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Yadkin Christian Ministries receives $20,000 grant

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YADKINVILLE — A local ministry recently got a big boost to its bank account that will help in providing food for needy Yadkin County families. At the annual BeautiControl Convention, held in Dallas, Texas, Yadkin Christian Ministries (YCM) was awarded a $20,000 grant thanks to the efforts of Yadkinville consultant and YCM volunteer, Ruth Henderson.“That’s going to buy a lot of groceries for the hungry people,” Henderson said. “This money is going to be used to touch the lives of a lot women, children and families who need it.”


Pregnancy center to change name

YADKINVILLE — New Hope Pregnancy Care, in its efforts to be the first choice for women facing an unintended pregnancy, conducted four focus groups of women in the 18-24 age range. The results of the focus groups indicated that a change was needed in order to better reach and serve the center’s intended demographic.It was announced this week that the group will be updating not only its facility decor, but also its name and website. The client brand for the group will now...

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Yadkin County team wins Babe Ruth state championship

The Yadkin County 14-year-old all-stars won the 2014 Babe Ruth State Tournament.The team competed in the state tournament in Union County from July 17 to 23. The team finished the tournament by beating Union County for the championship on July 23. The team started off strong through the first three games, beating Dilworth, Stanley, and Sawmills.The team then suffered their first loss of the tournament to Union County on Tuesday night; they then had to play Stanley County...

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Stolen truck smashes church; Elkin builder responds

YADKINVILLE — A stolen vehicle smashed into a Yadkinville church resulting in more than $30,000 in damages.The incident happened on July 16 at about 4 a.m.According to the pastor of New Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church located at 2242 Caudle Mill Road, he was awakened by police who said a pickup truck smashed into his church.Pastor J.P. Sizemore said, “I got a call at 4 a.m. that a truck had been reported stolen. The truck hit a light pole and th...

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Yadkinville woman charged in home robbery case

YADKINVILLE — Leigh Ann Billings, 27, of Yadkinville, has been charged in connection with a home robbery in Yadkinville. On July 9, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of breaking and entering and theft at a residence on Styers Mill Road.The victim reported that she discovered her residence had been broken into and several items were missing. After further investigation, Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office detectives alleged that Billings had taken the...

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Man charged for vehicle theft

YADKINVILLE — Daniel Marmolejo, 23, of Hamptonville, was arrested on July 20 in connection with an alleged motor vehicle theft.On July 19, deputies with the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an address in Hamptonville regarding a larceny of a motor vehicle. According to the sheriff’s office, Marmolejo and the vehicle owner had been in an argument and he subsequently left in the victim’s vehicle.With information obtained from an unn...

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Winery to host classic car show

BOONVILLE — Tourists and area residents will have a great opportunity this Sunday to experience Yadkin Valley wines combined with live music and a classic car show at a mini-wine festival hosted at RagApple Lassie Vineyard. The mini-festivals are a joint effort of the Yadkin River Wine Trail wineries, Cellar 4201, Divine Llama, Flint Hill, RagApple Lassie and Sanders Ridge.These five wineries have been joining forces for the past several years to offer holiday events and the ...

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Sparrow’s House leaders address area church

YADKINVILLE — Organizers for the future Sparrow’s House domestic violence shelter in Yadkin County recently addressed members of Yadkinville United Methodist Church.The United Methodist Women (UMW) of Yadkinville United Methodist Church said they were pleased to have Jennifer Bowman, executive director, and the Rev. Mark Brown, founder, provide a program on The Sparrow’s House, Inc., at their quarterly gathering on July 22 in the church’s Family Life Center....

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‘Little Shop’ wows audience

ELKIN — This weekend’s performance of “Little Shop of Horrors” was a smash success for Foothills Theatre. An estimated 200 guests attended just on opening night.“We were thrilled with the response from our audiences, several saying it was Foothills Theatre’s best production to date,” said Director Leighanne Martin Wright. “That quality is a direct result of many talented voices and a dedicated cast willing to work tirelessly with thei...

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Carolina Xtreme 14-and-under team rocking softball world

The Carolina Xtreme 14-and-under team has come a long way since its inception four summers ago.“All were basically very good athletes,” Xtreme Coach Jeff Matthews said in a recent interview. “They kept working at it.“On all four [high school] teams they’re going to become some of the best players. From one to 10 they are going to be impact players on their varsity teams.”The players will attend four different high schools ei...

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The Yadkin Ripple print edition has new look

The print edition of The Yadkin Ripple now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.Even though we live in a digital age, with more people than ever turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want, we recognize that our print products remain extremely important, both to thousands of readers and to our advertisers.

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Humane Society to offer $15 pet spay/neuter event

The Yadkin County Humane Society recently received a grant and the members are moving quickly to put that money to good use for pets and pet owners in the county. The Humane Society is now taking applications for a $15 spay or neuter program that will include transportation to the veterinarian’s office on Aug. 27.“We’re hoping this will be a success and hopefully will be something we can do yearly,” said Humane Society President Carmen Headen. “I think...

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School administrator to complete fellows program

Yadkin County School System administrator, Myra Cox, has been tapped for a program to prepare aspiring school superintendents.The Yadkin County School System will take part in the Aspiring Superintendent Fellows Program, an initiative to increase North Carolina’s pool of highly qualified top school district leaders, the non-profit Strategic Leadership By Design announced.

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Artists depict happiness at new exhibit

YADKINVILLE — The Yadkin Arts Council fourth annual Juried Art Show opened on July 11 with more than 70 pieces of art in a variety of mediums such as oil, pastel, water color, mixed media, acrylic, wood, glass and steel.“The annual juried art show at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center has produced some of the best 2D and 3D artwork ever displayed at the Welborn Gallery,” said Arts Council President John Willingham. “The works represent artists from all across N...

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Local Y offers special $1 joining fee

YADKINVILLE — The Yadkin Family YMCA is collecting backpacks and school supplies to help students start the school year ready to learn. Now through Aug. 15, new members can join the Y for just $1 joining fee when they donate a new backpack. All backpacks will be distributed by Yadkin County Schools.“You can help a child have a better chance for success when you donate a new backpack,” said Sam Franklin, vice president of Operations over the Yadkin Family YMCA. ...

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Canning recipes

The following research-based recipes are taken from the USDA website, Complete Guide to Home Canning, published by the National Center for Home Food Preservation. Always use a source that is research based for your canning recipes.

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Crossroads making WIC better

YADKINVILLE — The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is getting a technological makeover. The North Carolina (NC) Crossroads WIC System, a model information system using modern web technology, is replacing the 30-year-old NC WIC Automated Data Processing (ADP) System.The new Crossroads system, which rolls out in Yadkin County on Sept. 2, will allow the NC WIC Program to better serve its participants. Benefits will include easier scheduling, ...

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Yadkinville native earns master’s degree

WINSTON-SALEM — Spencer Kayla Ashley graduated from Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences on May 19 with a Master of Arts degree in mathematics. Wake Forest is a private university located in Winston-Salem and is consistently ranked among the top 25 universities in the nation.While attending Wake Forest, Ashley was inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honor Society.Ashley is now employed at Aon Hewitt, in Winston-Salem, as a b...

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