Yadkin Ripple- RSS NEWS Feed http://yadkinripple.com/section/NEWS http://yadkinripple.com/section/NEWS Tue, 26 May 2015 04:21:48 EST 1800 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 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 First cruise-in of the summer http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153684325/First-cruise-in-of-the-summer A classic Camaro that once served as a pace car at Indianapolis graces the streets of Elkin during the first cruise-in of the summer Saturday. Sun, 24 May 2015 16:20:26 EST Splashing into summer http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153683892/Splashing-into-summer Though the official start of summer is not until June 21, for many the Memorial Day holiday weekend serves as the unofficial kick-off to the summer season. Area pools opened this weekend and kids and adults alike took the opportunity to jump right in... Sun, 24 May 2015 03:30:25 EST Yadkin County hospital closes http://yadkinripple.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/153680626/Yadkin-County-hospital-closes The Yadkin Valley Community Hospital closed Friday night despite legal efforts on behalf of Yadkin County officials to keep the medical facility open. Sat, 23 May 2015 15:30:27 EST First Reevestock scholarships awarded http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/153612569/First-Reevestock-scholarships-awarded The first Reevestock Creative Leadership Scholarship winners have been chosen by a committee comprised of Foothills Arts Council board members and Reevestock Music Festival organizers. The scholarship, initiated by Reevestock organizer Sam Tayloe,... Fri, 22 May 2015 02:55:21 EST Lady Cardinals fall to familiar foe http://yadkinripple.com/news/hssoftball-localnews5-localsports-localsports1/153602601/Lady-Cardinals-fall-to-familiar-foe Those who think that high school playoffs are not some of the most dramatic sporting events they will ever see are wrong. East Wilkes and North Stokes proved that Tuesday night in the third round of the 1A softball championship. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:25:25 EST Commissioners approve zoning amendments http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153582409/Commissioners-approve-zoning-amendments Members of the Boonville Elementary School award-winning robotics team lead the pledge of allegiance at Monday night's meeting of the Yadkin County commissioners. The board congratulated the students on their recent win at the county robotics... Thu, 21 May 2015 05:05:21 EST Express Care walk-in clinic opens http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153471517/Express-Care-walk-in-clinic-opens Folks suffering from the sniffles or other minor medical ailments now have a new option for their healthcare needs. Wendy Shumate, a family nurse practitioner, opened the doors of a new walk-in medical clinic in Yadkinville last week. The Express Care... Thu, 21 May 2015 04:45:21 EST FHS boosters host car show http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153557607/FHS-boosters-host-car-show EAST BEND — Boosters for the athletic club at Forbush High School hosted their first car and tractor show on Saturday to raise funds for special projects. Thu, 21 May 2015 04:20:21 EST Starmount’s OCS students knit their way to success http://yadkinripple.com/news/news_education/153565365/Starmounts-OCS-students-knit-their-way-to-success BOONVILLE — The Occupational Course of Study (OCS) students at Starmount High School chose knitting as their school-based enterprise (SBE) for this school year. And knit they did — to the tune of about $400. Thu, 21 May 2015 02:50:21 EST Wine fest brings crowds http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/153561356/Wine-fest-brings-crowds Thousands of wine lovers showed up Saturday for the 14th annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival held at the Elkin Municipal Park. Sunshine, wine and music were in abundance as festival goers raised their glasses and learned more about the wines of the... Wed, 20 May 2015 18:05:21 EST Yadkin student wins N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/153585856/Yadkin-student-wins-N.C.-State-Fair-Youth-Livestock-Scholarship RALEIGH — Twenty-four North Carolina students are the first recipients of the N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced. Among the winners is Yadkin County student Jacob Rucker or Hamptonville... Wed, 20 May 2015 12:50:24 EST Help keep Yadkin County clean and green on May 30 http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/153585724/Help-keep-Yadkin-County-clean-and-green-on-May-30 North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the Yadkin County Beautification Committee will hold a litter cleanup on May 30 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Organize a cleanup in a community or join the committee to target priority areas in the... Wed, 20 May 2015 12:45:25 EST Memorial Day service set at Yadkin County Park http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/153580684/Memorial-Day-service-set-at-Yadkin-County-Park A Memorial Day service will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Veterans Memorial at Yadkin County Park, located at 6600 Service Road, Yadkinville, behind the YMCA. The public is invited to attend the service. Wed, 20 May 2015 09:55:21 EST Remains found in Hamptonville http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/153610836/Remains-found-in-Hamptonville HAMPTONVILLE — On May 10, the remains of a body were discovered at a home near Hwy 21. Yadkin County Sheriff Ricky Oliver said the body was being sent for autopsy to determine the individual's identity and the cause of death. The case is... Wed, 20 May 2015 11:20:21 EST YEC graduates class of 2015 http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153556387/YEC-graduates-class-of-2015 Students of the Yadkin Early College received special recognition at the awards ceremony ahead of their Friday graduation. Tue, 19 May 2015 21:25:21 EST Wine auction — ‘one of the best’ http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/153562388/Wine-auction--one-of-the-best Ahead of last Saturday's day of sun, fun and wine, community members gathered for the annual Wine Auction to benefit the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation. The event, which has been the traditional kick-off for the Yadkin Valley Wine... Tue, 19 May 2015 19:15:25 EST Hugh Chatham to continue negotiations with Yadkin hospital http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/153581259/Hugh-Chatham-to-continue-negotiations-with-Yadkin-hospital Following a closed session meeting of the Yadkin County commissioners, a press statement was issued late Monday night in regard to the operations of the Yadkin Valley Community Hospital. Based on a request from the county, Hugh Chatham Memorial... Tue, 19 May 2015 17:20:22 EST Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Inducts 23 New Members http://yadkinripple.com/news/news_education/153444348/Phi-Theta-Kappa-Honor-Society-Inducts-23-New-Members DOBSON — The Alpha Xi Tau Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Surry Community College recently held its annual induction ceremony for new members for fall 2014/spring 2015 in the Grand Hall of the Shelton-­Badgett North Carolina... Fri, 15 May 2015 11:35:22 EST