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Postal worker honored

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A Yadkinville postal worker was recently honored with one of the most prestigious and rare awards in the industry.Margaret Hutchens was named last week to the Million Mile Club in recognition of having driven in the workplace for 30 years without having a motor vehicle accident. The award is given by the National Safety Council and less than two percent of all mail carriers in the area district have achieved the honor.Hutchens is a 30-year veteran of the postal service. She delivers mail in the Country Club Road area, the Boonville end of U.S. 601, and the Hamptonville side of Old U.S. 421 West. She was very humble about the award she won.

 

Falcons strong in conference meet

Forbush cross country team members before last week’s Western Piedmont Athletic Conference meet are, from left, Lauren Holowiti, A.K. Kilby, Sarah Hayden, Sierra Winters and Gina Myers. To see the results from the meet, visit www.yadkinripple.com.

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Candidate Forum: 5th Congressional District

Incumbent Congresswoman Virginia Foxx will face off against Democrat Josh Brannon in the race for 5th Congressional District. If re-elected, this will be Foxx’s sixth term. Both candidates were asked to answer a few brief questions as part of The Yadkin Ripple’s candidate forum series. Multiple emails and phone calls to Brannon went unanswered. Congresswoman’s Foxx’s responses are below.Please share a few brief biographical facts about yourself that ...

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Immigrant rights activists address commissioners

The commissioners’ chambers were unusually full on Monday with a number of parents, children and others in attendance. Several area students lead the group in the pledge of allegiance while other students were recognized for their achievements.Members of El Cambio also addressed the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners at its Monday night meeting. El Cambio is a group that focuses on equal rights for immigrants and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) indivi...

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Judicial candidates to visit Yadkinville

A number of judicial candidates for North Carolina’s highest courts will be visiting Yadkinville on Thursday at the Yadkin County Courthouse. This visit is part of a week-long tour of 18 municipalities across the state.The purpose of the statewide tour is to educate the public about the role and purpose of the state’s courts and meet voters.At least two and as many as four judicial candidates will participate in each stop, and they are:• Asso...

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Man dies while working on vehicle

BOONVILLE — A 25-year-old man was killed last Wednesday when the vehicle he was working on apparently fell on him.Emergency Services Operations Manager James Collins said that emergency personnel responded to 8225 U.S. 601 at around 1:04 p.m. where they found Quince Tilley lying underneath a vehicle. He did not have a pulse and was not breathing when he was discovered, Collins said. Tilley had last been seen at around 11:15 a.m.Friends of the family indicated that ...

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November mid-term elections

OneStop early voting for the November mid-term elections begins on Thursday at the Yadkin County Board of Elections office, located in the Planning building at 213 E. Elm St. in Yadkinville.OneStop voting is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and again Monday through Friday next week and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 1. Election Day is Nov. 4.

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Falcons tumble past Wildcats, soar past Eagles

EAST BEND — Forbush moved 14-2-1 with two wins in three nights.The Falcons beat West Stokes, 4-1, Saturday night on Senior Night; and Surry Central, 1-0 Monday night.The win Monday night secured the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference championship and the conference’s No. 1 2A seed that goes with it.Ryan Miller put the Falcons up 1-0 in the seventh minute, taking a ball from Edgar de la Sancha. Oscar Varona’s through ball to de la Sancha on ...

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Rams finishing season strong

BOONVILLE — Salomón Maya and Juan Mora, two sophomores, made sure the Starmount seniors went home happy on Senior Night Monday.With the score tied 1-1 in the second half, Maya scored with an assist from Mora, to lift the Rams to a 2-1 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference win over Wilkes Central.“It was a crazy game,” Starmount Coach Edgar Zamora said. “We finally pulled out the win.”Starmount junior Ulises López, with an ...

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Local golfers fare well at Cross Creek

MOUNT AIRY — Five local golfers have qualified for the 1A/2A state tournament next week after 18 holes at Cross Creek Country Club Monday.Mount Airy was the host school for the Central Regional 1A/2A Tournament.“It went very well,” said Bear coach Tommye Phillips. “We had 37 girls here. We’re very happy to have the turnout we did, and we had wonderful weather. The girls were just great.”Salisbury took first place as a team a...

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Rams roll to 3rd straight win

BOONVILLE — Visiting Starmount made short work of North Wilkes, racing to a 52-0 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference victory Friday night.It was the third straight win for the Rams, who have outscored those three opponents 154-7.Trey Lomax returned the opening kickoff 83 yards to the Viking 2 and Zach Freed scored two plays later, and the Rams never looked back.“We started well,” Starmount Head Coach Scott Johnson said. “We had a really...

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Wildcats clip Falcons, 24-21

KING — West Stokes survived a game with eight turnovers, 14 penalties and two ejections to claim a 24-21 Western Piedmont Athletic Conference win over Forbush Friday night.The Falcons seized control early, taking a 14-0 lead with 3:56 to play in the first quarter.They held the Wildcats to a three-and-out to start the game with Cody Hayden and Luke Alderman making a stop after a one-yard gain; Brady Williard making a tackle for a three-yard loss; and Jordan Sawyers ...

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First same-sex couple weds

JONESVILLE — First thing on a Monday day morning is not the most common time for a wedding, but for one Yadkin County couple that hardly mattered.For Martha Hemric and Rosanna Casstevens, all that mattered was that at last their love could be officially recognized with a marriage license. Hemric and Casstevens were the first same sex couple to wed in Yadkin County on Oct. 13.In 2012, an amendment to the North Carolina state constitution was passed that restricted t...

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Beautiful day greets Yadkin Valley Grape Festival

With the leaves of fall looking as if hand-painted in various shades of jewel tones and dotted vividly against the sky, Yadkin Valley Grape Festival participants appeared to soak up all the event had to offer as they talked, laughed, danced, and picnicked while savoring the local wines in Saturday’s autumn sun.Chairman of the Yadkin Valley Grape Festival John Willingham said the day and the weather could not have been more spectacular for the event.“Just look...

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Forbush drops Parkwood, 3-0

EAST BEND — Forbush, the No. 14 seed, handled Parkwood, the No. 19 seed, 3-0 in a first-round 2A volleyball match Saturday afternoon.Anna Harris and Jessica Funk each had 12 kills to lead the Falcons offensively. “My two outside seniors did a great job putting the ball down around their blocks,” Forbush Coach Angie Funk said. Michaela Allred added five kills.Mallory Choplin had 15 digs, while Brianna Hinshaw added 10. Hinshaw came up with a big dig, Fun...

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Rams move past Cards, 3-0

BOONVILLE — Seventh-seeded Starmount started its 2014 playoff run with a three-set win over East Wilkes Saturday.The Rams took charge early in the first set, scoring the first three points and nine of the first 10 before settling for a 25-12 win.They followed that with another 3-0 start in the second set, but after stretching it 9-4 had to withstand an East Wilkes rally that cut their lead to 12-11 and 13-12.Alli St. John delivered four of her 12 kills a...

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Popp lessons remain

JONESVILLE — It is often said there is a time and a season for all things.Former coach of Jonesville High School Joe Popp and Jonesville hometown girl Peggy Morrison Popp enjoyed the seasons of life as a team where family and blue-collar values rooted them in success in love, sports, work, business and family tradition, overcoming adversity and teaching.Children of the Popps — Joey, Karen and Jim — recalled their parents hard-working ethics and a gift o...

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NWTF holds youth day

EAST BEND — It was a fun-filled day for area youth at the annual Jakes Day hosted by the Red Clay Longbeards chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.“A jake is a young turkey,” President Tammy Myers explained. “This is an event for children ages 17 and under and this is our way of giving back to the kids in the community.”The event, which was held at the East Bend ballpark, was entirely free for children and included a free T-shirt, l...

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