Yadkin Ripple- RSS NEWS Feed http://yadkinripple.com/section/NEWS http://yadkinripple.com/section/NEWS Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:34:41 EST 1800 YMCA offers program for seniors http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/150531843/YMCA-offers-program-for-seniors Promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for people of all ages is part of the primary mission of the YMCA. The Silver Sneakers program at the YMCA specifically targets the senior citizen population. The program is free for seniors as a benefit of... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:31:05 EST Talking turkey — holiday food safety tips http://yadkinripple.com/news/lifestyle-food-news/150583022/Talking-turkey--holiday-food-safety-tips The holiday season is upon us and our thoughts turn toward the great feast ahead. Very often the star of the feast is the humble turkey, sitting pretty with its perfectly roasted golden brown skin. All is well as the family starts to partake of the... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:06:05 EST Local dancers, instructors win big at dance competition http://yadkinripple.com/news/community_news/150579553/Local-dancers-instructors-win-big-at-dance-competition Eight competitive soloist students from Rhythm On Main Dance & Gymnastics in Elkin recently competed in the the Ultimate Starz Dance Productions Fall Convention & Competition held in King on Nov. 1 and 2. The students were up against 20 studios from... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:59:06 EST Communities gear up for the holidays http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/150563455/Communities-gear-up-for-the-holidays “It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas” and folks around the county are gearing up for this special season. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:32:03 EST Commissioners approve county transportation plan http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/150583373/Commissioners-approve-county-transportation-plan The Yadkin County commissioners made quick work of three budget items on the action agenda at their meeting on Monday evening. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:18:05 EST Night miracles http://yadkinripple.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150563551/Night-miracles They were the same, the ground and the sky, they seemed interchangeable. It was a bit confusing to the senses — as in which way is up? The feeling of awe barely describes the scene, a scene so long in coming. How was it possible to have missed... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:40:09 EST EMS employee charged http://yadkinripple.com/news/blotter/150544555/EMS-employee-charged YADKINVILLE — Last month, it was discovered by Emergency Service supervisors that a part-time EMS employee had some discrepancies on her time sheets. This was reported to Yadkin County Interim Manager Lisa Hughes by Emergency Service... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:50:12 EST Woman charged with larceny from job http://yadkinripple.com/news/blotter/150572197/Woman-charged-with-larceny-from-job YADKINVILLE — Yadkinville Police Department has arrested a Yadkinville woman for her involvement in a larceny investigation at her employer. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:41:06 EST Drivers education funding cut http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/150570706/Drivers-education-funding-cut Changes could be coming to how drivers education courses are provided to area teens due to a change in the state budget, and the change has area educators greatly concerned. Previously, money from the state highway fund went to school systems to... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:16:08 EST Biscuit maker champion http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/150578649/Biscuit-maker-champion In the south there are probably a great number of people who claim their homemade biscuits are the very best, but one local woman now has a trophy to prove it. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:57:04 EST Stone Mountain News http://yadkinripple.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150560314/Stone-Mountain-News Local author, Diane Trott, will be at BookFest in Sparta on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. selling her recently published book, “Cherokee Inc. The Case of the Incinerated Indian,” and signing them. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:03:12 EST Teen charged with drug offense http://yadkinripple.com/news/blotter/150576843/Teen-charged-with-drug-offense In August of this year, drug activity on a school bus was reported to Yadkin County Sheriff's Office. A student at Yadkin Success Academy allegedly was delivering his brother's medication to two juveniles while riding the... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:20:14 EST Teen charged with gun theft http://yadkinripple.com/news/blotter/150577242/Teen-charged-with-gun-theft YADKINIVILLE — Michael Eugene Jackson, 17, of Yadkinville, was arrested by Yadkin County deputies and charged with felony larceny of a firearm on Nov. 14. He was given a secured $5,000 bond with a trial date of Nov. 19. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:46:05 EST ‘Our Town’ packs the house http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/150579720/Our-Town-packs-the-house A group of local actors took the stage last weekend for the Yadkin Arts Council's production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer prize winning classic “Our Town.” Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:54:02 EST Lowe’s project makes impact http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/150574580/Lowes-project-makes-impact BOONVILLE — The Lowe's Heroes Project, a volunteer program conducted by employees of Lowe's Home Improvement corporate offices, brought a lot of joy to the Life Skills class at Starmount High School this fall. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:38:03 EST Asphalt repair to temporarily close one lane of I-77 in Yadkin County http://yadkinripple.com/news/breaking_news-news/150560098/Asphalt-repair-to-temporarily-close-one-lane-of-I-77-in-Yadkin-County JONESVILLE – Beginning Tuesday, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close the right lane on Interstate 77 North in Yadkin County for asphalt repairs. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:53:04 EST UNC joins the REPREVE #TurnItGreen Campaign http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/150448047/UNC-joins-the-REPREVE-#TurnItGreen-Campaign CHAPEL HILL — Greensboro-based, Unifi, Inc. joins the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) as an official partner of UNC Athletics. With a goal of driving awareness and education about the importance of recycling among students,... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 01:43:07 EST National collection week for Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/150497245/National-collection-week-for-Operation-Christmas-Child-shoebox-gifts HAMPTONVILLE — As Yadkin County residents gear up for another Thanksgiving, many are expressing their gratitude by sharing their blessings with children facing poverty, disease, war and natural disaster. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:53:08 EST Yadkin Early College student competes in pageant http://yadkinripple.com/news/announcements-news/150449560/Yadkin-Early-College-student-competes-in-pageant Morgan White stands with her little sister, Jordan. White was named fourth runner up in this year's Miss Jr. Teen Greensboro pageant held on Oct. 4. White, 15, successfully competed against 28 other young ladies from Greensboro and the... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 02:58:05 EST Rucker’s ramblings http://yadkinripple.com/news/news_agricultural/150497372/Ruckers-ramblings I'm sure it is no surprise to any of you that life has found a new gear and kicked into it. This busy schedule has made it difficult to plan events as well as for you to have time to attend. Hopefully things have slowed down some and we are... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:59:05 EST