Yadkin Ripple- RSS Feed http://yadkinripple.com/ http://yadkinripple.com/ Mon, 25 May 2015 13:33:24 EST 1800 Vietnam Vet speaks at Memorial Day service http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153691899/Vietnam-Vet-speaks-at-Memorial-Day-service JONESVILLE — For some, Memorial Day weekend is just the kick-off to summer, the chance for a long weekend beach trip, a cookout or a sale at the local department store. The true meaning of the holiday, which began in 1868 as Decoration Day, has... Mon, 25 May 2015 04:15:25 EST Forbush’s Anna Harris signs With Gardner-Webb http://yadkinripple.com/news/collegesports-hstrackfield/153671139/Forbushs-Anna-Harris-signs-With-Gardner-Webb Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try, and for Forbush senior Anna Harris, she has tried many things over her high school career. Her accomplishments led to her recently signing with Gardner-Webb University. Mon, 25 May 2015 03:55:25 EST County releases statement on hospital closure http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153692861/County-releases-statement-on-hospital-closure YADKINVILLE — Following the unexpected closure of the Yadkin Valley Community Hospital on Friday, involved parties have engaged in press release battle, both attempting to point the finger of blame at one another. Sun, 24 May 2015 18:55:23 EST First cruise-in of the summer http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153684325/First-cruise-in-of-the-summer A classic Camaro that once served as a pace car at Indianapolis graces the streets of Elkin during the first cruise-in of the summer Saturday. Sun, 24 May 2015 16:20:26 EST Splashing into summer http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153683892/Splashing-into-summer Though the official start of summer is not until June 21, for many the Memorial Day holiday weekend serves as the unofficial kick-off to the summer season. Area pools opened this weekend and kids and adults alike took the opportunity to jump right in... Sun, 24 May 2015 03:30:25 EST Yadkin County hospital closes http://yadkinripple.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/153680626/Yadkin-County-hospital-closes The Yadkin Valley Community Hospital closed Friday night despite legal efforts on behalf of Yadkin County officials to keep the medical facility open. Sat, 23 May 2015 15:30:27 EST Forbush comes back; advances to final four http://yadkinripple.com/news/hssoftball/153675958/Forbush-comes-back;-advances-to-final-four EAST BEND — Forbush softball had a flair for the dramatic Friday night, winning in thrilling walk-off fashion against West Lincoln to advance to the Final Four. Fri, 22 May 2015 23:10:31 EST Elkin powers to final four http://yadkinripple.com/news/hsbaseball/153674699/Elkin-powers-to-final-four In front of one of the largest crowds Elkin High School has ever seen, the Buckin' Elks defeated the East Wilkes Cardinals 7-2 Friday night. Less than five miles apart from each other, the two teams faced each other with a spot in the 1A... Fri, 22 May 2015 23:10:27 EST First Reevestock scholarships awarded http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/153612569/First-Reevestock-scholarships-awarded The first Reevestock Creative Leadership Scholarship winners have been chosen by a committee comprised of Foothills Arts Council board members and Reevestock Music Festival organizers. The scholarship, initiated by Reevestock organizer Sam Tayloe,... Fri, 22 May 2015 02:55:21 EST Forbush track & field has record-breaking season http://yadkinripple.com/news/hstrackfield/153616762/Forbush-track--field-has-record-breaking-season GREENSBORO — Forbush continued to break records at the 2A Track & Field Championships last Friday, and despite not winning the WPAC, there are plenty of things for the Falcons to be proud of. Thu, 21 May 2015 14:25:22 EST Lady Cardinals fall to familiar foe http://yadkinripple.com/news/hssoftball-localnews5-localsports-localsports1/153602601/Lady-Cardinals-fall-to-familiar-foe Those who think that high school playoffs are not some of the most dramatic sporting events they will ever see are wrong. East Wilkes and North Stokes proved that Tuesday night in the third round of the 1A softball championship. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:25:25 EST Falcons punch ticket to quarterfinals http://yadkinripple.com/news/hssoccer/153628583/Falcons-punch-ticket-to-quarterfinals For the second year in a row, the Forbush Falcons are back in the 2A women's soccer quarterfinals, after a nail-biting win over Polk County Wednesday night. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:15:25 EST Humble Houser signs on to Gardner-Webb http://yadkinripple.com/news/collegesports-hsfootball/153610808/Humble-Houser-signs-on-to-Gardner-Webb A humble man has his eyes set on a great future at Gardner-Webb University, and his name is Josh Houser. A senior at Starmount High School, Houser signed on to play football starting in the fall, but his focus is on being a student first, because he... Thu, 21 May 2015 10:55:26 EST Commissioners approve zoning amendments http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153582409/Commissioners-approve-zoning-amendments Members of the Boonville Elementary School award-winning robotics team lead the pledge of allegiance at Monday night's meeting of the Yadkin County commissioners. The board congratulated the students on their recent win at the county robotics... Thu, 21 May 2015 05:05:21 EST Express Care walk-in clinic opens http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153471517/Express-Care-walk-in-clinic-opens Folks suffering from the sniffles or other minor medical ailments now have a new option for their healthcare needs. Wendy Shumate, a family nurse practitioner, opened the doors of a new walk-in medical clinic in Yadkinville last week. The Express Care... Thu, 21 May 2015 04:45:21 EST FHS boosters host car show http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153557607/FHS-boosters-host-car-show EAST BEND — Boosters for the athletic club at Forbush High School hosted their first car and tractor show on Saturday to raise funds for special projects. Thu, 21 May 2015 04:20:21 EST Reminiscing on the wine festival http://yadkinripple.com/news/opinion_columns/153568264/Reminiscing-on-the-wine-festival Eleven years ago I attended my first Yadkin Valley Wine Festival. To be honest, I wasn't exactly thrilled to be there. I worked as a reporter for The Elkin Tribune for about six months the year I graduated from college and by default I inherited... Thu, 21 May 2015 04:10:22 EST Starmount’s OCS students knit their way to success http://yadkinripple.com/news/news_education/153565365/Starmounts-OCS-students-knit-their-way-to-success BOONVILLE — The Occupational Course of Study (OCS) students at Starmount High School chose knitting as their school-based enterprise (SBE) for this school year. And knit they did — to the tune of about $400. Thu, 21 May 2015 02:50:21 EST Forbush, Starmount baseball make early exits http://yadkinripple.com/news/hsbaseball-localsports/153585280/Forbush-Starmount-baseball-make-early-exits Forbush and Starmount both made early exits in the 2A and 1A baseball tournaments this past weekend. Thu, 21 May 2015 00:30:21 EST Hurdler breaks state record http://yadkinripple.com/news/hstrackfield/153587996/Hurdler-breaks-state-record GREENSBORO — Surry Central's two pole vaulters finished second and third in the state 2A track championship at N.C. A&T University Saturday. And a Forbush hurdler broke a state record at the competition, bringing home gold. Wed, 20 May 2015 20:15:21 EST