YADKINVILLE — Yadkinville native Bryan Southard has been a member of the Yadkinville Volunteer Fire Department since 1986 and has served as the fire chief for the past 10 years. He was recently honored for his tireless work with the fire department by the American Legion. Southard was named North Carolina and Southeast Regional Firefighter of the Year. He came in second place for the National Firefighter of the Year Award.
YADKINVILLE — Yadkin County residents who are victims of domestic violence have access to a number of vital services through the Yadkin Family Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault program, including placement in a shelter. However, there is not a shelter in Yadkin County and it is a need that a new group, known as the Sparrow’s House, is hoping to fulfill.“There is a definite need for a [domestic violence] shelter in Yadkin County,” said Jennifer Bowman, exe...
Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of articles on Surry Community College and its impact on the community.YADKINVILLE — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Surry Community College (SCC), the Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce and the Mount Airy and Yadkin Valley chambers and the Pilot Mountain Business Association hosted their monthly business after hours event at the college on Feb. 27.“It was great that all the chambers could come t...
YADKINVILLE — Following a pot luck meal that included hearty vegetable and potato soups, plus an array of desserts, members of the Yadkin County Beekeepers Association learned all about one of the most devastating pests affecting the bee population.The group, which meets monthly, listened attentively to their special guest speaker on Monday, Greg Fariss, apiary inspector from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Yadkin County and surrounding communities are continuing their support of the Bray family, particularly 6-year-old Kira who was severely injured in a car crash last month while on her way to a cheerleading competition.“We go to these competitions and are very competitive with one another, but when a tragedy like this happens, the cheer community really comes together,” said Neely Fix, owner of Carolina Spirit Athletics.On Saturday, Carolina Spirit Athletics a...
A Jonesville woman who received local donations to help sponsor her trip into a national wheelchair competition but skipped the trip may be off the hook for allegedly pocketing some of the money unless local law enforcement steps in, according to a spokesperson for the state’s Attorney General.Ashley Macemore, 22, was crowned at a North Carolina pageant on April 6 in Asheville receiving the title Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina.After the crowning, Macemore set a fund...
For years, the Yadkin County Historical Society has been updating records on Yadkin County military veterans with the goal of listing and recognizing every veteran who served in every war fought on American soil.The group began compiling the list in 2002, according to Yadkin County Historical Society President Andrew Mackie. The historical society began with the French-Indian war and so far the number of Yadkin County military they have identified has exceeded the thousands....
The Lewisville Historical Society and the Yadkin County Historical Society has rescheduled the Shallow Ford Seminar and Walk, originally scheduled for this past Saturday, to next Saturday, March 15.The walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. at 4901 Huntsville Baptist Church, Courtney-Huntsville Road, Yadkinville.The Lewisville Historical Society said bad weather made the ground “too wet to walk through a field and in the woods to the Yadkin River’s historic Shallow For...
For years, the Yadkin County Historical Society has been...
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