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Students from the Yadkin Early College High School hold their prom dance at the Moose Lodge in Yadkinville Saturday. According to Principal Tracy Kimmer, the students were having a fantastic time dancing the night away.


The Yadkin Ripple and Yadtel announce Community Service Partner Campaign

YADKINVILLE — Residents in the Yadkin County area will have a chance to select a local charity that will receive $7,500 in free advertising through a program sponsored by Civitas Media LLC, parent company of The Yadkin Ripple and Yadtel.The giveaway, being called MyOwn® Community Service Partner Campaign, is being held in conjunction with the new community website — MyOwnYadkinville.com — that was launched by the The Yadkin Ripple in earlier this month.

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Relay Hero: Becky Wood

Editor’s Note: In the weeks leading up to the Yadkin Relay for Life event on May 9, the Yadkin Ripple will share several stories of the everyday heroes who have battled cancer and support fundraising efforts in the fight against cancer through this annual event of the American Cancer Society. Becky Wood is no stranger to cancer, though she hasn’t personally battled the disease, she is a different type of “survivor.” She is a caretaker.

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Four Republicans in primary race for County Commissioner

Three seats are open for the upcoming term on the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners. Incumbents Gilbert Hemric, Marion Welborn and Frank Zachary are all running for re-election in the primary race. All three are on the Republican ballot. Also joining the primary race is newcomer Bryan Wyatt, also running on the Republican ballot. There are no democrats running.Each candidate was asked a series of questions regarding themselves and their run for county commissioner....

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Primary race for 5th Congressional District

In the congressional primary, one candidate has filed on the Republican ballot to challenge longtime incumbent, Virginia Foxx, for her seat in representing the 5th District in the United States House of Representatives. Philip Doyle, of Clemmons, will challenge Foxx for the seat. Gardenia Henley, Will Stinson, Michael Holleman and Josh Brannon are running on the Democrat ballot. Each candidate was asked a series of questions about themselves and their run in the primary race for the congressi...

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Myers-Hughes to wed in June

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Myers of Burlington announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaclyn Marie, to Matthew Evans Hughes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Hughes of East Bend.The bride-elect will graduate in May from Campbell University.The groom-to-be is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fleming of Yadkinville and the late Dr. and Mrs. C.B. Hughes of Yadkinville. He graduated with a B.S. in construction management from Appalachian State University and is employed as an estimat...

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Sports Roundup

WALNUT COVE — Forbush fell to South Stokes, 4-2, in baseball Friday night.“Had 10 hits but very few in crucial situations,” Forbush Coach Denny Key said. “With the game on the line, our mental fielding mistakes put our pitchers in binds. We simply did not play very smart baseball.”Barrett Hennings, who homered in the first inning, drove in both Forbush runs. Bryson Lee went 3-for-4; and Brett Fulk and Neil Hutchens each went 2-for-3 for the ...

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Recent results and upcoming schedule

Tuesday, April 15BaseballForbush 6, North Surry 0West Wilkes 13, Starmount 11Women’s SoccerWest Wilkes 7, Starmount 0SoftballForbush 8, North Surry 3Wednesday, April 16BaseballMount Tabor 4, Forbush 2Women’s SoccerForbush 2, Surry Cen...

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Call for Selfies!

Here’s your chance to show off your selfie! The Yadkin Ripple is accepting selfies for a special project to publish in mid-May. We are inviting readers to send us their best selfie photograph. One lucky selfie will be chosen as the main art to be published in the newspaper. Other selfies will be posted on our Facebook wall and website for our readers to enjoy. Please email your selfie by May 2 to kburns@civitasmedia.com with the word ‘selfie’ in the subject line. Include you...

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Sheriff’s candidate with felony cannot hold office

YADKINVILLE — Last week The Yadkin Ripple reported that candidate for sheriff, Gary Willard, would be eligible to hold the office if elected, despite the fact that he has a felony conviction from another state for having a concealed weapon. The Yadkin County Board of Elections released a statement today saying there had been an oversight on this matter and Willard will, in fact, not be able to hold the office if elected. Any votes for Willard in the Republican primary race for Yadkin Co...

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SCC trustees host dinner for Yadkin County officials

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.

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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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