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Residents ready to Race for the Cure

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Editor’s Note: The following is the third in a series of articles about breast cancer awareness and the impact of the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation in the local community.WINSTON-SALEM — Residents from Yadkin County and the surrounding area are gearing up for the annual Race of the Cure 5K fundraiser hosted by Susan G. Komen of Northwest North Carolina, scheduled for Sept. 27. The event is the major fundraising event for the organization and funds grants that benefit local organizations like the Yadkin County Health Department.Not only does the event raise money for cancer programming in the area, but it is also a celebration of survivors and a time to honor those who lost their battle with breast cancer.


All NCHSAA finals in Chapel Hill in 2015

CHAPEL HILL — Commissioner Davis Whitfield of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association confirmed this week that the eight NCHSAA basketball championship games culminating the 2014-15 season will all be played in Chapel Hill.Four games will be played at the Smith Center and four games at Carmichael Arena, both on the campus of the University of North Carolina, all on Saturday, March 14. The 2A and 4A games for men and women will be played at the Smith Center while t...

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Fall Creek to break ground on new building

JONESVILLE — Jonesville’s Fall Creek Baptist Church is preparing to break ground on a new building more than two decades in the making, and is inviting the public to attend.The church will be holding the groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 21 at 2 p.m.Parking is located at the current building, 3320 Fall Creek Church Road. The ceremony itself will be held across the road on the future building site next to the fellowship building.Pastor Don Hudson wil...

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Local agency receives $20,000 grant

YADKINVILLE — A luncheon was held on Sept. 9 at Yadkinville First Baptist Church to present a $20,000 check to Yadkin Christian Ministries (YCM). Ruth Henderson, a local BeautiControl representative and YCM volunteer, applied for the grant from BeautiControl’s Women Helping Others (W.H.O.) Foundation.BeautiControl is a national company that was founded in l98l by Dick and Jinger Heath of Dallas, Texas and specializes in skin care, bath and body products for the entire f...

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Pardue-Whittington wed at Pilgrim Baptist Church

Katherine Pardue and Patrick Whittington were married at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Wilkesboro. The Rev. Blake Meyer officiated.The bride is the daughter of Paul and Linda Pardue of Jonesville. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University and is employed by Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.The groom is the son of Ricky and Cathy Whittington of Wilkesboro. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University and is employed by Alamance-Burlington School System....

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Heather’s Hope event Saturday

ELKIN — A local woman who once needed the community’s support by way of votes on a popular TV show is now in need of a more vital kind of support. A fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday to raise funds for life-saving brain surgery for former American Idol contestant, Heather Cox Coe.

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Commissioners bid farewell to manager

YADKINVILLE — On Monday night, the Yadkin County commissioners made swift work of two items on the action agenda including a rezoning request in the Windsors Crossroads area.At the start of the meeting, West Yadkin fifth-grader Melia Mosteller lead the group in the pledge of allegiance.

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Results, schedules announced

*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeTuesday, September 9Men’s soccerNorth Iredell 3, East Wilkes 2VolleyballForbush 3, South Stokes 2Starmount 3, Elkin 0East Wilkes 3, West Wilkes 1Women’s tennisEast Wilkes 9, West Wilkes 0Elkin 9, Starmount 0Wednesday, September 10...

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Falcons to face Cardinals

East Wilkes (1-2) at Forbush (2-2), 7:30Last year’s result: Forbush 31, East Wilkes 20Forbush Head Coach Chris Johnson readily recalls last season’s encounter with the Cardinals in Ronda.The Falcons were up 24-6 late in the third quarter, before the Cardinals cut it to 24-20 in the fourth quarter.“Last year, they put the fear in us in the fourth quarter,” Johnson said.

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Local sports roundup

It wasn’t easy, but Starmount left Elkin with a 3-0 win and a 4-4 record Sept. 9.Battling unforced errors and an improved Elkin side, the Rams were deep into the third set before they got in a rhythm and were able to breathe a little more easily.Tied at 11 in the third set, Starmount Coach Jon Symons called timeout. With Rachel Castevens serving, the Rams then completed an 8-0 run.The Rams revved it up even more when they got the serve back as Alli Jones...

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Macemore legacy lives on in race

YADKINVILLE — Saturday, the Race More for Macemore will be held for the second time.The first one was held Jan. 27, 2013 — two days before Starmount graduate Austin Macemore died after a lengthy battle with Squamous Cell carcinoma.Wayne Macemore, Austin’s father, said the event’s intent is “to carry on Austin’s legacy.”Macemore said the money raised will help children and their families dealing with cancer; sponsor mis...

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Parker, Atkins derail Bailes at Friendship

ELKIN — The dominance of Ross Bailes at Friendship Motor Speedway has been at least temporarily halted as Ron Parker of Belwood won the SeCA Crate Late Model feature and Ryan Atkins of Mount Airy won the FUEL Racing Series feature.Other winners included some familiar faces: Chad Call of North Wilkesboro in the Super Stock 4 class; Shaun Robinson of West Jefferson in the Renegades class; Randy Powell of Lincolnton in the Xtreme Stock 4 class; and Kenneth Miller of Wilkesboro i...

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Falcons remember Debbie Greene

EAST BEND — Tuesday night will be Pink Night at Forbush High School.It won’t be just a night where two volleyball powerhouses meet — it will be a night when the Falcons pay tribute to longtime program supporter Debbie Greene, who died April 4 at the age of 61 after an 18-year battle with multiple myeloma.“I think their desire to honor my mom is a testament to how many lives she touched,” Laura Cloud, her daughter, said. “There have bee...

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Defense the word at Starmount this season

BOONVILLE — For 12 years and through four state championships, Starmount has been known for its offense.Not this year.“This is the first defensive team I’ve ever had,” Starmount Coach Jon Symons said. “We hang out hats on our defense.“Seeing our opponent’s frustration. That’s what I want our kids to understand. We’re being successful at what we’re doing.“It’s the mentality of ac...

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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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