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Elkin FCCLA members win big at state; some will go to nationals

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Five Elkin High School students brought home gold, and two silver, after nine members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) attended the state leadership conference in Greensboro on March 30-April 2. Several will represent North Carolina at the FCCLA national conference this summer.Also at the conference, Barbara Long, Elkin City Schools Career and Technical Education director, was awarded the North Carolina FCCLA Outstanding Administrator of the Year award, and Elkin High student Ellie Hooper led the conference as state president and was awarded the “Order of the Rose” award.


Memory boxes designed by artists affirm life

The Memory Box Artist Program is a volunteer effort by artists nationally and worldwide who provide hand-painted boxes filled with mementos for families of newborns who pass away in a hospital. The memory boxes act as a substitute for an envelope that often contain the personal effects of the child, giving loved ones something to hold onto.President of the local society of decorative painters and chief organizer of the Vintage Craft Guild of Y...

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Stone Mountain News

Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church will have revival through Friday at 7 pm. Donnie Shumate will be the guest speaker. Pastor Ritchie Harris and the congregation invite everyone to attend.There will be a household shower for the family of Pandora and Justin Hodges and their two children on Sunday at 2 p.m. at 1907 Wiles Ridge Road. The Hodges lost their home to a fire recently and need most anything you can give.

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Sports Roundup

RONDA — Several Rams competed well at the track and field meet at East Wilkes Thursday.“Brittany Brown had a great meet with a personal record in 100 hurdles,” Starmount Coach Emily Curtis said in an email. “She is the only freshman girl participating in the conference meet.“I’m really looking forward to seeing my 4x200 and 4x100 relay teams compete at conference,” Curtis said. “The 4x2 team ran at the state meet last year ...

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Recent results and upcoming schedule

Friday, April 18BaseballAlleghany 5, Elkin 1East Wilkes 7, North Wilkes 1Women’s SoccerEast Wilkes 7, North Wilkes 2Elkin 9, Alleghany 0SoftballEast Wilkes 2, Beddingfield 1East Wilkes 8, East Wake 6Elkin 13, Alleghany 9SaturdaySoftballEa...

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Change needed in Wilkes DSS

The results of a state investigation into the Wilkes County Department of Social Services have been reported, and they show alarming deficiencies in how cases involving the care of children are handled.The time for change has come.It is up to the Wilkes County DSS Board and the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners to make sure those changes are made, changes that will ensure the safety and proper care of the county’s children.

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State report slams Wilkes DSS for ‘deficiencies’

WILKESBORO — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released a six-page evaluation report shedding light on major deficiencies within the Wilkes County Department of Social Services (WCDSS).The report’s findings triggered the calling of an emergency session by the Wilkes County Department of Social Services Board of Directors who will meet on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the state report.

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Wilkes DSS officials respond to state report

WILKESBORO — State inspectors with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services found a number of deficiencies in the operation of the Wilkes County Department of Social Services during a recent on-site inspection.Wilkes County Department of Social Services Director Bill Sebastian Tuesday responded to the state evaluation by providing a formal statement by the department. But state officials do not agree with all of the response.

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