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Students learn fire and severe weather safety

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EAST BEND — Students at East Bend Elementary School got a unique lesson last week not only in fire safety, but also severe weather safety.Each year as part of their Fire Prevention program, members of the East Bend Volunteer Fire Department visit the school to teach children about fire safety. The department recently acquired a new safety trailer that the students take turns going through while it replicates different situations they may encounter.Fire Chief Ronnie Boles was excited to bring their new trailer to the students and expose them to safety procedures for severe weather situations.

 

Yadkinville family wins multiple awards at Dixie Classic Fair

WINSTON-SALEM — In 2014, the Pilcher family of Yadkinville decided to participate in the Dixie Classic Fair’s “Tradition of Competition” — and won in a big way. The Pilchers received several ribbons in the 2014 Dixie Classic Fair’s Agronomy competitive exhibitions.The Dixie Classic Fair’s competitive entries are annually one of the fair’s most popular exhibits. In 2014, more than 29,250 items were entered and competed for more than $2...

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Portion of U.S. 601 in Yadkin County to close temporarily

On Monday, Oct. 27, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Yadkin County maintenance crews will begin to repair the shoulder of U.S. 601 south of U.S. 421 from Courtney Huntsville Road to Lone Hickory Road.That portion of U.S. 601 will have lane closures in place for several days while crews complete the maintenance work. The right lane coming south from Lone Hickory Road will be closed first. Once the southbound side is complete, the right lane coming north from Courtney Hu...

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Help keep Yadkin County clean and green

North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the Yadkin County Beautification Committee will hold a litter cleanup on Nov. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.Organize a cleanup in a community or join the committee to target priority areas in the county. Those interested in joining the cleanup efforts or know of a certain road in need of cleanup, contact Colleen Church with Cooperative Extension at 336-679-2061 or colleen_church@ncsu.edu. All supplies will be provided.

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Winter time horse care tips

Make sure you have made plans to assure your horse is ready for the chill of Old Man Winter. Cold wet weather can take a toll on the health of your equine friend but just a little bit of planning can reduce the ill effects and help keep your horse in a much healthier condition.

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20 units of affordable housing for families re-opens

BOONVILLE — Wesley Community Development Corporation (“Wesley CDC”), an agency of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, announced that rehab has been completed on the Wesley Hollows Apartments in Boonville.A grand re-opening ceremony will be held at the property on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Wesley Hollows is located at 459 W. Main St. in Boonville.Wesley Hollows Apartments were originally constructed in 1985. This property was...

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Falcons fall at North Wilkes, 3-0

HAYS — North Wilkes defeated Forbush in three straight, but three tough sets Thursday night to punch their ticket into the third round of the 2A playoffs.The Vikings won 25-18, 25-23, and 25-21 to improve to 20-3 on the season.The Falcons finish their season at 15-8. The Vikings host No. 11 Hendersonville Thursday night.Forbush defeated the Vikings, 3-1, in the second round of the 2A playoffs a year ago.North Wilkes beat Forbush earlier in the...

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Larceny from rental properties

BOONVILLE — On Oct. 17, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office charged Michael Joseph Hardy, 36, of Boonville, on three felony counts of breaking and/or entering, three counts of felony larceny after breaking and/or entering, three felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and three misdemeanor counts of injury to real property.On Oct. 13, the sheriff’s office received a report from a resident in the Courtney area that someone had broken into his vacant r...

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Candidate Forum: State Senate, District 31

Democrat John Motsinger will take on incumbent Sen. Joyce Krawiec for the state Senate seat representing Yadkin and Forsyth counties in District 31. Both candidates were asked to answer a few brief questions as part of The Yadkin Ripple’s candidate forum series.Joyce Krawiec:Please share a few brief biographical facts about yourself that you would like voters to know about you:

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Gough-Renegar exchange vows

Kacey Denise Gough and David Lee Renegar were united in marriage at 7 p.m. on Aug. 16 at Winding Creek Wedding Barn in Hamptionville. The Rev. Randy Goodin officiated.The bride is the daughter of Pete and Robin Gough of Yadkinville. She is employed by Novant Health.The groom is the son of Freda Styers of Yadkinville and Darrell Renegar of Courtney. He is employed by the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office.The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a lace ...

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Friday night previews

Carver (5-2, 2-0) at Forbush (4-4, 1-1), 7:30Last year’s result: Carver 57, Forbush 10Carver is coming off a 35-6 win over North Surry. The Falcons come in having lost to West Stokes, 24-21.Forbush Head Coach Chris Johnson said the Wildcats were “stronger, faster, bigger, and had more bodies. The stars had to align and they didn’t.”Immediately after the game, Johnson said the West Stokes loss was “the o...

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N.C. State Fair announces winners in annual wine competition

RALEIGH — Winners were recently chosen in the 2014 N.C. State Fair Wine Competition, and for the first time a muscadine wine earned top honors in the contest.Hinnant Family Vineyards in Pine Level won over the panel of judges with Carolina Wildflower, its semi-sweet wine made from muscadine grapes grown in North Carolina.The competition awards two top prizes, the N.C. Winegrowers Cup for overall best in show and the N.C. Muscadine Cup for the best muscadine wine. T...

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Falcons claim WPAC cross country titles

DOBSON — Forbush claimed the men’s and women’s Western Piedmont Athletic Conference cross country championships Oct. 14 at Fisher River Park.The Falcons won by three points on each side: 43-46 over North Surry on the men’s side; and 31-34 over West Stokes on the women’s side.Dakota Mendenhall, who ran second with a time of 17:35.49, paced the Falcon men as all five scores finished oin the top 18. Three of the top six runnes were Falcons....

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Falcons claim WPAC cross country titles

DOBSON — Forbush claimed the men’s and women’s Western Piedmont Athletic Conference cross country championships Oct. 14 at Fisher River Park.The Falcons won by three points on each side: 43-46 over North Surry on the men’s side; and 31-34 over West Stokes on the women’s side.Dakota Mendenhall, who ran second with a time of 17:35.49, paced the Falcon men as all five scores finished oin the top 18. Three of the top six runnes were Falcons....

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Postal worker honored

A Yadkinville postal worker was recently honored with one of the most prestigious and rare awards in the industry.Margaret Hutchens was named last week to the Million Mile Club in recognition of having driven in the workplace for 30 years without having a motor vehicle accident. The award is given by the National Safety Council and less than two percent of all mail carriers in the area district have achieved the honor.Hutchens is a 30-year veteran of the postal service. ...

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Candidate Forum: 5th Congressional District

Incumbent Congresswoman Virginia Foxx will face off against Democrat Josh Brannon in the race for 5th Congressional District. If re-elected, this will be Foxx’s sixth term. Both candidates were asked to answer a few brief questions as part of The Yadkin Ripple’s candidate forum series. Multiple emails and phone calls to Brannon went unanswered. Congresswoman’s Foxx’s responses are below.Please share a few brief biographical facts about yourself that ...

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Immigrant rights activists address commissioners

The commissioners’ chambers were unusually full on Monday with a number of parents, children and others in attendance. Several area students lead the group in the pledge of allegiance while other students were recognized for their achievements.Members of El Cambio also addressed the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners at its Monday night meeting. El Cambio is a group that focuses on equal rights for immigrants and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) indivi...

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Judicial candidates to visit Yadkinville

A number of judicial candidates for North Carolina’s highest courts will be visiting Yadkinville on Thursday at the Yadkin County Courthouse. This visit is part of a week-long tour of 18 municipalities across the state.The purpose of the statewide tour is to educate the public about the role and purpose of the state’s courts and meet voters.At least two and as many as four judicial candidates will participate in each stop, and they are:• Asso...

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