Yadkin Ripple- RSS NEWS Feed http://yadkinripple.com/section/NEWS http://yadkinripple.com/section/NEWS Mon, 1 Sep 2014 19:55:40 EST 1800 League calls for additional hearings on fracking http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/50404772/League-calls-for-additional-hearings-on-fracking REIDSVILLE — This week, in a statement to the NC Mining and Energy Commission, the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL) demanded that the state the hold additional hearings on the rules for hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:53:11 EST Yadkin County Library News http://yadkinripple.com/news/community_news/50404535/Yadkin-County-Library-News Yadkin County Library - YadkinvilleThe library will be celebrating our past at the Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival in September. Mark your calendar for Sept. 20 so you can join in on the... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:41:06 EST Community Calendar http://yadkinripple.com/news/announcements-community_news/50414143/Community-Calendar Sept. 4• Drawn to Animals – The Whimsical World of Fowler Ruffin, an exhibit of boldly colored acrylic of creatures large and small, sleepy sheep and critters with attitude opens Sept. 4,... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:26:08 EST Boonville gets new playground http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50415552/Boonville-gets-new-playground BOONVILLE — Following students' first day back to class on Monday, elementary school kids at Boonville school gathered on the lawn for the official ribbon cutting of their new playground. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:44:05 EST Yadkin benefits from Komen grant http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/50417475/Yadkin-benefits-from-Komen-grant Editor's Note: The following is the first in a series of articles about breast cancer awareness and the impact of the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation in the local community. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:17:05 EST Event raises funds for animal welfare http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/50417055/Event-raises-funds-for-animal-welfare YADKINVILLE — Animal lovers and wine enthusiasts will get the chance to sip for a cause this weekend at the third annual Whiskers and Wine Summer Social at The Studio at Hanover Park Vineyards. The event will take place on Friday from 6 to 10:30... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:57:08 EST Back to school http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50401537/Back-to-school Johnna Pettit, third-grade teacher at East Bend Elementary, answers questions from her new students on the first day of class. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:38:04 EST ‘Fill the bus’ campaign continues at Walmart http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/50413904/Fill-the-bus-campaign-continues-at-Walmart The Elkin Walmart and Yadkin Valley United Fund have been working together to collect school supplies for local Yadkin Valley students as part of a national Walmart-United Fund campaign. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:55:07 EST Teachers celebrate new school year http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50364193/Teachers-celebrate-new-school-year BOONVILLE — Teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria staff and custodians from all across Yadkin County gathered at Starmount High School last Wednesday for a celebration to begin the new school year. Following a breakfast, the group convened in the... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:51:09 EST Apparent murder-suicide involves elderly couple http://yadkinripple.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/50363392/Apparent-murder-suicide-involves-elderly-couple YADKINVILLE — Around 8 a.m. Wednesday, local law enforcement responded to a 911 call at a residence at the intersection of Center and Sprouse roads. Upon entering the home, officers discovered the body of a deceased elderly female and an elderly... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:55:17 EST Yadkin County Civil War veteran to be honored http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/50337627/Yadkin-County-Civil-War-veteran-to-be-honored On behalf of the 28th NC Troops re-enactors, Greg Cheek recently announced the annual Colonel William Henry Asbury Speer Memorial. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:31:10 EST Arts council announces fall series http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/50320501/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... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:26:08 EST Forbush Middle takes top honors in National Youth Hunter Education Challenge http://yadkinripple.com/news/news_education-sports/50316945/Forbush-Middle-takes-top-honors-in-National-Youth-Hunter-Education-Challenge RALEIGH — The Yadkin Patriots of Forbush Middle School in Yadkin County took top honors in the nation as junior champions at the 29th annual International Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC), a demanding week-long shooting and outdoors... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:07:11 EST A hayfield http://yadkinripple.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50316183/A-hayfield I have a hayfield, a dome shaped oval of about four acres. A gravel drive skirts one side and leads to my house. Just in case you've been in the city too long, let me define a hayfield. It's a lot like your front yard, but much larger, and... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:18:07 EST New Horizons benefits from BB&T program http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/50331550/New-Horizons-benefits-from-BBT-program YADKINVILLE — Last week was a busy and exciting one for consumers and staff at New Horizons Adult Day Services. In addition to a special visit from a local politician, construction also was completed on a shelter area that will provide a new... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:14:08 EST Preparing pastures for fall and winter http://yadkinripple.com/news/news_agricultural/50315867/Preparing-pastures-for-fall-and-winter Fall is just around the corner and that means that grass will soon slow down or stop growing and we get to begin the hay feeding we dream about all summer. Whether you have cattle, horses, sheep, goats or other grass eating livestock, now is the time... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:54:06 EST Teacher brings innovation to students http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/50338240/Teacher-brings-innovation-to-students For one local teacher, summer break doesn't mean a break from learning. Yadkinville resident Betty Jo Moore is a sixth-grade science teacher at Wylie Middle School in Forsyth County. Each summer she finds an educational project in which to take... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:53:07 EST Name chosen for new county park http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/50334140/Name-chosen-for-new-county-park YADKINVILLE — The long-awaited 5D lake and park, which is slated to open this fall as a recreation area for residents, was officially given a name last night at the Yadkin County commissioners meeting. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:43:06 EST Tractor show a success http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/50317986/Tractor-show-a-success HAMPTONVILLE — The smell of bacon frying wafted enticingly out the front doors of the Windor's Crossroads Community Center on Saturday as friends and neighbors gathered for the 10th annual Windsor's Crossroads Ruritan Club breakfast... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:43:09 EST Tractor show a success http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/50309198/Tractor-show-a-success HAMPTONVILLE — The smell of bacon frying wafted enticingly out the front doors of the Windor's Crossroads Community Center on Saturday as friends and neighbors gathered for the 10th annual Windsor's Crossroads Ruritan Club breakfast... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:43:05 EST