JONESVILLE — Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministries was on the edge of a bleak holiday season, but a large amount of donations has brought hope back from the brink.Shelves were empty at the food pantry, leaving staffers to fear the worst as Thanksgiving and Christmas approached. But more than one ton of food was collected Saturday from local grocery store shoppers, making those fears a thing of the past.All totaled, the crisis ministry collected 2,304 pounds of non-perishable food items.
By voice vote the U.S. House of Representatives on tuesday passed a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC) that extends current law banning undetectable guns.Rep. Coble, a senior member of the House Judiciary committee, along with Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), authored a 10-year extension of the law banning any gun that cannot be identified by metal detectors or airport imaging technology.
The Open Air Art Market begins this Friday in downtown Elkin.The two-day venue starts on Friday from 5-9 p.m. and continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.The third annual venue is a featured presentation by the Foothills Arts Council.“Throughout the garden, house and porch there will be fine artists and heritage crafters from across the region and state including Veronica & David Bennett, Kathleen Master, Julian Charles Photography, Erik Dahlager, Lynn ...
EAST BEND — Kitchen Roselli has only been in East Bend for eight years, but the building the restaurant is located in has stood for 100.The restaurant is celebrating the centennial with a number of events, including wine tastings and an historic preservation ceremony.On Friday, Roselli brought a local author to present his works and share his knowledge of the building’s spooky history.Michael Renengar grew up in East Bend and graduated from Forbush...
HAMPTONVILLE — Three local law enforcement agencies came together to apprehend a Hamptonville drug dealer.Yadkinville police officers joined Yadkin and Wilkes sheriff’s deputies in a case that spanned six months, according to the police department officials. The investigation ended in charges for Edward Lawerance Alspaugh, 37, on Nov. 21.Alspaugh lives on Cowles Road in Hamptonville.Detectives had spent the months leading up to Alspaugh’s arr...
YADKINVILLE — Yadkin’s Cultural Arts Center is gearing up for “Christmas in the Plaza” next month.The event will be held Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children and adults are welcome to attend the free event spread out across the center’s complex to celebrate Christmas a few weeks early.Smart Start will present Santa for photos with the children in the Front Yard building between the arts center and Dewey’s Bakery. There will be a craf...
DOBSON — Lydall, Inc. recently recognized five of its employees for completing a 16-month Customized Industry Training Program developed in cooperation with Surry Community College.The Fibers Foundational Basics Course included 384 hours of study through SCC. Graduates of the program are: Miles A. Driver of Hamptonville, Brandon Lyon of Mount Airy, Cody McCormick of Ronda, Jason Shumate of State Road and Johnnie Sizemore of Hamptonville.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air Force Airman Roxanne M. Kennedy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of...
The Open Air Art Market begins this Friday in downtown...
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