Tanya Chilton

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The 25th annual Clifford Morrison Memorial art competition brought a variety of categories, genres and themes on Friday at Foothills Art Gallery with the photography submission, entitled “mother's day” bringing “Best in Show,” and Geoffrey Walker named as the first recipient ever of the Morrison Scholar Award.
Judge Dan But

Memorial gives first Morrison Scholar Award

The 25th annual Clifford Morrison Memorial art competition brought a variety of categories, genres and themes on Friday at Foothills Art Gallery with the photography submission, entitled “mother's day” bringing “Best in Show,” and Geoffrey Walker named as the first recipient ever of the Morrison Scholar Award. Judge Dan But

Elkin City Schools principals and Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe get iced at the Elkin football game after they took an ice bucket challenge for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Ice water was poured on by students who appeared happy to rise to the occasion.

ECS educators get 'iced'

Elkin City Schools principals and Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe get iced at the Elkin football game after they took an ice bucket challenge for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Ice water was poured on by students who appeared happy to rise to the occasion.

JONESVILLE — Issy's Consignments will celebrate 10 years of business on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.
Owner Issy Hinshaw said Saturday's celebration is mainly about her customers and the consignees who bring in items to sale.
The small but abundantly filled shop has items including women's, men's and children's clothing, shoes (including boo

Issy's Consignments celebrates 10 years

JONESVILLE — Issy's Consignments will celebrate 10 years of business on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Owner Issy Hinshaw said Saturday's celebration is mainly about her customers and the consignees who bring in items to sale. The small but abundantly filled shop has items including women's, men's and children's clothing, shoes (including boo

JONESVILLE — A natural stretch of a two-mile walking/hiking trail that winds around the Yadkin River and is connected by two bridges now make up the Jonesville Yadkin River Greenway Trail, which is sometimes called simply the greenway.
The trail reaches from U.S. 21 to land just east of Interstate 77 and has two public access points.
Two br

Bridges make meaningful connectors

JONESVILLE — A natural stretch of a two-mile walking/hiking trail that winds around the Yadkin River and is connected by two bridges now make up the Jonesville Yadkin River Greenway Trail, which is sometimes called simply the greenway. The trail reaches from U.S. 21 to land just east of Interstate 77 and has two public access points. Two br

Town to hold weekly observance, ceremony for Sgt. Martin

JONESVILLE — The Jonesville Town Council passed a resolution on Monday authorizing the annual observance of Sgt. Gregory Keith Martin week to be held on Oct. 1-7. The Jonesville Police Department will hold an inaugural honorary reception and awards ceremony on Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Jonesville Town Hall building with Chet Jessup, a retired

Wilkes County Board of Commissioners Vice Chairman Eddie Settle was appointed recently by the North Carolina County Commissioners Board of Directors to serve as co-chair of the Agriculture Steering Committee. Settle also will serve on the Board of Directors as an ex-officio.
Settle said, “I was a little bit surprised” after accepting t

Settle appointed as co-chair of Agricultural Steering Committee

Wilkes County Board of Commissioners Vice Chairman Eddie Settle was appointed recently by the North Carolina County Commissioners Board of Directors to serve as co-chair of the Agriculture Steering Committee. Settle also will serve on the Board of Directors as an ex-officio. Settle said, “I was a little bit surprised” after accepting t

College Fair at SCC showcases educational opportunities

DOBSON — Area high school juniors and seniors will participate in a College Fair on Monday at Surry Community College, which is an event designed to expose students to higher education opportunities. Students from Surry County, Yadkin County, Elkin City and Mount Airy City schools, along with the Surry Early College, Yadkin Early College and

NC schools show highest graduation rates in history

North Carolina's 2014 graduation rate of an 83.8-percent average is the highest recorded in the state's history, according to the latest results released by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The rate has risen by 15.5 percent in the span of about four years, according to the report. According to Elkin City Schools Superintenden

Hospital gets women's choice award, recognized as top 100

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital received the 2014 Women's Choice Award recently after being voted as one of America's best hospitals by women for patient experience for the second consecutive year. The hospital's Chief Executive Officer Paul Hammes said, “Being recognized for two years running as a top-100 hospital for the overall experience

Yadkin County residents and family descendants of Col. William Henry Speer, a Confederate veteran of the Co. I 28th North Carolina Troops, gathered Saturday afternoon on the 150-year anniversary of Speer's death, which occurred after he was mortally wounded at Reams Station in Virginia, while command leader.
Participants in the reenactment, most f

Memorial personalizes life of Confederate colonel

Yadkin County residents and family descendants of Col. William Henry Speer, a Confederate veteran of the Co. I 28th North Carolina Troops, gathered Saturday afternoon on the 150-year anniversary of Speer's death, which occurred after he was mortally wounded at Reams Station in Virginia, while command leader. Participants in the reenactment, most f

JONESVILLE — The third annual Jonesville Flea Market held at Lila Swaim Memorial Park during the weekend was packed on Saturday — more than 60 vendors sold wares of collectibles, tools, and items new and old to all ages.
Supreme Court candidate Mike Robinson was found in the early morning crowd. He said some favorite things that he was

Annual Jonesville Flea Market pulls in the buyers

JONESVILLE — The third annual Jonesville Flea Market held at Lila Swaim Memorial Park during the weekend was packed on Saturday — more than 60 vendors sold wares of collectibles, tools, and items new and old to all ages. Supreme Court candidate Mike Robinson was found in the early morning crowd. He said some favorite things that he was

STATE ROAD — Making pillowcase dresses for children is an expression of God's love at work in people's lives, said a group of women at Poplar Springs Baptist Church in State Road.
The passion for making the dresses has only increased since the church group WOM3 began making them in November of 2012.
The group's mission was first inspired by

Pillowcase dresses called 'God's work'

STATE ROAD — Making pillowcase dresses for children is an expression of God's love at work in people's lives, said a group of women at Poplar Springs Baptist Church in State Road. The passion for making the dresses has only increased since the church group WOM3 began making them in November of 2012. The group's mission was first inspired by

JONESVILLE — The third annual Jonesville Flea Market held at Lila Swaim Memorial Park during the weekend was packed on Saturday — more than 60 vendors sold wares of collectibles, tools, and items new and old to all ages.
Supreme Court candidate Mike Robinson was found in the early morning crowd. He said some favorite things that he was

Annual Jonesville Flea Market pulls in the buyers

JONESVILLE — The third annual Jonesville Flea Market held at Lila Swaim Memorial Park during the weekend was packed on Saturday — more than 60 vendors sold wares of collectibles, tools, and items new and old to all ages. Supreme Court candidate Mike Robinson was found in the early morning crowd. He said some favorite things that he was

Yadkin County residents and family descendants of Col. William Henry Speer, a Confederate veteran of the Co. I 28th North Carolina Troops, gathered Saturday afternoon on the 150-year anniversary of Speer's death, which occurred after he was mortally wounded at Reams Station in Virginia, while command leader.
Participants in the reenactment, most f

Memorial personalizes life of confederate colonel

Yadkin County residents and family descendants of Col. William Henry Speer, a Confederate veteran of the Co. I 28th North Carolina Troops, gathered Saturday afternoon on the 150-year anniversary of Speer's death, which occurred after he was mortally wounded at Reams Station in Virginia, while command leader. Participants in the reenactment, most f

Hugh Chatham Express Care held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday in Elkin with Director of Occupation Health Dr. Joseph Zastrow and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Bob Midkiff performing ceremonial honors.
More than 70 people attended including the express care and hospital employees, the public, Hugh Chatham Me

Hugh Chatham Express Care ribbon cut

Hugh Chatham Express Care held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday in Elkin with Director of Occupation Health Dr. Joseph Zastrow and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Bob Midkiff performing ceremonial honors. More than 70 people attended including the express care and hospital employees, the public, Hugh Chatham Me

Elkin City Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe recently announced a reorganization of the central office leadership team after the Elkin City School Board of Education met in closed session on Monday.
Allison Moxley was named as director of Human Resources, and Cynthia Altemueller will become the chief academic officer for Elkin City Schools.

ECS names top positions

Elkin City Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe recently announced a reorganization of the central office leadership team after the Elkin City School Board of Education met in closed session on Monday. Allison Moxley was named as director of Human Resources, and Cynthia Altemueller will become the chief academic officer for Elkin City Schools.

Elkin City Schools introduced new technology in the form of a payment portal that will allow parents to balance school meal payments in addition to tracking what their children are purchasing in the school cafeteria.
ECS Director of Business and Finance Jan Zachary said it would allow a convenience in that kids would not have to carry checks or ca

ECS to have lunch pay portal

Elkin City Schools introduced new technology in the form of a payment portal that will allow parents to balance school meal payments in addition to tracking what their children are purchasing in the school cafeteria. ECS Director of Business and Finance Jan Zachary said it would allow a convenience in that kids would not have to carry checks or ca

STATE ROAD — Making pillowcase dresses for children is an expression of God's love at work in people's lives, said a group of women at Poplar Springs Baptist Church in State Road.
The passion for making the dresses has only increased since the church group WOM3 began making them in November of 2012.
The group's mission was first inspired by

Pillowcase dresses called 'God's work'

STATE ROAD — Making pillowcase dresses for children is an expression of God's love at work in people's lives, said a group of women at Poplar Springs Baptist Church in State Road. The passion for making the dresses has only increased since the church group WOM3 began making them in November of 2012. The group's mission was first inspired by

Career and Technical Education Director of Elkin City Schools Barbara Long said several objectives were met after Elkin City School teachers returned recently from visiting local manufacturing facilities in order to bring the knowledge back to the classroom.
Long said objectives were to introduce teachers to the opportunities available to students

Objectives met after teachers visit manufacturers

Career and Technical Education Director of Elkin City Schools Barbara Long said several objectives were met after Elkin City School teachers returned recently from visiting local manufacturing facilities in order to bring the knowledge back to the classroom. Long said objectives were to introduce teachers to the opportunities available to students

Jonesville Historical Society President Judy Wolfe speaks on Jonesville history, and Carrie Martin sang a gospel spiritual as the Jonesville community discussed the underground railroad and abolition movement in Jonesville at a recent cookout. Some attending included the mayor of Jonesville, Gene Pardue; Town Manager Scott Buffkin; and families of

Jonesville celebrates past, present with cookout

Jonesville Historical Society President Judy Wolfe speaks on Jonesville history, and Carrie Martin sang a gospel spiritual as the Jonesville community discussed the underground railroad and abolition movement in Jonesville at a recent cookout. Some attending included the mayor of Jonesville, Gene Pardue; Town Manager Scott Buffkin; and families of




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