Elkin Tribune- RSS NEWS Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS http://elkintribune.com/section/NEWS Mon, 25 May 2015 11:52:16 EST 1800 Community Calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153667516/Community-Calendar May 25• 10 a.m., Capt. Mark Garner Post 7794 Veterans of Foreign Wars will present its annual Memorial Day ceremony honor the arean's fallen veterans at Elkin Municipal Park. This... Mon, 25 May 2015 10:55:21 EST Vietnam Vet speaks at Memorial Day service http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153691899/Vietnam-Vet-speaks-at-Memorial-Day-service JONESVILLE — For some, Memorial Day weekend is just the kick-off to summer, the chance for a long weekend beach trip, a cookout or a sale at the local department store. The true meaning of the holiday, which began in 1868 as Decoration Day, has... Mon, 25 May 2015 04:15:25 EST Here come the judge(s) http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153640975/Here-come-the-judge(s) Neither man nor beast is safe, as the old saying goes, while the legislature is in session in Raleigh. Mon, 25 May 2015 03:25:21 EST Church calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153667541/Church-calendar May 25-29• 7 p.m., Zephyr Missionary Baptist Church, Poplar Springs Road, in Zephyr community, will have its revival featuring the Rev. Leon Holyfield as speaker. Mon, 25 May 2015 02:45:21 EST County releases statement on hospital closure http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153692861/County-releases-statement-on-hospital-closure YADKINVILLE — Following the unexpected closure of the Yadkin Valley Community Hospital on Friday, involved parties have engaged in press release battle, both attempting to point the finger of blame at one another. Sun, 24 May 2015 18:55:23 EST First cruise-in of the summer http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153684325/First-cruise-in-of-the-summer A classic Camaro that once served as a pace car at Indianapolis graces the streets of Elkin during the first cruise-in of the summer Saturday. Sun, 24 May 2015 16:20:26 EST WCC holds emergency medical science pinning ceremony http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/153641709/WCC-holds-emergency-medical-science-pinning-ceremony WILKESBORO — The third graduating class of Wilkes Community College's Emergency Medical Science program recently walked across the stage at the Walker Center to receive their diplomas . The graduates were recognized for their achievements... Sun, 24 May 2015 15:45:22 EST Tour de Mountains routes set http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news/153641566/Tour-de-Mountains-routes-set SPARTA — The 2015 edition of the Tour de Mountains is right around the corner. Come out June 13 at 8:30 a.m. for a day of cycling and fun. Sun, 24 May 2015 15:40:21 EST Introductory welding classes to be held at Surry Community College http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news/153636513/Introductory-welding-classes-to-be-held-at-Surry-Community-College DOBSON — Surry Community College will have several options this summer for people interested in learning how to weld. Welding Fundamentals is a fast-paced welding course, which will get students ready for entry-level Stick (SMAW) and short arc... Sun, 24 May 2015 12:35:25 EST Learn how to groom in class http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news/153636463/Learn-how-to-groom-in-class DOBSON — Surry Community College is offering a Do It Yourself Pet Grooming class this summer. Sun, 24 May 2015 12:35:22 EST Raid recalled at Memorial Day service http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153686929/Raid-recalled-at-Memorial-Day-service Saturday was sunny and pleasant in historic Rockford — a stark contrast to what was occurring in Surry County 150 years ago this spring when Northern troops paid an unwelcome visit. Sun, 24 May 2015 03:35:27 EST Splashing into summer http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153683892/Splashing-into-summer Though the official start of summer is not until June 21, for many the Memorial Day holiday weekend serves as the unofficial kick-off to the summer season. Area pools opened this weekend and kids and adults alike took the opportunity to jump right in... Sun, 24 May 2015 03:30:25 EST WCC holds respiratory therapy pinning ceremony http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/153641441/WCC-holds-respiratory-therapy-pinning-ceremony WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College held its Respiratory Therapy Pinning Ceremony on May 12 at the John A. Walker Community Center. Sat, 23 May 2015 15:35:22 EST Yadkin County hospital closes http://elkintribune.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/153680626/Yadkin-County-hospital-closes The Yadkin Valley Community Hospital closed Friday night despite legal efforts on behalf of Yadkin County officials to keep the medical facility open. Sat, 23 May 2015 15:30:27 EST Guardian ad Litem training set http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153636295/Guardian-ad-Litem-training-set PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Guardian ad Litem program for Surry and Stokes County will be holding a training starting June 2. This is a training for volunteers who support children that have been removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse by the... Sat, 23 May 2015 12:25:21 EST Goodwin heads to Ranger training http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news/153640111/Goodwin-heads-to-Ranger-training Dylan Shane Goodwin, son of Mike and Angie Goodwin of Mountain Park, started his training at Fort Benning, Georgia, on May 18 and has signed with the 11 xray division of the U.S. Army, accepting the challenge to become an Airborne... Fri, 22 May 2015 15:00:21 EST Mountain Park raises ‘pennies for puppies’ http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education/153634152/Mountain-Park-raises-pennies-for-puppies Mountain Park Elementary's Student Council is sponsoring a Pennies For Puppies Campaign in conjunction with Surry Animal Control. They kicked off their campaign with a visit from Animal Control Officer, Corey Quesinberry. The money raised during... Fri, 22 May 2015 12:50:21 EST Groups partner together for National Women Build Week http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news/153636610/Groups-partner-together-for-National-Women-Build-Week MOUNT AIRY — Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers were among many volunteers to join Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity recently to help build affordable housing in the Mount Airy area in recognition of National Women Build Week,... Fri, 22 May 2015 12:40:21 EST Community Calendar http://elkintribune.com/news/news/153618541/Community-Calendar Today-May 23• Elkin VFW Post 7794 and Yadkin VFW Post 10346 will distribute Buddy Poppies at the Elkin Walmart. Proceeds for this event will be used to support veterans programs and other... Fri, 22 May 2015 10:55:21 EST Elkin Airport hosts flight lessons http://elkintribune.com/news/home_top-news/153621860/Elkin-Airport-hosts-flight-lessons Boys and girls alike grow up with the dream of flying high in the air, far above civilization, without a care in the world. While most give up on that dream by adulthood, local residents with passion, and some spare change, can see it to fruition... Fri, 22 May 2015 04:45:21 EST