Hospice Home campaign closing in on goal to qualify for $1M challenge grant

In December 2015, Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care had a ground-breaking ceremony for Yadkin County’s first inpatient hospice facil...

June 8th, 2016 |  


Winners of Cutest Pet Contest named

Winners of Cutest Pet Contest named

The top three winners of this year’s Tribune’s online Cutest Pet Contest are a true representation of the diversity of pets in the region....

June 8th, 2016 |  


Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital receives elite recognition for stroke patient care

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plu...

June 7th, 2016 |  


Wilkes County EMS announces community defibrillator initiative

NORTH WILKESBORO — Wilkes County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will begin efforts to distribute at least 15 Automated External Defibrillators...

June 7th, 2016 |  


A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious summer

A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious summer

ELKIN — It’s going be a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious summer with Foothills Theatre’s production of “Mary Poppins” ...

June 3rd, 2016 |  


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June 7, 8, 15• 11 a.m. to noon, Welcome to Medicare: Hosted by the Blue Moon Benefits Group, this educational presentation will help people unde...

June 2nd, 2016 |  


Boonville High Class of 1961 gathers

Boonville High Class of 1961 gathers

The Class of 1961 from Boonville High School celebrated its 55th class reunion at Sanders Ridge Winery Hearth Restaurant on May 7. Attending are, fron...

May 29th, 2016 |  


Students compete to be United Fund’s 2016 print artist

As part of its annual fundraising campaign, the Yadkin County United Fund will showcase artwork by local students from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 26 at the Ya...

May 28th, 2016 |  


The internet can’t replace a cookbook

The internet can’t replace a cookbook

I talked a bit about my love of cookbooks in last week’s column and I thought I would expound on that topic this week. In this technology-driven...

May 26th, 2016 |  


Yadkin County Library news

The fifth annual NWRL Ride for Readers will be held on June 11 and is being hosted by Freeborne’s Eatery and Lodge in Laurel Springs this year. ...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Rockford Memorial Day Service scheduled for May 28

A Memorial Day service will be held at the Rockford Methodist Church in the Historic Village of Rockford on Saturday at 3 p.m.This year’s progra...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Historic Spillman community to be discussed

The Yadkin County Historical Society and Mount Zion Baptist Church will present an open discussion on the historic Spillman community of Yadkin County...

May 22nd, 2016 |  


Preschoolers visit the library

Preschoolers visit the library

The Boonville UMC Preschool take a field trip to the Boonville Public Library where they read books, did puzzles, and colored summer pictures. .neFile...

May 20th, 2016 |  


Foothills Arts Council news and upcoming events

ELKIN — The Annual Meeting of the Foothills Arts Council will be at 7 p.m. on June 20. All members and the community is invited to attend. New b...

May 18th, 2016 |  


Olds College offers master weavers course in Yadkinville

Olds College offers master weavers course in Yadkinville

The Yadkin Valley Fiber Room, which opened last fall, already is making quite a name for itself. The Fiber Room, an offshoot of the Yadkin Arts Counci...

May 12th, 2016 |  


A favorite springtime treat

A favorite springtime treat

If I say “lettuce and onions” that likely means the start of a salad, or maybe toppings for a burger to most people. For Yadkin County fol...

May 12th, 2016 |  


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May 18• 11 a.m. to noon, Welcome to Medicare: Hosted by the Blue Moon Benefits Group, this educational presentation will help people understand ...

May 12th, 2016 |  


Mummy and Me programs at Iredell Museums

Exciting hands-on Mummy and Me programs at Iredell Museums are available every Saturday.Mummy and Me programs are fun crafts, activities, or games for...

May 6th, 2016 |  


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May 7• 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Charity Baptist Youth Yard Sale at Charity Baptist Church, 150 Charity Church Rd., Boonville. All proceeds goes toward ...

May 5th, 2016 |  


The grocery store blues

The grocery store blues

Over the last few weeks Morgan and I have been extremely busy as we were in rehearsals with our theater group in Elkin for a production of Tennessee W...

May 5th, 2016 |  


Yadkin County Library news

NC Works staff, formerly known as the Employment Security Commission, will be at the library on Tuesdays and Thursdays for job assistance. Assistance ...

May 4th, 2016 |  


Things to doFishing• Lake Hampton at Yadkin Memorial Park, 1142 Crystal Lane, Yadkinville, offers fishing opportunities from non-gas-powered boa...

April 29th, 2016 |  


Fall fun at the corn maze

Fall fun at the corn maze

In the fall of the year, what better way to celebrate the season with the family than visiting a corn maze. The Alpha and Omega Corn Maze, located at ...

April 28th, 2016 |  


Amish families make Windsor’s Crossroads their home

Amish families make Windsor’s Crossroads their home

In the southwest corner of Yadkin County, those passing through might find a little less vehicle traffic and a better chance of seeing bicycles, horse...

April 28th, 2016 |  


New Agriculture and Education building to open June 1

New Agriculture and Education building to open June 1

A ribbon cutting for the new Agriculture and Education Building, which will be a part of the Yadkin Center of Surry Community College as well as sever...

April 28th, 2016 |  


Robotics teams on the rise

Robotics teams on the rise

The Yadkin robotics teams at area elementary and middle schools are racking up high praise from area leaders as well as awards locally and statewide.&...

April 28th, 2016 |  


Grilling season is here!

Grilling season is here!

I got my husband a grill for Christmas. Put that down in the “smartest wife ever” category. Not only was my husband thrilled over this gif...

April 28th, 2016 |  


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April 29• 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Forbush High School, 1521 Falcon Road, East Bend.• 8 a.m., the Yadkin Valley ...

April 28th, 2016 |  


Couple celebrates 70th anniversary

Couple celebrates 70th anniversary

Odell and Ellen (Casstevens) Cheek of Longtown Road, Boonville, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on April 27. They were married in Jonesville...

April 27th, 2016 |  


Pullers association brings pull back to Yadkin County

Pullers association brings pull back to Yadkin County

After the East Bend Pulling decided to call it quits, four individuals saw an opportunity to make their own pulling association. If you’ve ever ...

April 27th, 2016 |  


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April 23• 7 to 10 a.m., Baltimore UMC will host a big country breakfast. The cost is by donation. The UMW is hosting it and all proceeds will go...

April 21st, 2016 |  


Foothills to stage production of ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’

Foothills to stage production of ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’

ELKIN — Foothills Arts Council Art in the Garden will present Tennessee Williams’ classic “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” April 22, 23...

April 19th, 2016 |  


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April 16• 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Maplewood Baptist Church will be having a yard sale. There will be lots of nice and gently used items for sale. All ...

April 16th, 2016 |  


Clash of the Teen Musicians seeking contestants

The Foothills Arts Council announced an exciting new competition created to not only showcase its new bandshell in the back garden, the Eagle Scout pr...

April 15th, 2016 |  


Libraries Transform: celebrate National Library Week April 10-16

The Northwestern Regional Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to high...

April 15th, 2016 |  


The weirdest foods we love (or hate)

The weirdest foods we love (or hate)

A co-worker and I were talking this week about these reality TV shows where people are out in the wilderness and have to eat bugs to survive. I’...

April 14th, 2016 |  


Play Fest moved to April 23

UPDATED: The event date has been changed from this Saturday to April 23 due to the weather.Smart Start of Yadkin County will host its annual Play Fest...

April 8th, 2016 |  


Calendar

April 8-9• Children Clothing and Toy Sale at Center United Methodist Church, 1400 Center Road, Yadkinville, Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 8...

April 7th, 2016 |  


Yadkin Arts Council holds auditions for ‘Shrek: The Musical’

Auditions for the Yadkin Arts Council’s youth production of “Shrek: The Musical” will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and...

April 6th, 2016 |  


Play Fest slated for Saturday

Smart Start of Yadkin County will host its annual Play Fest event for families and children at the Yadkinville Town Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat...

April 6th, 2016 |  


58th wedding anniversary

58th wedding anniversary

Leroy and Elizebeth Baity of Courtney celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary March 22. The couple has two children, five grandchildren and two grea...

March 31st, 2016 |  


Pope-Nicholson to marry in July

Pope-Nicholson to marry in July

Wendy and Kevin Pope of Winston-Salem announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Kathryn Pope, to Andrew “Blaine” Nicholson, son ...

March 31st, 2016 |  


Minton-Shumate to wed in 2017

Minton-Shumate to wed in 2017

Tom and Lorie Minton of Ferguson announced the engagement of their daughter, Marina Taylor Minton, to Ryan Daniel Shumate, son of Rod Shumate of Mulbe...

March 31st, 2016 |  


Ambrosia, pea salad and a PSA

Ambrosia, pea salad and a PSA

I’ll start this week’s installment of Kitsey’s Kitchen with a public service announcement. If you ever feel like you have something ...

March 31st, 2016 |  


Calendar

April 1• 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Port-a-Pit Chicken Fundraiser with proceeds benefiting Smart Start of Yadkin County’s Dolly Parton’...

March 31st, 2016 |  


Preschoolers donate to local charities

Preschoolers donate to local charities

The preschool children at Boonville United Methodist Church donated Easter baskets to The ARK Ministry in Elkin. The children donated the items and fi...

March 30th, 2016 |  


Sold out show for The Steel Wheels at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center in Yadkinville

Sold out show for The Steel Wheels at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center in Yadkinville

Virginia-based band The Steel Wheels will be performing a sold-out show at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center on April 2.“We are very excited to ha...

March 29th, 2016 |  


MerleFest adds John Oates to lineup, Donna the Buffalo to host Midnight Jam

WILKESBORO — MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 28-May 1, announced that John Oates, a legend of American music, will be ...

March 25th, 2016 |  


Willis to join Mountain Valley Hospice team

Willis to join Mountain Valley Hospice team

MOUNT AIRY — Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care announced Brett Willis as its new director of development.Willis is a Surry County na...

March 24th, 2016 |  


Ronda author teaches kids to follow instructions through delightful, new storybook

RONDA — Author Tabetha Siceloff shows how following instructions makes everything better through her new children’s book, “The Best ...

March 24th, 2016 |