Browsing Archive: October, 2011

Elkin residents are ready for Halloween!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, October 28, 2011, In : Elkin residents make news 

One fantastic light show on Hawthorne Road...


Bella Spence on a walk this week showing off her finest costume.

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Elkin native, Owen Good writes article about Kelly Jack Swift for Sports Illustrated

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, October 28, 2011, In : Elkin residents make news 
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1191155/index.htm
 
Owen Good grew up in Elkin, and is the son of Rebel Good, the longtime (previous) publisher of the Tribune. Owen co-wrote this article about another Elkin native, Kelly Jack Swift. Read on for some interesting things you may not have known about baseball during the WWII era.  
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Yadkin Valley Heritage Corridor

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, October 28, 2011, In : Future plans for Elkin 

Photo and quote below taken from Yadkin Valley Heritage Corridor website
"The vision of the Yadkin Valley Heritage Corridor is a regional eco- and heritage tourism destination centered by a system of multi-use greenways, trails, and rails with trails linking major historic and cultural heritage sites, wineries, and communities along the Yadkin River".  For further information pertaining to plans for Elkin's  greenways please go to http://www.yadkinvalleycorridor.com/, and for a proposed map, c...

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Elkin High School Girls Tennis Team and NCHSAA Girls Tennis State Championships

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, In : Elkin School Events 

Today, October 25, the Elkin High School Girls Tennis Team were warming up for the big match against Mt Airy during the NCHSAA Girls Team State competition. On October 18th, they played against Hendersonville and won the first round of the tournament.

The weather was beautiful and the crowd was hopeful for a win during the District Round.

Although they fought hard, the end result was for Mt Airy to continue on to the next round.  Great job this year girls...you almost made it to the top!
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Posted by Laura Gaylord on Wednesday, October 26, 2011,


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Elkin High School Cross Country Team

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Monday, October 24, 2011, In : Community Events 
http://www.wxii12.com/video/29553551/detail.html?taf=gws

Watch this great video about the Foothills Race Against Cancer fund raiser and the effort by the Elkin High School Cross Country boys and girls.

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231 West Main, Downtown Elkin

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, In : Downtown Elkin 

Currently Lumini Bodyworks and Microspa, this 1870's building
was originally the office of Elkin Manufacturing Company on the
east bank of Elkin Creek. After the 1916 flood, the building was
moved to its current location and became the office of the Elkin
and Alleghany Railway, chartered in 1907 and opened in 1911.
The line was to connect Northwestern North Carolina Railroad
at Elkin with Norfolk and Western Railroad at Jefferson for NC's 
timber and western Virginia's coal. In 1937 Elkin Woman's Cl...
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