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A passion for selling produce remains

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Frizby Jim Childress, also a Finney, from his mother’s side, he said, sells watermelons, seedless and non-seedless varieties, and produce, in a parking lot off of Bridge Street in downtown Elkin. Born in Elkin, he has been selling watermelons since around 7 years old, he said.

 

Elkin tennis, softball, baseball, soccer registration info

There are several registration dates approaching for events and sports leagues through the Elkin Recreation and Sports Department.The Myers Junior Open will be held August 1-3. It is a United States Tennis Association (USTA) tourney for ages 8-18. Players must be a USTA member and must register online at USTA.com by July 27.The registration deadline for fall fastpitch softball, ages 8-13, is August 1. Costs are $55 for residents and $85 for non-residents.The r...

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Ross Bailes wins again (and again) at Friendship

Ross Bailes won for the third and fourth times this season at Friendship Motor Speedway, claiming both $1,000 Southeastern Crate Association Late Model features early Sunday morning.North Wilkesboro’s Chad Call claimed the $500 Super Stock 4 feature; Troutman’s Chad Paxton took the Open Wheel Modified feature; West Jefferson’s Shaun Robinson won the Renegades feature; Randy Powell won wire-to-wire in Xtreme Stock feature; and Clifton Richardson took the UCars feat...

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Ross Bailes wins again (and again) at Friendship

Ross Bailes won for the third and fourth times this season at Friendship Motor Speedway, claiming both $1,000 Southeastern Crate Association Late Model features early Sunday morning.North Wilkesboro’s Chad Call claimed the $500 Super Stock 4 feature; Troutman’s Chad Paxton took the Open Wheel Modified feature; West Jefferson’s Shaun Robinson won the Renegades feature; Randy Powell won wire-to-wire in Xtreme Stock feature; and Clifton Richardson took the UCars feat...

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Mineral Springs Park using historical markers to inform

JONESVILLE — Historical markers placed in Mineral Springs Park in Jonesville in 2013 were another milestone in the grand scheme of elements designed to inform and teach about Jonesville history and celebrating its achievement and heritage.“It was part of the master plan literally coming to life,” said Jonesville Historical Society Chair Judy Wolfe.The markers were funded by a grant written by Wolfe in 2010.Wolfe said in addition to portraying...

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Introductory Quickbooks Pro Seminar offered at Yadkin Center

DOBSON — The Small Business Center of Surry Community College and the Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce will offer a free introductory seminar titled “Setting Up Quickbooks Pro for Your Small Business” at The Yadkin Center, located at 4649 U.S. 601 in Yadkinville. This seminar will meet on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.“Quickbooks Pro is still the reigning leader in easy-to-use accounting software for small business owners who need to manage a wide variety of comp...

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SCC Business Center offers seminar on NC Sales and Use Tax

DOBSON — The Small Business Center of Surry Community College and the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce will offer a free seminar titled “Understanding North Carolina Sales and Use Tax” at The Elkin Center, located at 1461 N. Bridge St. in Elkin. This seminar will meet on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m.At this session, participants will learn the basics about North Carolina Sales and Use Tax. Topics covered will include the general reporting requirements for the most com...

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Local camps and clinics slated

AgilityI Support My Community will host a free agility clinic Monday nights through July 28 at the Elkin Municipal Recreation Complex. Youth under 10: 5 to 5:45 p.m.; 10 and older: 6 to 8 p.m.Participants will report to the open field behind the baseball field at the complex. Farando Best and Elkin Middle School football coach Hagan Miller will be among those on hand to guide those who attend. For more information, contact Best at 734-8978....

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Elks, Rams near top of Wachovia Cup Standings

Elkin and Starmount have finished as the top two public schools in the Wachovia Cup Standings for 1A high schools in North Carolina.“It’s a testament to our coaching staffs,” Elkin Athletic Director Tony Duncan said. “The coaches are committed to producing the best product and putting it on the field.”The Elks took fourth, while the Rams took sixth. Bishop McGuinness, a private school with three spring sport state championships, finished fir...

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Wet Lightning strong versus Dobson

The Elkin Wet Lightning swim team swept past the Dobson Dolphins Tuesday in a swim meet at Elkin Municipal Park.Cameron Burlseon, Grace Cesare, Alex Duncan and Caeson Baker were involved in five wins each as more than 20 Wet Lightning swimmers were winners in multiple events. Maia Schweikert, Andrew Peterson, Morgan Wiles, Evalyn Jarrard, Dockery Sloop, Tessa Cesare and Palmer Duncan each contributed four wins.Combined Team Scores: Elkin Wet Lightning 972, Dobson Dolphin...

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LeBron James and me — hometown buddies

OK, so it’s hard to see any kinship between LeBron James (6-foot-9, NBA superathlete) and me (shrunk down now to 5-foot-10, college dorm intramural athlete a long time ago).However, when James surprised me and a lot of other sports-minded folks a little more than a week ago by announcing that he’s going back to his hometown, he and I became kindred spirits. Fellow travelers. Bosom buddies.You can go home again, James said, in defiance of famous Asheville nove...

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Heatstroke can occur in temps as low as 57

A child’s organs will begin shutting down at 104 degrees in a hot car, and at 107 heatstroke can cause death.On Wednesday, Myron Waddell, assistant director of Surry County Emergency Services and a member of Safe Kids Surry County, parked his car outside of the Elkin Fire Department. In 92-degree heat and sitting in the sun 114-degree heat outside, it took just 20 minutes for the internal temperature of the car to reach 108 and for s’mores on a plate in the back seat to...

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Grace Clinic saved; Clinic now accepting patients

After cutting expenses, downsizing staff, appointing new leaders to executive positions and appealing to the community for financial support, Grace Clinic, a medical center which treats low-income families lacking health insurance, announced it returned to its normal three-day operation, which also includes evening hours on some days.The facility, located on 170 Claremont St., resumed its Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.schedule, according to management. Tuesday evenin...

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Scholarship Application Day offered today at SCC

Dobson — The Educational Opportunity Center of Surry Community College is hosting Scholarship Application Day on Monday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on SCC’s Dobson campus in the Career Resource Lab located behind the cashier’s desk in the A Building.The event is free to the public. Anyone needing help with admissions, financial aid or scholarship applications is encouraged to attend.For more information contact, Erica Smith at 386-3664.

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Road Market Sale generating excitement

The inaugural U.S. Highway 21, 2014 Take A Break From the Interstate, three-day Road Market Sale of 70 miles will be held over the weekend beginning on Friday.The sale was designed to recreate traffic along the historic route of U.S. 21 and promote economic development through tourism.The 70 miles will include towns in North Carolina and Virginia with Jonesville considered either a starting or stopping point for a treasure collecting adventure. To find out local events i...

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With sale, UnderdownBall eyes its future

Underdown, Ball & Associates, LLC, a local real estate service provider, announced the acquisition of Jack A. Underdown, Inc., a long-time real estate company focused on commercial and residential sales and property management in the Elkin area.According to the partnership owners, the acquisition builds upon UnderdownBall’s established commercial and residential appraisal business acquired from Jack A. Underdown, Inc. in 2005 and further strengthens the company’s real e...

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Hall headed to Washington and Lee to play golf

Elkin graduate Mary-Frances Hall is going to take her golf clubs and her study habits to Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, this fall.Hall, who ranked No. 1 in her class academically, said he loves the feel of the 265-year-old school. “It’s very old; very small; and everything’s very historic,” she said. “It’s known for its great academics.“It’s going to be awesome.”Hall considered Dartmo...

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Chamber ushers in new chair, awards others

DOBSON — The new chairman of the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce was ushered into office Thursday during an evening banquet held at Surry Community College.Instead of delivering an acceptance speech filled with fanfare and praise, Chairman Steve Owings of State Farm Insurance started his tenure by addressing past and present circumstances impacting the business climate. “The Yadkin Valley has seen a major loss of jobs in 2007… We are still recovering. We still h...

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