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NCDOT to close lane of I-77 in Yadkin County for pavement improvements

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JONESVILLE — Beginning tonight, the N.C. Department of Transportation will work to improve a stretch of Interstate 77 Southbound in Yadkin County south of Jonesville. A lane closure will be in place starting at 7 p.m. from mile markers 73-76 for the pavement repairs.The right lane closure will be in place until Tuesday at 6 a.m. Crews are planning to close the left lane from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday.Motorists are asked to slow down and use caution when traveling in the area.

 

Glory Days brings people together

YADKINVILLE — The annual Glory Days Show held at 2937 Radiator Road at the home of Charles and Gina Neal drew a large crowd of locals and visitors who seemed thrilled with a tractor, lawnmower, classic car and engine show and especially the tractor pull event finale.Gina Neal said her son, Loren, came up with the name. He told his mother that the Old Glory represents the people. So, the event was christened Glory Days three years ago when it began.Each year proceed...

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Terror too close for comfort

A little girl, about my age at the time, plays in a field as a bird chirps in a tranquil scene shown in an old, blurry, black-and-white TV ad.Then comes a countdown: 3-2-1. Next, a mushroom cloud from a nuclear explosion arises.With that ad, which aired only once, on Sept. 7, 1964, America was introduced to the hard-hitting, provocative TV political-campaign ad.The Daisy Ad, as it came to be called because the little girl is picking the pedals of a daisy, is c...

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SCC to host Southeastern United Grape & Wine Symposium Nov. 5-6

DOBSON — Internationally renowned experts in viticulture and enology will be featured during the third annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium to be held Nov. 5-6 at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology on the campus of Surry Community College.

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East Wilkes dominates in homecoming shutout

Cardinal Jordan Niten punches it in for a touchdown in the homecoming game against North Wilkes making the most of a long run to the outside by Senior Levi Ray.Jared Wood scores a touchdown after getting good separation to get downfield against North Wilkes.Chris Ward earns hard yardage upfield for the Cardinal offense.

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Citizen calls planting flowers ‘God-given duty’

JONESVILLE — Some of the flowers decorating locations around Jonesville are not there by accident; they are there because of Ruby Bryan, who stated matter-of-factly, she believes it is her God-given duty to plant flowers.The Jonesville resident and charter member of the Jonesville Historical Society has planted flowers grown from her garden cuttings week after week, year after year to beautify areas around her. She said when she first started planting long ago, it was along t...

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Church calendar

Oct. 4• 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., State Road Pentecostal Holiness Church will be having a benefit for Shane Sparks. Event will be held at the church fellowship building at 4106 Pleasant Ridge Road, State Road. Pork barbecue plates cost $8.50 and include barbecue, beans, slaw, dessert and drink.

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Community calendar

Now through Oct. 3• Circle K on Johnson Ridge Road in Elkin, next to Lowe’s, will be accepting coats for children (will accept adult sizes, too), new and used coats and/or money will be accepted. Circle K will be contacting local schools to find out the needs of the children so the donations stay in the local community. For more information, call 336-526-1825.Now through Oct. 11...

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Cardinal Court brings top accolades

Tasha Ward was crowned 2014 homecoming princess during the East Wilkes homecoming game against North Wilkes. She is pictured in the parade that kicked off the half-time Cardinal celebration.Shyanne Harris represented Miss Future Farmers of America on Friday’s East Wilkes homecoming court.

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‘Dig Teal’ Thursday night at Starmount

BOONVILLE — Starmount will honor former standout volleyball and basketball player Meme Mckensie Brown when they host Elkin for varsity and junior varsity volleyball Thursday.A flyer printed to announce the event read: “Brown, 21, passed away on October 15, 2012 after a strong and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Meme was a gift from God and had a contagious smile that won the hearts of everyone she met. Volleyball was a very important part of her life. One way to ...

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Grower breaks state record

North Carolina record holder and pumpkin grower Danny Vester of Spring Hope broke his own record Saturday at the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival after entering a pumpkin weighing 1,404 pounds.By 10 a.m., the downtown streets were packed with people and vendors while busy pumpkin growers with tape measures and weighers were hard at work.Vester held the North Carolina record of 1,296 pounds coming into the Elkin festival. He said it was grown from the Atlantic Giant seed de...

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Grace Clinic welcomes Yadkin Valley residents for open house

ELKIN — Grace Clinic is one of more than 80 free clinics taking part in a statewide Open House sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Free Clinics (NCAFC) in partnership with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. The event is an effort to highlight the role free clinics play as a vital part of the health care safety net serving hundreds of thousands of people per year across North Carolina. Grace Clinic welcomes friends, neighbors and patients to see the c...

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Elkin JROTC holds change of command ceremony

Elkin High School JROTC conducts a change of command ceremony.Elkin High JROTC recently conducted a change of command ceremony Here, the Elkin High School Color Guard is seen during the ceremony.

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Field Day emphasizes regional history importance

A total of 413 students in fourth through eighth grade from Surry and Yadkin county schools learned about the Overmountain Victory Trail and its regional history as it relates to the Revolutionary War on Friday at the Elkin Municipal Park during the annual Overmountain Victory Trail Association Field Day.The reenactment featured around 14 booths and explored themes associated with frontier life/culture, the militia and the war. Many of the booths involved hands-on participation by ...

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Cardinals roll past Vikings, 42-0

Levi Ray and Andrew Nance combined for more than 300 yards rushing as East Wilkes opened the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference portion of their schedule with a 42-0 homecoming win over North Wilkes Friday night.“We played well,” East Wilkes Coach J.K. Adkins said. “The kids executed well and played very hard. They took care of the ball.“Defensively, we shut them down.”East rolled up an impressive 499 yards with 463 of those comi...

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MerleFest 2015 volunteer applications open Wednesday

WILKESBORO — Beginning Wednesday, MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s, will begin accepting online applications for its popular volunteer program for the 2015 festival. MerleFest 2015 will take place April 23-26.Volunteer applications will be accepted online at www.merlefest.org/volunteers. Those who prefer a hard copy application may request one by emailing merlefest.volunteer@wilkescc.edu or calling 336-838-6262. Anyone wishing to volunteer should complete an application e...

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Church holds ceremonial blessing of peace pole

Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church recently held a blessing of a peace pole with good-sized community participation as part of the International Day of Peace celebration after erecting the pole earlier on the church greenway.The Rev. Gaye Brown said, “Our goal in erecting a peace pole on the greenway was to remind ourselves, and those passing by, to pray for peace; and to seek to become peacemakers in our homes, communities and the world.”She said hopefully, ...

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Cardinals celebrate homecoming

Hannah Holbrook escorted by brother Joseph Holbrook is named 2014 homecoming queen at East Wilkes High School Friday. Former East Wilkes Homecoming Queen Paige Key performs the crowning honors.East Wilkes Homecoming Queen Hannah Holbrook pictured with driver Eddie Salley and brother Joseph Holbrook during a victory lap finale.Hannah Holbrook, who became the 2014 East Wilkes Homecoming Queen on Friday stands with her “best friend,” little brother and homecomin...

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