Two face drug, breaking and entering charges

Two face drug, breaking and entering charges

Two Yadkinville residents were arrested March 22 after being located by the King Police Department. Lori Hutchens Bryant, 41, and John Monroe Cartrett...

April 5th, 2018 |  


East Bend resident inducted to Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, LA — Katherine Juras of East Bend, North Carolina, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Children’s Center joins prevent child abuse North Carolina for Wear Blue Day

Children’s Center joins prevent child abuse North Carolina for Wear Blue Day

DOBSON — On Friday, April 6, Children’s Center joins Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina in Wear Blue Day, a day dedicated to bringing awar...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Board approves Brunch Bill

The Brunch Bill was approved by Yadkin County Commissioners this week. The bill allows for the sale of alcohol beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays rather ...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Journey ‘into the woods’ with Forbush students

Journey ‘into the woods’ with Forbush students

Forbush High School students will take the stage next month to present “Into the Woods Jr.”, the Tony Award Winning musical featuring belo...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Business owners call to ‘stop the medians’

Business owners call to ‘stop the medians’

Signs proclaiming “stop the medians” have gone up in Yadkinville and business owners also spoke out at Monday’s board of commissione...

April 3rd, 2018 |  


Leaders question why Yadkinville’s name stricken from downtown revitalization appropriations bill

The Town Board of Yadkinville interviewed several candidates to fill the open seat on the board during its Monday evening meeting. Among the candidate...

April 3rd, 2018 |  


Horse lovers enjoy the Challenge

Horse lovers enjoy the Challenge

Bill Stiffler saw the Colt Starting Challenge USA competitions as the perfect opportunity for his horse rescue operation.Stiffler, president of Friend...

April 1st, 2018 |  


Forbush Elementary honor roll announced

EAST BEND — Forbush Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year.Third-grade A: Makenzie Bake...

March 31st, 2018 |  


Yadkin Veterans Affairs administrator recognizes Vietnam Veterans Day

Yadkin Veterans Affairs administrator recognizes Vietnam Veterans Day

March 29 is designated as Vietnam Veterans Day.“If you know or meet a Vietnam veteran today let them know that you appreciate their service to y...

March 29th, 2018 |  


12-year old finds historical artifacts in Yadkinville

12-year old finds historical artifacts in Yadkinville

A young man in Yadkinville has made a big find with a basic metal detector. Amanda Norman said her son, Hunter Cass, 12, loves history and searching t...

March 29th, 2018 |  


Industry Inside: From trash to fashion

Industry Inside: From trash to fashion

It’s a simple task, tossing that plastic water bottle into a recycle bin. The number of bottles quickly grows though and not only results in a c...

March 29th, 2018 updated: March 29th, 2018. |  


Prom fashion show reminiscent of Disney

Prom fashion show reminiscent of Disney

At the end of February, Starmount High School had a fashion show in order to raise funds for prom. This array of formal wear was sponsored by Southern...

March 28th, 2018 |  


The new techno era arrives in Yadkin

When considering the new age of robotics and the projects that robotics teams create, most of people think of a robot, capable of walking and talking,...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Horton proclaimed SHS teacher of the year

As the school year winds down, the excitement for teacher of the year rose to the forefront, mainly due to the fact that Starmount High School has rec...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Yadkin County United Fund continues campaign drive

Tom Kilby, executive director for Yadkin County United Fund, announced that the Yadkin County United Fund continues its campaign to reach the goal of ...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Overturned tractor-trailer closes roadway

As of 8:30 a.m. today, emergency crews were in the process of reopening I-77 Southbound near the Yadkin/Iredell County line. The roadway was closed ea...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Gary Maxey, who portrayed Bacchus during the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival, and many other characters onstage remembered as ‘larger than life’

Gary Maxey, who portrayed Bacchus during the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival, and many other characters onstage remembered as ‘larger than life’

He could undoubtedly be called the most photographed man in Elkin. Portraying the wine god Bacchus each year for the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival is ju...

March 27th, 2018 updated: March 27th, 2018. |  


Industry Inside: The future of manufacturing

Industry Inside: The future of manufacturing

The popular 1960s cartoon “The Jetsons” told of a fully-automated future with flying cars and every home having a robot to do household ta...

March 22nd, 2018 |  


East Bend man facing larceny charges

East Bend man facing larceny charges

YADKINVILLE — An East Bend man is facing charges after allegedly attempting to steal medications from a neighbor.On March 20, the Yadkin County ...

March 21st, 2018 |  


County to receive grant from NC Bird Club

The Yadkin County code which lists all of the ordinances for the county has been reviewed and updated for the first time since 1992.County Clerk Tanya...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Yadkin courts celebrate 35th anniversary of Guardian ad Litem program

Yadkin courts celebrate 35th anniversary of Guardian ad Litem program

Yadkin County court officials have announced that North Carolina Judicial Branch will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Guardian ad Litem Pro...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Yadkin County Community Foundation accepting grant applications

The board of advisors of the Yadkin County Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects funded from its community grantmaking fun...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Former Ashe County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins acquitted of all charges; civil suit pending

Former Ashe County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins acquitted of all charges; civil suit pending

YADKINVILLE — Former Ashe County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Josh “Hoppy” Hopkins was found not guilty of second-degree murder and...

March 20th, 2018 updated: March 20th, 2018. |  


Forbush students research solutions to end gun violence in schools

Forbush students research solutions to end gun violence in schools

EAST BEND — Students at Forbush High School took part in last week’s nationwide demonstration in the wake of yet another mass school shoot...

March 20th, 2018 |  


Jonesville mayor honors Beta Club

Jonesville mayor honors Beta Club

JONESVILLE — This week marks National Beta Week for hundreds of clubs nationwide. Starmount High School is one such club that knows the importan...

March 17th, 2018 |  


Farm Bureau Insurance Company honors local agents

Farm Bureau Insurance Company honors local agents

Johnny W. Groce, Yadkin County agent for North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, was named among the Top 75 Agents for 2017, by Steven D....

March 16th, 2018 |  


Library news

Preschool Storytime will be held on Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the library. Preschool Storytime is for preschoolers, ages 2 to 5, and is free and open to...

March 15th, 2018 |  


Yadkin County remembers its abandoned cemeteries

Yadkin County remembers its abandoned cemeteries

Yadkin County is remembering its abandoned cemeteries during March. As a result, the public is more aware of their existence and more information is b...

March 15th, 2018 |  


Farm Bureau to host info session on farm labor issues

Yadkin County Farm Bureau will host a regional farm labor meeting and information session on March 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Yadkin County Agriculture Ce...

March 14th, 2018 |  


William ‘Bill’ Howell running for Senate District 34

Iredell-Statesville Schools board member Bill Howell has announced his candidacy for State Senate District 34, running on the Republican ticket. Howel...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Yadkin students take part in nationwide school protest

Yadkin students take part in nationwide school protest

Today around 10 a.m. more than 120 students at Forbush High School participated in a national protest in the wake of yet another mass school shooting ...

March 14th, 2018 updated: March 14th, 2018. |  


Rotary Club donates to local organizations

Rotary Club donates to local organizations

The Yadkinville Rotary Club recently presented grants to a number of local organizations. The organization has a long history in the community of supp...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Full house for Empty Bowls fundraiser

Full house for Empty Bowls fundraiser

This year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser for Yadkin Christian Ministries was one of the most successful to date, with 600 tickets sold, organizers sai...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Three facing drug charges for alleged distribution of heroin, prescription medications

Three facing drug charges for alleged distribution of heroin, prescription medications

Three individuals were arrested on March 8 at Cutters Grocery on Spearbridge Road in reference to the sale and distribution of heroin and prescription...

March 12th, 2018 |  


Winter’s last stand

Winter’s last stand

All night rain turned to snow this morning and is already causing problems on roadways in Yadkin County. Keith Vestal, Yadkin County emergency service...

March 12th, 2018 |  


Woman charged with murder, victims in fatal weekend stabbing in East Bend identified

Woman charged with murder, victims in fatal weekend stabbing in East Bend identified

EAST BEND — An East Bend woman has been charged with murder following a domestic situation during which two individuals were stabbed Saturday in...

March 11th, 2018 updated: March 13th, 2018. |  


Jonesville native Aaron Cave files to run for NC House

Jonesville native Aaron Cave files to run for NC House

On Feb. 26, Democratic candidate Aaron Cave filed to challenge two-time incumbent Lee Zachary for a seat in the NC House of Representatives, 73rd Hous...

March 10th, 2018 |  


New building on Yadkin SCC campus to open in July

New building on Yadkin SCC campus to open in July

The G. Allen Mebane IV Industrial Training Center, the newest addition to the Yadkin County campus of Surry Community College, is slated for completio...

March 10th, 2018 |  


Local insurance agent honored at company event

Local insurance agent honored at company event

Jeremy Willard, a Forsyth County agent for North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, was named as the #1 Honor Agent for 2017, by Steven D....

March 9th, 2018 |  


Willingham Theater presents ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

The Willingham Theater presents the stage adaptation of Dave Barry’s and Ridley Pearson’s whimsical novel, “Peter and the Starcatche...

March 8th, 2018 |  


Boonville students to perform in ‘Peter Pan’

Boonville students to perform in ‘Peter Pan’

BOONVILLE — The classic tale of Peter Pan will be brought to life on stage by students at Boonville Elementary School this month. Boonville Elem...

March 8th, 2018 |  


Rotary club donates books, reads to children

Rotary club donates books, reads to children

Each year, in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, members of the Yadkinville Rotary Club visit the Yadkin County Public Library to read to area ...

March 7th, 2018 |  


Local man to appear on HISTORY channel show

Local man to appear on HISTORY channel show

HUNTSVILLE — On Thursday at 10 p.m., local Michael Vance will appear on the HISTORY channel show, “Truck Night in America.” Vance wi...

March 7th, 2018 |  


Residents weigh in on proposed redesign of U.S. 601 in Yadkinville

Residents weigh in on proposed redesign of U.S. 601 in Yadkinville

Area residents had the chance to weigh in on a proposed redesign of U.S. 601 last Thursday. NCDOT held a public meeting at Yadkinville Elementary Scho...

March 6th, 2018 |  


Breast cancer educational event scheduled for March 28

Breast cancer educational event scheduled for March 28

BOONVILLE — A Pink4Lunch event is scheduled for March 28 at the Boonville Public Library regarding the importance of early detection of breast c...

March 6th, 2018 |  


Boonville police chief rescinds retirement decision

BOONVILLE — After announcing his retirement, Boonville Police Chief Farron Jester has agreed to remain in his post. The town of Boonville recent...

March 6th, 2018 |  


Multiple vehicle break-ins reported in Boonville

Multiple vehicle break-ins reported in Boonville

BOONVILLE — An unknown suspect or suspects entered multiple vehicles in Boonville last week. Police Chief Farron Jester said that primarily unlo...

March 6th, 2018 |  


Democratic 5th Congressional District candidates share opinions on the issues facing voters, the community

Democratic 5th Congressional District candidates share opinions on the issues facing voters, the community

One candidate for the Fifth Congressional District said she wants to see the minimum wage increased to $15 an hour, while the other Democratic candida...

March 6th, 2018 |  


Breast cancer educational event scheduled for March 28

Breast cancer educational event scheduled for March 28

A Pink4Lunch event is scheduled for March 28 at the Boonville Public Library regarding the importance of early detection of breast cancer.“Pink4...

March 1st, 2018 |