New River Trail State Park offers outdoor paradise in Virginia

New River Trail State Park offers outdoor paradise in Virginia

Spanning four counties and the City of Galax, the New River Trail State Park is a 57-mile linear park that affords an abundance of activities for outd...

October 30th, 2016 |  


Though Mabry Mill is touted as one of the most photographed structures on the Blue Ridge Parkway, what doesn’t appear in images also contributes...

October 29th, 2016 |  


The Birthplace of the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Birthplace of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Often referred to as the Birthplace of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Cumberland Knob offers hiking, picnicking and out-of-this-world views near the Virginia...

October 29th, 2016 |  


Windsors gather for reunion

Windsors gather for reunion

HAMPTONVILLE — The annual Windsor Reunion was held on Sept. 11 at the Historic Old School House at Windsor’s Cross Roads in Yadkin County....

October 28th, 2016 |  


Riverside, Westwood parks are ever-evolving

Riverside, Westwood parks are ever-evolving

Some cities’ parks have hiking trails and playing fields, while others specialize in playgrounds or picnic facilities. But Mount Airy’s tw...

October 27th, 2016 |  


Feel better fall soups

Feel better fall soups

This fall has been an extremely busy one for me. My husband and I have been in rehearsals these last few weeks for a community theater production. I w...

October 27th, 2016 |  


‘Shakespeare’ coming to Willingham Theater

‘Shakespeare’ coming to Willingham Theater

The Yadkin Arts Council is continuing to add unique performances to its lineup, including more plays featuring local actors. Last weekend the arts cou...

October 27th, 2016 updated: October 27th, 2016. |  


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Oct. 27• 6 p.m., Domestic Violence Awareness candlelight vigil at First Baptist Church of Yadkinville. Call 336-849-4070 or email yadkindv@yvedd...

October 27th, 2016 |  


East Bend High Class of 1961 reunites

East Bend High Class of 1961 reunites

East Bend High School Class of 1961 reunites. Present at the East Bend High School of 1961’s 55th-year reunion were, seated, Phyllis Barnes (for...

October 26th, 2016 |  


Susan G. Komen Northwest NC community grant request for application (RFA) now released

The promise of Susan G. Komen is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and...

October 25th, 2016 |  


Scaring off hunger in Elkin

Scaring off hunger in Elkin

The Elkin Middle School Beta Club will be doing a service project for the Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministry Halloween weekend with a Garden of Terr...

October 24th, 2016 |  


Yadkin Memorial Park a ‘jewel’

Yadkin Memorial Park a ‘jewel’

This November will mark the two-year anniversary of the opening of the Yadkin Memorial Park in Hamptonville. Yadkin County officials have said the par...

October 22nd, 2016 |  


Students walk to school

Students walk to school

Forbush Elementary students participate in a Walk to School event aimed at encouraging students to do more physical activity. .neFileBlock { margin-b...

October 21st, 2016 |  


Let’s keep Yadkin clean and green middle grades art contest

The Yadkin County Beautification Committee is sponsoring an art contest for all Yadkin County students in grades seventh and eighth. One winning artwo...

October 21st, 2016 |  


A ‘chamber of commerce day’ for Grape Fest

A ‘chamber of commerce day’ for Grape Fest

It was a perfect “chamber of commerce day” on Saturday for the 13th annual Yadkin Valley Grape Festival, said Yadkinville Mayor Eddie Norm...

October 20th, 2016 |  


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Oct. 20• 6 p.m., a special called meeting will take place at East Bend Town Hall for the board to discuss town personnel.Oct. 22• 11 a.m. ...

October 20th, 2016 |  


Insane Terrain is beauty of trails

Insane Terrain is beauty of trails

The fourth annual Insane Terrain 5K benefiting the Elkin Valley Trails Association will be held this Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Elkin Munic...

October 19th, 2016 |  


Yadkin County 4-H winners at Dixie Classic Fair

Yadkin County 4-H winners at Dixie Classic Fair

Yadkin County 4-H’er Eli Thomas of East Bend came home with Reserve Champion Commercial Heifer in the Junior Beef Cattle Show at the Dixie Class...

October 19th, 2016 |  


Fire safety day at Forbush Elementary

Fire safety day at Forbush Elementary

Children get an inside look at a fire truck at Fire Safety Day with the Forbush Fire Department at Forbush Elementary School. .neFileBlock { margin-b...

October 19th, 2016 |  


Woolly Worm tour starts in Elkin

Woolly Worm tour starts in Elkin

The Triad Austin Healey Club will hold its annual “Wooly Worm Tour,” this Saturday starting in Elkin. Coordinated by Jon Saylor and his da...

October 19th, 2016 |  


Moratock Park – tubing to history

Moratock Park – tubing to history

Pack a lunch and plan on staying at Moratock Park in historic Danbury for a long and relaxing afternoon.Moratock offers a shelter, benches, and plenty...

October 19th, 2016 |  


Chorus to begin rehearsals for Handel’s ‘Messiah’

The Yadkin Community Chorus will begin rehearsing this week for its annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah.”“Each year the Ya...

October 19th, 2016 |  


Public invited for groundbreaking ceremony for Business 40

WINSTON-SALEM — Transportation officials and local dignitaries will announce the new name of a 20-mile portion of the historic Business 40 highw...

October 18th, 2016 |  


Elephants take the stage one last time

Elephants take the stage one last time

Residents of Yadkin County and surrounding areas will have a chance to see elephants perform one last time as the Garden Brothers Circus rolls into Ya...

October 14th, 2016 updated: October 14th, 2016. |  


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Oct. 15• 10 a.m., The Keepers of the Faith Christian girls club for ages 5-18 in Yadkin County meeting will be at New Birth Worship Center, 1033...

October 13th, 2016 |  


Boonville holds inaugural cornhole tournament

Boonville holds inaugural cornhole tournament

BOONVILLE — Saturday’s storms couldn’t dampen the spirits of participants in Boonville’s inaugural Cornhole Tournament. Hoping...

October 12th, 2016 |  


Surry-Yadkin EMC announces temporary rate reduction

DOBSON — Members of Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation will soon notice a difference in their monthly power bills, since lower fuel pr...

October 8th, 2016 |  


College viticulture and enology program to be featured on UNC-TV

DOBSON — UNC-TV will feature Surry Community College’s Viticulture and Enology program in its brand new 10-episode, half-hour television s...

October 8th, 2016 |  


YMCA Fit Family 5K registration going on now

Registration is going on now for the YMCA Fit Family 5K, scheduled for Nov. 19, at 9:30 a.m. The run is intended to help build healthy habits with chi...

October 8th, 2016 |  


Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series announces chef bracket

RALEIGH — The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, a single-elimination tournament highlighting the best of the Carolina’s food, agricu...

October 7th, 2016 |  


Rouchards celebrate 60th anniversary

Rouchards celebrate 60th anniversary

Joan and George Rouchard of East Bend celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 15. They were married Sept. 15, 1956, at St. Charles Catholic...

October 6th, 2016 |  


Direct care physician’s office opens in Yadkinville

Direct care physician’s office opens in Yadkinville

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for the medical office of Dr. Alison Snider, a Direct Primary Care office, in the former Yadkin Valley Hosp...

October 6th, 2016 |  


Calendar

Oct. 8• 11 a.m. to noon, fall rabies clinic, $10 shot, cash only, at Grandview Animal Hospital, 6043 Old U.S. 421 Hwy. in East Bend. Bring pet o...

October 6th, 2016 |  


Boonville Class of 1966

Boonville Class of 1966

The Boonville High School Class of 1966 celebrated its 50th reunion at The Depot Restaurant in Dobson on Sept. 17. Those attending were, first row, Wi...

October 5th, 2016 |  


Yadkin County Library News

Voter registration forms, in both English and Spanish, are available at the library. Deadline for voter registration is Oct. 14. One Stop early voting...

October 5th, 2016 updated: October 5th, 2016. |  


Birth announcement

Birth announcement

Graylon Leon Spicer IIIGraylon and Bethany Spicer of Jonesville announce the birth of their son, Graylon Leon “Jack” Spicer III, on Sept. ...

October 3rd, 2016 |  


Calendar

Oct. 1• 9 to 10 a.m., fall rabies clinic, $10 shot, cash only, at Harmony Heights Animal Hospital, 220 Polly Wood Lane, Yadkinville. Bring pet o...

September 29th, 2016 |  


Welcome to pumpkin season

Welcome to pumpkin season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for those who love all things pumpkin. As soon as September arrives, folks seem to be ready to eat and ...

September 29th, 2016 updated: September 29th, 2016. |  


N.C. State Fair announces winners in 2016 wine competition

RALEIGH — A pomegranate wine from Lumberton and a muscadine from Mocksville were the top winners in the 2016 N.C. State Fair Wine Competition sp...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Ashe County Park — from fishing to discs to skateboards and more

Ashe County Park — from fishing to discs to skateboards and more

If someone is looking for where it’s happening in the High Country, the person might have to look no farther than Ashe County Park.Situated alon...

September 24th, 2016 |  


King Parks offer opportunities for community

King Parks offer opportunities for community

The city of King oversees two popular parks, Recreation Acres and King Central Park.“Our parks are a place for our community to gather, enjoy ev...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Lions Club honors leader, seeks new members

Lions Club honors leader, seeks new members

The Yadkinville Lions have re-elected Donald Moxley as president for the third year in a row. Bobby Sutton, the Lions secretary, presented Moxley a sp...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Calendar

Sept. 24• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the 10th annual Country Quilt Show will take place at Galloway Episcopal Church, 312 W. Main St., Elkin, in conjunct...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Starmount student awarded Morrison Scholarship

Starmount student awarded Morrison Scholarship

ELKIN — A senior from Starmount High School was the latest recipient of the Morrison Scholarship prize at this year’s 27th annual Clifford...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Public invited to free Partners Health Summit on Oct. 14

HICKORY — Partners Behavioral Health Management is sponsoring a free educational conference about how to deal with the struggles of opioid addic...

September 16th, 2016 |  


Area businesses support local charity

Area businesses support local charity

BOONVILLE — A number of local businesses have donated to Joshua’s Angel Center of the Carolina’s in Boonville recently and organizer...

September 15th, 2016 |  


Elkin Municipal Park … where history and recreation meet

Elkin Municipal Park … where history and recreation meet

The Elkin Municipal Park serves as more than a place to get some exercise or for relaxing, it is a gathering spot for the community, bringing friends ...

September 15th, 2016 |  


Calendar

Sept. 16, 17• The Friends of the Library will have its annual yard sale Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 6 a.m. to noon at the East ...

September 15th, 2016 |  


Boonville Class of 1956 reunites

Boonville Class of 1956 reunites

The Boonville High School Class of 1956 celebrated its 60th reunion at Fairfield Inn in Elkin on Aug. 6. Those attending were Reba Casstevens Elliot, ...

September 14th, 2016 |  


Exciting new vendors & displays

Green Mountain Maple offering Vermont Maple SyrupMystical Sunshine — Caribbean Food TruckEnFuego Wood Fired PizzaShelter BoxThe Bustling Boutiqu...

September 14th, 2016 |