Yadkin Ripple- RSS NEWS Feed http://yadkinripple.com/section/NEWS http://yadkinripple.com/section/NEWS Sat, 30 May 2015 17:03:40 EST 1800 Health Dept. issues rabies warnings http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/153721069/Health-Dept.-issues-rabies-warnings RALEIGH — As warmer weather approaches, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health (DPH) encourages North Carolinians to be aware of their surroundings and take precautions while enjoying the... Fri, 29 May 2015 12:55:27 EST Ride for Readers to fund libraries http://yadkinripple.com/news/community_news/153720313/Ride-for-Readers-to-fund-libraries LAUREL SPRINGS — The Northwestern Regional Library will host the fourth annual Ride for Readers on June 13. All proceeds from the Freeborne's Ride for Readers will help purchase ebooks for Alleghany, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin County... Fri, 29 May 2015 12:35:25 EST Starmount Class of 2015 graduates http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153758103/Starmount-Class-of-2015-graduates BOONVILLE — It was a day of great celebration for students and families at Starmount High School on Wednesday when 148 young people were presented with their high school diplomas. Fri, 29 May 2015 04:20:26 EST Overturned camper blocks highway http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/153779941/Overturned-camper-blocks-highway JONESVILLE — Both southbound lanes of Interstate I-77 near the Jonesville exit were shut down for more than an hour and a half Thursday afternoon when a driver in the left lane fell asleep at the wheel, drifted right and struck a truck pulling a... Thu, 28 May 2015 21:30:28 EST Questions remain on hospital’s future http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/153771153/Questions-remain-on-hospitals-future The fate of the hospital located in Yadkin County is still in question after a meeting that occurred between Yadkin County and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital representatives Thursday. Thu, 28 May 2015 14:50:26 EST Yadkinville brothers graduate law, medical school http://yadkinripple.com/news/news_education/153720457/Yadkinville-brothers-graduate-law-medical-school Chris Hampton and Dan Hampton from Yadkinville both graduated this May from graduate school. Both brothers are graduates of Forbush High School in Yadkin County and Davidson College in Davidson. Thu, 28 May 2015 12:35:21 EST Strawberry season in full swing http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153698496/Strawberry-season-in-full-swing EAST BEND — Strawberries, the sweet sweet taste of early summer. Folks have been longing for those lovely bright red berries for months, and at long last the wait is over. Area residents and visitors began flocking a few weeks ago to... Thu, 28 May 2015 04:20:24 EST United Methodist churches host youth summer program http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/153720684/United-Methodist-churches-host-youth-summer-program Ten United Methodist churches make up the West Yadkin Missional Network that will conduct a Summer Enrichment Program for youth, beginning June 23. Sessions will be held at Yadkinville UMC each Tuesday and Thursday through Aug. 13. Thu, 28 May 2015 03:45:21 EST Church and Community Calendar http://yadkinripple.com/news/community-news/153720941/Church-and-Community-Calendar May 29-30• 8 a.m. until, Yadkin Valley Cruisers annual charity yard sale at the residence of Larry and Brenda Shore located on the corner of Unify Industrial Lane and 1449 Shacktown... Thu, 28 May 2015 02:30:21 EST Repair to block Main Street in Yadkinville http://yadkinripple.com/news/breaking_news-news/153749977/Repair-to-block-Main-Street-in-Yadkinville A stretch of Main Street in downtown Yadkinville will be closing at 9 p.m. tonight for the emergency replacement of a crossline pipe. Wed, 27 May 2015 14:40:22 EST Boonville Bash slated for Saturday http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/153719840/Boonville-Bash-slated-for-Saturday BOONVILLE — The town of Boonville is ready to party. The annual summer block party known as the Boonville Bash is scheduled for Saturday at Boonville Elementary School. Wed, 27 May 2015 12:25:21 EST County hopes to retain hospital license http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153727720/County-hopes-to-retain-hospital-license It was a packed house at an emergency meeting of the Yadkin County commissioners held Tuesday in the wake of the unexpected closing of the Yadkin Valley Community Hospital. The county has been at odds with hospital management company HMC for several... Tue, 26 May 2015 17:45:24 EST One airlifted from wreck scene http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153728538/One-airlifted-from-wreck-scene Crews clean up the scene of a wreck on U.S. 421 northbound Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. At least one patient was airlifted to a Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center by AirCare from the landing zone on U.S. 421 North at U.S. 601 interchange. More information... Tue, 26 May 2015 16:30:21 EST Early College student to serve as page http://yadkinripple.com/news/community-news/153587952/Early-College-student-to-serve-as-page Early College student Kerry Aguilera is serving as a page in Raleigh this week for members of the House. Pages for the week work together as a team to serve all 120 members of the House and the staff. North Carolina House Pages attend and work the... Tue, 26 May 2015 13:45:21 EST Fallen heroes remembered http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153698504/Fallen-heroes-remembered American soldiers who lost their lives fighting for their nation were honored in a solemn ceremony on Memorial Day at the veterans garden of the Yadkin County Park in Yadkinville. Tue, 26 May 2015 13:25:23 EST Staff speak out at prayer service http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153698507/Staff-speak-out-at-prayer-service A prayer vigil took place on the campus of the Yadkin Valley Community Hospital Tuesday morning, where employees and community members gathered to show support for the hospital following its unexpected closing on Friday. Tue, 26 May 2015 11:35:27 EST Commissioners to hold emergency meeting at 2 p.m. http://yadkinripple.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/153713758/Commissioners-to-hold-emergency-meeting-at-2-p.m. The Yadkin County commissioners have called an emergency meeting in regard to the unexpected closing of the Yadkin Valley Community Hospital in Yadkinville. The meeting will take place at 2 p.m. today in Commissioners' Meeting Room in the Yadkin... Tue, 26 May 2015 10:00:30 EST Vietnam Vet speaks at Memorial Day service http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153691899/Vietnam-Vet-speaks-at-Memorial-Day-service JONESVILLE — For some, Memorial Day weekend is just the kick-off to summer, the chance for a long weekend beach trip, a cookout or a sale at the local department store. The true meaning of the holiday, which began in 1868 as Decoration Day, has... Mon, 25 May 2015 04:15:25 EST Raid recalled at Memorial Day service http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153715905/Raid-recalled-at-Memorial-Day-service Saturday was sunny and pleasant in historic Rockford — a stark contrast to what was occurring in Surry County 150 years ago this spring when Northern troops paid an unwelcome visit. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:30:21 EST County releases statement on hospital closure http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153692861/County-releases-statement-on-hospital-closure YADKINVILLE — Following the unexpected closure of the Yadkin Valley Community Hospital on Friday, involved parties have engaged in press release battle, both attempting to point the finger of blame at one another. Sun, 24 May 2015 18:55:23 EST