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Burger Night: A Love Story

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Food lovers might not necessarily put burgers at the top of their list when it comes to unique, gourmet dining, but one local chef is quickly changing that. A 20-year veteran of working in restaurant kitchens, Ryan Kunkel has created something of a cult following for his unique burger creations, served each Wednesday at Fiddles Pub.The story, at its core, is a love story. Kunkel’s love for burgers and his desire to spend more time with his girlfriend Laura Garing came together to create a special experience for area diners.


Pardue-Whittington wed at Pilgrim Baptist Church

Katherine Pardue and Patrick Whittington were married at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Wilkesboro. The Rev. Blake Meyer officiated.The bride is the daughter of Paul and Linda Pardue of Jonesville. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University and is employed by Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.The groom is the son of Ricky and Cathy Whittington of Wilkesboro. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University and is employed by Alamance-Burlington School System....

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All NCHSAA finals in Chapel Hill in 2015

CHAPEL HILL — Commissioner Davis Whitfield of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association confirmed this week that the eight NCHSAA basketball championship games culminating the 2014-15 season will all be played in Chapel Hill.Four games will be played at the Smith Center and four games at Carmichael Arena, both on the campus of the University of North Carolina, all on Saturday, March 14. The 2A and 4A games for men and women will be played at the Smith Center while t...

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Stone Mountain News

Union Baptist Church on the Traphill Road is having revival this week through Thursday at 7 p.m. Donald Ball will be the guest speaker. Pastor Steve Stolzfus invites you to worship with them.Traphill Fire Department will have a pork BBQ supper on Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be a 50/50 drawing at 7:30 p.m. that is very interesting.Wayne Overcash will be bringing the message Sunday at Garden Creek Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Campers in the Stone Mountain State Pa...

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Peace pole to be erected in Elkin

A peace pole will be placed during a ceremony Wednesday as part of the International Day of Peace celebration on the greenway between Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church and Elkin Creek.Galloway members and the public will gather at 4 p.m. to finish the pole and erect it with signs from different languages.Rev. Gaye Brown, said the Sunday morning services have been focused on peace in preparation.Brown said the church formed a committee to discuss a world in gr...

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Heather’s Hope event Saturday

A local woman who once needed the community’s support by way of votes on a popular TV show is now in need of a more vital kind of support. A fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday to raise funds for life-saving brain surgery for former American Idol contestant, Heather Cox Coe.

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Schedule, results announced

*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeMonday, September 15Men’s soccerElkin 9, Alleghany 0North Wilkes 2, East Wilkes 0Ashe County 7, Starmount 2VolleyballNorth Wilkes 3, Forbush 1Tuesday, September 16Cross CountryElkin at Ashe Country, 4:30Men’s soccer...

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Macemore legacy lives on in race

YADKINVILLE — Saturday, the Race More for Macemore will be held for the second time.The first one was held Jan. 27, 2013 — two days before Starmount graduate Austin Macemore died after a lengthy battle with Squamous Cell carcinoma.Wayne Macemore, Austin’s father, said the event’s intent is “to carry on Austin’s legacy.”Macemore said the money raised will help children and their families dealing with cancer; sponsor mis...

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Falcons remembers Debbie Greene

EAST BEND — Tuesday night, Sept. 23, is Pink Night at Forbush High School.It won’t be just a night where two volleyball powerhouses meet - it will be a night when the Falcons pay tribute to longtime program supporter Debbie Greene, who died April 4 at the age of 61 after an 18-year battle with multiple myeloma.“I think their desire to honor my mom is a testament to how many lives she touched,” Laura Cloud, her daughter, said. “There have bee...

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Huskies slow down Rams

BOONVILLE — Miguel Ramos scored three goals and Cesar Ruiz scored twice as Ashe County sped past Starmount, 7-2, in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference game Monday night.“It’s easy to coach when you have as many fast weapons as we have,” Ashe County Coach Wes Rousseau said. “It’s hard to contain us.“We finished the opportunities we had.”“I knew how fast they were,” Starmount Coach Edgar Zamora said....

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Parker, Atkins derail Bailes at Friendship

The dominance of Ross Bailes at Friendship Motor Speedway has been at least temporarily halted as Ron Parker of Belwood won the SeCA Crate Late Model feature and Ryan Atkins of Mount Airy won the FUEL Racing Series feature.Other winners included some familiar faces: Chad Call of North Wilkesboro in the Super Stock 4 class; Shaun Robinson of West Jefferson in the Renegades class; Randy Powell of Lincolnton in the Xtreme Stock 4 class; and Kenneth Miller of Wilkesboro in the UCars....

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Elkin rips Alleghany

SPARTA — Elkin improved to 2-6-1 (2-1 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference) with a win over Alleghany Monday night.Elkin is at Surry Central Wednesday at 6. They host Starmount Thursday at 5:15.

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Defense the word at Starmount this season

BOONVILLE — For 12 years and through four state championships, Starmount has been known for its offense.Not this year.“This is the first defensive team I’ve ever had,” Starmount Coach Jon Symons said. “We hang out hats on our defense.“Seeing our opponent’s frustration. That’s what I want our kids to understand. We’re being successful at what we’re doing.“It’s the mentality of ac...

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Grace Clinic receives funding from The Winston-Salem Foundation

Tri County Health Resource Center (Grace Clinic), the free clinic for uninsured, low-income adults in the Yadkin Valley, received a generous grant award of $8,000 from The Winston-Salem Foundation on Aug. 27.The funds were provided by the Richard T. Chatham Fund and will be used to provide medications and diabetic testing supplies to Grace Clinic patients. The Elkin Advisory Committee of The Winston-Salem Foundation has been a supporter of Tri-County Health Resource Center and Grac...

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Church calendar

Sept. 15-17• 7 p.m., Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 593 Pleasant Hill Drive, Elkin, presents fall revival with Alex McFarland.Today through Sept. 18• Revival at Union Baptist Church in Traphill, (Traphill-Union Road), Monday through Thursday service will begin at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Don Ball conducting service with special singing each night.

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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.Sept. 15...

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Disquiet back in the homeland

One time I headed up the mountain to the Highland Games at Grandfather Mountain just for a look-around.I had no business up there, and since Harris is an English name I felt a wee bit out of place nosing around MacRae Meadows, site of the annual games. But we were looking for something to do, and the descendants of the Scots at the games do know how to put on a show.In fact, I got caught up in the spirit of the games, which are held each July. The folks there impressed m...

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YV United Fund holds kick-off

The Yadkin Valley United Fund began its kick-off with a goal to raise $145,000 by Nov. 21 at Elkin High School during a close football game match-up against Surry Central High School held at Grissom Stadium on Friday.Representatives from 27 agencies were recognized during the game’s halftime. Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital sponsored the kick-off event providing tents for the agencies on the football sidelines.President of the Yadkin Valley United Fund Ginger Isenho...

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