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 |  


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 |