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Annual book sale under way

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As the days grow shorter and cooler, the thought of a cozy night at home by the fire with a good book begins to sound pretty good. The cost of the used books at the Friends of the Elkin Public Library annual book sale under way at the library can have books going home for $1 for hardback books, 50 cents for paperback books and 50 cents for children’s books.There are about 3,000 books of a plethora of genres from which to choose. The sale, which will run through Oct. 11, has the same hours as the library.


Soil or cereal?

Third-grade students at Mountain Park Elementary School recreated the layers of soil using different types of cereal. They discussed percolation as they added milk and decided which layer was best for growing plants.Third-grade students at Mountain Park Elementary School recreated the layers of soil using different types of cereal. They discussed percolation as they added milk and decided which layer was best for growing plants.Third-grade students at Mountain Park Eleme...

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Early morning prayers at school

Mountain Park Elementary School celebrated the national event “See You At The Pole” on Sept. 24. Thirty-five students, parents and staff prayed for their country, school, and each other.

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Letter to editor

To the editor,The coverage you provided in Monday’s paper about the Overmountain Victory Trail Association school tours was excellent. Writer Tanya Chilton is to be commended. Thank you helping us keep this story of local and national history alive.We are grateful to many local citizens who help with these tours either by particiating or giving of their time and money.This year Bill Blackley portrayed Col. Joseph Winston who was one of the militia leader...

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Community provides hope and funds

On Sept. 20, the community came together to support one of its own at a fundraiser aimed at helping a mother of three with vital medical expenses.Heather Cox Coe, a top 20 finalist on season five of American Idol, was diagnosed with a pineal gland brain tumor four and half years ago. The tumor has been causing Coe various health problems including severe headaches and seizures, she said. When first diagnosed, Coe said doctors told her the only option was a dangerous craniotomy that...

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Stone Mountain News

Yale Huie will be bringing the message Sunday at Garden Creek Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Campers in the Stone Mountain State Park are invited to come as you are to worship in this historic church.Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church on the Traphill Road will be celebrating Homecoming on Sunday. It has been 47 years since the church was organized. Mickey Brooks will be bringing the message. Pastor Ritchie Harris invites all members and former members to attend this special service. ...

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Police briefs

According to a release from the Elkin Police Department, the following arrests and citations occurred the week of Sept. 22-28.• Scotty Odell Wagoner, 41, North Wilkesboro, was cited with speed and careless and reckless driving.• Selena Marie Foster, 17, Jonesville, was cited with speed and provisional licensee.• Thomas Lee Bell Jr., 40, North Wilkesboro, was cited with speed.• Victoria Holsclaw Bishop, 30, Yadkinville, was ci...

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Bikers for Kids helping rescue truck

Bikers for Kids, a local charity, will hold a Shotgun Ride to benefit the Mountain Park Rescue Squad on Oct. 11 at 10:30 a.m. The rescue squad’s funding was diminished as the economy tanked, which caused them to be behind on the payments of a rescue truck that is vital to its service in the community.The event is the brainchild of Eddie Bobbitt, assistant chief of the Elkin Rescue Squad and vice president of Bikers for Kids.“I know how hard it is to function ...

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Theo’s reinspected after getting ‘B’ grade

JONESVILLE — Inspectors for Yadkin County Environmental Health were at Theo’s Restaurant, at 233 Winston Road in Jonesville, on Tuesday conducting a reinspection, after the restaurant received a “B” grade with a score of 85.Results from Tuesday’s reinspection was not available at press time.It is the first “B” grade the restaurant has received since opening in 1996, said owner Theo Kakouras. He said it had been a little more than...

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Prism fighting cancer

Prism Products is taking the entire month of October raising funds for cancer awareness. The company’s employee mission is to raise a total of $3,000. If the goal is met, Prism Medical Products will match the amount raised up to $3,000. All of the money will go to the Surry Cancer Awareness Team. Anyone who is interested in donating to the cause can contact Prism to donate either via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Prism-Medical-Products-LLC or email at info@prism-medical.com...

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Recent results and upcoming schedule

*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeMonday, September 29Men’s soccerStarmount 8, East Wilkes 3Elkin 3, North Wilkes 1 (OT)VolleyballWest Forsyth 3, Forbush 0Starmount 3, Surry Central 0Women’s tennisMount Airy 8, East Wilkes 1Tuesday, September 30Cross...

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Local sports roundup

Elkin defeated visiting North Wilkes, 3-1, in overtime in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference match Monday.North Wilkes fell to 2-9 overall and 2-5 in the conference. Elkin, now 4-9-1 and 4-3, was at West Wilkes Tuesday. They return home for a non-conference game and their third game in three days to host Mount Airy (6-4-3) Wednesday at 6.VolleyballStarmount 3, Surry Central 0: In Boonville, the Rams made quick work of the G...

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Rams batter Cardinals, 8-3

BOONVILLE — Bryan Jiménez recorded three goals and Ulises López added two as Starmount defeated East Wilkes, 8-3, Monday in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference game.“They were faster than we were,” East Wilkes Coach Rodney Wagoner said.Juan Mora, Erick Teodoro, and Salomón Maya also scored for the Rams.Zach Nixon, Carlos Garcia, and Spencer Kranz scored for the Cardinals.Starmount Coach Edgar Zamora said his team w...

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Holder, Call among Friendship winners

Winners Saturday night at Friendship Speedway were Keith Holder (Limited Sportsman); Chad Call (Super Stock 4); Buck Stevens (Open Wheel Modifieds); Neil Morgan (SeCA Crate Late Model); Jody Miller (Renegades); Randy Powell (Xtreme Stock 4); and Kenneth Miller (UCars.)Hamptonville’s Chris Cheek won the 2014 SeCA Crate Model points championship at Friendship Motor Speedway.Racing continues this Saturday night with the SeCA Crate Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Re...

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Glory Days brings people together

YADKINVILLE — The annual Glory Days Show held at 2937 Radiator Road at the home of Charles and Gina Neal drew a large crowd of locals and visitors who seemed thrilled with a tractor, lawnmower, classic car and engine show and especially the tractor pull event finale.Gina Neal said her son, Loren, came up with the name. He told his mother that the Old Glory represents the people. So, the event was christened Glory Days three years ago when it began.Each year proceed...

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Terror too close for comfort

A little girl, about my age at the time, plays in a field as a bird chirps in a tranquil scene shown in an old, blurry, black-and-white TV ad.Then comes a countdown: 3-2-1. Next, a mushroom cloud from a nuclear explosion arises.With that ad, which aired only once, on Sept. 7, 1964, America was introduced to the hard-hitting, provocative TV political-campaign ad.The Daisy Ad, as it came to be called because the little girl is picking the pedals of a daisy, is c...

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SCC to host Southeastern United Grape & Wine Symposium Nov. 5-6

DOBSON — Internationally renowned experts in viticulture and enology will be featured during the third annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium to be held Nov. 5-6 at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology on the campus of Surry Community College.

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NCDOT to close lane of I-77 in Yadkin County for pavement improvements

JONESVILLE — Beginning tonight, the N.C. Department of Transportation will work to improve a stretch of Interstate 77 Southbound in Yadkin County south of Jonesville. A lane closure will be in place starting at 7 p.m. from mile markers 73-76 for the pavement repairs.The right lane closure will be in place until Tuesday at 6 a.m. Crews are planning to close the left lane from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday.Motorists are asked to slow down and use caution when tr...

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