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Five charged with drug trafficking

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HAMPTONVILLE — Five suspects were charged on March 31 with a variety of drug-related offenses, according to information provided by the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office.The suspects allegedly were transporting quantities of cocaine, marijuana and prescription medications into Yadkin County from New Jersey.The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office executed a vehicle stop at the intersection of Windsor Road and U.S. 421 northbound. During a search of the vehicle, the officers discovered a large quantity of crack cocaine and other drugs.

 

Candidate for sheriff has past felony conviction

A candidate running in the Republican primary for the office of Yadkin County sheriff has a prior felony conviction that could affect at least one aspect of his role if elected to serve as sheriff.According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Gary Willard was convicted in 2004 of carrying a concealed weapon, a class H felony. The NCDPS records also indicate several misdemeanor charges for driving while impaired, driving with a revoked license, possession of a schedul...

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Two Republicans in primary election for Clerk of Court

On the primary ballot in May, two candidates are running on the Republican ticket to serve as the next clerk of Superior Court for Yadkin County. There are no candidates running on the Democrat ticket. Wayne Dixon has served in the role for the past 12 years.Running for the position are two veterans of the Clerk of Court’s office — Beth Williams Holcomb and April Mendenhall.

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Four Republicans in primary race for sheriff

In what will likely be one of the most talked about political races in the county, four Republicans will duke it out in the May primary election for Yadkin County sheriff.There are no Democrats running, so the Republican primary winner will be on the only candidate for sheriff on the November ballot.Running for election is incumbent Sheriff Ricky Oliver, who was appointed to the position in January of 2011 following the resignation of Michael Cain, which was part of his ...

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Bride weds at workplace

YADKINVILLE — On Friday, bride Haley Hawkins walked down the aisle, not in a church, a park or a banquet hall, but at her workplace. Hawkins and her fiance Robert Lockwood moved to the area from Clinton nearly two years ago and Hawkins began working as a vocational technician and CNA at New Horizons Adult Day Services.Hawkins’ parents are both deceased and she said having a wedding without them was going to be very sad. She originally planned to go to the justice of the...

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Kruger Brothers to headline music festival

The Kruger Brothers will be featured as the headlining act at this year’s Elkin Valley Fiddlers By The River traditional roots music festival scheduled May 10, beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing until 7 p.m., at the Elkin Municipal Park.Director of the Foothills Art Council and Event Coordinator Leighanne Wright said organizers expect around 500 people to show up this year.Wright said they were fortunate to get The Kruger Brothers as this year’s headliner. I...

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Walkertown game ‘a broken record’ for Starmount

MOUNT AIRY — “It’s a broken record,” Starmount Coach Josh Pardue said after his Rams lost to Walkertown, 10-5, Saturday in the opening game of the ALS Benefit in Memory of Craig Hunter event at Mount Airy High School Saturday.“We haven’t been playing seven innings,” Pardue continued. “Even in our wins, we’re not playing seven innings.”Every spot in the lineup produced a hit as the Wolfpack pounded out 13 hits. S...

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Recent results and upcoming schedule

Tuesday, April 8BaseballStarmount at East Wilkes, ppd. to April 9Forbush at Carver, ppd.Women’s SoccerEast Wilkes 4, Starmount 0Forbush 5, South Stokes 0SoftballForbush 15, Carver 0Starmount at East Wilkes, ppd. to April 24Men’s TennisSurry Central 9, Forbush 0...

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Roselli Foods releases new image of ‘Granny’

Roselli Foods of Pilot Mountain announced a branding change to Granny Roselli’s Original Salad Dressing.The salad dressing featured an image Daisy Roselli as a 95-year-old grandmother who was a staple at a local eatery in Wilkes County.The new salad dressing bottles will now feature Granny Roselli when she was younger.Upon the passing of Daisy Wiles Roselli in December of 2010, her son’s Frank, Joseph, and John took specific recipe’s made fam...

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Suspect sells car, allegedly steals it back

JONESVILLE — A resident from Mount Airy is facing charges for allegedly stealing a vehicle from a victim he originally sold his car to.According to a release by the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, deputies processed a report of larceny of a motor vehicle from a resident in Jonesville on April 6.According to the release, the resident explained that his vehicle was parked in his driveway on Dogwood Lane the night before and that when he went to work the next mo...

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Area youth compete in district 4-H competition

ELKIN — The North Central District 4-H Activity Day was held Saturday at Elkin High School. There were 180 youth participating in the day, some competing in a talent show and others presenting in categories ranging from food and nutrition to family and consumer sciences, livestock and dairy production, public speaking and more.The talent show portion of the day kicked off to a rousing start with a solo drum performance. DaEun Kim, an exchange student in Wilkes County, who hai...

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Motorcyclist charged with reckless driving

YADKINVILLE —A Yadkinville teen faces charges after allegedly driving recklessly.Caleb Haydn Whitman, 19, of Yadkinville, was arrested on April 4 on several charges relating to reckless driving.A Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office deputy on routine patrol reportedly observed a person riding a motorcycle recklessly in the parking lot at Lowes Foods in Yadkinville. The deputy also observed the motorcycle passing two cars at the intersection of U.S. 601 and Sharon R...

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Two men arrested for multiple firearm larcenies

YADKINVILLE — The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office reported that on June 14, a report was made from Parker Road, East Bend, that a residence had been broken into and several guns had been taken.Detectives with the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office and with assistance of the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) worked on the case and found that the guns were traded for narcotics in another county.On April 14, agents with the ATF charged Joseph Dale McCormick, 3...

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Man charged with breaking and entering

YADKINVILLE — On April 14, deputies with the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tracy Lee Cline, 47, Hamptonville, and charged him with one count felony breaking and entering.On April 8, Cline allegedly had gone to a residence on Flat Rock Church Road in Hamptonville. When no one had answered the door after knocking, he allegedly broke in a back door, only to find the owner in the residence.The owner knew Cline, told him to leave and never return. He the...

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Sports Roundup

STATESVILLE — Forbush scored four times in the 10th inning to defeat host West Iredell Thursday.“Very complete game by all the players,” Forbush Coach Denny Key said. “Pitchers threw strikes and hitters put the ball in play.”Forbush scored twice in the top of the seventh to send the game into extra innings.Carson Fulp pitched the final five innings, allowing six hits, walking two, and striking out nine. He did not give up a run....

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Coach optimistic despite inconsistencies

EAST BEND — Three weeks ago Forbush baseball was 5-0. There was room for improvement, but it was still a good start.Now the Falcons are 3-4 in their last seven heading into the second half of the season.“It’s not where I wanted us to be,” Forbush Coach Denny Key said. “We’re still struggling to do the things we need to do every game.”Key said before this season he knew where his team stood going into each game; whether...

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Students have ‘time of their lives’ at Forbush Prom

Forbush students are having the “time of their lives” at their prom held Saturday at the Village Inn in Clemmons.From left, Madison Haynes, Ethan Varner, Kelsey Kem, David Martinez, Alex Garcia, Kennedy Neiderer, Kimberly Granger, Casey Severt and Jamie Caselles sit pretty at the Forbush High School prom on Saturday. Caselles, a junior at Forbush, plans to study photography at N.C. State or UNCG. She served on the Prom Committee and designed the tickets for the event....

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Elkin recruits for Adopt-A-Street

Town officials are seeking volunteers for a litter program that will help toward beautification of streets owned by the town.Laura Gaylord, the community manager for the town of Elkin, announced recruitment efforts for Elkin’s Adopt-A-Street program.The Adopt-A-Street program is a partnership between the town and its merchants and residents. Groups or individuals agree to adopt an area and take responsibility for keeping the street, sidewalk and other approved area...

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