Starmount teacher attends Marine boot camp

Starmount teacher attends Marine boot camp

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. — Melanie Matthews, Starmount marketing teacher, attended a simulation of the Marine Corps’ boot camp from May 10-13. ...

May 24th, 2016 |  


Students visit Early College

Students visit Early College

Boonville Elementary School sixth-grade students visit the Yadkin Early College to learn about future options and tour the campus. Yadkin Early Colleg...

May 14th, 2016 |  


Starmount student video awarded state runner-up

Starmount student video awarded state runner-up

Attorney General Roy Cooper and the NC Department of Justice partnered with the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, the North Caroli...

May 13th, 2016 updated: May 13th, 2016. |  


Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members attend convention

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members attend convention

DOBSON — Members of the Alpha Xi Tau Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Surry Community College attended NerdNation 2016, an intern...

May 10th, 2016 |  


Preschoolers donate to YCM

Preschoolers donate to YCM

The preschool at Boonville United Methodist Church donated 60 items to Yadkin Christian Ministries for the month of April. The students will be collec...

May 6th, 2016 |  


Yadkin Early College holds 2016 prom

Yadkin Early College holds 2016 prom

Kerry Aquilera Pineda and Leslie Hernandez attend the Yadkin Early College prom at Allison Oaks.Cole Bunnell and Charity Frye attend the Yadkin Early ...

May 4th, 2016 |  


Fayetteville State University chancellor’s list named

FAYETTEVILLE — On April 19, Fayetteville State University held the Program of Recognition for students named to the chancellor’s list in s...

May 3rd, 2016 |  


Student honored for reading most books

Student honored for reading most books

Tristan Yoho, a fifth-grade student at West Yadkin Elementary, is being honored for reading the most books in this year’s Elementary Battle of t...

April 29th, 2016 |  


Forbush Prom 2016: “A Night at Gatsby’s”

Forbush Prom 2016: “A Night at Gatsby’s”

Paige Keaton and Dylan Ray are named Forbush High School’s 2016 Prom King and Queen.The Forbush High School softball team poses for a picture at...

April 26th, 2016 |  


Forbush Elementary Honor Roll

Forbush Elementary School hase announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-2016 school year.Third grade “A” Honor Roll stud...

April 21st, 2016 |  


Starmount hosts job fair

Starmount hosts job fair

BOONVILLE — Yadkin County Emergency Services participated in the job fair at Starmount Middle School on April 8. Lt. Nick Hiatt and Paramedic Da...

April 15th, 2016 |  


Foxx visits with Forbush Elementary students

Foxx visits with Forbush Elementary students

EAST BEND — Congresswoman Virginia Foxx visited Forbush Elementary School on Friday. She served as the mystery reader in Kayla Sizemore’s ...

April 12th, 2016 |  


SCCWA to hold bazaar to raise money for emergency student fund

DOBSON — The Surry Community College Women’s Association will be hosting a spring bazaar from 7 a.m. to noon on April 16 to raise money fo...

April 8th, 2016 |  


Yadkin Early College Honor Roll

Yadkin Early College High School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-16 school year.A honor roll — Jennifer Abarca Sa...

March 30th, 2016 |  


Starmount student wins poster contest

Starmount student wins poster contest

Pricila Martinez won second place in the District Soil and Water Conservation Digital Poster Contest. She was awarded a medal and $35.The theme of Mar...

March 30th, 2016 |  


Britt presents glaze workshop at Surry

Britt presents glaze workshop at Surry

DOBSON — John Britt, a potter from Penland and author of two books on glazes, conducted a workshop at Surry Community College in February. The e...

March 27th, 2016 |  


Surry Community offering free workshops to assist unemployed and underemployed

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering the following free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers. No advanced registratio...

March 26th, 2016 |  


Fowler receives National Tutoring Association’s award

Fowler receives National Tutoring Association’s award

DOBSON — Donald Fowler, assistant director of the Academic Support Center for Math and Science at Surry Community College, has received the 2016...

March 26th, 2016 |  


Surry to offer Accelerated Nurse Aide I course

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering an Accelerated Nurse Aide class this summer. The course, which normally takes 18 weeks, has be...

March 25th, 2016 |  


Starmount earth science students win digital poster contest two years in a row

Starmount earth science students win digital poster contest two years in a row

BOONVILLE — The following Starmount High School students were winners in the 2016 Yadkin Soil and Water Conservation ninth-grade computer design...

March 15th, 2016 |  


Duke Energy Foundation supports technology programming at Surry Community

Duke Energy Foundation supports technology programming at Surry Community

DOBSON — The Surry Community College Board of Trustees announced a $50,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to support the purchase of tech...

February 18th, 2016 |  


Surry announces top students for fall 2015

DOBSON — Surry Community College announced the fall semester 2015 president’s list and dean’s list.Students qualifying for the presi...

February 11th, 2016 updated: February 11th, 2016. |  


Early College information sessions to be held

Yadkin Early College High School will host freshmen enrollment sessions for the 2016-2017 school year.Principal Tracy Kimmer and Guidance Counselor Ca...

February 11th, 2016 |  


Forbush Elementary Honor Roll

EAST BEND — Forbush Elementary announced its 2016-2016 second quarter honor roll.Third Grade “A” Honor Roll: Emily Beavers, Hayden E...

February 11th, 2016 |  


Surry graduates eighth class of truck drivers

Surry graduates eighth class of truck drivers

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Truck Driver Program held its eighth graduation ceremony in December at The Yadkin Center. Seventy-nine...

February 10th, 2016 |  


Early College holds blood drive

Yadkin Early College High School (YEC) staff and students responded to the severe shortage of donated blood when they held a recent Red Cross blood dr...

February 10th, 2016 |  


Yadkin Early College Honor Roll

Yadkin Early College A Honor Roll for the first semester of 2016Samantha AndersonMiranda Nicole AngelKaren AvillanedaLuis Barboza TerronesBrett BolesJ...

February 4th, 2016 |  


Yadkin County Schools teacher racks up national accolades

Yadkin County Schools teacher racks up national accolades

A Yadkin County Schools teacher was chosen as the subject of a Featured Teacher interview in the newest edition of the textbook, “Exceptional Ch...

January 29th, 2016 |  


Natalie Hardy of East Bend named to JMU dean’s list

HARRISONBURG, Va. — East Bend resident Natalie Ann Hardy has been named to the dean’s list at James Madison University for the fall 2015 s...

January 14th, 2016 |  


Mars Hill University graduates 78

MARS HILL — Mars Hill University conferred bachelor’s degrees on 78 August and December graduates recently in Moore Auditorium. The top fo...

January 5th, 2016 |  


Surry offers technology classes to job seekers

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering a course in technology awareness designed to provide computer skills for job seekers. The clas...

January 5th, 2016 |  


Surry to offer computer class for seniors

DOBSON — A class titled “How to use a Computer for Seniors” will be offered starting Jan. 11 at locations around Surry and Yadkin co...

January 5th, 2016 |  


Surry nurse aide students celebrate completion of Class at Yadkin Center

Surry nurse aide students celebrate completion of Class at Yadkin Center

DOBSON – Nine Surry Community College Nurse Aide I (CNA) students have completed their night class taught by Randa Combs at the college’s ...

December 23rd, 2015 |  


Robotics team prepares students for exciting careers

Robotics team prepares students for exciting careers

Duke Energy and Yadkin County Schools announced a partnership to expand elementary and middle school robotics teams through a $3,000 grant from the Du...

December 16th, 2015 |  


Music program a ‘GO’ at all Yadkin elementaries

Music program a ‘GO’ at all Yadkin elementaries

The Yadkin Arts Council received a $25,000 North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Ribbon of Hope grant to restore instrumental music at all Yadkin ...

December 16th, 2015 |  


Forbush honor roll announced

Forbush Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2015-2016 school year.Third-grade A — Emily Beavers, Andrew ...

November 15th, 2015 |  


Starmount names honor roll

BOONVILLE — Starmount High School has announced its 2015-16 first quarter honor roll.Twelfth-grade A — Ana Samer Alberto Toledo, Judith Av...

November 13th, 2015 |  


West Yadkin named PBIS model school 2015-2016

Yadkin County Schools announced West Yadkin Elementary School has been named a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Model School for the ...

November 12th, 2015 |  


Preschoolers donate to Yadkin Christian Ministries

Preschoolers donate to Yadkin Christian Ministries

The Boonville United Methodist Church Preschool donated 22 items to Yadkin Christian Ministries for the month of October. They collected cooking oil a...

November 11th, 2015 |  


Surry-Yadkin EMC awards grants to teachers for ‘Bright Ideas’

Surry-Yadkin EMC awards grants to teachers for ‘Bright Ideas’

DOBSON — Surry-Yadkin EMC is awarding more than $6,000 in Bright Ideas education grants to 10 teachers to fund engaging classroom learning proje...

November 10th, 2015 |  


Yadkin Early College named one of best high schools in America

Yadkin Early College named one of best high schools in America

Yadkin Early College recently named one of America’s best high schools. Also, 181 out of the 217 students made the honor roll for quarter one of...

November 4th, 2015 |  


Yadkin County recognized for high graduation rate

Yadkin County recognized for high graduation rate

Staff ReportYadkin County was among the 11 school districts recently honored by State Superintendent June Atkinson for having the highest four-year co...

October 15th, 2015 |  


Student selected in ‘Make It With Wool’ Competition

Student selected in ‘Make It With Wool’ Competition

Leah Thomas was selected state junior winner in the 2015 “Make It With Wool” Competition. She will represent North Carolina at the Nationa...

October 14th, 2015 |  


Evan Shore, a third-grader at West Yadkin Elementary, receives a plaque from Governor Pat McCrory, for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in front of m...

October 13th, 2015 |  


Student serves as page

Student serves as page

Tyler Kimmer, a sophomore at Yadkin Early College, traveled to Raleigh Sept. 17 as a page to Sen. Joyce Krawiec. Tyler is the son of Tracy and Natalie...

October 8th, 2015 |  


Forbush JROTC cadets conduct Adopt-A-Highway

Forbush JROTC cadets conduct Adopt-A-Highway

EAST BEND — On Sept. 23, the 65 JROTC cadets from Forbush High School made a commitment to their community by participating North Carolina’...

October 7th, 2015 |  


Yadkin County Schools teacher of excellence named

Yadkin County Schools teacher of excellence named

EAST BEND — Donna Kraft, EC teacher at Forbush Elementary, has been named Yadkin County Schools Teacher of Excellence for this school year. This...

September 30th, 2015 updated: September 30th, 2015. |  


Bright Idea grant deadline approaches

DOBSON — Time is running out for teachers to apply for grants of up to $1,000 from Surry-Yadkin EMC’s Bright Ideas education grant program...

September 16th, 2015 updated: September 16th, 2015. |  


Boonville Elementary receives support from community

BOONVILLE — Boonville Elementary School announced it has received two monetary donations to the Backpack Food program. The Wells Fargo Community...

September 9th, 2015 updated: September 9th, 2015. |  


Yadkin County awarded Gizmos Science Success grant

CHARLOTTESVLLE, Va. — The Yadkin County School District has been awarded a Gizmos Science Success Grant by ExploreLearning.The Gizmos Science Su...

July 30th, 2015 updated: July 30th, 2015. |