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Preserved timbers now a rugged cross

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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.The Rev. Judith B. Davis, minister at the church, said the late parents of church members, John Wesley Mathis, known as Coach in the community, and Charles, salvaged the old pine timbers in hopes one day they could be used.“I think of their act of preserving something for their generation a symbol of hope,” said Davis.Church members did just that and presented a cross as a gift for the church’s homecoming.


Book characters to come alive during breakfast

Storybook characters come alive during a fundraiser organized by the Friends of Elkin Public Library.The organization will host its second annual Storybook Character Breakfast on May 3 at 9 a.m. at the Elkin First United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 340 Hawthorne Road.According to event organizers, 22 students from Interact, a program administered by Elkin High School and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Elkin, will character up in costumes during the morning event....

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Artist starts Twenty One and Main Street mural

A renowned mural artist is at it again and leaving his legacy on a wall of downtown Elkin’s most popular restaurant.Artist Michael Brown’s newest piece is being painted on the side wall of Twenty One and Main, 102 E. Main St. in downtown Elkin.Traffic heading north into Elkin on Bridge Street may be shifted to one lane during Brown’s developing work. Traffic safety cones direct vehicles to merge where Brown is working. Brown often has to step off his la...

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Interactive teaching approach captures fifth-graders imaginations

Elkin Elementary School fifth-graders enjoyed themselves and stayed interested in many important topics on Thursday in four different fifth-grade classrooms as they participated in the Northwest Regional Educational Service Alliance (NWRESA) Professional Math Emphasis with the Arts.The event was made possible by a fifth-grade teacher teamwork written grant that resulted in money awarded by the Elkin Public Library Endowment Fund supported by the late Lin Hendron. Hendron was known ...

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Main Street advocates gather for refresher course

The chairwoman of the Main Street Advisory Board presented a specialist from the North Carolina Main Street Center Division of Community Assistance who visited with downtown merchants on Tuesday morning to refresh advocates on the advantages of maintaining a strong Main Street program.The meeting was held at The Liberty at 222 E. Main St.“We welcome our special guest. We’re going to learn some exciting things today,” said Chairwoman Teresa Ray of the Ma...

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Venice Valentinos re-opens with ribbon cutting

Restaurant owner Abdul Ghafoor celebrates a grand re-opening of his Jonesville restaurant by cutting a purple ribbon at Venice Valentinos with Jonesville Business Association members Debra Clark, Issy Hinshaw, Regina Adkins and Anita Darnell. The Jonesville restaurant specializes in a pizza buffet that includes a chicken Alfredo pizza.

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A different kind of bunny

The Easter bunny gator visits Rockford Elementary School recently bringing eggs and basket in tow.

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NCDOT to begin pavement rehabilitation project on I-77 in Surry County

SHELBY — On April 22, the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin a pavement rehabilitation project along Interstate 77 near Mount Airy in Surry County. One lane of I-77 from mile marker 95 to 99 will be closed at a time while the project is completed.Crews will begin the rehabilitation project with full-depth patching operations along the four-mile stretch of road, followed by milling and replacing the riding surface. Carl Rose & Sons, Inc. of Elkin, was awarded the $2,...

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