The Yadkin Valley Garden Club celebrated its 81st birthday on Thursday afternoon by honoring one of its longest serving members, Bonnie Hall Stuart of Elkin.At the ceremony, Stuart also was celebrating her 81st birthday.“I went to the district meeting and I know we are the oldest (garden club) in the state, but it’s really an honor to present to you with this gift,” said Carol Jernigan, president of the Yadkin Valley Garden Club, to Stuart.After opening the gift and examining it, Stuart looked up at all the members joining her for the occasion and said, “It’s a lifetime membership.”
Local citizens have been scammed out of thousands of dollars, according to a local police department release.Elkin police said several reports have surfaced regarding citizens being scammed out of money by predators preying on people’s good nature or religious beliefs.Jonesville police said they are seeing an increase in reports of people being solicited through the telephone.According to Jonesville Police Chief Roger Reece, one particular scammer is cal...
The new interim city manager for Randleman is an Elkin native.Rick Holcomb was named interim city manager by Randleman’s Board of Aldermen in January. Randleman is 20 minutes outside of Greensboro and has a population of about 4,500 residents, according to city data.Holcomb is a graduate of Elkin High School. He is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate and received his master’s degree in city and regional planning in 2013 from Clemson University.Holcomb credi...
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction recently released summary reports on educator effectiveness which placed Elkin City Schools at the top of the statewide list of school districts for the percentage of teachers meeting or exceeding expected student growth for 2012-2013.According to the report, the Elkin City Schools’ district had a rating of 97.4 percent of teachers in the district that had students who met or exceeded student growth expectations. The system ...
And the winners are in, with Shorty and Coco taking top honors in the 2014 Elkin Tribune Cutest Pet Contest, which wrapped up this week at elkintribune.com.The competition saw 43 entries this year, and among the dozens of dogs and handful of cats, was a little pet pig.During the online competition, 199 users cast 3,300 votes to determine the winners of prizes from contest sponsors, Animal Ark and Custom Heating and Cooling.The first prize Animal Ark winner is ...
Another taxpayer has been taken off the rolls of those owing the town of Elkin money.Elkin released an “outstanding tax” list on Feb. 23 at its annual retreat held in the Elkin Center. There, commissioners learned of the names of taxpayers on the list who allegedly owe taxes to the town.After learning that her store was listed on Elkin’s past due list, Theresa Suddreth of Elkin Lube satisfied the personal property tax amount with Town Hall on Wednesday....
A Jonesville woman who received local donations to help sponsor her trip into a national wheelchair competition but skipped the trip may be off the hook for allegedly pocketing some of the money unless local law enforcement steps in, according to a spokesperson for the state’s Attorney General.Ashley Macemore, 22, was crowned at a North Carolina pageant on April 6 in Asheville receiving the title Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina.After the crowning, Macemore set a fund...
NORTH WILKESBORO — A long-time supervisor in the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), who resigned her position in protest against the cuts and changes of direction in the agency responsible for protecting the environment, will be the keynote speaker in the annual Democratic Party Century Club Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in North Wilkesboro.
Dixon Auditorium will be transformed into deepest,...
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