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Community leaders are reacting to the passing of a former prominent town attorney, a man greatly considered a legal icon throughout North Carolina.R. Lewis Alexander Sr., 94, of Elkin, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Alexander served as town attorney of Boonville for 20 years and town attorney of Elkin for 54 years.“Lewis was a wonderful teacher, mentor and leader for many years of Elkin elected officials. He served as the town attorney and the first professional to apply professional skill sets to local government. The portrait in the town hall is the epitome of him. He was a thoughtful man considering the future based on experience and vision,” said Mayor Lestine Hutchens.


Forbush holds off Elkin, 36-26

EAST BEND — Elkin battled back from an early deficit and a bigger deficit late before falling 36-26 to host Forbush in the season opener for both teams Friday night.“We made too many mistakes tonight,” Elkin Coach Scott Wood said.Forbush Coach Chris Johnson lamented his team’s mistakes as well. “We had turnovers and bad snaps we’ve got to correct,” he said.Game time temperature was 83. That was at least five degrees co...

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Annual Jonesville Flea Market set for Labor Day weekend

JONESVILLE — The third annual Labor Day Weekend Flea Market will open Aug. 30 in Lila Swaim Park featuring vendors from throughout the region in a three-day event.Daily sales on Saturday, Sunday and Monday will begin at 9 a.m and some vendors will not open until 1 p.m. Several vendors from the farmers market in Elkin will set up after closing on Saturday morning in downtown Elkin.

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Cardinals open with win over South Stokes

WALNUT COVE — Levi Wray ran for 155 yards and a touchdown and Andrew Nance ran for two touchdowns as East Wilkes opened the 2014 season with a 22-8 win over South Stokes.East Wilkes Coach J.K. Adkins said that 2014 was a new year and last year’s 1-11 record and 51-50 loss to the Saura didn’t mean anything this time around. He was right.“Our kids played well,” Adkins said. “They gutted it out. They played well enough on offense and well...

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Rams drop opener

BOONVILLE — Mount Airy broke a four-game losing streak to Starmount with a 28-17 win Friday night.Both defenses held very well in the first half, but the Bears came out with a vengeance in the third quarter and made two long drives for scores.The Rams stuck around thanks to a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in between Mount Airy’s two scores.Sihem Smith tackled the punter on the Rams’ side of the 50 to give the Bears excellent field po...

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Recent results and upcoming schedule

Thursday, August 21Men’s soccerForsyth Country Day 5, Elkin 0Starmount 4, East Surry 2Forbush 4, West Wilkes 1VolleyballForbush at East Wilkes, no reportMount Airy 3 Elkin 1Women’s tennisElkin 7, East Wilkes 2Friday, August 22FootballEast Wilkes 22, S...

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Rams win opener, 4-2

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry let its halftime lead slip away in a 4-2 nonconference soccer loss to Starmount on Thursday night.Cole Casstevens scored early in the first half off a throw-in from Caleb Lowe to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead that held up until intermission.Starmount got the equalizer early in the second half, and then scored two more goals in a 10-minute span to go ahead 3-1. The Rams had a 4-1 lead late in the game when Austin Haymore converted a penal...

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Hunters seek to become food providers

Local hunters will hold a meeting to discuss best practices and strategy on being a community food provider.The meeting will be held at The Elkin Center located at 1461 N. Bridge St. on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.Town of Elkin officials have thrown its support behind the effort.“In partnership with Tri-C, I am excited about this potential new program which will put food in the mouths of those who need it in our community,” said Elkin Town Manager Lloyd Payne...

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Social media seminar scheduled at Elkin Center

DOBSON — The Small Business Center of Surry Community College is offering the seminar “Social Media Marketing: An Overview for Businesses” on Aug. 27 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The Elkin Center, located at 1461 N. Bridge St. in Elkin. There is no charge for this educational opportunity.

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Surry hosts 50th 5K on Sept. 20 on Dobson campus

DOBSON — Surry Community College is continuing its 50th anniversary celebration with the Surry Community College 50th 5K Run/Walk on Sept. 20.The overall winner will have a scholarship presented in his/her name. A first-, second- and third-place male and female award for the following age groups will be presented: 10 and under, 11-15, 16-20, 21-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up.The start location is the Emergency Training Center, 258 Training Way, Dobson, on the Surry Co...

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Church leads Starmount blessing

BOONVILLE — Longtown United Methodist Church Pastor Laura Beach and members Kathy Gray, Amber Harris and Molly Harris visited Starmount High School to have prayer and bless the upcoming school year recently.The blessing was specifically for staff, students and administration, specifically to have a great year. In addition, Longtown members went to West Yadkin School.Teacher Melanie Matthews said, “We appreciated their commitment to the Lord and prayer for our...

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Students can bring own device

Elkin City Schools will start a “Bring Your Own Device” initiative this year.Chief Technology Officer of Elkin City Schools Britt Shaw said, “We will allow students to bring their own laptops, tablets and phones.”He said the program will allow students to bring devices in which they are familiar to utilize technology in the classroom. Shaw said it will be entirely up to the teacher to decide if and what type of technology can be utilized in their ...

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Zaxby’s tentative grand opening set for Sept. 8

A Zaxby’s executive provided insight on its Elkin grand opening, employment opportunities and special giveaways for its customers.Zaxby’s is located at 540 CC Camp Road adjacent to the Elkin Walmart.The grand opening is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 8, according to J.J. DeRoy, who serves as director of market development for the franchise.“Right now we’re on target with the date,” said DeRoy.DeRoy said Zaxby’s e...

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Elkin handles heat, East Wilkes

Elkin High was the hotter team on a hot day at Elkin Municipal Park Thursday afternoon.The Elks, behind rallies at No. 3 and No. singles, defeated East Wilkes, 7-2 on a hot, humid afternoon and evening at Elkin Municipal Park.“It was a great match,” Elkin assistant coach Pam Fencl said. “It’s a good way to start the season.”Ally Gentry at No. 3 and Julie Nuemark at No. 4 both bounced back from first-set losses to win in tiebreaker...

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Friday night previews

Elkin (0-0) at Forbush (0-0), 7:30Last Year’s Result: Elkin 24, Forbush 21Losing a close game on the opponent’s home field in 2013 sets the stage for the Elkin-Forbush clash in East Bend Friday night.Forbush Coach Chris Johnson is cautious about approaching the game with revenge in mind. “There’s always a revenge factor,” Johnson said. “You want to play that card as a coach.“Thing is it̵...

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SCC offers classes in transmissions and small engines

DOBSON — Understanding and repairing automatic transmissions or small engines, such as lawnmowers, is a great money-saver and could be the beginnings of a new career. Beginning in August and September through Corporate and Continuing Education, Surry Community College is offering two classes to help you learn the trade of engine repair.Automatic Transmissions began Tuesday and ends Dec. 11. The class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Dobson campus in t...

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Production wraps for ‘The Longest Ride’

DOBSON — Cast and crew for the 20th Century Fox completed production of “The Longest Ride” with the final shots of the romance movie filmed at a Dobson residence.Production wrapped early Tuesday morning.Production crews arrived in Dobson working continuously eight days in advance of the two-day shooting.Producers selected 362 Grover Cockerham Road as the preferred location for barn, field and other household scenes.

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Arlington seniors visit theater

On Aug. 13, the seniors at Arlington First Baptist Church traveled to the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theater to hear “Then Sings My Soul.” The seniors enjoyed lunch and uplifting music. Pastor Matty Ponce-de-Leon, front, center, had a wonderful time also. The church is always open to visitors.

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