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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.”

 

Faster, easier website unveiled today

The Yadkin Ripple is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making yadkinripple.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:• Easier to read headlines with one-click accessibility to storie...

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Brannon wins primary run-off

RALEIGH — Candidate Josh Brannon claimed the victory in the democratic primary run-off for the 5th Congressional District.Brannon received 2, 748 votes and opponent Gardenia Henley received 1,443 votes in the run-off. In November, Brannon will face off against long-time 5th Congressional District representative, Virginia Foxx, who is serving her fifth term.As part of his social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter Brannon has often used the term “out foxx.&...

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Ross Bailes wins again (and again) at Friendship

ELKIN — Ross Bailes won for the third and fourth times this season at Friendship Motor Speedway, claiming both $1,000 Southeastern Crate Association Late Model features early Sunday morning.North Wilkesboro’s Chad Call claimed the $500 Super Stock 4 feature; Troutman’s Chad Paxton took the Open Wheel Modified feature; West Jefferson’s Shaun Robinson won the Renegades feature; Randy Powell won wire-to-wire in Xtreme Stock feature; and Clifton Richardson took ...

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48 years and still running strong

GERMANTON — Bill Tesh started racing in June of 1966 — just more than 48 years ago.He drove in $99 claiming races at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem. “Anybody could buy any of the cars for $99,” Tesh said.Tesh was in the Navy in 1966 — serving with an anti-submarine warfare squadron in Norfolk, Virginia. He’s been upside down in a vehicle eight times in his life, but he said the “scaredest I’ve ever been in my life is ...

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Two charged in stolen vehicle case

HAMPTONVILLE — On July 15, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Raleigh International Airport Police Department to check for a stolen vehicle that was possibly located in Yadkin County.The vehicle belonged to a rental car agency in Raleigh. Deputies were able to find the 2014 vehicle at a residence on U.S. 21 in Hamptonville.Megan Elizabeth Gregory, 25, and Mahamadou Samoura, 29, both of Hamptonville, were arrested and charged with one felony c...

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Fire damages new home at Flint Hill Vineyards

EAST BEND — Area firefighters responded to a blaze at a home under construction at 2133 Flint Hill Road early Thursday morning. The home is on the property of Flint Hill Vineyards.Yadkin County EMS Director Keith Vestal said much of the home was consumed in the fire and he speculated the fire had been burning for some time before firefighters arrived on the scene. Vestal said he believed contractors were still working on the home and the family had not yet moved in to the res...

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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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