Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:45:32 EST 1800 Community Calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153091804/Community-Calendar April 24• 10 to 11 a.m., FAFSA Friday is hosted by the Educational Opportunity Center and will be held in EOC Career Resources Lab, A-Building, Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:55:22 EST Police briefs http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153094839/Police-briefs • On April 16, officers observed a vehicle with an expired registration plate. As the officer approached the vehicle, he detected a strong odor of marijuana from inside the vehicle. Michael Christopher Clark, 26, of Chavez Lane in Seven Springs,... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:55:21 EST Wine auction benefits HCMH Foundation http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153042209/Wine-auction-benefits-HCMH-Foundation The date is drawing nearer for the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival and members of the community are gearing up for a weekend of events. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:15:22 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153091821/Church-calendar April 25• 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Boonville United Methodist Church will hold a church-wide yard sale in the hut behind the church, 116 N. Carolina Ave. Also being sold are breakfast, hot dog lunch... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:45:21 EST Funding cuts could affect parents, future student drivers http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153071413/Funding-cuts-could-affect-parents-future-student-drivers After recent budget renovations and funding disbursement changes, local schools could be forced with harsh decisions regarding driver's education versus teaching positions. What's even worse, parents could end up footing the... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:00:21 EST Students team up with Watershed NOW http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153093704/Students-team-up-with-Watershed-NOW As part of the week-long Earth Day awareness and celebration, Elkin Middle School teamed up with the Watershed NOW group to label and decorate storm drains around town. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:15:22 EST Fairfield gets fifth top award http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153100823/Fairfield-gets-fifth-top-award For the fifth year running, a local hotel has been named the top site in its chain of lodging facilities based on customer feedback, a first for its hotel company. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:35:21 EST QUIZ: Which Breed Of Puppy Is Perfect For You? http://elkintribune.com/quizzes/puppy1TRI Find out with the The Tribune's Perfect Puppy Quiz! Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:41:11 EST Surry Community conducting summer day camps http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/153095490/Surry-Community-conducting-summer-day-camps DOBSON — Surry Community College has released its schedule for summer day camps running June through July. No matter what a child's age, or interest, they will find a camp program they will enjoy. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:20:21 EST Surry students to launch ‘egg rockets’ on Monday http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153094875/Surry-students-to-launch-egg-rockets-on-Monday DOBSON — The Surry Community College Math Club is hosting its annual Egg Launch on Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the SCC Emergency Services Training Center on the Dobson campus. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:55:21 EST JROTC has successful fundraiser http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/153094285/JROTC-has-successful-fundraiser On April 16, the Elkin High School JROTC program had a spaghetti dinner to raise money. Two weeks prior to the event the cadets were given raffle tickets to sell for $10 dollars. Altogether, the cadets raised $1,200. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:45:22 EST Community input session planned for façade http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153070719/Community-input-session-planned-for-faade The rock façade is the topic of a community input session that will be held on Tuesday at Elkin Creek Vineyard. There will be two scheduled sessions available to attend. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:35:24 EST Community Calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153020743/Community-Calendar April 22• 3 to 7:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Gentry Middle School, 1915 W. Pine St., Mount Airy. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:55:22 EST Jonesville students receive certificates http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153020260/Jonesville-students-receive-certificates Jonesville Elementary School students earned national certificates after correctly answering an extensive amount of math problems.Lori Laws' and Jennifer Bryant's third-grade students competed against... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 04:00:22 EST Musicians turn out for bluegrass convention http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153012291/Musicians-turn-out-for-bluegrass-convention Sounds of fiddles, banjos and bass instruments could be heard from all around Yadkinville Elementary School as musicians warmed up before hitting the stage. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:50:21 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153020794/Church-calendar April 22• 7 p.m., Cool Springs Baptist Church, 1467 Cool Springs Church Road, Elkin, will have revival Sunday through Wednesday featuring evangelist Bro. Danny Dodds. There will be special... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:45:21 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153024355/Stone-Mountain-News Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church on the Traphill Road is having revival through April 24 at 7 p.m. Travis Lloyd will be preaching on Monday through Wednesday and Chris Park will be preaching Thursday and Friday. Pastor Ritchie Harris and the... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 01:35:22 EST Local drug deaths among highest in state http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153049143/Local-drug-deaths-among-highest-in-state North Carolina has one of the highest death rates in the nation as a result of prescription drug overdose, and Surry County has among the highest numbers of drug overdoses in the state. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:55:21 EST Grant provides alarms for area homes http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153026310/Grant-provides-alarms-for-area-homes On Monday, the Elkin Fire Department was awarded the Home Safety Grant by the North Carolina Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal. This grant, valued at $4,500, was awarded to 52 recipients statewide to bolster fire safety... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:35:21 EST Yadkin Bots draws a crowd http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153011941/Yadkin-Bots-draws-a-crowd When Yadkin County Schools Superintendent Dr. Todd Martin addressed the crowd of competitors at the First LEGO League, he asked one simple question: “Did you guys have fun?” To which the crowd gave an enthusiastic response of... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:00:22 EST