David Nance, Public Relations Manager at Yadtel, and on behalf of the Elkin Wal-Mart presented Principle, Cody Hemric, Assistant Principles Scott Carter and Eddie Karriker, a 46 inch LED TV to be used at Starmount High School.
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Thursday’s storm cost Joshua’s Angel Center of the Carolinas more than just their grand opening.
Fences, trees and other fixtures around the property were destroyed or pushed over, leaving owner Tammy Hazelwood no other choice but to reschedule the ribbon cutting.
“We had three fences that were down that we are having to fix back. We have four or five trees we’ve cleaned up. We have the fence behind the handicap-swing area that we’re going to have to mount back up…so it wouldn’t fall worse. We have lost a lot of rubber mulch,” Hazelwood said.
The cleanup has been ongoing from Thursday through Sunday.
Hazelwood and the rest of the center’s staff will have to hold their grand opening ceremony on July 13 instead to allow time for repairs and for the United States Submarine Veterans Winston-Salem/Greensboro branch - a supporter and partner in the effort to open the facility - to hold their July 4 activities.
The new time is set for noon until 3 p.m.
The event was originally scheduled for last Saturday, June 15. Contrary to articles in other publications, the ceremony was postponed Friday and advertised on the center’s Facebook page. The storm that blew through the area Thursday cut off power and left many different repairs to be made.
The center provides recreational horseback riding for families with handicapped members, something Hazelwood knows about firsthand.
Hazelwood said the center had been through hard times before and would persevere in this one as well.
“We took a pretty bad hit but it could have been worse,” Hazelwood said. “I’m not going to tell you I haven’t cried.”
The facility was ready to go before the storm. Carolina Carports and Elkin Sign Shop have teamed with the center to help with buildings and signs on the property. A handicap-accessible gazebo is also being designed.
“We’ve got tack rooms done, we’ve got concrete poured. We’ve got a lot done,” Hazelwood said.
Everyone is welcome back July 13 including those without disabilities. Inflatable bouncing houses will be available for the children and hot dogs for the lunch.
To contact Taylor Pardue call 336-835-1513 ext. 15, or email him at email@example.com.
A Yadkinville man has been charged with assaulting three individuals, including a police officer.
Fernando Soto, age 18, of N. State St. in Yadkinville, was charged with assault on a government official, assault on a female, simple assault, drunk and disruptive disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, possession of alcohol under 21 years of age and impeding traffic.
An officer with the Yadkinville Police Department on June 9 observed a man and woman in a physical altercation in the roadway.
Traffic had come to a stop as the two were fighting, according to a Yadkinville Police Department release.
Another man had come to try to aid the woman, and that man was assaulted also, according to Yadkinville Police Capt. Patrick L. Long.
The officer intervened and the male, identified as Fernando Soto, age 18, of N. State St. in Yadkinville, turned his aggression toward the officer, according to the release.
After Soto lunged for a nearby knife, the officer subdued Soto and was able to take Soto in to custody, the release states. The officer suffered minor injury resulting from being struck in the face and mouth by Soto, according to the release. Alcohol was a contributing factor, according to the release.
Soto was charged with assaulting two other individuals in addition to the officer. He was being held under a $25,000 bond for the following charges: Assault on a government official, assault on a female, simple assault, drunk and disruptive disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, possession of alcohol under 21 years of age, impeding traffic.
Steak theft at Food Lion leads to heroin arrest:
Police officers investigating the theft of $77 in steaks at Food Lion in Yadkinville on June 11, 2013, located the suspect vehicle at the nearby Bojangles restaurant, according to a Yadkinville Police Department release. Investigators seized heroin and other controlled substances from the occupants.
Police arrested Jonathan Christopher Ward, age 30 of Motor Road in Winston-Salem for possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver heroin, possession of schedule IV drugs, and misdemeanor larceny. Ward was placed under a $15,000 secured bond.
Police also arrested Elizabeth Nicole Pardue Atkinson, age 27 of 925 Motor Road in Winston-Salem for misdemeanor larceny. Atkinson was placed under a $2,500 secured bond.