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Local agency receives $20,000 grant

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YADKINVILLE — A luncheon was held on Sept. 9 at Yadkinville First Baptist Church to present a $20,000 check to Yadkin Christian Ministries (YCM). Ruth Henderson, a local BeautiControl representative and YCM volunteer, applied for the grant from BeautiControl’s Women Helping Others (W.H.O.) Foundation.BeautiControl is a national company that was founded in l98l by Dick and Jinger Heath of Dallas, Texas and specializes in skin care, bath and body products for the entire family.


Pardue-Whittington wed at Pilgrim Baptist Church

Katherine Pardue and Patrick Whittington were married at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Wilkesboro. The Rev. Blake Meyer officiated.The bride is the daughter of Paul and Linda Pardue of Jonesville. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University and is employed by Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.The groom is the son of Ricky and Cathy Whittington of Wilkesboro. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University and is employed by Alamance-Burlington School System....

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Heather’s Hope event Saturday

ELKIN — A local woman who once needed the community’s support by way of votes on a popular TV show is now in need of a more vital kind of support. A fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday to raise funds for life-saving brain surgery for former American Idol contestant, Heather Cox Coe.

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Commissioners bid farewell to manager

YADKINVILLE — On Monday night, the Yadkin County commissioners made swift work of two items on the action agenda including a rezoning request in the Windsors Crossroads area.At the start of the meeting, West Yadkin fifth-grader Melia Mosteller lead the group in the pledge of allegiance.

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Results, schedules announced

*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeTuesday, September 9Men’s soccerNorth Iredell 3, East Wilkes 2VolleyballForbush 3, South Stokes 2Starmount 3, Elkin 0East Wilkes 3, West Wilkes 1Women’s tennisEast Wilkes 9, West Wilkes 0Elkin 9, Starmount 0Wednesday, September 10...

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Falcons to face Cardinals

East Wilkes (1-2) at Forbush (2-2), 7:30Last year’s result: Forbush 31, East Wilkes 20Forbush Head Coach Chris Johnson readily recalls last season’s encounter with the Cardinals in Ronda.The Falcons were up 24-6 late in the third quarter, before the Cardinals cut it to 24-20 in the fourth quarter.“Last year, they put the fear in us in the fourth quarter,” Johnson said.

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Local sports roundup

It wasn’t easy, but Starmount left Elkin with a 3-0 win and a 4-4 record Sept. 9.Battling unforced errors and an improved Elkin side, the Rams were deep into the third set before they got in a rhythm and were able to breathe a little more easily.Tied at 11 in the third set, Starmount Coach Jon Symons called timeout. With Rachel Castevens serving, the Rams then completed an 8-0 run.The Rams revved it up even more when they got the serve back as Alli Jones...

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Macemore legacy lives on in race

YADKINVILLE — Saturday, the Race More for Macemore will be held for the second time.The first one was held Jan. 27, 2013 — two days before Starmount graduate Austin Macemore died after a lengthy battle with Squamous Cell carcinoma.Wayne Macemore, Austin’s father, said the event’s intent is “to carry on Austin’s legacy.”Macemore said the money raised will help children and their families dealing with cancer; sponsor mis...

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Parker, Atkins derail Bailes at Friendship

ELKIN — The dominance of Ross Bailes at Friendship Motor Speedway has been at least temporarily halted as Ron Parker of Belwood won the SeCA Crate Late Model feature and Ryan Atkins of Mount Airy won the FUEL Racing Series feature.Other winners included some familiar faces: Chad Call of North Wilkesboro in the Super Stock 4 class; Shaun Robinson of West Jefferson in the Renegades class; Randy Powell of Lincolnton in the Xtreme Stock 4 class; and Kenneth Miller of Wilkesboro i...

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Falcons remember Debbie Greene

EAST BEND — Tuesday night will be Pink Night at Forbush High School.It won’t be just a night where two volleyball powerhouses meet — it will be a night when the Falcons pay tribute to longtime program supporter Debbie Greene, who died April 4 at the age of 61 after an 18-year battle with multiple myeloma.“I think their desire to honor my mom is a testament to how many lives she touched,” Laura Cloud, her daughter, said. “There have bee...

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Defense the word at Starmount this season

BOONVILLE — For 12 years and through four state championships, Starmount has been known for its offense.Not this year.“This is the first defensive team I’ve ever had,” Starmount Coach Jon Symons said. “We hang out hats on our defense.“Seeing our opponent’s frustration. That’s what I want our kids to understand. We’re being successful at what we’re doing.“It’s the mentality of ac...

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Arts council announces fall series

YADKINVILLE — Those looking for great entertainment this fall need look no further than the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center. Tickets went on sale Aug. 1 for the fall series of musical performances and plays to be held in the Willingham Theater, and Theater Manager Lindsay Craven said tickets are going fast.“Tickets for ‘A Sanders Family Christmas’ and The Kruger Brothers will no doubt sell out,” Craven said.Ron Stacker Thompson, artistic directo...

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Yadkin County waterline receives funding

YADKINVILLE — The Yadkin County Board of Commissioners Chairman Kevin Austin received a letter from North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory with the good news that the application for funding submitted by Yadkin County to the North Carolina Appalachian Regional Commission received his recommendation.An amount of $300,000 will be reserved for the Yadkin County Water System Improvements Project, which plans to extend a waterline to serve the town of East Bend with potable water from th...

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Foothills Arts Council receives grants

The Foothills Arts Council and its associate member the Elkin Valley Fiddlers announce the receipt of two grants from the The Winston-Salem Foundation’s Elkin Community Trust, each for $3,000.The arts council’s grant will go towards its special Art in the Garden series that encompasses a wide range of programming and entertainment held in its garden, 129 Church St., Elkin, and offered free to the public. Past events have included KidsFest, the Open Air Art Market, perfo...

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Church Calendar

Sept. 14• First Baptist Church will have the Rev. Rebecca Maynard lead spiritual formation sessions, “Invitation to A Journey: Along the Path of Spiritual Growth.” The classes will be held on Sept. 14 and 21, Oct. 5 and 12 and Nov. 16 and 23 in the fellowship hall from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m.• 6 p.m., Cross Anchored will be in concert at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, State Road. Members include Todd Baker, Roge...

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Community Calendar

Sept. 12-13• The Starmount High School Class of 1984 reunion will take place. On Sept. 12, the group will be meeting at Starmount High School for the Starmount vs. Forbush football game. On Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. the group will be meeting at Liberty Restaurant in Elkin. Please RSVP to Dee Dee Swaim Cox at deedee.cox@odfl.com or call 919-601-1107.Sept. 13• Red Cross Blood ...

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Agent honored by Who’s Who

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Jennie B. Handy, owner/agent, Jennie Handy Insurance, has been recognized by Trademark Who’s Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in the Insurance Industry.Handy has dedicated the past year of her career to the insurance industry. At Jennie Handy Insurance, Handy is dedicated and passionate about helping teachers have proper insurance coverage based on her experience as a teacher for years. She wants to share the importance of good co...

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Library News

Yadkin County Library - YadkinvilleSeptember is Library Card Sign-up Month. Throughout the month libraries across the country are working hard to remind parents and caregivers that a library card is the most important school supply children and teens can have in their wallet. Legendary comic creator, Stan Lee, is this year’s honorary chair of Library Card Sign-Up Month and urges everyone to visit your local library and sign up for your...

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