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North Carolina Wing honors CAP World War II veteran from Elkin

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BURLINGTON — On Oct. 11, the North Carolina Wing staff members gathered to honor a Civil Air Patrol member who served the country during World War II.Second Lt. Jewell Bailey Brown of Elkin first learned to fly at the age of 14 and first soloed when she was 16 years old. She went on to earn her private pilot’s license followed by her commercial license. She got her instrument rating and spent several years as a flight instructor.In 1943, she joined Civil Air Patrol and was an active member of the Charleston South Carolina Squadron and she participated in beach patrols during World War II.

 

Fire safety and fun meet

When the volunteer firefighters from Mountain Park Fire Department arrived at Mountain Park Elementary, the learning and fun began. Students were introduced to the equipment used by firefighters, the components of the fire truck, and the gear the firefighters wear. Students learned two important rules of fire safety: get down and stay down, and get out and stay out At the end of the day, the firefighters had prepared some fun so the day could end on a positive note helping students to remembe...

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Dealing with bullies — in a pirate way

The Surry Arts Council presented a program, The Pirates of Bully Bay, at Mountain Park on Oct. 15. Students learned how to deal with bullies — walk away, ignore them, or ask them why they are so mean to others. The students enjoyed the program and learned how to deal with bullies too.

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Elkin High School asking public to commit to safe driving

ELKIN — Elkin High School staff and students are committed to keeping teens safe on the road. They are asking everyone 14 and older to go to www.celebratemydrive.com once a day, every day, from now to Friday. The more safe driving commitments the community makes, the better their chance to win a $100,000 grant and a private concert by The Band Perry.Learning to drive is a big step in life. State Farm and Elkin High School recognize getting a driver’s license is an impor...

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Rams finishing season strong

BOONVILLE — Salomón Maya and Juan Mora, two sophomores, made sure the Starmount seniors went home happy on Senior Night Monday.With the score tied 1-1 in the second half, Maya scored with an assist from Mora, to lift the Rams to a 2-1 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference win over Wilkes Central.“It was a crazy game,” Starmount Coach Edgar Zamora said. “We finally pulled out the win.”Starmount junior Ulises López, with an ...

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Early voting starts Thursday

With any voter allowed to vote at any early voting site, it seems to have caused some confusion for those who choose to vote on Election Day.Residents from anywhere in Surry County can vote at any of the three early voting sites, which will open to voters Thursday morning. But once early voting is closed, and voters opt to go on Election Day to the polls, they can only vote at their precinct polling place.For the Elkin area this has caused a bit of confusion since the El...

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Recent results and upcoming schedule

*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeMonday, October 20Men’s soccerElkin 2, East Wilkes 0Starmount 2, Wilkes Central 1Forbush 1, Surry Central 0Tuesday, October 21Volleyball1A 2nd round: Lincoln Charter at Starmount, 6Wednesday, October 22Men’s soccer...

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Flu more of concern than Ebola

If Ebola surfaces in the Elkin area, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, and other medical facilities and staff in Surry County, is ready.“We started three weeks ago. As soon as it started hitting the media, we brought a team together to see what our approach would be,” said Paula Moore, vice president of clinic operations for Hugh Chatham. “What would we do if a patient came through any of our doors in our whole system?”The planning processed evolved...

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Local golfers fare well at Cross Creek

MOUNT AIRY — Five local golfers have qualified for the 1A/2A state tournament next week after 18 holes at Cross Creek Country Club Monday.Mount Airy was the host school for the Central Regional 1A/2A Tournament.“It went very well,” said Bear coach Tommye Phillips. “We had 37 girls here. We’re very happy to have the turnout we did, and we had wonderful weather. The girls were just great.”Salisbury took first place as a team a...

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Celebrate ‘Beary Scary Halloween’ at Grandfather Mountain

Frights and fun await kids at the Beary Scary Halloween festival Oct. 25 at Grandfather Mountain.The celebration offers a full day of nature programs about creepy, crawly critters, Halloween-themed crafts, animal enrichments and trick-or-treating — all included with park admission. Kids in costume enter the park for half price.“Beary Scary Halloween is a great chance to meet the Grandfather Mountain animals and learn about some of the creatures that you might...

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Surry County Sports Hall of Fame 2014 inductees named

DOBSON — The Surry County Parks and Recreation Department and the Surry County Sports Hall of Fame Committee announce the inductees for the 2014 class of the Surry County Sports Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor.2014 Hall of Fame inductees:• Mr. Alfred “Chubby” Dean• Mr. Deane W. Hall• Ms. Tina Roberta Lane Heafner• Ms. Melanie Bledsoe Hudspeth• Mr. Robert Smith2014 Ring o...

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Virtual Costume Contest accepting entries

Looking for a treat without the trick? Well look no further than www.elkintribune.com, where this week The Elkin Tribune is kicking off its latest online contest.Just in time for the beginning of the holiday season, The Tribune and its key advertising sponsors are hosting a virtual costume party and they are inviting everyone to join the merriment.Winner of the Virtual Costume Contest will receive a $150 grand prize, which would be a nice little start on holiday shopping...

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Candidates competing for seat on school board

Early voting will begin Thursday for all seats in the Nov. 4 General Election, including seats for the Elkin City School Board of Education. There are two seats available in the ECS City District and one available in the ECS West District.Candidates Frank Beals and Debbie Brown are running in a contested race for the one seat available in the West District.In the City District, incumbent ECS board member James Freeman is running unopposed and newcomer Jane Hill Riley is ...

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Tobacco out of the woods?

I saw a golden (leaf) opportunity.A tobacco field lies just 30 feet from the edge of my porch. That has aroused some bemused curiosity among folks in the office down in the city who probably have never seen a tobacco plant.So on a quiet Saturday last month, while I was outside puttering around, trying to find something to distract me from doing some real work, here came a tobacco priming machine.I’m two generations removed from tobacco farming, which onc...

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League elects Elkin mayor as first vice president

RALEIGH — The North Carolina League of Municipalities elected Elkin Mayor Lestine Hutchens as its first vice president during the league’s annual conference in Greensboro earlier this week.The board of directors is comprised of municipal officials from across the state who are recognized as leaders among their colleagues. The board is responsible for representing the opinions of members when deciding the direction of the League.“Our new executive office...

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Elkin crushes West Wilkes, 49-13

Elkin recovered quickly from an early 6-o deficit to down West Wilkes, 49-13, in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference game on Homecoming.It was the fourth straight win for the Buckin’ Elks.After the first Blackhawk drive, Elkin Head Coach Scott Wood said the “defensive coaches made a slight adjustment. They got kids where they were supposed to be. We were OK after that.”The 13 points were the most the Buckin’ Elks have allowed in the l...

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Villain, Spartans claim 1A tennis titles

Morgan Auger of Bishop McGuinness claimed the singles title and Courtney Mudge and Marisa Deininger of the Community School of Davidson claimed the doubles title at 1A regional play at Elkin Municipal Park Saturday.Play began Friday afternoon for the top players in the region, including four players from East Wilkes and two from Elkin.Auger defeated Lydia Miller of Queens Grant, 6-3, 6-2 to claim her title. Auger dropped just seven games in four matches.Mudge ...

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Rams roll to 3rd straight win

BOONVILLE — Visiting Starmount made short work of North Wilkes, racing to a 52-0 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference victory Friday night.It was the third straight win for the Rams, who have outscored those three opponents 154-7.Trey Lomax who returned the opening kickoff 83 yards to the Viking 2 and Zach Freed scored two plays later and the Rams never looked back.“We started well,” Starmount Head Coach Scott Johnson said. “We had a rea...

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