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SCC trustees host dinner for Yadkin County officials

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YADKINVILLE — Following its meeting at the Yadkin Center on April 14, the Surry Community College Board of Trustees hosted a dinner for the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners, the superintendent of Yadkin County Schools and the school board and the Yadkin Center Advisory Council.


Commissioners designate ‘Children’s Mental Health Awareness’ week

YADKINVILLE — The Yadkin County commissioners approved a proclamation on Monday to designate May 4-10 as “Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.” The proclamation states that “support for our youth as they grow and develop from cradle to career is essential to the success of children, families and the community” and that “mental health is essential to overall health and well-being.”The proclamation also states that according to the ...

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State report slams Wilkes DSS for ‘deficiencies’

WILKESBORO — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released a six-page evaluation report shedding light on major deficiencies within the Wilkes County Department of Social Services (WCDSS).The report’s findings triggered the calling of an emergency session by the Wilkes County Department of Social Services Board of Directors who will meet on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the state report.

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Forbush, Starmount help welcome track back to East Wilkes

RONDA — Track and field returned to East Wilkes High School as five teams competed on a sun-splashed day.“It was pretty cool,” said East Wilkes distance runner and senior Will Jolly. “It’s the first time in a while.“We practice here, so it’s cool running on this.”It had been more than 20 years since East Wilkes hosted a track and field meet. At the end of the 2013 season, the regulation trac...

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Two arrested for string of home robberies

HAMPTONVILLE — On April 9, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Surry County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant at a residence in Hamptonville for stolen property.During the search of the residence, detectives found Hannah Elizabeth Trivette, 23, and Joshua Hilmi Akbas, 28, both from Hamptonville, to be residing inside the home. Detectives also found a large amount of jewelry and other stolen items from Surry County and Yadkin Co...

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‘No room for error’ as Falcons edge Eagles

EAST BEND — Madison York scored in the 28th minute as Forbush edged Surry Central, 2-1, in a soccer game played April 16.“It was a good game,” Forbush Coach Kenan James said. “We expected it. Our subs played well.“There was no room for error.”“It was a battle for sure,” Surry Central Coach Matt Robinson said.York’s goal came from 22 yards out after Shannon Holden dropped a beautiful ball at her f...

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Falcons hand ‘Hounds first loss

MOUNT AIRY — Forbush came out swinging and knocked North Surry from the ranks of the unbeaten.The Lady Falcons handed the Lady Greyhounds their first loss of the season 8-3 April 16.The Falcons reached base on their first four at-bats and scored seven runs in the first two innings.The Hounds tried to rally. They scored twice in the bottom of the first and had two runners on base in both the fourth and six innings, but couldn’t get one in....

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Man arrested for stealing car back from buyer

YADKINVILLE — On April 15, James Wyatt Akers, 23, of Mount Airy, was arrested on one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle in Yadkin County. Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office took a report of larceny of a motor vehicle from a resident in Jonesville on April 6.According to the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, the resident explained that his vehicle was parked in his driveway on Dogwood Lane the night before and that when he went to work the next morning he noticed...

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