The Starmount angels

It’s December, meaning it’s that most wonderful time of year again, Christmas time. People are rummaging around to find the perfect gift w...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Trump Administration appoints Len McBride State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency

RALEIGH— The Trump Administration recently appointed Len McBride as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA North Carolina Farm Serv...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Surry CC offering GAP training for produce farmers

DOBSON — Surry Community College offers many agricultural courses and workshops throughout the year; Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training ...

December 23rd, 2017 |  


Computer, technology classes starting in January in Surry, Yadkin counties

DOBSON — Several computer and technology classes will be starting soon at various Surry Community College locations throughout Surry and Yadkin ...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


Yadkinville Elementary SchoolSecond GradeRachel Friel’s classChristmas is Jesus’s birthday and it is a time to remember him. Christmas is ...

December 21st, 2017 |  


SCC’s technology services division donates toys, canned goods

SCC’s technology services division donates toys, canned goods

DOBSON — The holiday season is often synonymous with a time for giving, and at Surry Community College, the spirit of generosity is thriving.Stu...

December 21st, 2017 |  


SCC Machining Club buys five children Christmas gifts

SCC Machining Club buys five children Christmas gifts

DOBSON — The Surry Community College Machining Club is making Christmas a little brighter for five area children.The club is composed of student...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Boonville Elementary SchoolThird GradeRosanna Laws’ classChristmas is important to me because that was the day that Jesus Christ was born. Also,...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Courtney Elementary SchoolThird GradeBrittany McDaniel’s classI love to do lots of things on Christmas, from presents to holiday dinner. I love ...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Board adopts trails resolution

On Monday, the Yadkin County commissioners adopted a resolution of support for the Piedmont Legacy Trails.The Piedmont Legacy Trails will help create ...

December 21st, 2017 |  


New grant for Yadkin schools

New grant for Yadkin schools

The Yadkin County School system has been deemed one of seven Best Practice Sites in the state for the NC State Improvement Project (NCSIP). The school...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Man charged for jewelry theft

Man charged for jewelry theft

A Winston-Salem man has been charged for allegedly stealing from his brother-in-law.On Dec. 2, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a...

December 20th, 2017 |  


SCC nurse aide students celebrate completion of classes

SCC nurse aide students celebrate completion of classes

DOBSON — Surry Community College Nurse Aide students have completed recent classes in December.SCC offers Nurse Aide Level I and II certificatio...

December 20th, 2017 |  


SCC medical assisting grads recognized by WFBMC

SCC medical assisting grads recognized by WFBMC

DOBSON — Two graduates of Surry Community College’s Medical Assisting program were recently recognized by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Cent...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Surry CC offering viticulture workshop in January

Surry CC offering viticulture workshop in January

DOBSON — Surry Community College is offering a viticulture pruning workshop on Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.The class will provide participants ...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Yadkinville leaders sworn in

Yadkinville leaders sworn in

Yadkinville Mayor Eddie Norman and Commissioners Chris Matthews and Scott Winebarger were sworn in to their respective roles at the December meeting o...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Foxx meets with trucking industry reps

Foxx meets with trucking industry reps

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx recently met with representatives of the trucking industry. Crystal Collins, president of the North Carolina Trucking Asso...

December 19th, 2017 |  


Jonesville keeps citizens informed with hearing, reports

Jonesville keeps citizens informed with hearing, reports

JONESVILLE — Having experienced several major changes in personnel over the past year, the town of Jonesville exhibited the impact through effec...

December 15th, 2017 |  


FHS goes to Wonderland in most recent theater production

FHS goes to Wonderland in most recent theater production

On Nov. 16, the theater students at Forbush High School put on a play during first period for the rest of the school to come enjoy. They performed ...

December 14th, 2017 |  


Junior Civitan hosts annual coat drive

Junior Civitan hosts annual coat drive

The Forbush High School Junior Civitan Club is hosting its annual coat drive for the second year in a row. It’s becoming a tradition for people ...

December 14th, 2017 |  


Auditions slated for multiple shows at Yadkin Arts Council

Auditions slated for multiple shows at Yadkin Arts Council

The Yadkin Arts Council will be holding auditions for several productions for its 2018 season. Auditions are 2 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 16 and 6 to 9 p.m. on...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Two charged after fleeing vehicle stop

Two charged after fleeing vehicle stop

BOONVILLE — Two men have been charged after allegedly attempting to flee from a traffic stop.In the early morning hours of Dec. 13, the Yadkin C...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Yadkin Farm Bureau holds meeting, awards ceremony

Yadkin Farm Bureau holds meeting, awards ceremony

More than 150 members of Yadkin County Farm Bureau gathered during the recent annual meeting of the organization. Members heard a legislative update f...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Yadkin GAL collects food for Christian Ministries

Yadkin GAL collects food for Christian Ministries

Yadkin County Guardian ad Litem volunteers are partnering with the Yadkin Rotary, Yadkin Clerk of Court, and other community groups to collect PB&...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Starmount FFA students compete in Raleigh

Starmount FFA students compete in Raleigh

The Starmount FFA livestock team recently competed in Raleigh at the State Future Farmers of America livestock evaluation event.Each team evaluates si...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Grants available through CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant Program

Educators in North Carolina have the opportunity to apply for a grant funded by CenturyLink’s Clarke M. Williams. The Teachers and Technology pr...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Winter storm causes multiple wrecks, power outages

Winter storm causes multiple wrecks, power outages

Winter weather caught many Yadkin County residents by surprise on Friday afternoon as a wintry mix turned to thick wet flakes that coated roadways cau...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Update: No major injuries in snow-related wrecks Friday

A light snow continues to fall over much of Yadkin County Friday evening, following a heavy, wet snow that Keith Vestal, Yadkin emergency services dir...

December 8th, 2017 updated: December 8th, 2017. |  


Yadkin Early College receives grant

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) has named the recipients of its 2017 grants in support of advancing quality of life and ...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Updates unveiled at animal shelter

Updates unveiled at animal shelter

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Monday to unveil updates made at the Yadkin County Animal Shelter. Improvements at the shelter include agility e...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Jonesville man charged with breaking/entering

Jonesville man charged with breaking/entering

On Dec. 1, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bobby Joe Hodge Jr., 60, of Jonesville, and charged him with one count of felony breaking...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Cone Denim introduces S GENE stretch denim with REPREVE

Cone Denim introduces S GENE stretch denim with REPREVE

GREENSBORO — Cone Denim and Unifi, Inc. introduced the latest in advanced stretch technology — S GENE with REPREVE. Combining the advanced...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Holiday parades light up the season

Holiday parades light up the season

It was a ‘holly jolly’ weekend in Yadkin County beginning with the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Yadkinville on Friday evening and t...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Town of Jonesville to hold public hearing on bridge repair

JONESVILLE — Although not required to, the town of Jonesville will hold a public hearing before its regularly scheduled Town Council Meeting.On ...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Lawsuit filed against drug companies

The Yadkin County Board of Commissioners announced Friday that they have filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court in the Middle District in...

December 5th, 2017 |  


NC Christmas trees: grown by hand, protected by science

NC Christmas trees: grown by hand, protected by science

I’ll start with a disclosure, we are real Christmas tree people. I understand the arguments for fake trees, but I don’t want a hunk of pla...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Animal shelter open house slated for Dec. 4

Thanks in part to a generous donation, the Yadkin County Animal Shelter has undergone a number of improvements this year. A ribbon cutting and open ho...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Grant awards from Surry-Yadkin EMC make days bright for local teachers

Grant awards from Surry-Yadkin EMC make days bright for local teachers

DOBSON — Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation is honoring teachers and celebrating innovation in the classroom this month by awarding 10...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Maya Wrap creator calls Yadkinville home

Maya Wrap creator calls Yadkinville home

Baby wearing is an increasingly popular trend for new parents and one style of baby wearing attire was created right here in Yadkinville. Maya Wrap is...

November 29th, 2017 updated: November 29th, 2017. |  


Citizen complaints lead to drug arrest

Citizen complaints lead to drug arrest

Two men are facing felony charges after the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office followed up on a complaint regarding alleged drug activity. On Nov. 2...

November 28th, 2017 |  


A small town Christmas

A small town Christmas

EAST BEND — It might be a small-town celebration, but it involved a very large pot of chicken stew.Neil Doub, who has prepared the chicken stew ...

November 28th, 2017 |  


Local wins at US disc golf tourney

Local wins at US disc golf tourney

Last month, Aaron Shindledecker and his doubles partner, James Hopkins, claimed top honors in the United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship. In Sep...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Writing contest brings out chilling suspense

Writing contest brings out chilling suspense

The ghost story contest at Starmount High is a writing contest that has become an annual tradition, created and hosted by one of the English teachers,...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Coloring our education

Every student and staff member is unique, especially in a high school setting, like Starmount. What if you could walk onto our campus and see all the ...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Are you abiding by your school’s email rules?

According to CNN, in President Barack Obama’s first-term, his secretary of state Hillary Clinton used a personal email server to send confidenti...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Holiday favorites: pie, stuffing, and fish?

Holiday favorites: pie, stuffing, and fish?

Everyone knows what holiday is coming up, but do we ever consider what Starmount, as a collective whole, thinks are our favorite foods for Thanksgivin...

November 27th, 2017 |  


It’s a very merry small town Christmas

It’s a very merry small town Christmas

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year” and towns around Yadkin County are ready to ring in the holiday season in style.East Bend...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Candlelight Christmas around the corner

Candlelight Christmas around the corner

ROCKFORD — With Thanksgiving just a few days away, an annual Christmas tradition is just around the corner in the Historic Village of Rockford.O...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Forbush HOSA team goes to district competition

Forbush HOSA team goes to district competition

On Nov. 18, the Forbush High School HOSA team brought its A game, using skills they have been developing since early October. Multiple students went t...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Forbush High School theater presents ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’

This fall, the Forbush High School theater classes and club put on the play, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”There were several p...

November 23rd, 2017 |