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Yadkin Christian Ministries receives $20,000 grant

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YADKINVILLE — A local ministry recently got a big boost to its bank account that will help in providing food for needy Yadkin County families. At the annual BeautiControl Convention, held in Dallas, Texas, Yadkin Christian Ministries (YCM) was awarded a $20,000 grant thanks to the efforts of Yadkinville consultant and YCM volunteer, Ruth Henderson.“That’s going to buy a lot of groceries for the hungry people,” Henderson said. “This money is going to be used to touch the lives of a lot women, children and families who need it.”

 

70-mile sale a success

Shoppers from near and far spent time this weekend in search of clothing, household items and vintage treasures at the inaugural Take A Break From the Interstate three-day Road Market Sale. The 70-mile long sale was designed to boost traffic along the historic route of U.S. 21 and promote economic development through tourism in the towns along the way.“I like how everybody’s using 21 again,” Amy Swift said. “[On Friday] there were cars out here from New York...

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4-H livestock show showcases local youth

For those dreading another Saturday of doing the same old things like yard work, washing the car and cleaning the house, they instead can make plans to do something different and in the process show support to local youth.The annual Yadkin-Davie 4-H Livestock Show will be held Aug. 9, starting at noon. The show will be held at Lone Hickory Arena on Bethel Church Road, in Yadkinville. Admission to the show is free.The annual Yadkin-Davie 4-H Livestock Show is an opportuni...

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Yadkin County 4-H’ers win honors at State 4-H Congress

RALEIGH — Two Yadkin County 4-H’ers received honors during the recent State 4-H Congress. This year’s 4-H Congress, held in Raleigh June 21-24, attracted 541 youth and their adult leaders for activities including presentations on a variety of subjects, leadership and citizenship training, service opportunities, officer elections and more.Andrew Blevins, 10, son of Terry and Alison Blevins of Yadkinville, won a gold medal in contests designed to test 4-H’ers&...

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Yadkinville Elementary School announces 2013-2014 Math Stars District Winner

Yadkinville Elementary School’s Math Stars are, from left, Tatyana Hampton, Carla Huggins, Monte Scott, Jordan Gentry, Parker Graham, Jonathan Juarez-Almazon and Julie Ann Hutchens, coach.

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Preserving Summers Bounty — Part 2

The next method of preserving summers fruits and veggies is the quick and easy method of freezing. True that you will need some freezer space to handle the amount you put in it for the summer, but most people feel that it is a good investment. Freezing is one of the easiest, most convenient, and least time consuming methods of preserving food. During freezing, the cold retards the growth of microorganism and slows down chemical changes that affect quality or cause food to spoil. The natural e...

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Pregnancy center to change name

YADKINVILLE — New Hope Pregnancy Care, in its efforts to be the first choice for women facing an unintended pregnancy, conducted four focus groups of women in the 18-24 age range. The results of the focus groups indicated that a change was needed in order to better reach and serve the center’s intended demographic.It was announced this week that the group will be updating not only its facility decor, but also its name and website. The client brand for the group will now...

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Yadkin County team wins Babe Ruth state championship

The Yadkin County 14-year-old all-stars won the 2014 Babe Ruth State Tournament.The team competed in the state tournament in Union County from July 17 to 23. The team finished the tournament by beating Union County for the championship on July 23. The team started off strong through the first three games, beating Dilworth, Stanley, and Sawmills.The team then suffered their first loss of the tournament to Union County on Tuesday night; they then had to play Stanley County...

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Stolen truck smashes church; Elkin builder responds

YADKINVILLE — A stolen vehicle smashed into a Yadkinville church resulting in more than $30,000 in damages.The incident happened on July 16 at about 4 a.m.According to the pastor of New Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church located at 2242 Caudle Mill Road, he was awakened by police who said a pickup truck smashed into his church.Pastor J.P. Sizemore said, “I got a call at 4 a.m. that a truck had been reported stolen. The truck hit a light pole and th...

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Yadkinville woman charged in home robbery case

YADKINVILLE — Leigh Ann Billings, 27, of Yadkinville, has been charged in connection with a home robbery in Yadkinville. On July 9, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of breaking and entering and theft at a residence on Styers Mill Road.The victim reported that she discovered her residence had been broken into and several items were missing. After further investigation, Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office detectives alleged that Billings had taken the...

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Man charged for vehicle theft

YADKINVILLE — Daniel Marmolejo, 23, of Hamptonville, was arrested on July 20 in connection with an alleged motor vehicle theft.On July 19, deputies with the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an address in Hamptonville regarding a larceny of a motor vehicle. According to the sheriff’s office, Marmolejo and the vehicle owner had been in an argument and he subsequently left in the victim’s vehicle.With information obtained from an unn...

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Winery to host classic car show

BOONVILLE — Tourists and area residents will have a great opportunity this Sunday to experience Yadkin Valley wines combined with live music and a classic car show at a mini-wine festival hosted at RagApple Lassie Vineyard. The mini-festivals are a joint effort of the Yadkin River Wine Trail wineries, Cellar 4201, Divine Llama, Flint Hill, RagApple Lassie and Sanders Ridge.These five wineries have been joining forces for the past several years to offer holiday events and the ...

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Sparrow’s House leaders address area church

YADKINVILLE — Organizers for the future Sparrow’s House domestic violence shelter in Yadkin County recently addressed members of Yadkinville United Methodist Church.The United Methodist Women (UMW) of Yadkinville United Methodist Church said they were pleased to have Jennifer Bowman, executive director, and the Rev. Mark Brown, founder, provide a program on The Sparrow’s House, Inc., at their quarterly gathering on July 22 in the church’s Family Life Center....

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‘Little Shop’ wows audience

ELKIN — This weekend’s performance of “Little Shop of Horrors” was a smash success for Foothills Theatre. An estimated 200 guests attended just on opening night.“We were thrilled with the response from our audiences, several saying it was Foothills Theatre’s best production to date,” said Director Leighanne Martin Wright. “That quality is a direct result of many talented voices and a dedicated cast willing to work tirelessly with thei...

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Carolina Xtreme 14-and-under team rocking softball world

The Carolina Xtreme 14-and-under team has come a long way since its inception four summers ago.“All were basically very good athletes,” Xtreme Coach Jeff Matthews said in a recent interview. “They kept working at it.“On all four [high school] teams they’re going to become some of the best players. From one to 10 they are going to be impact players on their varsity teams.”The players will attend four different high schools ei...

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The Yadkin Ripple print edition has new look

The print edition of The Yadkin Ripple now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.Even though we live in a digital age, with more people than ever turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want, we recognize that our print products remain extremely important, both to thousands of readers and to our advertisers.

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Humane Society to offer $15 pet spay/neuter event

The Yadkin County Humane Society recently received a grant and the members are moving quickly to put that money to good use for pets and pet owners in the county. The Humane Society is now taking applications for a $15 spay or neuter program that will include transportation to the veterinarian’s office on Aug. 27.“We’re hoping this will be a success and hopefully will be something we can do yearly,” said Humane Society President Carmen Headen. “I think...

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School administrator to complete fellows program

Yadkin County School System administrator, Myra Cox, has been tapped for a program to prepare aspiring school superintendents.The Yadkin County School System will take part in the Aspiring Superintendent Fellows Program, an initiative to increase North Carolina’s pool of highly qualified top school district leaders, the non-profit Strategic Leadership By Design announced.

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