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SCC trustees host dinner for Yadkin County officials

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YADKINVILLE — Following its meeting at the Yadkin Center on April 14, the Surry Community College Board of Trustees hosted a dinner for the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners, the superintendent of Yadkin County Schools and the school board and the Yadkin Center Advisory Council.


Commissioners designate ‘Children’s Mental Health Awareness’ week

YADKINVILLE — The Yadkin County commissioners approved a proclamation on Monday to designate May 4-10 as “Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.” The proclamation states that “support for our youth as they grow and develop from cradle to career is essential to the success of children, families and the community” and that “mental health is essential to overall health and well-being.”The proclamation also states that according to the ...

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State report slams Wilkes DSS for ‘deficiencies’

WILKESBORO — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released a six-page evaluation report shedding light on major deficiencies within the Wilkes County Department of Social Services (WCDSS).The report’s findings triggered the calling of an emergency session by the Wilkes County Department of Social Services Board of Directors who will meet on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the state report.

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Forbush, Starmount help welcome track back to East Wilkes

RONDA — Track and field returned to East Wilkes High School as five teams competed on a sun-splashed day.“It was pretty cool,” said East Wilkes distance runner and senior Will Jolly. “It’s the first time in a while.“We practice here, so it’s cool running on this.”It had been more than 20 years since East Wilkes hosted a track and field meet. At the end of the 2013 season, the regulation trac...

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Two arrested for string of home robberies

HAMPTONVILLE — On April 9, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Surry County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant at a residence in Hamptonville for stolen property.During the search of the residence, detectives found Hannah Elizabeth Trivette, 23, and Joshua Hilmi Akbas, 28, both from Hamptonville, to be residing inside the home. Detectives also found a large amount of jewelry and other stolen items from Surry County and Yadkin Co...

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‘No room for error’ as Falcons edge Eagles

EAST BEND — Madison York scored in the 28th minute as Forbush edged Surry Central, 2-1, in a soccer game played April 16.“It was a good game,” Forbush Coach Kenan James said. “We expected it. Our subs played well.“There was no room for error.”“It was a battle for sure,” Surry Central Coach Matt Robinson said.York’s goal came from 22 yards out after Shannon Holden dropped a beautiful ball at her f...

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Falcons hand ‘Hounds first loss

MOUNT AIRY — Forbush came out swinging and knocked North Surry from the ranks of the unbeaten.The Lady Falcons handed the Lady Greyhounds their first loss of the season 8-3 April 16.The Falcons reached base on their first four at-bats and scored seven runs in the first two innings.The Hounds tried to rally. They scored twice in the bottom of the first and had two runners on base in both the fourth and six innings, but couldn’t get one in....

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Man arrested for stealing car back from buyer

YADKINVILLE — On April 15, James Wyatt Akers, 23, of Mount Airy, was arrested on one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle in Yadkin County. Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office took a report of larceny of a motor vehicle from a resident in Jonesville on April 6.According to the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, the resident explained that his vehicle was parked in his driveway on Dogwood Lane the night before and that when he went to work the next morning he noticed...

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Cancer survivors and caretakers honored

STATE ROAD — With nearly two weeks before participants will step in the annual Relay for Life venue, cancer survivors were honored at a banquet on Thursday evening.The Survivor Dinner is one of the major events leading up to the relay to benefit the American Cancer Society, which this year will be held on May 3, according to organizers. The relay will he held on the track at Elkin High School.The Survivor Dinner was held at Cedarbrook Country Club.Guest ...

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Car, tractor trailer collide on CC Camp

A driver from Dobson was cited for allegedly failing to yield the right of way resulting in a CC Camp Road wreck with a tractor trailer late Thursday morning.The Elkin Police Department said the incident happened at an entryway for Walmart at 11:30 a.m.According to the police report, a 1994 Toyota passenger vehicle driven by Lonnie Gray Fulk, 85, of Dobson, was turning from Walmart and “failed to yield the right of way” to a tractor trailer, driven by Kevin S...

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Hot dogs and Easter eggs at local church

JONESVILLE — An Easter egg hunt was held on Saturday afternoon at the Arlington First Baptist Church.Youth Pastor Marty Nixon gathered youth at noon for a story time presentation. After the stories concluded, children and families lined up for a hot dog lunch.“Today we went over the gospel. Jesus is the reason we are celebrating Easter. He is the reason we can come out and why we give praise,” said Nixon.“The children have their own bas...

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Yadkin County Extension and Community Association honors volunteers

YADKINVILLE — On April 10, the Yadkin County Extension and Community Association celebrated their accomplishments for 2013 at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center.President Lucille Horn welcomed the group to the meeting and reminded all that the 2013 year was a centennial celebration of the founding of the Home Demonstration Club known today as ECA. Olivia (Libby) Simpson, retired Family and Consumer Science agent from Yadkin County, was the guest speaker and brought back many mem...

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Five charged with drug trafficking

HAMPTONVILLE — Five suspects were charged on March 31 with a variety of drug-related offenses, according to information provided by the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office.The suspects allegedly were transporting quantities of cocaine, marijuana and prescription medications into Yadkin County from New Jersey.The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office executed a vehicle stop at the intersection of Windsor Road and U.S. 421 northbound. During a search of the vehicle, ...

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Candidate for sheriff has past felony conviction

A candidate running in the Republican primary for the office of Yadkin County sheriff has a prior felony conviction that could affect at least one aspect of his role if elected to serve as sheriff.According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Gary Willard was convicted in 2004 of carrying a concealed weapon, a class H felony. The NCDPS records also indicate several misdemeanor charges for driving while impaired, driving with a revoked license, possession of a schedul...

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Two Republicans in primary election for Clerk of Court

On the primary ballot in May, two candidates are running on the Republican ticket to serve as the next clerk of Superior Court for Yadkin County. There are no candidates running on the Democrat ticket. Wayne Dixon has served in the role for the past 12 years.Running for the position are two veterans of the Clerk of Court’s office — Beth Williams Holcomb and April Mendenhall.

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Four Republicans in primary race for sheriff

In what will likely be one of the most talked about political races in the county, four Republicans will duke it out in the May primary election for Yadkin County sheriff.There are no Democrats running, so the Republican primary winner will be on the only candidate for sheriff on the November ballot.Running for election is incumbent Sheriff Ricky Oliver, who was appointed to the position in January of 2011 following the resignation of Michael Cain, which was part of his ...

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Bride weds at workplace

YADKINVILLE — On Friday, bride Haley Hawkins walked down the aisle, not in a church, a park or a banquet hall, but at her workplace. Hawkins and her fiance Robert Lockwood moved to the area from Clinton nearly two years ago and Hawkins began working as a vocational technician and CNA at New Horizons Adult Day Services.Hawkins’ parents are both deceased and she said having a wedding without them was going to be very sad. She originally planned to go to the justice of the...

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Kruger Brothers to headline music festival

The Kruger Brothers will be featured as the headlining act at this year’s Elkin Valley Fiddlers By The River traditional roots music festival scheduled May 10, beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing until 7 p.m., at the Elkin Municipal Park.Director of the Foothills Art Council and Event Coordinator Leighanne Wright said organizers expect around 500 people to show up this year.Wright said they were fortunate to get The Kruger Brothers as this year’s headliner. I...

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