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Teacher brings innovation to students

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For one local teacher, summer break doesn’t mean a break from learning. Yadkinville resident Betty Jo Moore is a sixth-grade science teacher at Wylie Middle School in Forsyth County. Each summer she finds an educational project in which to take part. This summer, she and her teaching partner attended the Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) institute in Florida to build their very own guitars.“Every summer I like to do something kind of special in terms of professional development, so I always look for something unique, something I can bring back and kind of get the kids excited about,” Moore said.

 

Basketball sites selected for tourneys

CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has announced its two regional basketball tournament sites for the 2014-15 season.The Eastern Regional event will once again be played in Fayetteville, while the Western Regional tournament will return to Winston-Salem after a stint in Greensboro. The dates for the tournaments are March 3 through March 7.In the Eastern Regional, games will be held at the Crown Coliseum complex, at both the C...

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Forbush impressive in debut

MOCKSVILLE — Osmar Gomez scored twice as Forbush rolled to a 5-1 non-conference win over Davie County at War Eagles Stadium Wednesday night.What may have made the win more impressive than the score was the Falcons spent much of the match - especially the first half - figuring themselves out. “It’s our first game of the season,” Forbush Coach Seth Davis said. “I thought we were still a little shaky trying to learn each other. And that showed.”...

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Cheek, Nance big winners at Friendship

ELKIN — It was double points nights with all seven racing divisions competing Saturday night at Friendship Motor Speedway.Saturday night’s winners included Hamptonville’s Chris Cheek in the SeCA Crate Late Model division and Ronda’s Bryan Nance in the Limited Sportsman division.North Wilkesboro’s Chad Call claimed his eighth feature of the season in the Super Stock 4 division. Harmony’s Richard Clew, pending a tire protest, picked up t...

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Friday night previews

Elkin (0-0) at Forbush (0-0), 7:30Last Year’s Result: Elkin 24, Forbush 21Losing a close game on the opponent’s home field in 2013 sets the stage for the Elkin-Forbush clash in East Bend Friday night.Forbush Coach Chris Johnson is cautious about approaching the game with revenge in mind. “There’s always a revenge factor,” Johnson said. “You want to play that card as a coach.“Thing is it̵...

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New coach ready for new season

BOONVILLE — First-year Starmount men’s soccer coach Edgar Zamora said he is “having a blast” right now.Zamora said he came into this season with no expectation of how the work of a coach would be day in and day out. “I knew I wanted them to work hard and work with me,” he said, adding, “I’m happy with how things are going.”What has impressed Zamora the most is the team’s unity. “They’re completely a ...

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Name chosen for new county park

YADKINVILLE — The long-awaited 5D lake and park, which is slated to open this fall as a recreation area for residents, was officially given a name last night at the Yadkin County commissioners meeting.The park, which will include a playground, nature trails and a 138.5-acre lake for fishing, boating and duck hunting on certain days, is located off Ladd Road in the Brooks Crossroads area. To much laughter from meeting attendees and the commissioners, County Manager Aaron Churc...

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Rams weathered out

MOUNT AIRY — Monday’s scheduled men’s soccer game beween Starmount and Mount Airy was postponed due to inclement weather.Starmount Coach Edgar Zamora said Tuesday morning he is not sure if or when the game will be rescheduled.Instead of opening against the Bears, the Rams will open at East Surry Thursday. Game time is 6.

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Upcoming schedule

Monday, August 18Men’s soccer North Surry 6, East Wilkes 1Starmount at Mount Airy, ppd., rainVolleyballEast Surry 3, Elkin 0East Wilkes 3, Pine Lake Prep 0Forbush 3, Wilkes Central 0Tuesday, August 19Men’s soccerEast Wilkes at Mount Airy, 6Elkin at Hibriten, 6...

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Falcons pass Eagles

EAST BEND — Forbush started strong and finished strong, downing Wilkes Central, 3-0, to claim its opening day volleyball match at home Monday.“In between, we took a mental break,” Forbush Coach Angie Funk said. “Mentally, we just lost focus.”The Falcons more or less breezed through the first set, 25-13, and led 17-10 in the second set before the loss of focus was apparent. The Eagles got within one at 23-22 before the Falcons pulled it out t...

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Tractor show a success

HAMPTONVILLE — The smell of bacon frying wafted enticingly out the front doors of the Windor’s Crossroads Community Center on Saturday as friends and neighbors gathered for the 10th annual Windsor’s Crossroads Ruritan Club breakfast and tractor show. On the lawn outside there were around 20 antique tractors of all sizes on display.“We’ve had a good turnout,” said organizer Bill Wooten. “It’s going real well.”Harmony r...

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Tractor show a success

HAMPTONVILLE — The smell of bacon frying wafted enticingly out the front doors of the Windor’s Crossroads Community Center on Saturday as friends and neighbors gathered for the 10th annual Windsor’s Crossroads Ruritan Club breakfast and tractor show. On the lawn outside there were around 20 antique tractors of all sizes on display.“We’ve had a good turnout,” said organizer Bill Wooten. “It’s going real well.”Harmony r...

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Songwriter showcase pulls in local talent

Brushy Mountain Winery in Elkin inaugurated a Songwriters Showcase on Thursday featuring songs written and composed by local performers.An appreciative audience seemed to be made up of people who tapped their feet and drummed their fingers to the local sounds, while some enjoyed the unique selections of the winery in the process.The event is set to become a regular one scheduled on the fourth Thursday of each month, said winery owner Jason Wiseman.Winemaker/ow...

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Community supports school beautification project

YADKINVILLE — On Saturday, volunteers from the Courtney Vision Team gathered at Courtney Elementary School for a clean up day to work on landscaping and other beautification projects on the school grounds.The goal of the team is to bring the Courtney community into the school and it is comprised of members from the Yadkin County Administration office, local pastors from Deep Creek Baptist Church, Courtney Baptist Church, members of the community, business leaders, PTA, Courtn...

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Meadows Trade -N-Post offers variety of goods

Amy and Ricky Meadows came to Elkin in 2012 to open Meadows Trade -N- Post and have since kept a store filled with hundreds of eclectic and useful items, they said.“We have something for everyone,” said Amy Meadows. She said it has been their intention to serve a variety of folks, from the beginning at the store and trading post, offering something for all ages.She said many of the items in the store are meant to be put to use. Some of them are new, some newe...

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Yadkin family celebrates 99th reunion

The 2014 reunion of the descendants of Bethania Hauser Williams Russell and Friends was held July 25-27 in Clemmons and Yadkinville. Raphael Hurley Hauser served as host. Relatives from North Carolina, California, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland attended the reunion.

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Enrollment open for Yadkin County agricultural district

The purpose of the Yadkin County Voluntary Agricultural District Program is to encourage the preservation and protection of farm and forestland from non-farm development. This is in recognition of the importance of agriculture to the economic and social well being and cultural life of the county.Potential benefits to participating farms include increased protection from nuisance suits, waiver of water and sewer assessments when services are not used on the farm, public hearings req...

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Two arrested on drug charges

YADKINVILLE — Last Wednesday, officers with the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office and Yadkinville Police Department wrapped up a two-month investigation into the sale and distribution of cocaine and marijuana.Officers executed a search warrant at a residence on North Ridge Drive in Yadkinville. During the search, officers discovered cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Two suspects were taken into custody.

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