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Popp lessons remain

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JONESVILLE — It is often said there is a time and a season for all things.Former coach of Jonesville High School Joe Popp and Jonesville hometown girl Peggy Morrison Popp enjoyed the seasons of life as a team where family and blue-collar values rooted them in success in love, sports, work, business and family tradition, overcoming adversity and teaching.Children of the Popps — Joey, Karen and Jim — recalled their parents hard-working ethics and a gift of allowing them “to pick their own path” in life. They called their tough coaching legendary father, ultimately their biggest cheerleader, and their mother “the Rock of Gibraltar.” She always made the family happy, said the siblings.


NWTF holds youth day

EAST BEND — It was a fun-filled day for area youth at the annual Jakes Day hosted by the Red Clay Longbeards chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.“A jake is a young turkey,” President Tammy Myers explained. “This is an event for children ages 17 and under and this is our way of giving back to the kids in the community.”The event, which was held at the East Bend ballpark, was entirely free for children and included a free T-shirt, l...

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Church Calendar

Oct. 18• Fall and Christmas bazaar from 8 a.m. to noon at West Yadkin Baptist Church with lots of crafts and homemade goodies. For more information, call 336-468-2595.• 5:30 p.m., East Bend United Methodist Church on Main Street will host its annual chicken and oyster stew/auction. There is no charge for the meal, but donations will be accepted. Bowls and spoons will be provided or bring your own. Following the Chicken...

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Community Calendar

Oct. 16• Halloween Dance hosted by the East Bend Senior Center at 6 p.m. with costume contest, prizes for the best costumes, refreshments and entertainment by the Stan Bobbitt Band. $5 admission at the door. East Bend Senior Center, 473 E. Main St. Call 336-699-5100 for more information.Oct. 18• Forbush High School Class of 2004’s 10-year reunion will be held. C...

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Friday night previews

Forbush (4-3, 1-0) at West Stokes (4-3, 1-0), 7:30Last year’s result: West Stokes 27, Forbush 20Forbush is coming off a come-from-behind win over South Stokes. The Falcons rallied for 16 second-half points to win 16-15 on Homecoming at East Bend. In the win, Forbush tailback Jordan Sawyers returned to form with a 100-yard-plus rushing performance.“He was strong in the second half,” Forbush Head Coach Chris Johnson said of Saw...

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Starmount Middle School celebrates Hispanic culture

BOONVILLE — Students at Starmount Middle School celebrated all throughout Hispanic Heritage month, and their celebration culminated with a dinner last Friday featuring many favorite foods from Latin American countries.Language arts teacher Shelly Sharpsteen, who previously lived in Miami, Florida, said she was surprised that more was not done, particularly in the school community, to celebrate the Hispanic/Latino culture here. As the population has continued to grow in the ar...

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Can the Rams repeat?

BOONVILLE — Saturday’s matches with Carson and Reagan said a lot about the Starmount volleyball team.After winning the first two sets and then losing in five sets to the 15-8 Cougars in the morning, the Rams bounced back against the 20-4 Raiders with a solid three-set (25-23, 26-24, 25-17) win in the afternoon.“It was pretty good,” Starmount Coach Jon Symons said. “It was a little disappointing that we gave up the first one in five.”...

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Blackburn, Stevens star at Friendship

ELKIN — Steve Blackburn won the SeCA Crate Late Model feature over Friendship regular Justin Hudspeth and Buck Stevens repeated as the Open Wheel Modifieds winner at Friendship Motor Speedway Saturday night.Trent Chatham won the Super Stock 4 feature. Other winners were Shaun Robinson (Renegades); Randy Powell (Xtreme Stock 4); and Stephanie Clew Caudle (UCars).In her fourth Xtreme Stock 4 outing, Jonesville’s Kayla Harrell finished fourth.

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Boonville stresses safety

BOONVILLE — Students at Boonville Elementary School got to witness first-hand the many area agencies that provide invaluable services to keep people in the community safe. Principal Annette Johnson said the school’s annual Fire Safety Day has grown over the years and now encompasses a variety of safety-related topics.On hand for the day were members of the Boonville Fire Department, Yadkin County EMS, a North Carolina Highway Patrol officer, and Yadkin county Sheriff Of...

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Strikeout Hunger Camp coming to Elkin

New Elkin baseball coach Nick Tomlin will holding a Strikeout Hunger Camp Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Elkin baseball field.The camp is open to children between the ages of 8 and 14. Topics covered include pitching, infield, outfield, hitting, bunting, and baserunning.The cost is 10 canned food items.Pre-registration deadline is Oct. 31. Contact Tomlin at 704-902-8854 or tomlinn@elkin.k12.nc.us.A t-shirt, drink, and snack will be provided...

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Falcons fall at WPAC tourney

DOBSON — North Surry and Surry Central shined against Forbush and West Stokes in Wednesday’s 2A tennis championship.North’s Kelly Blackburn and Emily Harrison beat Forbush’s Olivia Felk and Aileen Rosales 8-3 in an eight-game pro set.West Stokes’ Erin Kye and Lauren Palmer beat Carver’s Destinee Riggins and Sylena Johnson 8-2.South Stokes’ Kaitlyn and Kristen Denny won 8-1 over West Stokes’ Catherine Nachand and ...

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There and back again

EAST BEND — Forbush sophomore Edwin Alvarenga is on the final leg of a journey that will keep him in the United States permanently.This week, Alvarenga had to voluntarily return to El Salvador to await paperwork at the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador — the El Salvadoran capitol.Alvarenga, 16, is from Las Vueltas, Chalatenang, El Salvador — a small rural town much like East Bend.In the spring on 2010, Alvarenga entered the country illegally acros...

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Rams topple Elks, 4-1

BOONVILLE — Ulises López scored three times as Starmount defeated Elkin, 4-1, Monday in a battle for the top 1A seed in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference.Both teams entered the game 6-4 in the conference.“I told them to play like it was a championship game,” Starmount Coach Edgar Zamora said. “And that’s how they treated it.”Elkin opened the scoring when Said Islas took a through ball from Erick Chimal straight up...

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Recent results and upcoming schedule

*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeTuesday, October 7VolleyballStarmount 3, Alleghany 2Wilkes Central 3, Elkin 0Forbush 3, Surry Central 1Wednesday, October 8Men’s soccerElkin 9, Alleghany 1Thursday, October 9Men’s soccerEast Wilkes 5, North ...

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Homecoming queens crowned

Forbush senior Mallory Choplin, escorted by Mr. Martin Lillhager, is crowned Homecoming Queen.Starmount senior Carlie Stewart is escorted by her father, Shane Stewart. Carlie was later crowned as Starmount’s Homecoming Queen.

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Community continues supporting Kira

ELKIN — It was a small but dedicated group that turned out on Saturday to run or walk 3.5 miles to support a young girl from Hamptonville.Earlier this year 6-year-old Kira Bray and her family were in an accident on their way to one of Kira’s cheerleading competitions. The accident left Kira paralyzed. Friends, family and area businesses have hosted a number of fundraisers to help the family.Brittany Key of Roaring River did not know the Bray family prior to t...

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Joyce-Holcomb exchange vows at Cody Creek

Hannah Marie Joyce of East Bend and Arthur Jordan Holcomb of Yadkinville were married at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 in a rustic outdoor patio ceremony at Cody Creek in Dobson. The Rev. Chris Hauser officiated.The bride is the daughter of Richard and Rachel Joyce of East Bend. Her grandparents are Phisa and Ronald Joyce of Clemmons; Mary Key of Lexington, and the late Franklin Key. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies, broadcasting and electronic media production from ...

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Yadkin Memorial Park to open soon

Construction is scheduled to wrap up by the end of the month at the new Yadkin Memorial Park, formerly referred to as the 5D park.The Yadkin County commissioners approved the following fee schedule for the park at last week’s meeting:• Boat launch — Single Entry $5 (per boat)• Boat Launch — Season pass $30 (per boat)• Duck hunting application fee — $5• Duck Hunting Blind fee — $30. Lim...

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