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Walmart teacher rewards appreciated

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JONESVILLE — Local teachers from Jonesville and Elkin elementary schools benefited this week from a Walmart Teacher Rewards Program in which local Walmart staff raised money for the teachers to help supplement school supplies. The funds were raised from purchases from a drink machine.Greg Tippett, an Elkin Walmart representative, handed out the cards and explained the funds come at a time when funding for school supplies has become critical. He thanked the many teachers for often pulling from their own pockets to help students have the school supplies they need.“We are honored to be able to give you $1,000,” said Tippett.

 

Rams beat Cards, 5-1

RONDA — Angel Romero scored twice in the first half as Starmount defeated East Wilkes, 5-1, in a Mountain Valley Conference game Thursday evening.Romero’s goals put the Rams up 2-0. Less than 10 minutes into the second half, Leonel Maldonado put the Rams up 3-0. Carlos Garcia put East Wilkes on the board with 27:14 left to play.Bryan Jiménez put Starmount up 4-1 on a penalty kick with 20:16 to play and Ulises López put the Rams up 5-1 with 14:02 to ...

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Virginia tractor trailer accident causing backups on I-77 northbound in Surry County

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Motorists traveling on I-77 Northbound into Virginia are advised to seek alternate routes after a tractor trailer accident in Virginia closed a portion of the interstate Friday morning near the state line.A tractor-trailer hauling lumber caught fire around mile marker seven in Virginia. No portion of I-77 Northbound is closed in North Carolina, but the closure in Virginia is causing backup and delays in Surry County.The road is expected to open com...

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Senior center gets a face lift

JONESVILLE — Jennifer Hemric, director of the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, said the center received a $1,000 grant from the Duke Energy Retiree Foothill Chapter that made a difference by providing a recent face-lift.Volunteers put it to work by showing up with 23 hosta plants and painting rocking chairs, said Hemric.“They did some amazing work for us.”The grant provides volunteers for grant recipients. A total of eight volunteers made the new...

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Church calendar

Oct. 24• 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Genesis Church fellowship hall, Sparger Road, Mount Airy, will be the site for a spaghetti lunch/dinner. Dine in or carry out/delivery for five orders or more. All proceeds go to Canaan Land Children’s Home, a nonprofit organization. Plates are $6 and includes salad with choice of ranch or thousand island dressing, roll and dessert. Drinks are available. Call in orders at 336-429-2300....

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Community calendar

Oct. 24• 10:15 a.m., “Preschool Story Hour” for 2 & 3 year olds and 11:15 a.m. for 4 & 5 year olds at the Elkin Public Library. Theme is “Night Wings” 336-835-5586.

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Odum challenging Atkinson for sheriff

Graham AtkinsonEditor’s Note: Graham Atkinson, a Democrat, was born and raised on a farm in the Siloam community, where he still lives today. He is a Surry Central High School graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in social services with a concentration in criminal justice. Atkinson and his wife, Melissa, have two children, a daughter Samantha, 22, and a son Hugh, 16. Why are you running for office?...

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Two school board members to say farewell Monday

Elkin City Schools has cancelled a joint meeting planned next Monday with the Surry County Commissioners and ECS Board of Education, and rescheduled for Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. The school board will hold its regular scheduled board meeting Monday at 6 p.m.On Nov. 10, ECS Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe said they will be sharing an ECS facility evaluation where they will look at the current facilities and future needs of renovations or potentially new buildings. That would mean a new mid...

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‘Henry the Mountain Lion’

Elkin Middle School teacher of the year Angela Adams will speak about her book, “Henry the Mountain Lion,” on Sunday at the Elkin Public Library and how lessons from a former and present day mountain lion is a reality and steeped in metaphor.A real mountain lion found on Hemric Mountain has come back to the family’s long-time farm of generations. Henry is acting as a reminder of how her great-great-grandmother Fanny Chappell’s courage still carries on, said ...

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Elkin tennis advances

Elkin advanced to the third round of the 1A playoffs with a 5-1 win over Pine Lake Prep at Elkin Municipal Park Tuesday.Miracle Waters, at No. 1, and Makayla Dimmette, at No. 2, had to go to third-set tiebreakers to secure their wins and wrap up the match before doubles matches had to be played.Mattie Timmerman, at No. 4, Julie Neumark, at No. 5, and Morgan Randleman, at No. 6, won in straight sets for Elkin — dropping only seven games among them.The Elk...

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Friday night previews

Starmount (5-3, 3-1) at East Wilkes (2-6, 1-3), 7:30Last year’s result: Starmount 55, East Wilkes 7Starmount cruised to a 52-0 win over North Wilkes in Hays last Friday. East Wilkes lost 48-14 to undefeated Ashe County in West Jefferson.It doesn’t get any easier for the Cardinals but as Head Coach J.K. Adkins said, “It doesn’t get any harder” either.Adkins is hoping his injury-depleted secondary will be...

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Browns celebrate 50th anniversary

Dean and Wanda Cook Brown of Yadkinville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 30 with a 6:30 p.m. dinner party at The Meeting Place, Elkin, attended by family and friends. The couple were married Aug. 30, 1964, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Hamptonville, by the Rev. Dewey Armstrong.Hosting the dinner were their children, Amy Small and husband, Curtis, of Yadkinville and Jody Brown and wife, Tammy, of State Road. They have four grandchildren, Brooke Mosteller and husband...

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Eagles move past Rams, 3-1

BOONVILLE — Everything started off fine Tuesday evening for the Starmount volleyball team as the defending state champions met Lincoln Charter in a 1A second-round match.The Rams jumped out to a 10-3 lead and with Alli Jones, Ashley Johnson and Maggie Freed combining for seven kills; and Jones, Freed and Brittany Zellar combining for four aces, they won 25-11 and seemed firmly in control.But then came the second set. Starmount committed 12 hitting errors and four s...

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EHS classmates celebrate half a century at reunion

JONESVILLE — Elkin High School graduates recently celebrated their 50-year class reunion at the Jonesville Fairfield Inn and Suites, Elkin/Jonesville, with 55 classmates in attendance and a total of 92 people overall.Ben Mastin, a graduate of the Elkin High School Class of 1964, is a majority owner of Riverview Holdings, LLC Hotels, the group of properties that include the Jonesville Fairfield Inn and Suites. Looking back half a century later, Mastin spoke on on the importanc...

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ECS holds career fair

Elkin City Schools students celebrated career fair this week with several local businesses in attendance at Elkin High School.Several students said they were happy for the opportunity to see what is available in their own community.Belk Department Store, Prism Medical and the Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc. were among the businesses.Leeann Nixon Stokes, vice president of the Surry County EDP, showed students a long list of businesses compile...

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Brendle, O’Dell challengers for clerk of court

Rebecca BrendleEditor’s Note: Democrat Rebecca Brendle is seeking re-election as Surry County’s Clerk of Superior Court, a position she has held since January 2013. Prior to being named clerk, she served for more than a decade as assistant/deputy clerk. She is married and has two daughters, Erin, 9, and Ava, 6, who attend Surry County schools.Why are you running for office?

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VFW posts plan events

The Veterans of Foreign Wars local posts will be participating in multiple events in the coming weeks.The Elkin VFW Post 7794 and Yadkin VFW Post 10346 will distribute Buddy Poppies at the Elkin Walmart on Nov. 6-8. VFW members will be on site each day to distribute poppies and any funds raised will be used to support veterans programs and other community groups and activities in the tri-county area.Also, the Captain Mark Garner Post 7794 in Elkin will conduct its annual...

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ReVision: Inspired Fabric Design Exhibit comes to Yadkin Cultural Arts Center

YADKINVILLE — ReVision: Inspired Fabric Design Exhibit is coming to the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center. The old world fabrics and their reinventions by Valdese Weavers will be on exhibit in Welborn Gallery through end of year.As designers to the furniture and home interiors trades Valdese Weavers continually circles the globe visiting vintage fabric vendors. In search of current or timeless motifs that can be recreated and repurposed Valdese brings the fabrics, called frames, ba...

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