Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:55:33 EST 1800 Mayor’s vote needed to break tie http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-localnews1-news/3575049/Mayors-vote-needed-to-break-tie Elkin's mayor was needed to cast a tie-breaking vote on Monday night. The Elkin commissioners were at an impasse over selection of a which “poop n' scoop” sign would best remind owners of pets within town limits of their... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST St. John family describes student visit as destiny http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/3565600/St.-John-family-describes-student-visit-as-destiny Host family, the St. Johns, and Japanese exchange student Asuka Takadate shared family experiences, foods from Japan and their sentiments on the special bond of family, friendship, love and closeness that has grown between them in a short time on the... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Coins tossed in Liberty fountain are stolen http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/3574592/Coins-tossed-in-Liberty-fountain-are-stolen A downtown business leader is saying she's taking aggressive steps to pursue the person who siphoned coins out of the water fountain placed on her property. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Jonesville Town Council debates heavy agenda http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/3573577/Jonesville-Town-Council-debates-heavy-agenda In its Monday meeting, the Jonesville Town Council denied a request by a local property owner to rezone property located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Swan Creek Bypass and South Mineral Spring Drive be rezoned from R-12 (Medium... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST SCC Machining Club holds blood drive http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-news/3571544/SCC-Machining-Club-holds-blood-drive DOBSON — A blood drive hosted by the Surry Community College Machining Club will be held today from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the SCC Gymnasium in Dobson. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ECS meeting filled with award recognitions http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/3573566/ECS-meeting-filled-with-award-recognitions In several highlights of Monday's Elkin City School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe opened up the meeting with a quote by Albert Schweitzer, a bold art print on display by middle school student Zach Felts, and an audience of a... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/3574908/Stone-Mountain-News Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church will have an Easter Sunrise service Sunday at 7 a.m., followed with breakfast in the fellowship hall. Sunday School will be at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. Pastor Ritchie Harris invites you to worship with... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Shake and bake’ bust by police, 2 charged http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-news/3570257/Shake-and-bake-bust-by-police-2-charged A tip to the Elkin Police Department on possible drug activity resulted in charges against two suspects at a local motel Thursday for allegedly producing methamphetamine. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lights, RVs, pet control top Monday town meeting http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-news/3263065/Lights-RVs-pet-control-top-Monday-town-meeting The Elkin Board of Commissioners is set to meet on Monday at 7 p.m. for a public hearing on code enforcement matters, an airport grant, animal control signage and making Elkin more RV-friendly.Public Hearing Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST District 4-H competition held in Elkin http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/3267732/District-4-H-competition-held-in-Elkin ELKIN — The North Central District 4-H Activity Day was held Saturday at Elkin High School. There were 180 youth participating in the day, some competing in a talent show and others presenting in categories ranging from food and nutrition to... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Property rezoning request to lead town agenda http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-news/3263924/Property-rezoning-request-to-lead-town-agenda JONESVILLE — The Jonesville Town Council will lead its agenda with a purpose to hear public comments on a request for the rezoning of property within the Jonesville Planning Jurisdiction in its monthly public hearing on Monday at 7 p.m. at Town... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST FCCLA to be recognized at school board meeting http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-news/3263892/FCCLA-to-be-recognized-at-school-board-meeting During the Elkin Board of Education meeting on Monday, nine members of the Elkin High School chapter of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) will be recognized after recently recently winning gold and silver medals at the State... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST FFA holding plant sale http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/3269000/FFA-holding-plant-sale The Elkin High School Future Farmers of America Club (FFA) is holding its annual plant sale. Customers may visit the greenhouse on Vine Street near downtown Elkin from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. every weekday until April 17. Plants to be sold include... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Meeting place changed http://elkintribune.com/news/news/3269025/Meeting-place-changed The Elkin Main Street Advisory Board will meet at the Liberty's Roth Room Tuesday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., rather than the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Friends of the Elkin Public Library give out 198 books to area preschool children http://elkintribune.com/news/news/3263462/Friends-of-the-Elkin-Public-Library-give-out-198-books-to-area-preschool-children Through the Share-A-Book program, eight preschools and daycares had guest readers and a special book during the month of March. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST The stranger’s invitation http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion-opinion_columns/3264103/The-strangers-invitation “Men? What men? I haven't heard of any men coming in this morning,” Omri caught himself chatting in a staccato that suddenly made him feel foolish. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Wonderful April http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/3263851/Wonderful-April I have always enjoyed the month of April for many reasons. Though spring starts in March, it seems to take into April before the weather really feels like spring. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Health fair one-stop shop http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/3268900/Health-fair-one-stop-shop Blue Ridge Medical Group representatives, Eva-Jean Hodge, Sherri Leviner and Kerry Elder, show of their business during a health fair Friday at the Elkin Rescue Squad building. The health fair, sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Care at Home, brought... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Elkin recruits for Adopt-A-Street http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-localnews1-news/3259441/Elkin-recruits-for-Adopt-A-Street Town officials are seeking volunteers for a litter program that will help toward beautification of streets owned by the town. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Habitat Hammer 5K in Elkin http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/3267558/Habitat-Hammer-5K-in-Elkin The runners gear up to begin the Habitat Hammer 5K in Elkin on Saturday, a charity run benefiting the Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity organization. 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