Yadkin Ripple- RSS Feed http://yadkinripple.com/ http://yadkinripple.com/ Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:08:20 EST 1800 A song in their hearts http://yadkinripple.com/news/specialreport/150560537/A-song-in-their-hearts Nothing sets off the holiday season like a Christmas carol. Two area groups are rehearsing for what promises to be very special seasonal experiences. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:21:06 EST Wine, craft event draws shoppers to Fairfield Inn http://yadkinripple.com/news/local_features/150560035/Wine-craft-event-draws-shoppers-to-Fairfield-Inn For the sixth consecutive year, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Elkin Jonesville will host its winter wine and craft event. The event will host an assortment of activities for guests of all ages, including a special guest of honor: Santa Claus. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:40:09 EST Relay for Life holds vendor fair http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/150637508/Relay-for-Life-holds-vendor-fair On Saturday, shoppers were getting a jump start on their holiday gift buying and all for a great cause. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:54:07 EST Hamptonville man charged in meth case http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/150670267/Hamptonville-man-charged-in-meth-case The Yadkin County Sheriff's Office and Yadkinville Police Department have made an arrest after a sixth-month investigation into the sale and distribution of methamphetamines. William Leland Brockington, 42, of Hamptonville, was arrested on Nov. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:49:04 EST Ministry offers holiday food for the needy http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/150625785/Ministry-offers-holiday-food-for-the-needy EAST BEND — Last Tuesday, volunteers at the East Bend location of Yadkin Christian Ministries were busy packing the freezer full of Thanksgiving turkeys. The ministry was able to purchase the turkeys by way of a generous donation from the Red... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:39:07 EST Schedule, results announced http://yadkinripple.com/news/sports/150641281/Schedule-results-announced *Dates, times, and locations subject to changeFriday, November 21Football1AA 2nd round playoffs: Starmount 34, Bessemer City 16 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:03:05 EST Gator death ruled accidental http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/150671051/Gator-death-ruled-accidental EAST BEND — On Nov. 11, emergency personnel responded to a call on Baltimore Road in East Bend. Upon arrival they discovered the body of 75-year-old Terre Milton Smith. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:36:06 EST Former Ram named Southern Conference player of the year http://yadkinripple.com/news/sports/150670693/Former-Ram-named-Southern-Conference-player-of-the-year SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Furman and Samford each placed three student-athletes on all-conference teams, as the Southern Conference announced its 2014 all-conference and individual award winners on Tuesday. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:09:07 EST Clerk of Court named to prestigous order http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/150668135/Clerk-of-Court-named-to-prestigous-order Having served as Yadkin County Clerk of Court for the past 12 years and many years with the state's Juvenile Services prior to that, Wayne Dixon will be retiring at the end of the month. A retirement party was held for him last Friday that came... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:16:08 EST Retailers prepare for Black Friday http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/150655816/Retailers-prepare-for-Black-Friday As the busyness in the kitchen winds down and guests settle in with their stomachs full, Thanksgiving quickly transitions from turkey day to shopping day. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:05:08 EST Falcons split in season-opening tri-meet http://yadkinripple.com/news/sports/150641405/Falcons-split-in-season-opening-tri-meet EAST BEND — Forbush went 1-1 in a tri-meet to open the season at home Nov. 18.The Falcons edged Mount Airy, 40-39, before falling to perennial powerhouse West Wilkes, 55-16. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:28:09 EST Yadkin Memorial Park opens http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/150652994/Yadkin-Memorial-Park-opens HAMPTONVILLE — The much anticipated Yadkin Memorial Park and Lake Hampton officially opened on Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by community leaders and a host of eager park visitors. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:39:08 EST Rams continue to roll http://yadkinripple.com/news/sports/150640531/Rams-continue-to-roll BESSEMER CITY — Starmount controlled both lines of scrimmage and kept control of the game throughout as they defeated Bessemer City, 34-16, Friday night in a second-round 1AA playoff game. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:07:06 EST YMCA offers program for seniors http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/150531843/YMCA-offers-program-for-seniors Promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for people of all ages is part of the primary mission of the YMCA. The Silver Sneakers program at the YMCA specifically targets the senior citizen population. The program is free for seniors as a benefit of... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:31:05 EST Talking turkey — holiday food safety tips http://yadkinripple.com/news/lifestyle-food-news/150583022/Talking-turkey--holiday-food-safety-tips The holiday season is upon us and our thoughts turn toward the great feast ahead. Very often the star of the feast is the humble turkey, sitting pretty with its perfectly roasted golden brown skin. All is well as the family starts to partake of the... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:06:05 EST Local dancers, instructors win big at dance competition http://yadkinripple.com/news/community_news/150579553/Local-dancers-instructors-win-big-at-dance-competition Eight competitive soloist students from Rhythm On Main Dance & Gymnastics in Elkin recently competed in the the Ultimate Starz Dance Productions Fall Convention & Competition held in King on Nov. 1 and 2. The students were up against 20 studios from... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:59:06 EST Communities gear up for the holidays http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/150563455/Communities-gear-up-for-the-holidays “It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas” and folks around the county are gearing up for this special season. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:32:03 EST Commissioners approve county transportation plan http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/150583373/Commissioners-approve-county-transportation-plan The Yadkin County commissioners made quick work of three budget items on the action agenda at their meeting on Monday evening. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:18:05 EST Yadkin County Library News http://yadkinripple.com/news/announcements/150583304/Yadkin-County-Library-News Northwestern Regional Library will be hosting “Cares Week” from Nov. 17 to Nov. 22. Just bring in canned or non-perishable food items or toiletries to your local NWRL branch and your fees and lost materials will be forgiven. Donated items... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:15:06 EST Night miracles http://yadkinripple.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150563551/Night-miracles They were the same, the ground and the sky, they seemed interchangeable. It was a bit confusing to the senses — as in which way is up? The feeling of awe barely describes the scene, a scene so long in coming. How was it possible to have missed... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:40:09 EST