WCC announces spring 2018 president’s, dean’s lists

WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students through the president’s list and the dean...

June 18th, 2018 |  


Hennings graduates from Mars Hill University

MARS HILL — Spring commencement 2018 at Mars Hill University was a day of endings and beginnings. It was President Dan Lunsford’s last com...

June 15th, 2018 |  


HPU announces dean’s list recipients

HIGH POINT — High Point University announces the students who qualified for the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester by maintaining a ...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Continuation in case involving trooper’s death

Continuation in case involving trooper’s death

YADKINVILLE — A continuation has been confirmed for the man charged with murder in the death of North Carolina Trooper Samuel Bullard.Dakota Kap...

June 14th, 2018 |  


UnitedHealthcare, Walgreens and Project Lazarus partner to fight opioid epidemic

UnitedHealthcare, Walgreens and Project Lazarus partner to fight opioid epidemic

WINSTON-SALEM — UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of North Carolina, Walgreens and Project Lazarus are working together to fight the opioid epidem...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Proposed Boonville budget to increase tax, utility rates

BOONVILLE — Boonville officials are proposing increases in property tax rates as well as water and sewer rates for the 2018-19 fiscal year.The B...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Seniors compete in annual games

Seniors compete in annual games

A month of athletic events culminated May 30 with a day of celebrating the arts for seniors from Surry, Yadkin and surrounding areas.After a delayed k...

June 13th, 2018 |  


East Bend resident completes Appalachian Trail

East Bend resident completes Appalachian Trail

2,189 miles, 14 states, the highest elevation of 6,867 feet and the lowest elevation of 241 feet. These are the statistics of one of the longest and t...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Local educator attends NCCAT

CULLOWHEE — Christine C. Flay of Yadkinville Elementary School recently attended a program held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Tax, water rates increasing in East Bend

EAST BEND — The town board of East Bend passed its 2018-19 fiscal year budget on Monday following a public hearing. The new budget includes a pr...

June 13th, 2018 updated: June 14th, 2018. |  


Yadkin Center entertains community members

Yadkin Center entertains community members

Katie Wall with Surry Community College student services makes sure prospective student David Garcia of Yadkinville is cooled off with shaved ice duri...

June 13th, 2018 |  


USDA resumes continuous conservation reserve program enrollment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Burn injuries reported in blaze on Lewis Road

Burn injuries reported in blaze on Lewis Road

Yadkin County firefighters responded to a house fire on Lewis Road, off of Flint Hill in East Bend Tuesday afternoon. Yadkin County Fire Marshal Ricky...

June 12th, 2018 updated: June 13th, 2018. |  


WCC announces Golden LEAF Scholarship opportunities for summer semester

WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College announces scholarships are available through a grant made by the Golden LEAF Foundation to the North Carol...

June 12th, 2018 |  


2018 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship recipients announced

2018 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship recipients announced

RALEIGH — Thirty-three North Carolina students have been named recipients of 2018 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships, Agriculture Comm...

June 9th, 2018 |  


Filing to take place for November ballot

Filing for additional seats on the November ballot will take place this summer in Yadkin County, including town officials in Boonville, East Bend and ...

June 7th, 2018 |  


Public comments sought in eight-county area on state transportation projects

NORTH WILKESBORO — North Carolinians are invited to a public meeting June 11 to express their opinions about which regional and local transporta...

June 6th, 2018 |  


Yadkinville approves budget

Following four separate public hearings Monday night, the Yadkinville Board of Commissioners approved all of the items discussed, including the 2018-1...

June 6th, 2018 |  


Approved fee schedule includes increases

Residents of Yadkin County can expect no increase in county property taxes for the 2018-19 fiscal year if commissioners approve the county managerR...

June 6th, 2018 |  


Forbush Class of 2018 graduates

Forbush Class of 2018 graduates

WINSTON-SALEM — On a clear Wednesday night at Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University, Forbush High School honored the class of 2018...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Two charged in Yadkin meth case

Two charged in Yadkin meth case

On May 30, two Yadkinville residents were arrested following a traffic stop on drug-related charges.The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office charged L...

June 4th, 2018 |  


Local well company owner volunteers in Haiti

Local well company owner volunteers in Haiti

It’s a simple action that so many take for granted — a turn of the faucet and fresh clean water spills out. For those living in the countr...

June 4th, 2018 |  


FSA County Committee nominations launch June 15

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their co...

June 1st, 2018 |  


Home Builders Association names scholarship winners

BOONVILLE — A Starmount High School graduate is one of two area young men to receive a $500 grant from the Joe Faw Scholarship Fund. The Wilkes-...

May 31st, 2018 |  


Starmount High School graduate receives Ferrellgas Scholarship

Starmount High School graduate receives Ferrellgas Scholarship

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Ferrellgas announced Mayson Brook Foster, a 2018 graduate of Starmount High School, as one of 14 winners of the 2018 Ferre...

May 31st, 2018 |  


Yadkin Center to host event for prospective students, families

Surry Community College will host a Community Appreciation Day at The Yadkin Center on June 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. The public and prospective students are...

May 31st, 2018 |  


Food truck fundraiser slated for June 2

Food truck fundraiser slated for June 2

Yadkin County Relay for Life already has raised nearly $41,000 for the American Cancer Society and organizers hope to see that amount grow. On Saturda...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Brandon Hills Vineyard to release new wine on Saturday

Brandon Hills Vineyard to release new wine on Saturday

Brandon Hills Vineyard will be showcasing its newest vintage at a special event scheduled for Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.The Rosé Soiree on Saturda...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Pinning ceremony held for WCC Respiratory Therapy Class of 2018

Pinning ceremony held for WCC Respiratory Therapy Class of 2018

WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College held its Respiratory Therapy Pinning Ceremony on May 8 at the John A. Walker Community Center.Layvin Fergu...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Starmount Class of 2018 graduates

Starmount Class of 2018 graduates

BOONVILLE — The members of the Starmount High School Class of 2018 accepted their diplomas on Thursday at the school gymnasium. The commencement...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Year-long meth investigation concludes with multiple arrests

Year-long meth investigation concludes with multiple arrests

On May 15, multiple individuals were arrested by the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office following a year-long investigation into the manufacturing a...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Memorial Day service moved inside

Memorial Day service moved inside

Despite the rain on Monday morning, a number of veterans and supporters arrived at the Yadkin County Park for the annual Memorial Day service. The ser...

May 28th, 2018 updated: May 29th, 2018. |  


Community honors Trooper Bullard

Community honors Trooper Bullard

WILKES COUNTY — The atmosphere was one of somber respect as family, friends, law enforcement, government officials and the community gathered Fr...

May 25th, 2018 |  


Student given JROTC award

Student given JROTC award

The Battle of Shallow Ford, NSDAR, presented the JROTC award to Jaedan Gage at Forbush High School on May 16. This award is given to a student who dem...

May 25th, 2018 |  


Starmount to host welding workshop

BOONVILLE — Starmount High School Agriculture Department will be holding an adult education welding workshop on June 20 from 8:30 to 3 p.m. The ...

May 25th, 2018 |  


Funeral procession route announced for Trooper Bullard

Funeral procession route announced for Trooper Bullard

WILKESBORO — The North Carolina Highway Patrol has announced the specific processional route for the funeral of Trooper Samuel Bullard, who died...

May 24th, 2018 updated: May 24th, 2018. |  


N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements

RALEIGH — The N.C. Pesticide Board recently approved settlement agreements for individuals in Duplin, Harnett, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Pitt...

May 24th, 2018 |  


Memorial Day service to be held in county park

Memorial Day service to be held in county park

A special Memorial Day service will be held on Monday at the Yadkin County Park, located at 6600 Service Road, behind the YMCA. The service will begin...

May 24th, 2018 |  


A horse of all colors

A horse of all colors

BOONVILLE — Miss Lady, an Arabian horse who resides at Astoria Ltd. Equestrian Center in Boonville, began the day Tuesday one color, but finishe...

May 24th, 2018 |  


Fred C. Hobson Scholarship presented to three students

Fred C. Hobson Scholarship presented to three students

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

May 24th, 2018 |  


Tax, water rate increases proposed for East Bend

EAST BEND — The town of East Bend has finalized its fiscal year 2018-19 budget. The proposed budget does include an increase in the tax rate and...

May 24th, 2018 |  


Funeral arrangements, investigation update given on death of Trooper Bullard

Funeral arrangements, investigation update given on death of Trooper Bullard

WILKESBORO — The Elkin man charged with murder in the death of a Surry County trooper from Ronda Monday night was arraigned in Yadkin County cou...

May 23rd, 2018 updated: May 24th, 2018. |  


A royal wine fundraiser

A royal wine fundraiser

The newlywed Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, donated their wedding flowers to Hospice patients in England. Meanwhile on th...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


Steelman Scholarship awarded

The H. Frank Steelman Scholarship is awarded annually by A.T. Williams Oil Company in memory of Steelman, a Yadkin County native. The scholarships are...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


Boonville seeking new police chief

Boonville seeking new police chief

BOONVILLE — Boonville Police Chief Farron Jester has again announced his resignation. Jester announced his retirement earlier this year, but was...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


A ‘perfect’ wine festival

A ‘perfect’ wine festival

Despite the dire weather reports all week prior to the 17th annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival, the clouds cleared and the sun shone making it a pictu...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


Trooper dies in crash on I-77; Elkin man facing murder charges

Trooper dies in crash on I-77; Elkin man facing murder charges

JONESVILLE — A 24-year-old Highway Patrol trooper is dead following a crash on I-77 near Jonesville late Monday evening, and a suspect from Elki...

May 22nd, 2018 updated: May 23rd, 2018. |  


WCC holds 21st annual student awards reception

WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College held its 21st annual Student Awards Reception on April 11. The program was hosted in the John A. Walker Co...

May 17th, 2018 |  


All around conference champs at Forbush High School

As students enter the homestretch for this school year, several sports teams are heading to playoff games. Forbush High School’s baseball, softb...

May 17th, 2018 |  


Senior night held at Forbush High School

Senior night held at Forbush High School

EAST BEND — One of the most memorable moments during one’s senior year as an athlete is senior night. Stepping out onto the field for the ...

May 17th, 2018 |