Yadkin Ripple- RSS OPINION?profile=1013 Feed http://yadkinripple.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 http://yadkinripple.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:45:55 EST 1800 Just a good ole (little) girl http://yadkinripple.com/news/sports/50415939/Just-a-good-ole-(little)-girl Kayla Harrell said the first reaction she gets from people is often “Gosh, that little girl's driving a race car?” Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:01:13 EST Teachers celebrate new school year http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50364193/Teachers-celebrate-new-school-year BOONVILLE — Teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria staff and custodians from all across Yadkin County gathered at Starmount High School last Wednesday for a celebration to begin the new school year. Following a breakfast, the group convened in the... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:51:09 EST Nance wins again; Stevens back in victory lane http://yadkinripple.com/news/sports/50410092/Nance-wins-again;-Stevens-back-in-victory-lane Bryan Nance of Ronda won for the fourth time in the last five Limited Sportsman features and Buck Stevens of Statesville picked up his first Open Wheel Modified win since June 21 at Friendship Motor Speedway Saturday night. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 01:01:09 EST Upcoming schedule http://yadkinripple.com/news/sports/50410541/Upcoming-schedule Monday, August 18Men's soccer North Surry 6, East Wilkes 1Starmount at Mount Airy, ppd., rainVolleyballEast Surry 3, Elkin 0 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:00:05 EST Forbush holds off Elkin, 36-26 http://yadkinripple.com/news/sports/50389288/Forbush-holds-off-Elkin-36-26 EAST BEND — Elkin battled back from an early deficit and a bigger deficit late before falling 36-26 to host Forbush in the season opener for both teams Friday night. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:03:11 EST Rams drop opener http://yadkinripple.com/news/sports/50389238/Rams-drop-opener BOONVILLE — Mount Airy broke a four-game losing streak to Starmount with a 28-17 win Friday night. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:41:06 EST Apparent murder-suicide involves elderly couple http://yadkinripple.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/50363392/Apparent-murder-suicide-involves-elderly-couple YADKINVILLE — Around 8 a.m. Wednesday, local law enforcement responded to a 911 call at a residence at the intersection of Center and Sprouse roads. Upon entering the home, officers discovered the body of a deceased elderly female and an elderly... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:55:17 EST Yadkin County Civil War veteran to be honored http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/50337627/Yadkin-County-Civil-War-veteran-to-be-honored On behalf of the 28th NC Troops re-enactors, Greg Cheek recently announced the annual Colonel William Henry Asbury Speer Memorial. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:31:10 EST Arts council announces fall series http://yadkinripple.com/news/news/50320501/Arts-council-announces-fall-series YADKINVILLE — Those looking for great entertainment this fall need look no further than the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center. Tickets went on sale Aug. 1 for the fall series of musical performances and plays to be held in the Willingham Theater, and... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:26:08 EST ‘Drawn to Animals’ exhibit to open next month http://yadkinripple.com/news/announcements/50320143/Drawn-to-Animals-exhibit-to-open-next-month YADKINVILLE — “Drawn to Animals,” an exhibit of whimsical and colorful paintings of creatures large and small by Winston-Salem's Fowler Ruffin opens Sept. 4, and runs through the end of October in the Welborn Gallery at the... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:10:08 EST Forbush Middle takes top honors in National Youth Hunter Education Challenge http://yadkinripple.com/news/news_education-sports/50316945/Forbush-Middle-takes-top-honors-in-National-Youth-Hunter-Education-Challenge RALEIGH — The Yadkin Patriots of Forbush Middle School in Yadkin County took top honors in the nation as junior champions at the 29th annual International Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC), a demanding week-long shooting and outdoors... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:07:11 EST A hayfield http://yadkinripple.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50316183/A-hayfield I have a hayfield, a dome shaped oval of about four acres. A gravel drive skirts one side and leads to my house. Just in case you've been in the city too long, let me define a hayfield. It's a lot like your front yard, but much larger, and... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:18:07 EST New Horizons benefits from BB&T program http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/50331550/New-Horizons-benefits-from-BBT-program YADKINVILLE — Last week was a busy and exciting one for consumers and staff at New Horizons Adult Day Services. In addition to a special visit from a local politician, construction also was completed on a shelter area that will provide a new... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:14:08 EST Preparing pastures for fall and winter http://yadkinripple.com/news/news_agricultural/50315867/Preparing-pastures-for-fall-and-winter Fall is just around the corner and that means that grass will soon slow down or stop growing and we get to begin the hay feeding we dream about all summer. Whether you have cattle, horses, sheep, goats or other grass eating livestock, now is the time... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:54:06 EST Basketball sites selected for tourneys http://yadkinripple.com/news/sports/50338213/Basketball-sites-selected-for-tourneys CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has announced its two regional basketball tournament sites for the 2014-15 season. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:00:17 EST Forbush impressive in debut http://yadkinripple.com/news/sports/50361794/Forbush-impressive-in-debut MOCKSVILLE — Osmar Gomez scored twice as Forbush rolled to a 5-1 non-conference win over Davie County at War Eagles Stadium Wednesday night. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:53:05 EST Teacher brings innovation to students http://yadkinripple.com/news/home_top-news/50338240/Teacher-brings-innovation-to-students For one local teacher, summer break doesn't mean a break from learning. Yadkinville resident Betty Jo Moore is a sixth-grade science teacher at Wylie Middle School in Forsyth County. Each summer she finds an educational project in which to take... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:53:07 EST Cheek, Nance big winners at Friendship http://yadkinripple.com/news/sports/50335361/Cheek-Nance-big-winners-at-Friendship ELKIN — It was double points nights with all seven racing divisions competing Saturday night at Friendship Motor Speedway. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:14:06 EST Friday night previews http://yadkinripple.com/news/sports/50333685/Friday-night-previews Elkin (0-0) at Forbush (0-0), 7:30Last Year's Result: Elkin 24, Forbush 21 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:00:15 EST New coach ready for new season http://yadkinripple.com/news/sports/50336021/New-coach-ready-for-new-season BOONVILLE — First-year Starmount men's soccer coach Edgar Zamora said he is “having a blast” right now. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:00:13 EST