Competition strong at second annual Winter Early College Cup Competition

Early colleges in northwestern North Carolina began competing in athletic and academic competitions last year to earn the Early College Cup for their ...

March 1st, 2018 |  


YCM Empty Bowls event scheduled for March 6

YCM Empty Bowls event scheduled for March 6

Yadkin Christian Ministries will host its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on Thursday, March 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Yadkinville United Methodist Ch...

March 1st, 2018 |  


Multiple vehicle break-ins reported in Boonville

Multiple vehicle break-ins reported in Boonville

BOONVILLE — In the evening or overnight hours an unknown suspect or suspects entered multiple vehicles in Boonville. Police Chief Farron Jester ...

February 28th, 2018 |  


Rucker’s Ramblings

Cattle producers meetingThere will be a County Cattle Producers meeting for both Davie and Yadkin producers March 6 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be h...

February 28th, 2018 |  


Adams files for Fifth District Congressional seat

Adams files for Fifth District Congressional seat

WINSTON-SALEM — Denise D. (D.D.) Adams, who represents the North Ward on the Winston-Salem City Council, made the official announcement of her c...

February 28th, 2018 |  


Boonville police chief announces retirement

Boonville police chief announces retirement

BOONVILLE — Boonville Police Chief Farron Jester has announced his retirement. Jester has worked in law enforcement in Yadkin County for 30 year...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Redesign of U.S. 601 proposed

Redesign of U.S. 601 proposed

A public meeting will take place Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Yadkinville Elementary School regarding a proposed project to construct medians and seve...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Winery owner requests approval of Brunch Bill

Winery owner requests approval of Brunch Bill

Neil Shore, owner of Sanders Ridge Winery, spoke during the public comments portion of the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners meeting on Feb. 19 req...

February 27th, 2018 |  


2018 Filing period closed — Filing closes, candidates lined up

2018 Filing period closed — Filing closes, candidates lined up

Filing closed at noon Wednesday for many political races in the 2018 election cycle, and a number of incumbents and newcomers have opted to run for of...

February 26th, 2018 updated: February 28th, 2018. |  


Love is no trivial pursuit

Love is no trivial pursuit

In the age of the internet, there are a multitude of ways to find love. Dating sites abound from ones for specific age groups to certain religious bel...

February 26th, 2018 |  


Local farmers lobby Washington for farm labor changes

Local farmers lobby Washington for farm labor changes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In 2011, North Carolina Farmers asked for 6,500 seasonal farm employees, only seven Americans showed up and finished the jobs...

February 24th, 2018 |  


Hall to kick off veterans information platform project

RALEIGH — Larry Hall, secretary of the N.C. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), along with other veteran service stakeholders he...

February 23rd, 2018 |  


Felony drug charges for two Yadkinville teens

Felony drug charges for two Yadkinville teens

Two Yadkinville teens are facing felony drug charges after Sheriff’s deputies completed an investigation regarding the distribution of marijuana...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


Life is sweet at Yadkinville Elementary

Life is sweet at Yadkinville Elementary

This month students at Yadkinville Elementary School are learning all about the state vegetable — the sweet potato.“It’s National Sw...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


Construction begins on new Courtney gym

Construction begins on new Courtney gym

COURTNEY — County school officials and students gathered on Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new gymnasium at Courtney Elementary...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


Love is no trivial pursuit

Love is no trivial pursuit

In the age of the internet, there are a multitude of ways to find love. Dating sites abound from ones for specific age groups to certain religious bel...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


Edwards named to University of Findlay dean’s list

FINDLAY, Ohio — Taylor Edwards, of East Bend, was named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at the University of Findlay. To earn this achievemen...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Lock-down drills a common safety precaution at Yadkin schools

In light of yet another school shooting, local law enforcement is doing what it can to protect children in the area.“One of our most important d...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Foothills Theatre presents ‘Maybe Baby It’s You’ this weekend

Foothills Theatre presents ‘Maybe Baby It’s You’ this weekend

ELKIN — Foothills Theatre will host its annual dessert theater production Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.This year’s pr...

February 21st, 2018 updated: February 23rd, 2018. |  


Daoud to run for newly-drawn Senate District 34

Daoud to run for newly-drawn Senate District 34

EAST BEND — Former NCGOP Sixth District chairman, small business owner in Yadkin County (Huff Funeral Home), and former Lottery Commissioner A.J...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Collision causes vehicle to overturn

Collision causes vehicle to overturn

Officers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle collision around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the intersection of Beroth Drive and South Stat...

February 20th, 2018 |  


Tractor-trailer fire backs up traffic on I-77 South near Jonesville

Tractor-trailer fire backs up traffic on I-77 South near Jonesville

JONESVILLE — A tractor-trailer fire in the southbound lane of I-77 near the 79-mile marker just south of the Center Road overpass is causing tra...

February 19th, 2018 updated: February 19th, 2018. |  


Yadkin County United Fund to begin funding process for 2019

Yadkin County United Fund Executive Director Tom Kilby has announced that the Yadkin United Fund will begin the funding process for 2019 partnering ag...

February 17th, 2018 |  


Family-friendly pro wrestling returns to Yadkinville for live TV taping

Family-friendly pro wrestling returns to Yadkinville for live TV taping

The Elkin Athletic Association is bringing AML Wrestling back to Yadkinville Elementary School for the third consecutive year. This event is a family-...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Trivette named to Greensboro College Dean’s List

GREENSBORO — Paris DeeAnn Trivette, of Yadkinville, is among 225 students to be named to the dean’s list at Greensboro College for the fal...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Additional security at Yadkinville schools following Florida school shooting

Additional security at Yadkinville schools following Florida school shooting

In light of yet another school shooting, local law enforcement is doing what it can to protect children in the area.“One of our most important d...

February 15th, 2018 |  


BREAKING NEWS: Crews on scene of Yadkinville wreck

BREAKING NEWS: Crews on scene of Yadkinville wreck

Officers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle collision around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the intersection of Beroth Dr. and S. State Str...

February 14th, 2018 updated: February 15th, 2018. |  


Retreat series for women planned at Soul Compass Center

Retreat series for women planned at Soul Compass Center

A three-part retreat series for women, entitled Embrace, will be hosted beginning this month at Soul Compass Center, by Jennifer Bracey and daughter C...

February 14th, 2018 |  


2018 Filing period open — Three incumbents, newcomer running for three school board seats in Yadkin County

2018 Filing period open — Three incumbents, newcomer running for three school board seats in Yadkin County

Filing for many of the 2018 political races opened Feb. 12 at noon in North Carolina, and a number of candidates took advantage of the first days avai...

February 14th, 2018 updated: February 21st, 2018. |  


Vickie Sawyer announces candidacy for NC Senate

Vickie Sawyer announces candidacy for NC Senate

MOORESVILLE — Vickie Sawyer has officially announced her candidacy for the 34th District of the North Carolina Senate.“I have been a resid...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Sanders Ridge invites couples to experience a mock wedding

Sanders Ridge invites couples to experience a mock wedding

The holiday season is a popular time for “popping the question” so many newly engaged couples are now in the process of planning for their...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Appalachian State University announces fall 2017 honors and degrees awarded

BOONE — Appalachian State University has released the dean’s and chancellor’s lists for the fall 2017 semester as well as the list o...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Governor launches ‘Hometown Strong’ to support North Carolina’s rural communities

RALEIGH — Governor Roy Cooper recently announced Hometown Strong, a new initiative to partner with local governments to support local economies,...

February 11th, 2018 |  


Boonville Elementary School recognized at the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium Signature School Awards

BOONVILLE — At its annual meeting on Dec. 8, 2017, the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium honored Signature Schools that have demonstrated sign...

February 10th, 2018 |  


Explore N.C. geology in new Surry CC course

DOBSON — Surry Community College will offer a new, two-part personal enrichment course focused on the geology of North Carolina starting in Febr...

February 10th, 2018 |  


Schools celebrate Career and Technical Education Month

This month, Yadkin County Schools is celebrating Career and Technical Education. Career and Technical Education (CTE), is a program that supports stud...

February 9th, 2018 |  


Yadkin Early College High School principal in the running for state Principal of the Year

Yadkin Early College High School principal in the running for state Principal of the Year

Yadkin Early College High School Principal Tracy Kimmer has been named the Piedmont Triad Regional Principal of the Year for 2018.As Yadkin CountyR...

February 9th, 2018 |  


SCC truck driver training orientation to be held Feb. 28

DOBSON — Surry Community College will soon be starting a new session of classes for people wanting to start a career in truck driving. Orientati...

February 9th, 2018 |  


Young Democrats hosting candidate forum for 5th Congressional District

Young Democrats hosting candidate forum for 5th Congressional District

Democratic candidates for the Fifth Congressional district will be making themselves available for voters’ questions during a town hall-style fo...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Renovations, new technology coming to Yadkinville McDonald’s

Renovations, new technology coming to Yadkinville McDonald’s

The McDonald’s in Yadkinville will soon be renovated and owners Christine and Craig Poppe said customers can look forward to some exciting chang...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Jewelry store to close after more than 40 years

Jewelry store to close after more than 40 years

After more than 40 years in business, jewelry store Jones and Jones in Yadkinville will be closing its doors. Owner Ron Jones said the final day the b...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Three-time Spelling Bee champ

Three-time Spelling Bee champ

For the third year in a row, Samielle Baldillo claimed the victory in Yadkin County Schools’ county-wide spelling bee. Baldillo is now a seventh...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Three facing drug charges after incident at Jonesville hotel

Three facing drug charges after incident at Jonesville hotel

JONESVILLE — Three people in their mid-30s are facing drug charges after a routine patrol at a Jonesville hotel by Yadkin County Sheriff’s...

February 7th, 2018 |  


County employee health data to be used for research

At Monday’s meeting of the Yadkin County commissioners, the board approved a request to share unidentifiable health data from the county Employe...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Unifi names Eddie Ingle vice president of Global Corporate Sustainability

Unifi names Eddie Ingle vice president of Global Corporate Sustainability

GREENSBORO — Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) has announced the appointment of Eddie Ingle to vice president of Global Corporate Sustainability, Supply C...

February 7th, 2018 |  


NC Rural Center receives grant to deliver leadership training in North Carolina’s Appalachian Region

RALEIGH — The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded the NC Rural Center a $100,000 grant to increase regional leadership development...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Free SBC seminars announced for February

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Small Business Center will be holding free seminars and workshops in February at various locations in S...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Surry Community achieves 96 percent NCLEX pass rate

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program recently achieved an outstanding three-year average National Cou...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Filing for 2018 political races begins Monday

Filing for 2018 political races begins Monday

Filing for the 2018 elections for many local, state and federal seats will open Monday at noon, and close Feb. 28 at noon. District lines at the state...

February 7th, 2018 updated: February 8th, 2018. |  


Black History Celebration to take place in Jonesville

Black History Celebration to take place in Jonesville

JONESVILLE — In honor of Black History Month, the Jonesville Historical Society in conjunction with the Jonesville Public Library will hold a ce...

February 6th, 2018 |