Yadkin Ripple- RSS NEWS Feed http://yadkinripple.com/section/NEWS http://yadkinripple.com/section/NEWS Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:00:14 EST 1800 Sheriff’s candidate with felony cannot hold office http://yadkinripple.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/3606438/Sheriffs-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... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST SCC trustees host dinner for Yadkin County officials http://yadkinripple.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/3595182/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... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Commissioners designate ‘Children’s Mental Health Awareness’ week http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/3600239/Commissioners-designate-Childrens-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... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST State report slams Wilkes DSS for ‘deficiencies’ http://yadkinripple.com/news/localnews1-news/3602112/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). Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Two arrested for string of home robberies http://yadkinripple.com/news/blotter-news/3580470/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. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Man arrested for stealing car back from buyer http://yadkinripple.com/news/blotter-news/3595073/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... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Cancer survivors and caretakers honored http://yadkinripple.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-news/3589339/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. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Car, tractor trailer collide on CC Camp http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/3592291/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. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Hot dogs and Easter eggs at local church http://yadkinripple.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-news/3593627/Hot-dogs-and-Easter-eggs-at-local-church JONESVILLE — An Easter egg hunt was held on Saturday afternoon at the Arlington First Baptist Church. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Yadkin County Extension and Community Association honors volunteers http://yadkinripple.com/news/announcements-news/3576837/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. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Five charged with drug trafficking http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/3564465/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. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Candidate for sheriff has past felony conviction http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/3576029/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. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Two Republicans in primary election for Clerk of Court http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/3560267/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... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Four Republicans in primary race for sheriff http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/3571613/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. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bride weds at workplace http://yadkinripple.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/3563824/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... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Kruger Brothers to headline music festival http://yadkinripple.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/3570240/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... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Roselli Foods releases new image of ‘Granny’ http://yadkinripple.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-news/3575506/Roselli-Foods-releases-new-image-of-Granny Roselli Foods of Pilot Mountain announced a branding change to Granny Roselli's Original Salad Dressing. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Suspect sells car, allegedly steals it back http://yadkinripple.com/news/blotter-news/3581740/Suspect-sells-car-allegedly-steals-it-back JONESVILLE — A resident from Mount Airy is facing charges for allegedly stealing a vehicle from a victim he originally sold his car to. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Area youth compete in district 4-H competition http://yadkinripple.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/3570215/Area-youth-compete-in-district-4-H-competition ELKIN — The North Central District 4-H Activity Day was held Saturday at Elkin High School. There were 180 youth participating in the day, some competing in a talent show and others presenting in categories ranging from food and nutrition to... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Motorcyclist charged with reckless driving http://yadkinripple.com/news/community_news-news/3563241/Motorcyclist-charged-with-reckless-driving YADKINVILLE —A Yadkinville teen faces charges after allegedly driving recklessly.Caleb Haydn Whitman, 19, of Yadkinville, was arrested on April 4 on several charges relating to reckless driving. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST