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Area youth compete in district 4-H competition

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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 hails from Daegu, South Korea, performed “Danny Boy” on the flute. Kim said she has greatly enjoyed her time here in the area, she has been here for going on nine months and will be returning to Korea at the end of the school year.


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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Students battle over books

Students from Elkin Elementary School recently participated in a district Elementary Battle of the Books program held by the North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA).The district competition was held in Hickory on April 1.Participating in the competition were Gracie Gambill, Bethany Roberts, Eli Powell, Leah Shaw, Margaret Freeman, Breanna Laws, Cameron Shaw, Abigail Wagoner, Harper Lee Libbertt and Kaitlin Fletcher.The students competed agains...

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Volunteers raising funds for free agility camp

Organizers for a local charity are launching a fundraiser they say is needed to help purchase sports equipment to run a free agility camp.Registration for the agility camp is open to all children and adults.According to I Support My Community of Elkin, a cookout will be held on May 3 on the corner of North Bridge Street and N.C. 268 Bypass from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cookout will contain items such as tenderloin, hamburgers, hot dogs, and other food.Cookout tic...

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Prescribed burn in Yadkin County

NC State Park staff will be conducting a prescribed burn of 70 acres along the Yadkin River within Pilot Mountain State Park on Friday if weather conditions permit. The burn will be conducted between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The trails on the islands and in the Yadkin County portion of the park will be closed during the burn and will be closed Saturday until staff can make sure there are not remaining snags or hazards present.The purpose of the burn is to benefit wildlife habitat and wil...

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Open House at Historic Richmond Hill Law School

EAST BEND — This year the Historic Richmond Hall Law School and Nature Park will be hosting their monthly Open House and guided tours on the third Saturday of each month. The first open house is scheduled for April 19 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Subsequent tour dates are May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20 and October 18.The school was home to former Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, Richmond Pearson. Pearson opened his own law school in Mocksville in 1863, but ...

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Commissioners award contract for 5D park

YADKINVILLE — On Monday, the Yadkin County commissioners unanimously approved a construction bid for the 5D park which will be built on Crystal Lane in Yadkinville. Three companies bid on the project and Yadkinville-based Wishon and Carter Builders Inc. came in with the lowest bid and were awarded the project.County Manager Aaron Church said Wishon and Carter’s bid, which was $1,148,235, about $200,000 less than what was initially estimated for the project.Th...

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West Yadkin FD receives smoke detector grant

HAMPTONVILLE — The West Yadkin Fire Department recently was awarded a grant from the Office of the State Fire Marshall. Lt. Brandon Renegar said the grant provided smoke alarms and other fire prevention materials that will be distributed primarily to senior citizens within the West Yadkin fire district.

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Ripple launches new website

YADKINVILLE — Residents in the Yadkin County area will have a chance to select a local charity that will receive $7,500 in free advertising through a program sponsored by Civitas Media LLC, owners of The Yadkin Ripple.The giveaway, being called MyOwn® Community Service Partner Campaign, is being held in conjunction with the new community website — MyOwnYadkinville.com — that is being launched by the The Yadkin Ripple.

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Five in running for Yadkin School Board

Candidates for the Yadkin County School Board will be on the ballot this spring and those elected will take office on June 30. There are three seats open on the school board, which is are non-partisan offices.Incumbents Diane Hampton and Howard McKnight, who is serving as chairman of the school board, are both running for re-election. Also in the race are newcomers Sam Crews, Jamie Dodge and Tim Weatherman.One-stop early voting will begin on April 24 and Election Day is ...

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Three Republicans running for state Senate seat

Three candidates will be running for the North Carolina State Senate seat representing District 31 in next month’s primary election. All three candidates will be on the Republican ballot. No Democrats filed for election for the open state Senate seat in District 31.In the running are incumbent Joyce Krawiec, Dempsey Brewer and Steve Wiles.If elected, Dempsey Brewer of East Bend would be the first Yadkin County native to represent the county in the state Senate in t...

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Two Republicans in primary race for N.C. House

Two candidates will be on the Republican primary ballot next month for the open seat in the state House of Representatives for District 73, which includes Yadkin, Wilkes and Alexander counties. Incumbent Rep. Mark Hollo announced earlier this year that he would not be seeking re-election.There were no filings on the Democrat ticket for the open seat. Early one-stop voting will begin on April 24 and Election Day is May 6.The candidates on the Republican ballot for Distric...

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