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Canning makes a come back

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With summer crops now in the height of production, one local woman is on a mission to preserve that garden goodness for her family to enjoy throughout the year and she is teaching others how to achieve that goal as well. Kendra Lynne, a 32-year-old mother of four, began canning a few years ago and she recently released a how-to DVD on the subject.“About five years ago my husband and I decided that we wanted to move more toward locally grown, naturally produced foods, so we started raising a garden,” Lynne explained. “The natural progression was once you start raising your own food and having an abundance you have to preserve it, so the next step was learning to can it.”

 

Starmount grad wants to play as long as he can

SANTA BARBARA, California — Dillon Dobson, the former Starmount standout and current Appalachian State University standout, is soaking in the sun a bit more as a member of the Santa Barbara Foresters in the California Collegiate League this summer.Dobson, who made All-Southern Conference at shortstop as a sophomore this past season for the Mountaineers, is being coached by the well-respected Bill Pintard.“He’s a special player,” Pintard said in a ...

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Whitetop Mountain Band to perform at Broadway’s Best

MOCKSVILLE — Broadway’s Best Theatre Company presents the second in their visiting artists series, the Whitetop Mountain Band, July 26 starting at 6 p.m. Prepared foods and snacks will be available for an evening of Mountain Music by this exceptional family-based band.

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Yadkin County Community Foundation awards local grants

The Board of Advisors of the Yadkin County Community Foundation (YCCF) announces its 2014 grant awards from the Yadkin County Legacy Fund. According to Bonnie Lasky, chair of the Grants Committee, the YCCF awarded four grants totaling $3,400 through a competitive selection process.This year’s nonprofit recipients include:• Fall Creek Elementary School: $500 for the Firm Foundation for Literacy Project• Hands of Hope Medical Clinic: $1,200 for...

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New doctor at Yadkin Valley Community Physician’s Clinic

YADKINVILLE — Yadkin Valley Community Hospital and the Yadkin Valley Community Physicians Clinic announces the addition of Dr. Jonathan Orton, MD, specializing in family medicine.Orton graduated from St. Martinus School of Medicine and went on to perform residencies at The Cleveland Clinic and Bronx Lebanon Hospital. During the past two years, he has been practicing family medicine with Moses Cone Health.Orton is fully credentialed at the Yadkin Valley Community Ho...

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Champions for Children to hold trunk sale

YADKINVILLE — Organizers are asking area residents to clean out their closets and plan to pack up their car trunks for an easy-does-it, back-to-school “Junk in the Trunk” sale from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 23 in the parking lot of Baity Tire Service in Yadkinville.The event is sponsored by Champions for Children, a newly formed nonprofit advocating for abused and neglected children going through the court foster system in the community.

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Yadkin Soil and Water taking applications for cost share assistance

The Yadkin County Soil and Water Conservation District will be receiving its annual cost share allocation from the state for projects addressing non-point source pollution from agriculture activities.These funds are available to assist farmers with the installation of conservation practices that help decrease the amount of sediment, nitrogen, phosphorus, chemicals, and other pollutants in the surface and ground waters of the state.Farm owners and operators may apply for ...

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Dancers win multiple awards

The Performance Company at Nan’s School of Dance in Yadkinville show off the many awards they won during the 2013-2014 season.

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2014 already a success for Cheek

RONDA — Sitting in the meeting room of the Ronda Volunteer Fire Department, Chris Cheek exudes a calm exterior.But there’s a fire on the inside - one that’s not likely to be extinguished any time soon.“I’m a very, very competitive person,” Cheek said. “I like the speed; the work; the adrenaline rush.”Born and raised in Hamptonville, Cheek is now 34. He’s been racing for 13 years. “As a kid I grew up g...

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Insurance agent named among top 75 agents

GREENSBORO — Johnny W. Groce, Yadkin County agent for North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, was named 14th among the Top 75 Agents for 2013, by Steven D. Carroll, CPCU, executive vice president and general manager.Groce was selected for this honor based on his outstanding sales and service record for multi lines of insurance during 2013. North Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance Company has more than 770 agents across the state and his office is currently at the loc...

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Sewer upgrade slated for Jonesville

The Yadkin Valley Sewer Authority (YVSA) announced that the Sewer Collection System Phase II Rehabilitation Project is about to start construction.This project, totaling $1,382,709, consists of the following funding pieces:CWSRF-PF (Clean Water State Revolving Fund Principle Forgiveness) $525,000CWSRF-0% (Clean Water State Revolving Fund 0% interest for 20 years) $525,000ARC (Appalachian Regional Commission, grant) $300,000YVSA – Ca...

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What the frack?

Fracking is a topic that has been much discussed in many parts of the country of late, and the discussion is now taking place in Yadkin and Davie counties.Hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, uses pressurized liquid to break rock in order to obtain the natural gas deposits within. Last month Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill that would allow fracking in the state of North Carolina 60 days after the state Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) finalizes rules for the industry....

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Manufacturing business to expand

YADKINVILLE — A long-time Yadkin County industry will soon be able to expand thanks to a recent purchase it has made of another long-time area company’s old building.Lynn Myers of Myers Auction Service and his broker Ralph Harding with Real Estate Works recently put the former J.H. Craver building up for auction. Harding and Myers said the auction drew attention for customers from across the country, but they were thrilled that the final purchase was made by the owners ...

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Anen finds groove at Friendship

George Anen Jr.’s win in the Open Wheel Modified feature his last time out was just another chapter in a career that is become more and more storied.“My dad (George Anen Sr.) took me to my first race when I was 4 years old,” Anen said last week. “In Wall Stadium in Bellmar, New Jersey.“I don’t think I’ve missed a Saturday of racing since. After that first race, I begged everybody to take me to the races until they agreed to take ...

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7-on-7 season winding down at Forbush

EAST BEND —Forty fans watched and about as many football players participated in last Thursday’s seven-on-seven scrimmage between Wilkes Central and host Forbush.On a warm and humid evening, the teams went through plays designed to focus on skill-position play and not the scoreboard.“We want to see kids compete,” Forbush Coach Chris Johnson said. “We want to see them get after it. You find out who’s competing.“They cou...

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AAU basketball off the ground in Yadkin County

BOONVILLE — Sitting on the sideline at Starmount High School, Stephanie Nichols looks on as Paul Hoover conducts his ProShot Basketball Camp for about 20 boys and for exactly two girls.One of those two girls is her daughter, Emily — a rising fifth-grader.There’s a gleam in her eye — the passion for basketball unmistakable. She coached recreational-league basketball for seven years in Wilkes County; and coached the North Wilkes Middle School and Mo...

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Swim team teaches youth self-esteem

Many area kids have been hitting the pool this summer for fun and relaxation, but a group of about 60 area youth have been spending their summer swim time competing as part of the Yadkin Stingrays swim team. Twin brothers Hunter and Jacob Kepley, 14, have been on the team for five years now and said swimming is a great sport because it fosters friendship and personal achievement.Hunter Kepley said that competing against other swimmers “makes you want to strive to get better.&...

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Yadkin All-Stars play on!

EAST BEND — The 7-and-under Yadkin County All-Stars will play in the Western North Carolina State Tournament beginning July 12 at Fall Creek Elementary School after winning the Western North Carolina Area 3 Tournament in Churchland.The team has been on a roll recently, claiming the Will Dicus Tournament in Boone June 21 and 22 before winning the Area 3 tourney.At the Area 3 tourney held June 25-28, Yadkin County defeated North Piedmont, Lake Norman, Davidson to rea...

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