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Marion golf tourney honors commitment to country, children

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The Army National Guard leads the Color Guard ceremony at the sixth annual Pfc. Adam Lee Marion Golf Tournament.Decorated Army soldier Adam Lee Marion fought for his country and cared for children, both causes dear to his heart. That is evident in the photo displayed of him during his service in Iraq, and displayed at a golf tournament in his honor, where monies raised support the Children’s Center of Surry and Yadkin County.Several youth and 60 golf teams showed up in support of the sixth annual Pfc. Adam Lee Marion Golf Tournament.


Lawmaker: ‘Wilkes DSS failed miserably’

WILKESBORO — The children who allegedly were sexually abused by two Yadkin County caretakers were placed in the home by the Wilkes County Department of Social Services against the recommendation from Yadkin County DSS officials, said a state lawmaker this week.Rep. Sarah Stevens (Surry, Wilkes) said she learned that Yadkin County DSS officials rejected the placement of children into the home of Randy Galyean of Boonville. Galyean’s wife, Tammy Galyean, who was also of t...

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Selfies exhibit fosters sense of community

The Foothills Arts Council Selfies exhibit that opened on April 11 continues to be a success after members of the community joined in to make the ongoing exhibit a success.The Foothills Art Council Committee first discussed the possibility of turning “selfies” into a more traditional exhibit and as an expansion of the art form that could be enjoyed at the gallery.Executive Director Leighanne Wright said the idea was to pull in a lot of people, both young and ...

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Leadership class gets preview of wine auction

ELKIN — Members of the 2014 Hugh Chatham Leadership class got a sneak preview of the upcoming Wine Auction last week and learned about the valuable services of hospital volunteers.The group, comprised of area residents and community leaders, meets monthly at the hospital to learn about the various programs offered at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. At last week’s presentation, Jeannette Hendrick and Patricia Wagoner shared details about the Hugh Chatham Foundation, the ...

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‘Motherhood Out Loud’ to hit the FAC garden

The Art in the Garden series continues to bring drama to the Foothills Arts Council’s garden with two readers’ theater performances of “Motherhood Out Loud,” all about being a mom and having a mom.The first performance will be May 3 at 8 p.m. starring Mary Keller, Jennifer Kleinheksel, Judy Deck, Suzanne Hillin, Stacey Libbert, Christie Harrison, Ben Erlandson and Leighanne Martin Wright. In addition to the essays in the script, several have been written by ...

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Bradley drives Elkin past Starmount

Bubba Bradley hit two home runs, including a first-inning grand slam, as host Elkin defeated Starmount, 19-4, in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference game Tuesday night.It was first time he had hit a grand slam or hit two home runs in any game at any level, Bradley said. Bradley added another homer in the second. He walked his last two at bats.Drew Shinkle also hit a grand slam — the highlight of a 10-run Elkin fourth. Tanner Edwards hit a three-run homer in the s...

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Shoemaker, Beaver big as Elkin stops Starmount

Cayley Shoemaker and Kirstan Beaver each had three hits and kept the Lady Elks crossing the plate as Elkin used a five-run sixth to escape with a 10-5 win over Starmount Tuesday at Crater Park.Shoemaker and Beaver each scored three runs. Shoemaker started the scoring for the Lady Elks in the first, fourth, and sixth innings.With the score tied at 5, Sarah Cudd started the Elkin sixth with a walk. Shoemaker and Beaver both followed with singles to load the bases. After Re...

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Six local players earn regional berths

Elkin will be represented by Ryan Schell and Jacob Lyon in singles and by David Bullin and Chad Vestal in doubles in regional tennis competition. East Wilkes will be represented by Dillon Shew and Matthew Philley in doubles.Schell earned his spot during the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference tournament this week, taking all six sets by a combined scored of 36-1. His only blemish was a loss in the first game of the first set to teammate Jacob Lyon in the finals.Elkin Coa...

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Sports Roundup

MILLERS CREEK — Elkin’s Kody King and Shakai Ward ran away with Athlete of the Year awards at the 2014 Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference Track and Field Championship at West Wilkes High School Tuesday.King and Ward, both undefeated in their events throughout the season, won three events each as Elkin finished second on the women’s side and third on the men’s side.King won the high jump, triple jump and long jump, while Ward swept to wins in the 100...

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Results, schedule announced

Tuesday, April 22BaseballElkin 19, Starmount 4West Wilkes 9, East Wilkes 3Women’s SoccerElkin 3, Starmount 0West Wilkes 8, East Wilkes1SoftballElkin 10, Starmount 5East Wilkes 3, West Wilkes 2Thursday, April 24BaseballMount Airy at ElkinMen’...

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Rex Hospital Open hosts free junior golf clinic

RALEIGH — On May 20, The First Tee of the Triangle will offer a free golf clinic for children ages 7-17 as part of the Rex Hospital Open Tournament week.The instructional golf clinic is open to current and former First Tee participants and the general public. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to participate, with the clinic running from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at TPC at Wakefield Plantation in North Raleigh.The 2014 Rex Hospital Open marks the third year of collab...

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Bledsoe-Lozowski to exchange vows in June

Mrs. Cheryl Vestal Bledsoe of Jonesville announced the engagement of her daughter, Erin McKenzie, to Jeffery Thomas Lozowski Jr., son of Jeffery Thomas Lozowski Sr. and Gay Anderson of Hendersonville. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Ricky D. Bledsoe.The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Starmount High School and completed her education in 2013 from Lees-McRae College in Banner Elkin with a B.S. degree in elementary education. She is employed with Christiansburg Ele...

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Hamptonville man charged with stealing bank card

YADKINVILLE — On Wednesday, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office charged Robert Andrew Brooks, 37, of Hamptonville, with felony charges of identity theft, obtaining property by false pretense and one misdemeanor count of possession of stolen property.The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a Surry County resident that someone had stolen his bank card and was using the card in Yadkin and Surry counties. Further investigation found that Robert Brooks...

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Wilkes DSS board orders immediate changes

WILKESBORO —After a nearly three-hour closed session by the Wilkes County Department of Social Services Board Wednesday, members passed a resolution directing Director Bill Sebastian to fix issues found by the state in a recent investigation.The Wilkes County DSS Board held a special board meeting on Wednesday afternoon to review the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Child Welfare Report, a scathing six-page evaluation report shedding light on major defic...

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Call for Selfies!

Here’s your chance to show off your selfie! The Elkin Tribune is accepting selfies for a special project to publish in mid-May. We are inviting readers to send us their best selfie photograph. One lucky selfie will be chosen as the main art to be published in the newspaper. Other selfies will be posted on our Facebook wall and website for our readers to enjoy. Please email your selfie by May 2 to trieditor@civitasmedia.com with the word ‘selfie’ in the subject line. Include ...

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Deputy shoots, kills man brandishing rifle

The State Bureau of Investigation is sending a bomb detecting robot into the home of a local man who was shot and killed by a Surry County deputy earlier today.James Ransom, 55, was shot and killed by an as-yet unidentified Surry County deputy after Ransom brandished an assault rifle at the deputy and disregarded commands to put the weapon down.Now, the SBI is sending a bomb robot into the man’s Ararat home because Ransom had previously threatened to booby-trap his...

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Sheriff’s candidate with felony cannot hold office

YADKINVILLE — Last week The Yadkin Ripple reported that candidate for sheriff, Gary Willard, would be eligible to hold the office if elected, despite the fact that he has a felony conviction from another state for having a concealed weapon. The Yadkin County Board of Elections released a statement today saying there had been an oversight on this matter and Willard will, in fact, not be able to hold the office if elected. Any votes for Willard in the Republican primary race for Yadkin Co...

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

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...

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