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Nest & Hive shop hosts grand opening

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YADKINVILLE — A haven for southern homemakers, the Nest & Hive Shoppe, will host its grand opening on Friday. The shop, located at 222 E. Main St. in Yadkinville, is owned by mother-daughter team Gloria Brown and Laura Pack.The two have always adored all things vintage and southern and have dreamed of having a shop since Pack was in high school. The shop is all about combining well-loved antique and vintage glassware, home decor and linens with new items such as unique fragrances and soaps.At 11:30 a.m. on Friday, representatives from the Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce will be on hand for the ribbon cutting. There will be refreshments, door prizes and special sales.


Forbush grad awarded scholarship

The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority recently selected Ashlyn Vestal as a recipient of a $12,000 Golden LEAF Foundation Scholarship. Vestal is a senior at Forbush High School and plans to attend Gardner-Webb University.Vestal is one of 215 students selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship each year for up to four years of study at a participating North Carolina public university or private non-profit college or university. Recipients are from rural, economically ...

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Yadkin County Library News

YADKINVILLE — A knitting class series will be held at the library on Tuesdays from noon to 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 of Yadkinville. Knitting classes are free and all materials will be provided. No advanced registration is required.Our NWRL website has added an app for a Summer Reading book club for students and adults to set and tr...

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Yadkin Valley Historical Association hosts conference

WINSTON-SALEM — The Yadkin Valley Historical Association will present its ninth History and Genealogy Fair and Conference on Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Advent Moravian Church, 1514 W. Clemmonsville Road, Winston-Salem.The theme will be “Genealogy in the 21st Century: Electronic and Digital Tools.”Billy King and Karen Feeney of the Forsyth County Public Library will review database access in the library for software such as Heritage Quest and Ancest...

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Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:Yes, Linda King, I too am outraged at the gas prices in Yadkinville! I guess Sheetz has not brought us any relief and has joined right in with the other gougers. I hope to find out who this needs to be reported to and do so.Sandra GrantYadkinville

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Church Calendar

Aug. 3-8• Revival at Solid Rock Baptist Church, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m.; Aug. 4-8 at 7 p.m.Aug. 16• The Susanna Wesley Circle of Center United Methodist Church will host a steak dinner in honor of Jacob Shore, with all proceeds going to the Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House in Winston Salem, on Au...

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Community Calendar

Aug. 9• The Yadkin Valley Historical Association will present its ninth History and Genealogy Fair and Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Advent Moravian Church, 1514 W. Clemmonsville Road, Winston-Salem. The theme will be “Genealogy in the 21st Century: Electronic and Digital Tools.” Advanced registration is $20 per person or one person from a history-related organization. It includes lunch and a conference packet. Walk-i...

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Stolen property recovered

YADKINVILLE — On July 17, Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a property dispute call that lead to recovering stolen property from Winston-Salem and Albemarle.According to the sheriff’s office, the alleged offenders were in business together and decided to part ways. When the property was not distributed equally, one of the partners stated there was stolen equipment in a warehouse they both shared.Detectives were able to locate the equi...

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70-mile sale a success

Shoppers from near and far spent time this weekend in search of clothing, household items and vintage treasures at the inaugural Take A Break From the Interstate three-day Road Market Sale. The 70-mile long sale was designed to boost traffic along the historic route of U.S. 21 and promote economic development through tourism in the towns along the way.“I like how everybody’s using 21 again,” Amy Swift said. “[On Friday] there were cars out here from New York...

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4-H livestock show showcases local youth

For those dreading another Saturday of doing the same old things like yard work, washing the car and cleaning the house, they instead can make plans to do something different and in the process show support to local youth.The annual Yadkin-Davie 4-H Livestock Show will be held Aug. 9, starting at noon. The show will be held at Lone Hickory Arena on Bethel Church Road, in Yadkinville. Admission to the show is free.The annual Yadkin-Davie 4-H Livestock Show is an opportuni...

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Yadkin County 4-H’ers win honors at State 4-H Congress

RALEIGH — Two Yadkin County 4-H’ers received honors during the recent State 4-H Congress. This year’s 4-H Congress, held in Raleigh June 21-24, attracted 541 youth and their adult leaders for activities including presentations on a variety of subjects, leadership and citizenship training, service opportunities, officer elections and more.Andrew Blevins, 10, son of Terry and Alison Blevins of Yadkinville, won a gold medal in contests designed to test 4-H’ers&...

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Yadkinville Elementary School announces 2013-2014 Math Stars District Winner

Yadkinville Elementary School’s Math Stars are, from left, Tatyana Hampton, Carla Huggins, Monte Scott, Jordan Gentry, Parker Graham, Jonathan Juarez-Almazon and Julie Ann Hutchens, coach.

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Preserving Summers Bounty — Part 2

The next method of preserving summers fruits and veggies is the quick and easy method of freezing. True that you will need some freezer space to handle the amount you put in it for the summer, but most people feel that it is a good investment. Freezing is one of the easiest, most convenient, and least time consuming methods of preserving food. During freezing, the cold retards the growth of microorganism and slows down chemical changes that affect quality or cause food to spoil. The natural e...

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Pregnancy center to change name

YADKINVILLE — New Hope Pregnancy Care, in its efforts to be the first choice for women facing an unintended pregnancy, conducted four focus groups of women in the 18-24 age range. The results of the focus groups indicated that a change was needed in order to better reach and serve the center’s intended demographic.It was announced this week that the group will be updating not only its facility decor, but also its name and website. The client brand for the group will now...

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Yadkin Christian Ministries receives $20,000 grant

YADKINVILLE — A local ministry recently got a big boost to its bank account that will help in providing food for needy Yadkin County families. At the annual BeautiControl Convention, held in Dallas, Texas, Yadkin Christian Ministries (YCM) was awarded a $20,000 grant thanks to the efforts of Yadkinville consultant and YCM volunteer, Ruth Henderson.“That’s going to buy a lot of groceries for the hungry people,” Henderson said. “This money is going to be...

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Yadkin County team wins Babe Ruth state championship

The Yadkin County 14-year-old all-stars won the 2014 Babe Ruth State Tournament.The team competed in the state tournament in Union County from July 17 to 23. The team finished the tournament by beating Union County for the championship on July 23. The team started off strong through the first three games, beating Dilworth, Stanley, and Sawmills.The team then suffered their first loss of the tournament to Union County on Tuesday night; they then had to play Stanley County...

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Stolen truck smashes church; Elkin builder responds

YADKINVILLE — A stolen vehicle smashed into a Yadkinville church resulting in more than $30,000 in damages.The incident happened on July 16 at about 4 a.m.According to the pastor of New Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church located at 2242 Caudle Mill Road, he was awakened by police who said a pickup truck smashed into his church.Pastor J.P. Sizemore said, “I got a call at 4 a.m. that a truck had been reported stolen. The truck hit a light pole and th...

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Yadkinville woman charged in home robbery case

YADKINVILLE — Leigh Ann Billings, 27, of Yadkinville, has been charged in connection with a home robbery in Yadkinville. On July 9, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of breaking and entering and theft at a residence on Styers Mill Road.The victim reported that she discovered her residence had been broken into and several items were missing. After further investigation, Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office detectives alleged that Billings had taken the...

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