Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:13:09 EST 1800 Library card sign-up month set http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50451719/Library-card-sign-up-month-set A library card is a child's ticket to academic achievement. Every parent wants their child to succeed, and one of the simplest ways to ensure a child's academic success is by making a quick trip to the library. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:04:08 EST ECS brings new staff on board http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50436438/ECS-brings-new-staff-on-board Elkin City Schools began the school year recently by adding a list of 10 new hires to continue in the what ECS educators describe as a “Journey of Significance.” Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:21:04 EST Cabinet-making class begins in September http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50440136/Cabinet-making-class-begins-in-September MOUNT AIRY — Surry Community College will offer a custom cabinet-making class beginning Sept. 8 and ending Dec 15 with Roy High as the instructor. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:01:09 EST Learn how to build your own violin from scratch http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50439828/Learn-how-to-build-your-own-violin-from-scratch MOUNT AIRY — Surry Community College is offering a violin-making I/luthier class starting in the fall at the Center for Public Safety, located at 1220 State St., in Mount Airy. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:51:12 EST New medical facility to provide ‘a choice’ http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50447567/New-medical-facility-to-provide-a-choice With the area seeing the addition of three urgent care medical facilities within a few months — two being opened by Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital — the third, Mid-Atlantic Quick Care opening Sept. 8, is hoping to give area residents... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:58:07 EST ECS names top positions http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50435884/ECS-names-top-positions Elkin City Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe recently announced a reorganization of the central office leadership team after the Elkin City School Board of Education met in closed session on Monday. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:53:07 EST Photography exhibit at Elkin library http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50451622/Photography-exhibit-at-Elkin-library ELKIN — The 2014 “Show Us Your Best” Northwestern Regional Library Traveling Photography Exhibit will be on display at the Elkin Public Library during the month of September. The contest is sponsored by all member libraries of the... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:47:07 EST Harlem Wizards to kick off Yadkin County United Fund campaign http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50451437/Harlem-Wizards-to-kick-off-Yadkin-County-United-Fund-campaign YADKINVILLE — The Harlem Wizards will make two special appearances — Sept. 20 at Starmount High School at 7 p.m. and on Sept. 27 at Forbush High School at 7 p.m. — to help Yadkin County United Fund kick off this year's annual... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:45:12 EST Stolen tractor recovered http://elkintribune.com/news/blotter/50451263/Stolen-tractor-recovered HAMPTONVILLE — On Aug. 21, the Yadkin County Sheriff's Office arrested Melvin Dwayne Cummings, 48, of Jonesville, and charged him with one count of felony larceny, one count of felony obtaining property by false pretense, one count of... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:32:05 EST Mountain Park High School class of 1952 http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50451169/Mountain-Park-High-School-class-of-1952 The Mountain Park High School class of 1952 celebrates its 62nd reunion at The Lantern restaurant in Pilot Mountain on Aug. 23. Attending are, front row, from left, Dickie Southard, Tommy Cockerham, Dorothy Simmons, Jackie Trexler; second row, Rose... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:30:08 EST Northern Hospital announces new president, CEO http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50450559/Northern-Hospital-announces-new-president-CEO MOUNT AIRY — The Board of Trustees of Northern Hospital of Surry County has appointed Ned Hill as the hospital's new president and chief executive officer, effective Oct. 6. Hill brings 13 years of experience in the health care industry,... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:29:08 EST Red Cross issues safety tips for labor day weekend http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50450424/Red-Cross-issues-safety-tips-for-labor-day-weekend GREENSBORO — Many people will be taking road trips, spending time at the beach and having cookouts this weekend. The American Red Cross offers safety tips to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable time. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:21:04 EST Thirteen Wayne Farms facilities honored with safety awards http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50450193/Thirteen-Wayne-Farms-facilities-honored-with-safety-awards OAKWOOD, Ga. — Thirteen Wayne Farms' facilities were recently honored by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council for outstanding safety performance by implementing innovative and effective safety and health programs at the 2014... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:20:08 EST Down the River Road http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50309111/Down-the-River-Road Without a doubt, we are a very festive people here in the Yadkin Valley. We have festivals for wine, for pumpkins, for fiddles, for farming, for leaves, for apples, for a television show, for a deep-dish pie…you get the idea. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:26:09 EST Jonesville celebrates past, present with cookout http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50422143/Jonesville-celebrates-past-present-with-cookout Jonesville Historical Society President Judy Wolfe speaks on Jonesville history, and Carrie Martin sang a gospel spiritual as the Jonesville community discussed the underground railroad and abolition movement in Jonesville at a recent cookout. Some... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:11:04 EST Survey says? http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50418531/Survey-says DOBSON — Results of a recent survey prove one thing: Surry County residents love their parks. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:56:07 EST Bow hunting to benefit area needy http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50433336/Bow-hunting-to-benefit-area-needy The Elkin town manager enthusiastically introduced a new program to a cross-section of key citizens that promises to feed Elkin's hungry. The program, “Operation Hunting for Hunger,” not only benefits those in need, but local... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:31:08 EST Kids return to school http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50415644/Kids-return-to-school Willow Dawn Matthews, daughter of Misty Matthews of the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce, stands with teacher Rachel Friel as she begins the second grade at Yadkinville Elementary School. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:48:04 EST God’s Smile Factory brings good memories http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/50411221/Gods-Smile-Factory-brings-good-memories Kids made a mad dash to God's Smile Factory ice cream truck to grab favorites during the last dog days of summer before the school year began on Monday in downtown Elkin. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:47:12 EST Legislation moves school report cards release to February http://elkintribune.com/news/news/50358858/Legislation-moves-school-report-cards-release-to-February The North Carolina General Assembly recently delayed the issuance of the 2013-14 School Report Cards until February 2015, with the 2013-2014 school year to be the first year to report a school performance grade (SPG) for each school. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:11:07 EST