Browsing Archive: April, 2012

Elkin businessman, Steve Royal, runs for NC Treasurer

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, April 28, 2012, In : Elkin residents make news 

Steve Royal is a local Elkin businessman and accountant who has decided to run for North Carolina Treasurer. He is a registered Republican, but that is not what's important. Many times people are too concerned with a label or get taken in by a flashy campaign, and they fail to look at the person, their qualifications, and what they are really passionate about. Many politicians are just that, nothing more than a figurehead without the experience needed. However, Royal is very concerned about t...
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Wyatt Smith and Newt Gingrich

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, April 28, 2012, In : Community Events 

It's not often a high profile politician comes to town, but Newt paid a visit to Elkin yesterday and Wyatt Smith was there to greet him. The event was held at Speedy Chef on North Bridge Street, body guards in tow! 
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"A Fit Girl is a Powerful Girl", story submitted by Stacey Libbert, photos by Laura Gaylord

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Monday, April 23, 2012, In : Elkin residents make news 

Two years ago, my friend, Crystal Morphis, and I were on a long training run and talking about how much our lives had changed for the better once we started running.  Both of us agree that running has taught us things about ourselves we might not have known, and it made us better people in all sorts of ways. That's when the idea for G-Force, a running program for girls in grades 3-6 at Elkin Elementary School, was born. 

As mothers we recognize the push to make our daughters grow up too soon. ...
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Surry Beekeepers Association, story and photos by Randall Ray

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, April 22, 2012, In : Community Events 

Surry Beekeepers members during Saturday's Field Day

Opening hives for inspection
The Surry County Beekeepers Association held its latest annual field day and certification Saturday the 14th, in Mount Airy. Albert Cockerham hosted the event for the members that had completed the 10-hour Beekeeping for Beginners Course of Study, held from Feb 20-March 19. Everything from hive components and construction to bee behaviors and maladies were taught during the course. Thirteen year old Sabrina Dixon ...
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Enjoy the downtown merchant's "Grape Walk"

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : Downtown Elkin 

Starting on Monday, April 23, Downtown Merchants will offer a fun alternative for shoppers along Main Street. The Grape Walk will be an ongoing challenge offered as a fun way to explore Elkin's downtown. Pick up a card at the Town Hall, the Chamber of Commerce or any participating store downtown that has a grape emblem on their storefront. All ages encouraged and no time limited involved. Read the clues on the back of the card, and once solved, get the clue marked off on your card. When done,...
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Elkin Jaycees 19th Annual 4th of July Celebration vendors wanted!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, In : Community Events 
The Elkin Jaycees are planning now for their Annual 4th of July Celebration at Elkin Municipal Park. Currently they are looking for craft, non-profit, clothing and food vendors. The celebration will be held on July 4th, 2012, from roughly 4-10pm. Vendor fee is $125, however, non-profits representing themselves or interested in raising awareness for their cause, are free. Please contact Holly at hlamm@heartlandpublications.com.
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Foothills Theater needs performers!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, In : Community Events 

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Interested in being a Revolutionary War re-enactor for the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail?

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : Elkin residents make news 

Elkin is the eastern trailhead that was included as a part of the victorious campaign to the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780. The Wilkes-Surry Chapter of the Overmountain Victory Trail Assoc is keeping the story alive through education, preservation and interpretation. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities from re-enacting to grant writing. For more information, please contact RG Absher, Chapter President, at 336-902-1760 or absher-r@juno.com.


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