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Five charged with drug trafficking

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HAMPTONVILLE — Five suspects were charged on March 31 with a variety of drug-related offenses, according to information provided by the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office.The suspects allegedly were transporting quantities of cocaine, marijuana and prescription medications into Yadkin County from New Jersey.The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office executed a vehicle stop at the intersection of Windsor Road and U.S. 421 northbound. During a search of the vehicle, the officers discovered a large quantity of crack cocaine and other drugs.


Yadkin County Extension and Community Association honors volunteers

YADKINVILLE — On April 10, the Yadkin County Extension and Community Association celebrated their accomplishments for 2013 at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center.President Lucille Horn welcomed the group to the meeting and reminded all that the 2013 year was a centennial celebration of the founding of the Home Demonstration Club known today as ECA. Olivia (Libby) Simpson, retired Family and Consumer Science agent from Yadkin County, was the guest speaker and brought back many mem...

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Candidate for sheriff has past felony conviction

A candidate running in the Republican primary for the office of Yadkin County sheriff has a prior felony conviction that could affect at least one aspect of his role if elected to serve as sheriff.According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Gary Willard was convicted in 2004 of carrying a concealed weapon, a class H felony. The NCDPS records also indicate several misdemeanor charges for driving while impaired, driving with a revoked license, possession of a schedul...

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Two Republicans in primary election for Clerk of Court

On the primary ballot in May, two candidates are running on the Republican ticket to serve as the next clerk of Superior Court for Yadkin County. There are no candidates running on the Democrat ticket. Wayne Dixon has served in the role for the past 12 years.Running for the position are two veterans of the Clerk of Court’s office — Beth Williams Holcomb and April Mendenhall.

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Four Republicans in primary race for sheriff

In what will likely be one of the most talked about political races in the county, four Republicans will duke it out in the May primary election for Yadkin County sheriff.There are no Democrats running, so the Republican primary winner will be on the only candidate for sheriff on the November ballot.Running for election is incumbent Sheriff Ricky Oliver, who was appointed to the position in January of 2011 following the resignation of Michael Cain, which was part of his ...

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Bride weds at workplace

YADKINVILLE — On Friday, bride Haley Hawkins walked down the aisle, not in a church, a park or a banquet hall, but at her workplace. Hawkins and her fiance Robert Lockwood moved to the area from Clinton nearly two years ago and Hawkins began working as a vocational technician and CNA at New Horizons Adult Day Services.Hawkins’ parents are both deceased and she said having a wedding without them was going to be very sad. She originally planned to go to the justice of the...

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Kruger Brothers to headline music festival

The Kruger Brothers will be featured as the headlining act at this year’s Elkin Valley Fiddlers By The River traditional roots music festival scheduled May 10, beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing until 7 p.m., at the Elkin Municipal Park.Director of the Foothills Art Council and Event Coordinator Leighanne Wright said organizers expect around 500 people to show up this year.Wright said they were fortunate to get The Kruger Brothers as this year’s headliner. I...

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Walkertown game ‘a broken record’ for Starmount

MOUNT AIRY — “It’s a broken record,” Starmount Coach Josh Pardue said after his Rams lost to Walkertown, 10-5, Saturday in the opening game of the ALS Benefit in Memory of Craig Hunter event at Mount Airy High School Saturday.“We haven’t been playing seven innings,” Pardue continued. “Even in our wins, we’re not playing seven innings.”Every spot in the lineup produced a hit as the Wolfpack pounded out 13 hits. S...

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