farmers-market-to-continue Last Saturday was slated to be the last Elkin Farmers Market for the season, but thanks to a downtown business, the market will continue for a few more weeks. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:44:14 EST Stevens, Wiles vying for state House seat http://elkintribune.com/news/news-politics/150329081/Stevens-Wiles-vying-for-state-House-seat Editor's Note: Two candidates are vying for the 90th District seat in the N.C. House of Representatives now held by Rep. Sarah Stevens. The district includes all of Surry County and part of Wilkes County. Stevens is running for another term... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:46:07 EST Sweet multiplication http://elkintribune.com/news/news-news_education/150330788/Sweet-multiplication Mountain Park Elementary School third-graders in Tamara Martin's room practice their multiplication facts using unique manipulatives, marshmallows. Here, Gracie Weaver does her math. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:30:07 EST