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Church calendar

April 11• Revival services will be at Oak Level Baptist Church in Wilkes County with the Rev. Keith Blankley as visiting minister.April 12• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., City of Refuge Community Church will have its second annual “Operation Resurrection” Community Day and Easter Egg Hunt at Smoot Park in North Wilkesboro. There will be a free clothes giveaway and fr...

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Cox named president of Wilkes Community College

WILKESBORO — The Wilkes Community College Board of Trustees has named Dr. Jeffrey Alan Cox as the next president of Wilkes Community College, contingent upon approval by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges on April 25.Cox accepted the board’s offer on Tuesday, saying that he is proud to join Wilkes Community College and continue to build on the successes achieved by the faculty, staff and students over the college’s 50-year history.

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Cheek leads Rams past Cardinals

RONDA — Blake Cheek had four hits and pitched into the sixth inning to lead Starmount to a 14-6 win over East Wilkes Wednesday night.Cheek doubled and drove in three runs, while teammates Caleb West, Garrett Stokes, and Cody Whitaker each had two hits as the Rams had 18 hits. Sawyer Davis hit a two-run homer for the Rams in the sixth.Cheek went 5.2 innings, allowing eight hits, four earned runs, walking three, and striking out three. Starmount Coach Josh Pardue was...

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Higgins nets 4 as Cards down Rams

RONDA — Melia Higgins scored four goals, two in each half, as East Wilkes blanked Starmount 4-0 Tuesday evening.Higgins’ first two goals came two minutes apart in the first half after a barrage of shots by the Cardinals and a slew of saves by Starmount keeper Amanda O’Donnell.Higgins, a sophomore, also scored in the minute of the second half, but saved her best for last - a 25-yard right-footed rocket in the 24th minute that hit the far post through tra...

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Elkin tops Mount Airy, 6-3

Matthew Schumak and Jarrett Peterson won at No. 3 doubles to clinch Elkin’s 6-3 win over Mount Airy at the Thomas M. Gwyn Tennis Complex Wednesday.On an afternoon with several tough matches, the Buckin’ Elks moved to 9-1 against the perennially tough Bears.“They’ve got a great team,” Elkin Coach Tony Duncan said. “Their top six will grind; they play every point.“Our kids, for the most part, played well.”...

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Starmount sweeps at Cedarbrook

STATE ROAD — Starmount took both halves of the two nine-hole matches at Cedarbrook Country Club Tuesday.On a sunny and windy day, the Rams shot a 176 to edge Alleghany (178) and Elkin (179) in the first match; and a 168 to edge Alleghany (169) and Elkin (170) in the second.Gunner Cass, with a 41, paced Starmount on the first nine, while Nick Gunnell and Brady Hunter each notched 41s to pace the Rams on the second nine.Elkin was led by Harrison Hall, Josi...

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Liens, garnishments, attachments

DOBSON — While they asked for a little more time to mull it over, the Surry County Board of Commissioners seems poised to give the go-ahead to the county’s tax department to aggressively collect money owed to the emergency services department.During its meeting Monday night, county Tax Director Michael Hartgrove and Emergency Services Director John Shelton presented a plan they said could go a long way toward filling a gap left by the state taking over vehicle tax colle...

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East Wilkes celebrates prom ‘Great Gatsby’ style

WILKESBORO — East Wilkes celebrated its high school prom over the weekend at the nearby Stone Center to a theme based on the 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby.”It was made complete by a popular photo-prop of a 1940s Ford, sometimes called a “moonshine” type automobile.Whitney Shores was named prom queen and Jacob Pardue, prom king. Shores said, “I was shocked, I had no idea, I don’t go out of my way to make mys...

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New director for Grace Clinic

A local clinic known for servicing low-income residents living below the poverty level and lacking medical insurance has named a new interim executive director.Mary Ford Keller, the familiar physician’s assistant and advocate for Grace Clinic, was ushered into the position by the Grace Clinic Board of Directors.Keller has been the medical provider for the clinic since 2010. Keller will continue in her role as physician assistant, seeing patients for scheduled appoi...

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EHS host facility for district 4-H competition

More than 150 students ranging from ages 9 to 18 will make way to Elkin High School on Saturday for District Activity Day sponsored by the N.C. Cooperative Extension.The students will be presenting topics ranging from hospitality, etiquette and social graces, all about bugs and bees, forestry and wildlife, right down to serving tea, and how to properly grill a whole turkey.Eligible topics are listed under categories ranging from animal science, citizenship and civic educ...

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Surry Foothills Relay For Life will have events for all

Relay for Life of Surry Foothills will hold its team captains meeting on Thursday at 5:45 p.m. in the Fairfield Inn to finalize plans, relay times and acknowledge teams for the upcoming relay scheduled May 3 at the Elkin High School track field.Surry Foothills Relay Chair Amy Cothren said it also will be an opportunity to add more teams to the registration list and individuals or teams may continue registration until April 17. Individuals also may join any of the teams already regi...

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Daniel Vernon Hampton

Nicholas and Danyelle Hampton of Elkin announce the birth of their son, Daniel Vernon Hampton, on March 18 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital at 10:43 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measuring 20 inches.The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Danny Brown of Boonville and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Hampton of Elkin. Great-grandparents are Nell Hunter of Boonville, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hampton of Elkin and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Mendenhall of Boonville.

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Stone Mountain News

Mt. Pisgah Ladies Circle will be having a fundraiser on Saturday. Come out and enjoy some old fashion Goodwill Burgers. A $3.50 plate will include a Goodwill Burger, French fries, dessert and drink. All proceeds will go to help cancer patients and those in need in our community.You can get some good chicken BBQ at the Traphill Fire Department on Saturday, beginning around 10:30 a.m. It gets gone fast so you have to be early to get it.Crabgrass Bluegrass Gospel Band will ...

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Zamora takes over at Starmount

YADKINVILLE — Twenty-four-year-old Edgar Zamora looks the part of the serious school teacher. It’s not hard to picture him as a math and Spanish teacher at Yadkin Early College.He looks at ease in his business casual clothes in his portable on the backside of the Yadkinville campus.But come late summer, he’ll be on the practice field and the sidelines guiding the Starmount Rams as their new head coach. He’ll replace Dale Draughn, who stepped down ...

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Gift and grant help EHS score new wrestling mat

When I came to Elkin in 1987 my wrestlers competed on an old gold mat that at least went back into the 1970s. Twenty-seven years later (and bearing the paint of two reconditioning jobs) my wrestlers still competed on the same old shrinking mat.When Coach Matt Dunn opens his first season as Elkin’s coach, he will do so on a new 42-foot-by-42-foot wrestling mat.The new mat was made possible by a gift to Elkin High School by the Foothills Fury Wrestling Club and a gra...

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Racing under way at Friendship

ELKIN — Friendship Motor Speedway opened its 2014 season Saturday night.Bryan Nance, Chad Call, Jeff Parsons, Doug Clonch, Shaun Robinson, Chase McCormick and Danny Tate all took home first-place trophies.Parsons, who won the Open Wheel Modifieds, also grabbed third places in both the Limited Sportsman and Renegades divisions.

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Eagles take down Rams

DOBSON — Kaden Leonard held Starmount to one hit over the last three innings as Surry Central defeated Starmount, 7-6, in eight innings Saturday afternoon.Cole Fowler went 2-for-5 with an RBI to pace the Golden Eagles at the plate.Surry Central, with their fourth straight win, is now 7-4 overall and 3-0 in the conference. Starmount fell to 5-9 and 3-3.The Rams were at East Wilkes last night. They play at North Wilkes Friday.Women’...

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