Disasters strike: local reactions to world-wide catastrophes

For centuries, hurricanes and other natural disasters have rampaged across the world, destroying lives, families, structures, and wildlife. Since its ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Nap time or Ram time?

Nap time or Ram time?

Ram Time is a controversial topic. Some people love Ram Time, and some hate it with a passion. There have been rumors for years of Ram Time coming to ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Battle of the Bridge: bittersweet emotions

When I come to think about Battle of the Bridge, I think of the long-standing rivalry between Starmount and Elkin. I think of going to the football ga...

September 27th, 2017 |  


The beauty of the blood drive

Blood Drive day! Some love this day, others not so much. It’s a way to give and show others that people care and want to help them. Giving blood...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Hawks named 2017-2018 Exceptional Children Teacher of Excellence

Hawks named 2017-2018 Exceptional Children Teacher of Excellence

Forbush High School exceptional children’s teacher Claire Hawks has been named Yadkin County Schools’ Exceptional Children Teacher of Exce...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Local residents graduate from Clemson University

CLEMSON, S.C. — Local residents graduated from Clemson University at the August 2017 commencement ceremonies.They are Cameron Andrew Parrish of ...

September 1st, 2017 |  


Team second in nation

Team second in nation

The Forbush Hunter Safety Jr. team (Yadkin Patriots) took second place overall at the NRA YHEC National Championship held at the NRA Whittington Cente...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Rash graduates with master’s

Rash graduates with master’s

Tommy and Kathy Rash of Jonesville announced the graduation of their daughter, Wendy Renee Rash of Lewisville, from the University of North Carolina a...

August 30th, 2017 |  


ABAC recognizes students for summer term academic excellence

TIFTON, Ga. — Students who achieved academic excellence in their course work during the summer term were recently recognized at Abraham Baldwin ...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Surry Community College recognizes top students

Surry Community College recognizes top students

DOBSON — Every spring, one student from each of the 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System is recognized for excel...

July 20th, 2017 |  


SCC college transfer students succeed at Western Carolina

DOBSON — Twelve Surry Community College transfer students recently graduated from Western Carolina University (WCU).Seth Childress of Pilot Moun...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Starmount student attends Leadership Camp

Starmount student attends Leadership Camp

RALEIGH — Yadtel Telecom recently sponsored Isabella Shore, a junior at Starmount High School, to attend the Cooperative Leadership Camp, hosted...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Thirteen graduate from Surry’s PTA Program

Thirteen graduate from Surry’s PTA Program

DOBSON — Thirteen students recently graduated from Surry Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) degree program.The graduat...

July 19th, 2017 |  


Phillips graduates from University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Mr. and Mrs. David Phillips Jr. of East Bend announced the graduation of their son, Austin Ray Phillips, from the University of North Carolina at Char...

July 19th, 2017 |  


Yadkin Valley Community School enrollment now open

ELKIN — The Yadkin Valley Community School is ready to begin its third year. One change for the upcoming year is the addition of Lisa Freeman to...

July 19th, 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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


Fred C. Hobson Scholarship winners named

Fred C. Hobson Scholarship winners named

The Yadkin County Retired School Personnel has given the Fred C. Hobson Scholarship to two students in the Yadkin County School System. Hobson was the...

June 14th, 2017 |  


SCC English class connects American literature to family history

SCC English class connects American literature to family history

DOBSON — To most people, researching family history may seem like a genealogy project, but for students in Dr. Kathleen Fowler’s American ...

June 10th, 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 May.SCC offers Nurse Aide Level I and II certification cou...

June 8th, 2017 |  


CCC&TI students honored for academic achievement

HUDSON — Community College and Technical Institute, which has campuses in Hudson and Boone, has released its president’s, dean’s and...

June 7th, 2017 |  


N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship recipients announced

N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship recipients announced

RALEIGH — Two Yadkin County students are among the 28 North Carolina students named recipients of 2017 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarsh...

June 7th, 2017 |  


Forbush Elementary Honor Roll

EAST BEND — Forbush Elementary School has announced its fourth quarter honor roll for the 2016-2017 school year.Third Grade “A” Hono...

June 6th, 2017 |  


Paralegal students perform mock trial arguments

Paralegal students perform mock trial arguments

DOBSON — Students in Surry Community College’s Paralegal program performed oral appellate trial arguments as a part of their final exams i...

June 5th, 2017 |  


Surry offering Trucking Operations Management Certificate to meet local demand

DOBSON — The need to replenish employees in the trucking industry is a constant with more than 16,000 trucking companies located in North Caroli...

June 5th, 2017 |  


Surry announces honors lists for spring 2017

DOBSON — Surry Community College announces the spring semester 2017 president’s list and dean’s list.The president’s and dean&...

June 5th, 2017 |  


Hardy named to JMU president’s list

HARRISONBURG, Va. — East Bend resident Natalie Ann Hardy has been named to the president’s list at James Madison University for the spring...

June 4th, 2017 |  


Chamberlain-Gentry graduates from Clemson University

CLEMSON, S.C. — Nevin J. Chamberlain-Gentry of Yadkinville graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in landscape architect...

June 3rd, 2017 |  


Starmount Class of 2017

Starmount Class of 2017

BOONVILLE — Starmount High School’s Class of 2017 received their diplomas on Thursday at a commencement ceremony held in the school gymnas...

June 2nd, 2017 |  


Six graduate from Surry CC machining program

Six graduate from Surry CC machining program

DOBSON — Six students recently graduated from Surry Community College with an Associate in Applied Science degree in computer-integrated machini...

June 2nd, 2017 |  


Spanish interpreter certificate helps Surry graduates advance career goals in variety of fields

Spanish interpreter certificate helps Surry graduates advance career goals in variety of fields

DOBSON — During the spring 2017 semester at Surry Community College, things came full circle for alum Andrea Contreras as she returned to a Surr...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Nine graduate from Surry’s Medical Assisting Program

Nine graduate from Surry’s Medical Assisting Program

DOBSON — Nine students recently graduated from Surry Community College with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Assisting.The grad...

May 25th, 2017 |  


College programs recognized for exemplary test scores; employees acknowledged for meritorious service

College programs recognized for exemplary test scores; employees acknowledged for meritorious service

DOBSON — Several curriculum and continuing education programs, along with staff and faculty members, were recognized by Surry Community College ...

May 25th, 2017 |  


National Society of Leadership and Success inducts new members

National Society of Leadership and Success inducts new members

DOBSON — The National Society of Leadership and Success chapter at Surry Community College held its annual induction ceremony for new members fo...

May 17th, 2017 |