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Elkin JROTC hosts drill meet

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Elkin JROTC cadets clinched second in a drill meet they hosted on Saturday at Elkin High School dressed in their new “dress blues.”They placed first in squad and platoon drills. Cadet Ricky Rendon finished second in the individual competition.“It is a win-win situation for our program when all the cadets are engaged in hosting and marching in our own drill meet. It is a great opportunity for the parents and the community to see some of what the cadets in JROTC do. We have a great group of young people here at Elkin High School and it showed again today,” said Elkin JROTC Instructor Maj. Roy Ferguson.


Cash in most unusual trash

Trash is not cheap — it costs the State of North Carolina about $16 million every year to pick up what people carelessly throw out — but it could pay.Keep North Carolina Beautiful and Pepsico created the Fall 2014 Unusual Litter Contest that awards the person that finds the most unusual litter a $250 prize. Unusual litter found in previous contests include half a mannequin found in Huntersville, a Brazilian banknote found in Manteo and 1958 report cards from Asheboro Ci...

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Church calendar

Oct. 4• 10:30 a.m., Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church, 310 W. Main St., Elkin, will have a Blessing of the Animals. Bring pets for a blessing on this Feast Day of Francis of Assisi, a saint known for his boundless love of animals and all creation. For the well being of all, pets must be on a leash, in a carrier or otherwise constrained.• 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., State Road Pentecostal Holin...

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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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Down the River Road

We were good little toters, all of us kids. There was a lot of toting to be done, on our farm in Surry County. We toted water from the spring to the barn, we toted tobacco plants from the plant bed to the patch, we toted ’taters out of the ’tater field, and the older kids occasionally toted the younger kids here and yon. If it needed toting and it wasn’t too heavy, the kids did the toting.But for years, I had studiously avoided using the word “tote.” I...

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Soil or cereal?

Third-grade students at Mountain Park Elementary School recreated the layers of soil using different types of cereal. They discussed percolation as they added milk and decided which layer was best for growing plants.Third-grade students at Mountain Park Elementary School recreated the layers of soil using different types of cereal. They discussed percolation as they added milk and decided which layer was best for growing plants.Third-grade students at Mountain Park Eleme...

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Early morning prayers at school

Mountain Park Elementary School celebrated the national event “See You At The Pole” on Sept. 24. Thirty-five students, parents and staff prayed for their country, school, and each other.

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Annual book sale under way

As the days grow shorter and cooler, the thought of a cozy night at home by the fire with a good book begins to sound pretty good. The cost of the used books at the Friends of the Elkin Public Library annual book sale under way at the library can have books going home for $1 for hardback books, 50 cents for paperback books and 50 cents for children’s books.There are about 3,000 books of a plethora of genres from which to choose. The sale, which will run through Oct. 11, has t...

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Letter to editor

To the editor,The coverage you provided in Monday’s paper about the Overmountain Victory Trail Association school tours was excellent. Writer Tanya Chilton is to be commended. Thank you helping us keep this story of local and national history alive.We are grateful to many local citizens who help with these tours either by particiating or giving of their time and money.This year Bill Blackley portrayed Col. Joseph Winston who was one of the militia leader...

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Community provides hope and funds

On Sept. 20, the community came together to support one of its own at a fundraiser aimed at helping a mother of three with vital medical expenses.Heather Cox Coe, a top 20 finalist on season five of American Idol, was diagnosed with a pineal gland brain tumor four and half years ago. The tumor has been causing Coe various health problems including severe headaches and seizures, she said. When first diagnosed, Coe said doctors told her the only option was a dangerous craniotomy that...

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Stone Mountain News

Yale Huie will be bringing the message Sunday at Garden Creek Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Campers in the Stone Mountain State Park are invited to come as you are to worship in this historic church.Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church on the Traphill Road will be celebrating Homecoming on Sunday. It has been 47 years since the church was organized. Mickey Brooks will be bringing the message. Pastor Ritchie Harris invites all members and former members to attend this special service. ...

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Police briefs

According to a release from the Elkin Police Department, the following arrests and citations occurred the week of Sept. 22-28.• Scotty Odell Wagoner, 41, North Wilkesboro, was cited with speed and careless and reckless driving.• Selena Marie Foster, 17, Jonesville, was cited with speed and provisional licensee.• Thomas Lee Bell Jr., 40, North Wilkesboro, was cited with speed.• Victoria Holsclaw Bishop, 30, Yadkinville, was ci...

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Bikers for Kids helping rescue truck

Bikers for Kids, a local charity, will hold a Shotgun Ride to benefit the Mountain Park Rescue Squad on Oct. 11 at 10:30 a.m. The rescue squad’s funding was diminished as the economy tanked, which caused them to be behind on the payments of a rescue truck that is vital to its service in the community.The event is the brainchild of Eddie Bobbitt, assistant chief of the Elkin Rescue Squad and vice president of Bikers for Kids.“I know how hard it is to function ...

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Theo’s reinspected after getting ‘B’ grade

JONESVILLE — Inspectors for Yadkin County Environmental Health were at Theo’s Restaurant, at 233 Winston Road in Jonesville, on Tuesday conducting a reinspection, after the restaurant received a “B” grade with a score of 85.Results from Tuesday’s reinspection was not available at press time.It is the first “B” grade the restaurant has received since opening in 1996, said owner Theo Kakouras. He said it had been a little more than...

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Prism fighting cancer

Prism Products is taking the entire month of October raising funds for cancer awareness. The company’s employee mission is to raise a total of $3,000. If the goal is met, Prism Medical Products will match the amount raised up to $3,000. All of the money will go to the Surry Cancer Awareness Team. Anyone who is interested in donating to the cause can contact Prism to donate either via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Prism-Medical-Products-LLC or email at info@prism-medical.com...

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Recent results and upcoming schedule

*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeMonday, September 29Men’s soccerStarmount 8, East Wilkes 3Elkin 3, North Wilkes 1 (OT)VolleyballWest Forsyth 3, Forbush 0Starmount 3, Surry Central 0Women’s tennisMount Airy 8, East Wilkes 1Tuesday, September 30Cross...

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Local sports roundup

Elkin defeated visiting North Wilkes, 3-1, in overtime in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference match Monday.North Wilkes fell to 2-9 overall and 2-5 in the conference. Elkin, now 4-9-1 and 4-3, was at West Wilkes Tuesday. They return home for a non-conference game and their third game in three days to host Mount Airy (6-4-3) Wednesday at 6.VolleyballStarmount 3, Surry Central 0: In Boonville, the Rams made quick work of the G...

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Rams batter Cardinals, 8-3

BOONVILLE — Bryan Jiménez recorded three goals and Ulises López added two as Starmount defeated East Wilkes, 8-3, Monday in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference game.“They were faster than we were,” East Wilkes Coach Rodney Wagoner said.Juan Mora, Erick Teodoro, and Salomón Maya also scored for the Rams.Zach Nixon, Carlos Garcia, and Spencer Kranz scored for the Cardinals.Starmount Coach Edgar Zamora said his team w...

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