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From desk job to dirt farmer

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BOONVILLE — It is obvious from the minute a person meets the proprietor of Sanders Ridge organic farm that she has a passion for growing things, even her earrings are shaped like tiny garden spades. Cindy Shore left a desk job behind a number of years ago and came to Yadkin County to get her hands in the dirt.“I’ve had a garden ever since I was little,” Shore said. “Ever since I was born, I just enjoyed dirt.”

 

Additional charges in meth bust

YADKINVILLE — Last Thursday, detectives with the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office issued additional charges in a case involving methamphetamine lab that was discovered on July 31. The lab was located on Shacktown Road in Yadkinville. Investigators believe the lab was the largest in the county’s history.Those charged in the investigation were:• Misty Dawn Miller, 35, of Yadkinville. Miller was charged with one count each of manufacture methamphetamin...

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McCormick, Cheek 1-2 at Friendship

Chase McCormick of Dobson held off Chris Cheek for the second straight week to claim the SeCA Crate Late Model feature at Friendship Motor Speedway Saturday night.McCormick and Cheek have been the most consistent performers in the division. McCormick came into the night 42 points behind Cheek in the points standings.Stephanie Caudle Clew of Cooleemee won her second straight UCars feature. Clew, who came into the night 23 points ahead of Jeff Martin in the points standing...

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Forbush volleyball, soccer flying high

EAST BEND — Forbush defeated East Forsyth, 3-0, Thursday to improve to 5-0 on the season.The Falcons won 25-17, 25-21, and 25-13. Jessica Funk had 14 kills and Anna Harris added 10 in the win. Mallory Choplin and Harris had 23 and 11 digs, respectively. Briana Hinshaw and Funk led the team in assists.Forbush defeated East Wilkes, 3-0, August 26. The sets were 25-9, 25-19, and 25-9. Funk led 13 with 13 kills, followed by Harris with nine.Hinshaw had nine ...

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Recent results and upcoming schedule

*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeTuesday, August 26Cross countryMen: Elkin 29, Forbush 50, Davie County 50Women: Elkin 40, Davie County 41, Forbush 48, Starmount 106VolleyballEast Wilkes at Forbush 3, East Wilkes 0Elkin 3, Forsyth Country Day 0Starmount 3, Surry Central 1Women’s tennisEast ...

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Starmount wakes up, handles East Surry

BOONVILLE — “That looked like us.” So said Starmount Coach Scott Johnson as he walked off the field Friday night after a 38-15 win over East Surry Friday night.The win came on the heels of a 28-17 loss to Mount Airy a week before - a game that was tight at the half.Starmount was up 10-7 after a half Friday night, but it was three touchdowns in the first seven minutes of the third quarter that all but sealed the victory.“We’re up t...

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Raiders handle Falcons

OLIN — Host North Iredell raced out to a 19-6 halftime lead and then held off Forbush for a 33-17 non-conference win Friday night.Forbush led 6-0 early, but the Raiders struck with an 82-yard run by Marquise Dukes; an 80-yard interception return by Kobe Campbell; and a 14-yard touchdown pass from Dupree Falls to Brantley Chambers to make it 19-6 at the half.“We really played outstanding when we were fresh,” Forbush Coach Chris Johnson said. “We we...

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League calls for additional hearings on fracking

REIDSVILLE — This week, in a statement to the NC Mining and Energy Commission, the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL) demanded that the state the hold additional hearings on the rules for hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina. BREDL’s objections to the hearing process centered on the lack of public participation.The statement, delivered in testimony before the MEC public hearing in Reidsville, said that the current hearing process does not allow all citize...

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Yadkin County Library News

Yadkin County Library - YadkinvilleThe library will be celebrating our past at the Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival in September. Mark your calendar for Sept. 20 so you can join in on the fun!A knitting class series will be held at the library on Tuesdays from 12-1 p.m. Participants will begin with learning the basic knitting stitches and begin knitting a beginner scarf or beginner dishcloth. Classes are taught by Michelle Spillman ...

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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.

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Community Calendar

Sept. 4• Drawn to Animals – The Whimsical World of Fowler Ruffin, an exhibit of boldly colored acrylic of creatures large and small, sleepy sheep and critters with attitude opens Sept. 4, and runs through the end of October in the Welborn Gallery at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center. A reception for the artist will be held at 6:00 pm on September 4. The public is invited. The Yadkin Cultural Arts Center is located at 226 E. Main St...

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East Bend 4H’ers attend NCACC Youth Summit

ASHEVILLE — Two 4-H participants from Yadkin County attended the fifth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Asheville Aug. 15-16.North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the fifth year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. This initiative aims to overcome the mindset that many youth are disengaged and lack trust in g...

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Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival returns revamped in its 38th year

YADKINVILLE — The Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival will return for its 38th year on Sept. 20, and 2014 promises to be a year of big changes for the oldest festival in the Yadkin Valley.The festival is held in the middle of downtown Yadkinville and will begin at 9 a.m. and runs until 4:30 p.m. and will feature a wide array of activities for families and children, heritage crafts, vendors, food, rides, music and more.

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Local photographer earns certification

YADKINVILLE — Brooke Moxley of Brooke Moxley Photography in Yadkinville has earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from Professional Photographers of America.Moxley earned this designation after meeting requirements measuring her artistic and technical competence. Professional Photographers of America recognizes less than 2,000 Certified Professional Photographers worldwide and only less than 70 in North Carolina.

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Boonville gets new playground

BOONVILLE — Following students’ first day back to class on Monday, elementary school kids at Boonville school gathered on the lawn for the official ribbon cutting of their new playground.Principal Annette Johnson welcomed student and parents and thanked a number of people who helped make the project possible.“Our school community has worked very hard the last three years to raise money to upgrade our playground,” she said. “Through the money...

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Yadkin benefits from Komen grant

Editor’s Note: The following is the first in a series of articles about breast cancer awareness and the impact of the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation in the local community.YADKINVILLE — National health-related charities raise billions of dollars a year towards research, but for many organizations like Susan G. Komen, there is also an important local impact as well.

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Friday night previews

East Surry (1-0) at Starmount (0-1), 7:30Last Year’s Result: East Surry 27, Starmount 6The Rams will be rebounding from a 28-17 loss to Mount Airy. “They should do well in their league,” Starmount Coach Scott Johnson said of the Bears. “And they should make a really good run in the playoffs.“It’s a non-conference game. We play tough people in non-conference to help us.“Any first game you see...

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Rams fall to Villains

KERNERSVILLE — Host Bishop McGuinness scored on a free kick midway through the second half to take a 2-1 lead and the eventual win over Starmount Monday evening.The Villains went out in front off a set play in the first half before Ulises Lopez — on a penalty kick — evened the score for Starmount. It was Lopez’s third goal of the season.“I thought they were a pretty good team,” Starmount Coach Edgar Zamora said. “We have a chance...

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