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Artists depict happiness at new exhibit

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YADKINVILLE — The Yadkin Arts Council fourth annual Juried Art Show opened on July 11 with more than 70 pieces of art in a variety of mediums such as oil, pastel, water color, mixed media, acrylic, wood, glass and steel.“The annual juried art show at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center has produced some of the best 2D and 3D artwork ever displayed at the Welborn Gallery,” said Arts Council President John Willingham. “The works represent artists from all across North Carolina and remains in the gallery through August.”


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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Local Y offers special $1 joining fee

YADKINVILLE — The Yadkin Family YMCA is collecting backpacks and school supplies to help students start the school year ready to learn. Now through Aug. 15, new members can join the Y for just $1 joining fee when they donate a new backpack. All backpacks will be distributed by Yadkin County Schools.“You can help a child have a better chance for success when you donate a new backpack,” said Sam Franklin, vice president of Operations over the Yadkin Family YMCA. ...

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Canning recipes

The following research-based recipes are taken from the USDA website, Complete Guide to Home Canning, published by the National Center for Home Food Preservation. Always use a source that is research based for your canning recipes.

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Crossroads making WIC better

YADKINVILLE — The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is getting a technological makeover. The North Carolina (NC) Crossroads WIC System, a model information system using modern web technology, is replacing the 30-year-old NC WIC Automated Data Processing (ADP) System.The new Crossroads system, which rolls out in Yadkin County on Sept. 2, will allow the NC WIC Program to better serve its participants. Benefits will include easier scheduling, ...

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Yadkinville native earns master’s degree

WINSTON-SALEM — Spencer Kayla Ashley graduated from Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences on May 19 with a Master of Arts degree in mathematics. Wake Forest is a private university located in Winston-Salem and is consistently ranked among the top 25 universities in the nation.While attending Wake Forest, Ashley was inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honor Society.Ashley is now employed at Aon Hewitt, in Winston-Salem, as a b...

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‘Little Shop of Horrors’ opens Friday night

ELKIN — The cast members, musicians and directors of “Little Shop of Horrors” are putting the final touches on the show this week as they prepare for opening night.The play, a musical about a mild mannered florist who finds fame and fortune with an unusual plant with a most disturbing diet, will be presented by Foothills Theatre at Dixon Auditorium on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

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Preserving Summers Bounty — Part 1

Gardens and farmers markets are overflowing with delicious summer vegetables. Why not save some vegetables and fruits for the months ahead? Unless foods are preserved, microorganisms such as mold, yeast and bacteria will cause spoilage soon after harvesting. The three main methods of preserving foods are canning, freezing and drying.

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Kallie Rose SaundersLinkoln Saunders announced the birth of her sister, Callie Rose, on June 1 at 1:08 p.m. at Forsyth Medical Center, weighing 4 pounds, 7 ounces, and measuring 17 inches in length.Her parents are Kayle Haire and Kenny Saunders. Grandparents are Vicky and Charles Haire of Boonville and Hazel Van Saunders of Troy.

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Shores celebrate 50 years

Carl and Dorothy Shore of Yadkinville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 28 at Maplewood Baptist Church fellowship hall with a catered dinner. They were married June 27, 1964, at First Baptist Church in Yadkinville.Hosting the celebration were their children, Robin and her husband Bradley Cranfill and Tim and his wife Kim Shore. Their grandchildren are Micah Cranfill, Isaac Cranfill, Jackson Shore and Tyler Shore.Carl retired from the state of North Carolina ...

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Pierce-McGhee exchange vows in Trinity church

Linda Ann Pierce of Trinity and Trenton Dale McGhee of Mooresville were united in marriage in a 2 p.m. ceremony on May 10, 2014, at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting in Trinity, with the Rev. Wayne L. Byrd, uncle of the bride, officiating.Linda is the daughter of Boyd and Nancy Pierce of Trinity. She is the granddaughter of Norma Pierce and the late J.B. Pierce Sr. and the late Lester and Sally Byrd. The bride is a graduate of Trinity High School and the University of North Carolina Gre...

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Yadkin proclaimed a ‘Purple Heart’ county

YADKINVILLE — On Monday, the Yadkin County commissioners approved a proclamation declaring Yadkin County a Purple Heart County.

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Rams finish high in Wachovia Cup Standings

Elkin and Starmount have finished as the top two public schools in the Wachovia Cup Standings for 1A high schools in North Carolina.The Elks took fourth, while the Rams took sixth. Bishop McGuinness, a private school with three spring sport state championships, finished first among 1A schools.Starmount, with just more than 600 students, was buoyed by a state championship in volleyball and a runner-up finish in women’s track and field.With a student popul...

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Three arrested on drug charges

YADKINVILLE — Detectives with the Yadkinville Police Department and Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office have charged three individuals in connection with the sale of cocaine.Michael Eugene Jackson, 17, Ronnie Gray Hutchens, 31, and Maurice Rapheal Curtis, 28, all of Yadkinville were arrested on July 3 after detectives witnessed the trio engage in an alleged drug transaction at the Boxwood Motel, located at 132 West Main Street in Yadkinville.

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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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