Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:04:06 EST 1800 Debate ensues over proposed sales tax legislation http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152622722/Debate-ensues-over-proposed-sales-tax-legislation A state senate bill that would change how sales tax revenue is distributed statewide — and trumpeted as meaning more money for Surry County — apparently comes at a cost to municipal governments across the state, including Mount... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:30:21 EST Senate Bill would change sales tax distrubution http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152622712/Senate-Bill-would-change-sales-tax-distrubution State Sen. Shirley Randleman, who represents Surry, Stokes and part of Wilkes counties, is co-sponsoring a bill that could put more sales tax revenue in the hands of Surry County officials. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:05:21 EST Easter celebration a success http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/152629217/Easter-celebration-a-success Abstract Church hosts a successful community Easter celebration Sunday evening at Elkin Park complete with egg hunting, free food and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:20:21 EST Dancers hit the floor at Fiddler’s Convention http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/152619269/Dancers-hit-the-floor-at-Fiddlers-Convention DOBSON — The sixth annual Surry Old Time Fiddler's Convention kicked off Friday night with plenty of toe-tapping music and dancing. All ages took to the dance floor and organizers said they were extremely pleased with the... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:35:22 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152622859/Church-calendar Now-April 19• 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays, Millers Creek Baptist Church will present worship art exhibit “Encounters with God: Biblical Scenes of Worship and... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:45:22 EST Not in the script http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/152578477/Not-in-the-script Ray sprang to attention at the end of a staff meeting that had dragged on for too long to allow for full concentration. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:00:21 EST Two persons dead in separate weekend accidents http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152629318/Two-persons-dead-in-separate-weekend-accidents Two persons died in connection with two unrelated incidents in Surry County Saturday. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:35:21 EST Barber shares stories http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/152621264/Barber-shares-stories Kindergarten students at Copeland Elementary School had the honor of meeting local author and illustrator, Sue Barber. She came to read her recently published book, “Little Rabbit.” Barber is a retired Surry County Schools teaching... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:50:21 EST SCC’s spring 2015 student art show opens April 2 http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152621957/SCCs-spring-2015-student-art-show-opens-April-2 DOBSON — The spring 2015 Student Art Show, sponsored by the Surry Community College Art Club, will feature a variety of artistic creations including graphic design, drawings, photography, ceramics and watercolor paintings. Associate of Fine Art... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:15:22 EST ‘Bee Aware’ team exhibits at White House Science Fair http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news/152621800/Bee-Aware-team-exhibits-at-White-House-Science-Fair WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of High Country students was among just 36 teams from across the nation to exhibit their enterprising honeybee project recently at the White House Science Fair. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:55:22 EST Inclusion and community at core of annual Fiddlers Convention http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/152622750/Inclusion-and-community-at-core-of-annual-Fiddlers-Convention DOBSON — The sixth annual Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention followed suit with 0ld-time music itself as it continued its tradition of community. According to organizer Buck Buckner, the convention opened Friday night to a packed Surry Community... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:30:21 EST Snacking on Cat in the Hats http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/152621201/Snacking-on-Cat-in-the-Hats At Mountain Park Elementary School, Mrs. Arrington shows the class how to create their Cat in the Hat snack. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:45:21 EST Copeland educators of year named http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/152621555/Copeland-educators-of-year-named Copeland Elementary School named Amy Snow as 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. Snow has been an employee of Surry County Schools for 15 years. She spent her first five years with SCS working as a teaching assistant and has taught prekindergarten for the... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:25:21 EST Parade winners named http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/152563341/Parade-winners-named Mountain Park Elementary School students participated in a Dr. Seuss Book Float Parade. Winners of the parade are, First Place: Cassie Sneed; Second Place: Bob Bowers; Third Place: Grace Southard and Fourth Place: Isabelle Venable. Best of Seuss Award... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:45:21 EST Hats on to Dr. Seuss http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/152564906/Hats-on-to-Dr.-Seuss Mountain Park Elementary School's prekindergarten class loves wearing their Cat in the Hat hats in Mrs. Arrington's room. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:25:21 EST Community Calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152556279/Community-Calendar March 27• 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at East Wilkes High School, 13315 Elkin Highway, Ronda. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:55:21 EST Century Care makes changes at Chatham Nursing http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152577452/Century-Care-makes-changes-at-Chatham-Nursing With the addition of a new wing, new ownership and new executive director, Chatham Nursing and Rehabilitation is making changes and declaring that it is improving every day. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:20:22 EST Charity Methodist hosts Maundy Thursday service http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/152554514/Charity-Methodist-hosts-Maundy-Thursday-service Just in time for Easter, area churches are teaming up to bring Leonardo da Vinci's painting of The Last Supper to life. For the fourth time in five years, Charity United Methodist Church, along with Maple Springs United Methodist Church, will... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:10:21 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152556345/Church-calendar March 27• 5 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 451 Winston Road, Jonesville, will have a free community meal. Menu is breakfast for supper. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:45:21 EST Police briefs http://elkintribune.com/news/news/152579037/Police-briefs • Tisha Lynne Ward, 40, of Luffman Road in Ronda, was cited for second-degree trespassing on March 21, after reportedly walking onto the premises of Walmart. The loss prevention manager advised Elkin officers that Ward was on the property while... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:20:21 EST