Teen charged with breaking and entering

Teen charged with breaking and entering

JONESVILLE — A Jonesville teen has been charged following a case of items being taken from a residence on Bethel Road this week.On Wednesday, Ya...

July 13th, 2017 |  


Summer reading fun at local libraries

School may be out for summer, but there are still plenty of educational opportunities for area children thanks to the summer reading programs hosted a...

July 13th, 2017 |  


Yadkin Early College claims win

Yadkin Early College claims win

The early colleges of Stokes, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin met on three occasions during the 2016-2017 school year to compete in academic and athletic eve...

July 12th, 2017 |  


Fire near chicken houses off Center Rd.

Fire near chicken houses off Center Rd.

Firefighters are currently working to douse a fire at a chicken house litter shed off Center Road, near Holcomb Rd. Yadkin County Emergency Services D...

July 12th, 2017 |  


Hometown River Company open to serve Jonesville and Elkin

Hometown River Company open to serve Jonesville and Elkin

JONESVILLE — Riverfront property has many advantages, especially for those of an entrepreneurial nature, however for individuals attached to bot...

July 12th, 2017 |  


Three towns’ elections moved to 2018

Election filing began for municipal elections for the town of Yadkinville on July 7 at noon, and as of Tuesday, one incumbent had filed his intent to ...

July 11th, 2017 |  


Relay plans food truck festival

Organizers with Yadkin County Relay for Life have planned a fundraising event for July 29 which will feature local vendors and food trucks. The Yadkin...

July 11th, 2017 |  


Yadkinville celebrates Independence Day

Yadkinville celebrates Independence Day

Despite the threat of storms, the Yadkinville Fourth of July Parade was able to proceed on schedule last Tuesday. The streets were lined with children...

July 9th, 2017 |  


WCC congratulates Phlebotomy graduates

WCC congratulates Phlebotomy graduates

Wilkes Community College congratulates its recent phlebotomy program graduates, who were taught by instructor Annette Church. The graduates are, from ...

July 6th, 2017 |  


VIDEO: Jonesville Kayak & Tube Rentals now open for business

VIDEO: Jonesville Kayak & Tube Rentals now open for business

JONESVILLE — The beauty of the Yadkin Valley was too much for the Rondeau family to resist as they turned what was intended to be a retirement h...

July 6th, 2017 |  


Red Cross distributes 252 free smoke alarms

Red Cross distributes 252 free smoke alarms

Volunteers with the American Red Cross and local fire departments canvassed the county on June 24 in an effort to ensure that homes are safer with wor...

July 6th, 2017 |  


Alderman graduates from Fayetteville State University

FAYETTEVILLE — On May 13, Ashley Alderman of East Bend graduated from Fayetteville State University with a B.S. in psychology online at the 150t...

July 5th, 2017 |  


Yadkin students complete Agricultural Leaders program

Yadkin students complete Agricultural Leaders program

Yadkin County students Ryan Coe and Timothy Matthews were recognized for completing NC Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (...

July 5th, 2017 |  


Local student named to Milligan College dean’s list

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. — Milligan College named Cayley Danae Shoemaker to the academic dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester. She is a...

July 5th, 2017 |  


Local student selected for $12,000 Golden LEAF Foundation scholarship

BOONVILLE — North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) recently selected Savannah Putman as a recipient of up to a $12,000 Gol...

July 5th, 2017 |  


Moxley to serve as voting delegate for NCACC

Several contracts were approved at the Monday meeting of the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners. Among the approved items on the board’s actio...

July 4th, 2017 |  


Spring 2017 dean’s, chancellor’s and degree lists announced at Appalachian

BOONE — Appalachian State University has released the dean’s and chancellor’s lists for the spring 2017 semester as well as the list...

July 4th, 2017 |  


KidsFest to feature Lego Art at Foothills Arts Council

KidsFest sponsored by the Foothills Arts Council will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature the classic children’s toy,...

July 4th, 2017 |  


North Wilkesboro, Wake Forest Baptist announce completion of agreement to lease Wilkes Regional Medical Center

NORTH WILKESBORO — Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center welcomed Wilkes Medical Center into its family of hospitals Saturday, as the Board of Comm...

July 3rd, 2017 |  


UPDATE: Yadkin hospital class action lawsuit settled for more than $1 million

GREENSBORO — A federal judge approved a settlement reached between the former employers and employees of Yadkin Valley Community Hospital for cl...

July 3rd, 2017 |  


East Bend celebrates with God & Country Day

East Bend celebrates with God & Country Day

EAST BEND — Area residents and visitors began lining up early all along Main Street in East Bend in anticipation of the annual God and Country D...

July 1st, 2017 updated: July 3rd, 2017. |  


Four facing drug charges

Four facing drug charges

Four area residents were arrested last week on drug charges, including possession of LSD, heroin and Oxycodone. The arrests were made on Thursday by t...

June 30th, 2017 updated: July 3rd, 2017. |  


Nine graduate from Surry CC HVAC Program

Nine graduate from Surry CC HVAC Program

DOBSON — Nine students recently graduated from Surry Community College’s Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC) Pr...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Surry machining students meet NASCAR’s Kurt Busch

Surry machining students meet NASCAR’s Kurt Busch

DOBSON — Surry Community College students enrolled in MAC 113: Machining Technology III recently met NASCAR driver Kurt Busch at the Haas Factor...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Yadkinville to host July 4 parade

Yadkinville to host July 4 parade

Yadkinville will celebrate Independence Day in style on Tuesday with its annual parade, followed by live music at Yadkinville Elementary School and a ...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Three towns’ elections moved to 2018

Election filing will begin for municipal elections for the town of Yadkinville on July 7 at noon, however a new bill passed last week will postpone th...

June 28th, 2017 |  


SCC College Transfer students succeed at Lees-McRae

SCC College Transfer students succeed at Lees-McRae

DOBSON — Sixteen Surry Community College transfer students recently graduated from the Elementary Education Program at Lees-McRae College.Those ...

June 28th, 2017 |  


Yadkin hospital class action lawsuit settled for more than $1 million

GREENSBORO — A federal judge approved a settlement reached between the former employers and employees of Yadkin Valley Community Hospital for cl...

June 28th, 2017 updated: June 28th, 2017. |  


County budget approved with no tax increase

The county tax rate remains unchanged following approval of the 2017-18 fiscal year budget for Yadkin County. The rate will stay at 66 cents per $100 ...

June 28th, 2017 |  


Towns approve new budgets

Municipalities in the county have completed and adopted their new fiscal year budgets, with several making adjustments to tax and water rates.“T...

June 27th, 2017 |  


Impact Yadkin makes its mark on the county

Impact Yadkin makes its mark on the county

Last week, Yadkin County was full of volunteers of all ages who dedicated their time and money to be part of Impact Yadkin. Since 2011, Impact Yadkin ...

June 27th, 2017 |  


Heavy smoke fills East Bend grocery store

Heavy smoke fills East Bend grocery store

EAST BEND — Firefighters responded to call at the Shop Rite grocery store in East Bend on Monday afternoon.A small fire in the back of the store...

June 26th, 2017 updated: June 27th, 2017. |  


WCC announces spring 2017 president’s, dean’s lists

WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students through the president’s list and the dean...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


June is Dairy Month

June is Dairy Month

In 1937, some grocer organizations decided to sponsor National Milk Month to create a way to hand out extra milk when dairy production was at a surplu...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


Yadkin man graduates from Clemson

CLEMSON — A Yadkinville native graduated from Clemson University, receiving his degrees during the spring commencement held May 12.Nevin Jake Ch...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


Hardy graduates from James Madison University

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Natalie Ann Hardy, of East Bend, graduated magna cum laude with a degree in interdisciplinary liberal studies from James Mad...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Scholarships awarded by the Retail Consumer Alliance Foundation (RCA)

RALEIGH — Fifty students will receive financial support from the Retail Consumer Alliance Foundation as they arrive on college campuses in the f...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Names of recent Surry Community College graduates released

DOBSON — Surry Community College held its 50th commencement ceremony in the newly renovated gymnatorium on the Dobson campus on May 13.This spri...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Boonville man graduates from Motorsports Welding Program

Boonville man graduates from Motorsports Welding Program

MOORESVILLE — Sixteen weeks of classroom and hands-on training came together June 15 as students successfully completed Performance Instruction ...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Martin Scholarship awarded to local students

Martin Scholarship awarded to local students

Several Yadkin County students were awarded the Albert and Jessie D. Martin Scholarship for 2017.Marica Real, a 2017 graduate of Starmount High school...

June 21st, 2017 |  


East Bend God & Country Day slated for July 1

East Bend God & Country Day slated for July 1

EAST BEND — East Bend will celebrate Independence Day with its 27th annual God and Country Day on July 1. The event has become a much beloved tr...

June 21st, 2017 |  


EMS staffers presented Live Saving Award

EMS staffers presented Live Saving Award

A special group of Yadkin County EMS personnel was recognized at the Yadkin County commissioners meeting on Monday. Several individuals from both the ...

June 20th, 2017 |  


Surry graduates 13th class of truck drivers

Surry graduates 13th class of truck drivers

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Truck Driver Program held its 13th graduation ceremony on June 9 at The Yadkin Center, Yadkinville. One...

June 20th, 2017 |  


Smoke alarm canvass slated for Saturday

The importance of having a working smoke alarm is often touted by fire officials, and residents in need of one in Yadkin County will have an opportuni...

June 20th, 2017 |  


Grace Clinic honors volunteers, board members

Grace Clinic honors volunteers, board members

YADKINVILLE — Each year members of the community gather to celebrate another year of service and being able to provide free medical care for adu...

June 20th, 2017 |  


Sex offender charged for failure to report address

Sex offender charged for failure to report address

On June 15, Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office arrested Thomas Gerald Dalton Jr., 30, of Rocky Branch Road, Hamptonville, and charged him with a sex...

June 20th, 2017 |  


Ronda Board of Commissioners approves budget for fiscal year 2017-18

RONDA — At the Ronda Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, several changes were discussed including taking a summer break along with most town...

June 15th, 2017 |  


Champion Media purchases The Yadkin Ripple, others

MOORESVILLE — Champion Media announced on Wednesday that it has acquired the North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina print, digital and loca...

June 15th, 2017 |  


Addresses should be clearly marked for emergency crews

How fast do you want the ambulance to get to your house? How are the law enforcement officers, paramedics and fire department going to find your house...

June 15th, 2017 |  


Yadkin County 4-H’er wins state scholarship

Yadkin County 4-H’er wins state scholarship

Leah Thomas, a 2017 graduate of Forbush High School, was recently selected to receive a North Carolina State 4-H Scholarship.Thomas has been in 4-H fo...

June 15th, 2017 |