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Art class goes on farm adventure

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EAST BEND — A group of young people visited a local farm on Tuesday morning for a unique purpose. The children were choosing vegetables that they would be using as models to create a still-life painting as part of a special art camp hosted by Sharon Grubbs at her home studio in East Bend.“For artists, part of art is experiencing the whole organic nature behind it,” Grubbs explained. Many of her students are from Winston-Salem so part of her goal was also to give the children a peek into life in a rural community.

 

Widow honors late husband with military memorial

EAST BEND — Following the death of her husband, one local woman has made it her mission to continue to honor his military service. In addition to photos and memorabilia throughout her home, a few weeks ago, Jean Hunter also completed an outdoor memorial with flags and statuary to honor her husband.“Sometimes my grandchildren tell me ‘why do you want to keep doing this,’” Hunter said. “It’s because I want to keep his memory alive.”

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Pesticide safety for farmers and homeowners

For both farmers and homeowners, this is the time of year when we like to get rid of nuisances, like unwanted plants and insects. Most of us think of using a pesticide spray to get quick efficient results. The term pesticide is a general catch-all word covering insecticides (bugs), herbicides (plants), fungicides (fungus) and others. Pesticides are great tools to help make our life more enjoyable but if used incorrectly, pesticides can cause harm to you and the environment.

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Sex offender charged for not reporting address

YADKINVILLE — Sex offender Reynaldo Gerardo Suarez, 30, of East Bend, was arrested and charged with one felony count of fail to report new address for a sex offender on June 27 by the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office.On June 24, Yadkin County deputies went to Suarez’s address to serve him with a criminal paper from another county. He is a registered sex offender with Yadkin County with a registered address on Smithtown Road in East Bend. He had signed and updated hi...

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East Bend man charged with exploitation of elder

YADKINVILLE — Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Michael Joseph Franciosa Jr., 22, of East Bend, on July 1 and charged him with one felony count of exploit disable/elder trust.Franciosa was a trustee for the victim. He allegedly had repeatedly taken monies out of the victim’s account without the victim’s approval.He was given a $5,000 secured bond with a court date set for September.

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Bella Rhine wins Cutest Kids online contest

The winners of the 2014 Elkin Tribune’s Cutest Kids online contest have been announced, with a kid in the 4-5 year age category coming out as the overall winner with more than 2,400 votes.Bella Rhine is the overall winner of the contest, sponsored by Walmart of Elkin as title sponsor.

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New camp offers sensory experiences for kids

ELKIN — Area children and parents got a first look at a unique new summer activity at the Journey Camp open house on Monday. Journey Camp was created by Jennifer Blackburn Bracey to give children a positive sensory experience that will allow them to connect with themselves and nature.Bracey is a counselor with her own practice, the Soul Compass Center. She has a degree in early childhood education, a master’s of divinity and recently has become trained in the field of s...

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Yadkin Arts Council’s ‘Happiness Is’ juried show to award $3,000 to artists

YADKINVILLE — When the fourth annual Eye of the Artist Juried Show titled “Happiness Is…” opens with an awards reception on Friday at 6 p.m. in the Welborn Gallery of the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, three of the 40 artists selected for the show will go home with cash prizes totaling $3,000.The awards will be presented in the Willingham Theater adjoining the gallery. There also will be honorable mentions and a people’s choice award. John Willingham, pr...

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