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Kids score book bags, supplies through charity event

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Book bags and school supplies were distributed on Monday evening by local charity known for community give-aways.A whopping 300 book bags were on display. Children lined up in the parking lot awaiting a chance to get packed on educational items necessary for starting off the school year, and they got to pick a bag that was a best match for them.After picking the bag, children were further ushered into sections to receive school supplies that were age-appropriately distributed.The venue was held by I Support My Community, a non-profit organization, who teamed up with area business sponsors such as CenturyLink. The event was held in the CenturyLink parking lot.


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Round Hill Baptist Church is having revival this week through Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Claude Lloyd from Rocky Ford is the guest speaker. Pastor Matthew Higgins and the congregation invite you to worship with them.There will be Port-a-pit BBQ chicken available on Saturday under the shelter at Thurmond Grocery from 10 a.m. until they sell out. Plates are $8.50 and include a half chicken, baked beans, slaw, roll and dessert. This is sponsored by White Rock United Methodist Church....

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Elks young, but deep in 2014

Elkin Coach Heath Foster expects as many as “six or seven” freshmen or sophomores to crack his starting 11 this fall.“We lost eight seniors,” Foster said Thursday, adding four of them played “crucial spots.”While the Buckin’ Elks will be young, Foster doesn’t think it’s a bad thing. “A couple of years from now that will be great,” he said.Foster added his team should “be good in the midfie...

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Basketball sites selected for tourneys

CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has announced its two regional basketball tournament sites for the 2014-15 season.The Eastern Regional event will once again be played in Fayetteville, while the Western Regional tournament will return to Winston-Salem after a stint in Greensboro. The dates for the tournaments are March 3 through March 7.In the Eastern Regional, games will be held at the Crown Coliseum complex, at both the C...

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Rain stops East Wilkes match

RONDA — It wasn’t the perfect start East Wilkes Coach Aaron Simmons might have hoped for, but there were plenty of positives to take out of Tuesday’s suspended match with Ashe County.Before doubles play could get past warmups, a storm blew in with the Huskies leading 4-2. Simmons said the match is tentatively scheduled to be finished Sept. 3.“Considering the immense advantage they had in experience, I think we played well,” Simmons said. ...

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Elks open with win over Wilkes Central

WILKESBORO — Elkin opened its 2014 season with a rain-shortened 7-1 win over Wilkes Central Tuesday.The Elks host East Wilkes Thursday. The singles matches are scheduled to begin at 4:30.ResultsSingles — No. 1: Miracle Walters (E) def. Mckenzie Ingle 6-3, 6-2; No. 2: Jessika Barber (WC) def. Makayla Dimmette 6-3, 6-1; No. 3: Ally Gentry (E) def. Madison Wilcox 6-2, 6-3; No. 4: Julie Neumark (E) def. Marissa Ingle 7-5, 6-4; No. 5: Carolyn Blackburn ...

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Cast call for “Almost Maine”

The Foothills Arts Council is looking up to the Northern Lights for its next Art in the Garden performance.Auditions for “Almost, Maine” are continuing Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 129 Church Street. Needed for the cast are at least two men and two women, but more may be cast. Performance dates will be Sat., Oct. 11 and Oct. 18. This is not readers’ theater. Cast call is for older teens and up. If you have questions, please email info@foothillsartscouncil.org.

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Police briefs

The Elkin Police Department released the following information for Aug. 12-18.• Jereme Joseph Rasmussen, 22, of Hamptonville, was picked up by authorities and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver LSD, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver clonopin, maintaining a drug vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. ...

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Cardinals open with win

RONDA — East Wilkes opened their season with a three-set win over Pine Lake Prep Monday.The Cardinals will host Forbush, 1-0, Thursday at 5.East Surry 3, Elkin 0: In Elkin, East Surry defeated the Elks, 25-17, 25-4, 25-17 in the season-opening match for both.Elkin hosts Mount Airy Thursday at 5.Men’s soccerNorth Surry 6, East Wilkes 1: In Ronda, North Surry defeated the Cardin...

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Cheek, Nance big winners at Friendship

It was double points nights with all seven racing divisions competing Saturday night at Friendship Motor Speedway.Saturday night’s winners included Hamptonville’s Chris Cheek in the SeCA Crate Late Model division and Ronda’s Bryan Nance in the Limited Sportsman division.North Wilkesboro’s Chad Call claimed his eighth feature of the season in the Super Stock 4 division. Harmony’s Richard Clew, prending a tire protest, picked up the Open Wheel...

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Upcoming schedule

Monday, August 18Men’s soccer North Surry 6, East Wilkes 1Starmount at Mount Airy, ppd., rainVolleyballEast Surry 3, Elkin 0East Wilkes 3, Pine Lake Prep 0Forbush 3, Wilkes Central 0Tuesday, August 19Men’s soccerEast Wilkes at Mount Airy, 6Elkin at Hibriten, 6...

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Kids enjoy back to school bash

Area youth got a chance on Saturday to enjoy a lovely summer day at the park and prepare to head back to school with the help of a local church. New Covenant Church hosted its fifth annual Back to School Bash at Elkin Municipal Park where members provided kids in need with a free book bag, hair cut and a chance to celebrate the end of summer with fun activities like face painting and a bouncy slide.Pastor Jeramie Dawson said the event is an important part of their outreach ministry...

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Offer to purchase made on chamber building

The Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce building could be seeing new ownership in the next couple of months if plans move forward as they were presented Thursday to the chamber Board of Directors.Downtown business owners Don Hudson and Will Shover of Rhythm on Main have presented an offer to purchase the building from the chamber of commerce in order to have office space for Dance Machine Productions. The company, of which Shover is president and CEO, produces dance competitions and ...

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Tractor show a success

HAMPTONVILLE — The smell of bacon frying wafted enticingly out the front doors of the Windor’s Crossroads Community Center on Saturday as friends and neighbors gathered for the 10th annual Windsor’s Crossroads Ruritan Club breakfast and tractor show. On the lawn outside there were around 20 antique tractors of all sizes on display.“We’ve had a good turnout,” said organizer Bill Wooten. “It’s going real well.”Harmony r...

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A lot returning at Elkin

With just one player graduated from last year’s Mountain Valley Athletic Conference runner-up team, the Elkin women’s tennis team will expect to compete for the conference championship this season.“We’ve got a strong top six,” Elkin Coach Melissa Smith said. “Actually, we’ve got a strong top nine or 10.”Most the current players came in as freshmen when Smith took over as head coach. “This junior class — the bulk...

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Young team looking for strong season

The Elkin volleyball program — buoyed by more players trying out, more height, and returning experience — is still young and is still in the tough Mountain Valley Athletic Conference.“We are a young team,” Elkin Coach Jerry Ann Brown said. “We’re building this year.“We had one senior last year. We have three seniors this year.”Although they are young, the situation is improving. A lot of players should be back ne...

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Prism Medical Products showcased to pols

The Quarterly Conference of Locally Elected Officials held a meeting on Thursday evening at The Elkin Center.Guests were welcomed by Surry County Board of Commissioner Paul Johnson and Elkin Mayor Lestine Hutchens.After dinner, Hutchens drew attention toward Pilot Mountain Mayor Earl Sheppard who stated that the quarterly meeting would be his last.Sheppard turned toward the crowd of about 50 and thanked everyone for what they do with service, but indicated tha...

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Tristan Cylas EscutiaPedro José and Amber Jean Escutia of Lowgap announce the birth of their son, Tristan Cylas, on Aug. 7 at 7:25 p.m. at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, weighing 7 pounds and measuring 19 inches in length.The grandparents are Amanda Bentley of Lowgap and Michelle Escutia and Alberto Escutia, both of Asheboro. The great-grandparents are Pat and Earl Hawks of Lowgap and R...

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