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Cancer survivors and caretakers honored

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STATE ROAD — With nearly two weeks before participants will step in the annual Relay for Life venue, cancer survivors were honored at a banquet on Thursday evening.The Survivor Dinner is one of the major events leading up to the relay to benefit the American Cancer Society, which this year will be held on May 3, according to organizers. The relay will he held on the track at Elkin High School.The Survivor Dinner was held at Cedarbrook Country Club.Guest survivors and their caregivers were treated to lazagna, salad, and dessert. Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital provided the dinner, and the Ebenezer Heart Sisters donated the dessert.


Car, tractor trailer collide on CC Camp

A driver from Dobson was cited for allegedly failing to yield the right of way resulting in a CC Camp Road wreck with a tractor trailer late Thursday morning.The Elkin Police Department said the incident happened at an entryway for Walmart at 11:30 a.m.According to the police report, a 1994 Toyota passenger vehicle driven by Lonnie Gray Fulk, 85, of Dobson, was turning from Walmart and “failed to yield the right of way” to a tractor trailer, driven by Kevin S...

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Hot dogs and Easter eggs at local church

JONESVILLE — An Easter egg hunt was held on Saturday afternoon at the Arlington First Baptist Church.Youth Pastor Marty Nixon gathered youth at noon for a story time presentation. After the stories concluded, children and families lined up for a hot dog lunch.“Today we went over the gospel. Jesus is the reason we are celebrating Easter. He is the reason we can come out and why we give praise,” said Nixon.“The children have their own bas...

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Yadkin County Extension and Community Association honors volunteers

YADKINVILLE — On April 10, the Yadkin County Extension and Community Association celebrated their accomplishments for 2013 at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center.President Lucille Horn welcomed the group to the meeting and reminded all that the 2013 year was a centennial celebration of the founding of the Home Demonstration Club known today as ECA. Olivia (Libby) Simpson, retired Family and Consumer Science agent from Yadkin County, was the guest speaker and brought back many mem...

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Five charged with drug trafficking

HAMPTONVILLE — Five suspects were charged on March 31 with a variety of drug-related offenses, according to information provided by the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office.The suspects allegedly were transporting quantities of cocaine, marijuana and prescription medications into Yadkin County from New Jersey.The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office executed a vehicle stop at the intersection of Windsor Road and U.S. 421 northbound. During a search of the vehicle, ...

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Candidate for sheriff has past felony conviction

A candidate running in the Republican primary for the office of Yadkin County sheriff has a prior felony conviction that could affect at least one aspect of his role if elected to serve as sheriff.According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Gary Willard was convicted in 2004 of carrying a concealed weapon, a class H felony. The NCDPS records also indicate several misdemeanor charges for driving while impaired, driving with a revoked license, possession of a schedul...

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Two Republicans in primary election for Clerk of Court

On the primary ballot in May, two candidates are running on the Republican ticket to serve as the next clerk of Superior Court for Yadkin County. There are no candidates running on the Democrat ticket. Wayne Dixon has served in the role for the past 12 years.Running for the position are two veterans of the Clerk of Court’s office — Beth Williams Holcomb and April Mendenhall.

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Four Republicans in primary race for sheriff

In what will likely be one of the most talked about political races in the county, four Republicans will duke it out in the May primary election for Yadkin County sheriff.There are no Democrats running, so the Republican primary winner will be on the only candidate for sheriff on the November ballot.Running for election is incumbent Sheriff Ricky Oliver, who was appointed to the position in January of 2011 following the resignation of Michael Cain, which was part of his ...

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Bride weds at workplace

YADKINVILLE — On Friday, bride Haley Hawkins walked down the aisle, not in a church, a park or a banquet hall, but at her workplace. Hawkins and her fiance Robert Lockwood moved to the area from Clinton nearly two years ago and Hawkins began working as a vocational technician and CNA at New Horizons Adult Day Services.Hawkins’ parents are both deceased and she said having a wedding without them was going to be very sad. She originally planned to go to the justice of the...

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Kruger Brothers to headline music festival

The Kruger Brothers will be featured as the headlining act at this year’s Elkin Valley Fiddlers By The River traditional roots music festival scheduled May 10, beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing until 7 p.m., at the Elkin Municipal Park.Director of the Foothills Art Council and Event Coordinator Leighanne Wright said organizers expect around 500 people to show up this year.Wright said they were fortunate to get The Kruger Brothers as this year’s headliner. I...

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Walkertown game ‘a broken record’ for Starmount

MOUNT AIRY — “It’s a broken record,” Starmount Coach Josh Pardue said after his Rams lost to Walkertown, 10-5, Saturday in the opening game of the ALS Benefit in Memory of Craig Hunter event at Mount Airy High School Saturday.“We haven’t been playing seven innings,” Pardue continued. “Even in our wins, we’re not playing seven innings.”Every spot in the lineup produced a hit as the Wolfpack pounded out 13 hits. S...

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Recent results and upcoming schedule

Tuesday, April 8BaseballStarmount at East Wilkes, ppd. to April 9Forbush at Carver, ppd.Women’s SoccerEast Wilkes 4, Starmount 0Forbush 5, South Stokes 0SoftballForbush 15, Carver 0Starmount at East Wilkes, ppd. to April 24Men’s TennisSurry Central 9, Forbush 0...

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Roselli Foods releases new image of ‘Granny’

Roselli Foods of Pilot Mountain announced a branding change to Granny Roselli’s Original Salad Dressing.The salad dressing featured an image Daisy Roselli as a 95-year-old grandmother who was a staple at a local eatery in Wilkes County.The new salad dressing bottles will now feature Granny Roselli when she was younger.Upon the passing of Daisy Wiles Roselli in December of 2010, her son’s Frank, Joseph, and John took specific recipe’s made fam...

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Suspect sells car, allegedly steals it back

JONESVILLE — A resident from Mount Airy is facing charges for allegedly stealing a vehicle from a victim he originally sold his car to.According to a release by the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, deputies processed a report of larceny of a motor vehicle from a resident in Jonesville on April 6.According to the release, the resident explained that his vehicle was parked in his driveway on Dogwood Lane the night before and that when he went to work the next mo...

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Area youth compete in district 4-H competition

ELKIN — The North Central District 4-H Activity Day was held Saturday at Elkin High School. There were 180 youth participating in the day, some competing in a talent show and others presenting in categories ranging from food and nutrition to family and consumer sciences, livestock and dairy production, public speaking and more.The talent show portion of the day kicked off to a rousing start with a solo drum performance. DaEun Kim, an exchange student in Wilkes County, who hai...

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Motorcyclist charged with reckless driving

YADKINVILLE —A Yadkinville teen faces charges after allegedly driving recklessly.Caleb Haydn Whitman, 19, of Yadkinville, was arrested on April 4 on several charges relating to reckless driving.A Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office deputy on routine patrol reportedly observed a person riding a motorcycle recklessly in the parking lot at Lowes Foods in Yadkinville. The deputy also observed the motorcycle passing two cars at the intersection of U.S. 601 and Sharon R...

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Two men arrested for multiple firearm larcenies

YADKINVILLE — The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office reported that on June 14, a report was made from Parker Road, East Bend, that a residence had been broken into and several guns had been taken.Detectives with the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office and with assistance of the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) worked on the case and found that the guns were traded for narcotics in another county.On April 14, agents with the ATF charged Joseph Dale McCormick, 3...

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Man charged with breaking and entering

YADKINVILLE — On April 14, deputies with the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tracy Lee Cline, 47, Hamptonville, and charged him with one count felony breaking and entering.On April 8, Cline allegedly had gone to a residence on Flat Rock Church Road in Hamptonville. When no one had answered the door after knocking, he allegedly broke in a back door, only to find the owner in the residence.The owner knew Cline, told him to leave and never return. He the...

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