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Putting a face on cancer

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Editor’s Note: The following is the second in a series of articles about breast cancer awareness and the impact of the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation in the local community.Cancer is a word most people are very familiar with as they likely know someone who has had it, or perhaps they have had it themselves. When it comes to breast cancer, one local organization is working to put a face with that word. In 2011 Susan G. Komen of Northwest North Carolina began recruiting some local survivors to be photographed for the marketing brochures about the annual Race for the Cure and other cancer awareness programs.

 

Arts council announces fall series

YADKINVILLE — Those looking for great entertainment this fall need look no further than the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center. Tickets went on sale Aug. 1 for the fall series of musical performances and plays to be held in the Willingham Theater, and Theater Manager Lindsay Craven said tickets are going fast.“Tickets for ‘A Sanders Family Christmas’ and The Kruger Brothers will no doubt sell out,” Craven said.Ron Stacker Thompson, artistic directo...

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Yadkin County waterline receives funding

YADKINVILLE — The Yadkin County Board of Commissioners Chairman Kevin Austin received a letter from North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory with the good news that the application for funding submitted by Yadkin County to the North Carolina Appalachian Regional Commission received his recommendation.An amount of $300,000 will be reserved for the Yadkin County Water System Improvements Project, which plans to extend a waterline to serve the town of East Bend with potable water from th...

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Foothills Arts Council receives grants

The Foothills Arts Council and its associate member the Elkin Valley Fiddlers announce the receipt of two grants from the The Winston-Salem Foundation’s Elkin Community Trust, each for $3,000.The arts council’s grant will go towards its special Art in the Garden series that encompasses a wide range of programming and entertainment held in its garden, 129 Church St., Elkin, and offered free to the public. Past events have included KidsFest, the Open Air Art Market, perfo...

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Church Calendar

Sept. 14• First Baptist Church will have the Rev. Rebecca Maynard lead spiritual formation sessions, “Invitation to A Journey: Along the Path of Spiritual Growth.” The classes will be held on Sept. 14 and 21, Oct. 5 and 12 and Nov. 16 and 23 in the fellowship hall from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m.• 6 p.m., Cross Anchored will be in concert at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, State Road. Members include Todd Baker, Roge...

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Community Calendar

Sept. 12-13• The Starmount High School Class of 1984 reunion will take place. On Sept. 12, the group will be meeting at Starmount High School for the Starmount vs. Forbush football game. On Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. the group will be meeting at Liberty Restaurant in Elkin. Please RSVP to Dee Dee Swaim Cox at deedee.cox@odfl.com or call 919-601-1107.Sept. 13• Red Cross Blood ...

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Agent honored by Who’s Who

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Jennie B. Handy, owner/agent, Jennie Handy Insurance, has been recognized by Trademark Who’s Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in the Insurance Industry.Handy has dedicated the past year of her career to the insurance industry. At Jennie Handy Insurance, Handy is dedicated and passionate about helping teachers have proper insurance coverage based on her experience as a teacher for years. She wants to share the importance of good co...

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Library News

Yadkin County Library - YadkinvilleSeptember is Library Card Sign-up Month. Throughout the month libraries across the country are working hard to remind parents and caregivers that a library card is the most important school supply children and teens can have in their wallet. Legendary comic creator, Stan Lee, is this year’s honorary chair of Library Card Sign-Up Month and urges everyone to visit your local library and sign up for your...

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Horne Creek’s heirloom apples to delight diners

PINNACLE — The apples are coming in at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm in Pinnacle, and soon Charlotte area restaurants will delight diners with desserts prepared with apple varieties dating back hundreds of years.The site’s Southern Heritage Apple Orchard is a repository for 400 varieties of southern apples formerly on the brink of extinction. Slow Food Charlotte, the Piedmont Culinary Guild (PCG) and the Art Institute of Charlotte will journey to the farm to pick a...

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September is Disaster Preparedness Month

The time to prepare for disasters is now. There is always a possibility of power outages due to natural disasters, so take the time to plan with family today. The more prepared a family is the better the family can cope if a natural disaster does occur. Make emergency plans for escape routes and meeting points ahead of time and be sure everyone understands the instructions.To be prepared for the needs of the family, keep in mind there are six basic supplies that should be available...

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Starmount senior Gabriel Brown performed last month for Yadkin County teachers and staff at a back to school celebration. He played oldies including favorites from Elvis and Johnny Cash on his electric guitar. He often takes his guitar or banjo to school and plays in the courtyard and cafeteria for fellow students. He also has performed with the Starmount Show Choir at school and area churches.

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Relay celebrates

HAMPTONVILLE — Volunteers from across the county gathered on Monday to celebrate their fundraising success for the 2014 Yadkin County Relay for Life. Not only do participants spend all night at the walking track for the event, they spend their entire year working to raise money for cancer research in hopes of seeing an end to the disease.The grand total for the year was $97,888. Top individual fundraisers Diane Marshall, Paula Cooke and Robin Cox were presented with special a...

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What’s new at New Horizons

Last week at NHADS we loaded up our new tiller, wagon, gloves, and grabbed some plastic bags from our Thrift Store to go harvest our vegetables from New Horizons Adult Day Services, Inc. Community Garden. We are so proud of our garden this year. With lots of community support we have had a garden for three years now.

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Friday night preview

Forbush (2-1) at Starmount (1-2), 7:30Last year’s result: Starmount 21, Forbush 14The two teams had completely different experiences a week ago. Forbush dominated North Wilkes for a 49-0 win at home. Starmount is coming off a 31-0 loss at South Iredell.Forbush Head Coach Chris Johnson said not to read too much into Starmount’s loss.“They played an outstanding team,” he said. “An elite program.R...

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Rams fall at South Iredell

STATESVILLE — Starmount Head Coach Scott Johnson knew his team’s lack of numbers would play a part in this season.“We just ran out of gas,” Johnson said Monday afternoon. The Vikings dressed 55 players, while the Rams dressed 25 on a hot, humid night.Chris Holmes rushed for more than 200 yards and two touchdowns as South Iredell handed Starmount a 31-0 defeat Friday night.The Vikings scored on their first two possessions to take a 14-0 ...

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Falcons in ‘good position’

EAST BEND — Forbush started the conference portion of its season Tuesday with a 6-1 record.The team rolled through its first five matches before stumbling at North Iredell Sept. 2. The Falcons then responded with a win over Glenn last Thursday.“We’re in a good position to start our conference season,” Forbush Coach Angie Funk said.The Falcons are strong in all phases of the game. They are seasoned and their experience should bode well a...

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County manager moving on

Yadkin County Manager Aaron Church announced last week that he will be leaving at the end of the month. Church has served as county manager since 2010. On Oct. 1, he will begin a new position as county manager of Rowan County.“I have enjoyed working with Yadkin County’s elected officials, dedicated employees, and citizens over the past five years,” Church said. “With the strong, cohesive board of commissioners’ leadership and talented personnel, I am c...

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Harlem Wizards sneak preview for area kids

JONESVILLE — Last Thursday Yadkin County school children got a special sneak preview of the upcoming charity exhibition game featuring the Harlem Wizards basketball team.Rashaan “Rocket” Barner visited each of the Yadkin County elementary schools where he chose students and teachers to play a game that involved him showing off some of the fancy passing, dribbling, and basketball spinning moves that attendees will see at the games later this month benefiting the Ya...

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