Yadkin Early College receives grant

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) has named the recipients of its 2017 grants in support of advancing quality of life and ...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Updates unveiled at animal shelter

Updates unveiled at animal shelter

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Monday to unveil updates made at the Yadkin County Animal Shelter. Improvements at the shelter include agility e...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Jonesville man charged with breaking/entering

Jonesville man charged with breaking/entering

On Dec. 1, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bobby Joe Hodge Jr., 60, of Jonesville, and charged him with one count of felony breaking...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Cone Denim introduces S GENE stretch denim with REPREVE

Cone Denim introduces S GENE stretch denim with REPREVE

GREENSBORO — Cone Denim and Unifi, Inc. introduced the latest in advanced stretch technology — S GENE with REPREVE. Combining the advanced...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Holiday parades light up the season

Holiday parades light up the season

It was a ‘holly jolly’ weekend in Yadkin County beginning with the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Yadkinville on Friday evening and t...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Town of Jonesville to hold public hearing on bridge repair

JONESVILLE — Although not required to, the town of Jonesville will hold a public hearing before its regularly scheduled Town Council Meeting.On ...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Lawsuit filed against drug companies

The Yadkin County Board of Commissioners announced Friday that they have filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court in the Middle District in...

December 5th, 2017 |  


NC Christmas trees: grown by hand, protected by science

NC Christmas trees: grown by hand, protected by science

I’ll start with a disclosure, we are real Christmas tree people. I understand the arguments for fake trees, but I don’t want a hunk of pla...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Animal shelter open house slated for Dec. 4

Thanks in part to a generous donation, the Yadkin County Animal Shelter has undergone a number of improvements this year. A ribbon cutting and open ho...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Grant awards from Surry-Yadkin EMC make days bright for local teachers

Grant awards from Surry-Yadkin EMC make days bright for local teachers

DOBSON — Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation is honoring teachers and celebrating innovation in the classroom this month by awarding 10...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Maya Wrap creator calls Yadkinville home

Maya Wrap creator calls Yadkinville home

Baby wearing is an increasingly popular trend for new parents and one style of baby wearing attire was created right here in Yadkinville. Maya Wrap is...

November 29th, 2017 updated: November 29th, 2017. |  


Citizen complaints lead to drug arrest

Citizen complaints lead to drug arrest

Two men are facing felony charges after the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office followed up on a complaint regarding alleged drug activity. On Nov. 2...

November 28th, 2017 |  


A small town Christmas

A small town Christmas

EAST BEND — It might be a small-town celebration, but it involved a very large pot of chicken stew.Neil Doub, who has prepared the chicken stew ...

November 28th, 2017 |  


Local wins at US disc golf tourney

Local wins at US disc golf tourney

Last month, Aaron Shindledecker and his doubles partner, James Hopkins, claimed top honors in the United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship. In Sep...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Writing contest brings out chilling suspense

Writing contest brings out chilling suspense

The ghost story contest at Starmount High is a writing contest that has become an annual tradition, created and hosted by one of the English teachers,...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Coloring our education

Every student and staff member is unique, especially in a high school setting, like Starmount. What if you could walk onto our campus and see all the ...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Are you abiding by your school’s email rules?

According to CNN, in President Barack Obama’s first-term, his secretary of state Hillary Clinton used a personal email server to send confidenti...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Holiday favorites: pie, stuffing, and fish?

Holiday favorites: pie, stuffing, and fish?

Everyone knows what holiday is coming up, but do we ever consider what Starmount, as a collective whole, thinks are our favorite foods for Thanksgivin...

November 27th, 2017 |  


It’s a very merry small town Christmas

It’s a very merry small town Christmas

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year” and towns around Yadkin County are ready to ring in the holiday season in style.East Bend...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Candlelight Christmas around the corner

Candlelight Christmas around the corner

ROCKFORD — With Thanksgiving just a few days away, an annual Christmas tradition is just around the corner in the Historic Village of Rockford.O...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Forbush HOSA team goes to district competition

Forbush HOSA team goes to district competition

On Nov. 18, the Forbush High School HOSA team brought its A game, using skills they have been developing since early October. Multiple students went t...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Forbush High School theater presents ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’

This fall, the Forbush High School theater classes and club put on the play, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”There were several p...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Rural church shooting puts locals on edge

Rural church shooting puts locals on edge

In the wake of a deadly shooting that rocked a small Texas town earlier this month, locals in Yadkin County are feeling concerned for their own safety...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Longtime Republican volunteer honored

Longtime Republican volunteer honored

A longtime volunteer with the Republican party in Yadkin County was honored last week by being inducted into the NCGOP Hall of Fame. Ray Shore was pre...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Free medical clinic extends hours

Free medical clinic extends hours

The Hands of Hope clinic in Yadkinville recently celebrated its five-year anniversary. The clinic provides free medical care for uninsured Yadkin Coun...

November 23rd, 2017 updated: November 24th, 2017. |  


Unifi recycles 10 billion bottles

Ever wondered how many plastic bottles it would take to circle the earth more than 50 times? The answer is 10 billion and that’s also the number...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


An arts council Christmas

An arts council Christmas

From silly to sacred there are numerous ways to ring in the holiday season at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center. The celebrations begin on Dec. 2 with t...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Tea party hosted at local winery

Tea party hosted at local winery

BOONVILLE — Wine is usually what guests at RagApple Lassie Vineyards are there to enjoy, but last week a different beverage was the main feature...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Old Fashioned Christmas at history center to precede parade

Old Fashioned Christmas at history center to precede parade

JONESVILLE — Elkin and Jonesville both have Christmas events planned in the next couple of weeks to entertain both young and old.The Jonesville ...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Art market location changes, event expands

What has been a traditional open air art market for many years at the Foothills Arts Council is taking new shape and finding a new location this year....

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Downtown Elkin site of annual Light Up Night festivities

Downtown Elkin site of annual Light Up Night festivities

The wreaths have been hung on the light poles in downtown Elkin as the first welcoming sign for the holidays, and as is tradition, the town will forma...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


It’s a very merry small town Christmas

It’s a very merry small town Christmas

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year” and towns around Yadkin County are ready to ring in the holiday season in style.East Bend...

November 22nd, 2017 updated: November 22nd, 2017. |  


Bridge construction to begin Dec. 15

Bridge construction to begin Dec. 15

Construction is expected to begin next month to replace the bridge on Old Stage Road in Yadkinville. The bridge has been closed for several months now...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


VIDEO: December opens with Elkin Community Chorus

VIDEO: December opens with Elkin Community Chorus

The Community Chorus of Elkin will hold its annual Christmas concert on Dec. 3 at the Elkin First United Methodist Church, 240 Hawthorne Road. Perform...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

During National Diabetes Awareness Month, the YMCA is encouraging people to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and to take preventi...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Courthouse to get new fire alarm system

Courthouse to get new fire alarm system

Girl Scouts of Troop 2381 in Boonville lead the pledge of allegiance Monday evening at the Yadkin County commissioners meeting. The commissioners than...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Yadkin County joins in civil litigation over opioid drug crisis

Following closed session at its Monday night meeting, the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to pass a resolution declaring the op...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Traffic stop leads to drug charges

Traffic stop leads to drug charges

Two young people from Winston-Salem have been charged following a traffic stop by North Carolina Highway Patrol.On Nov. 11, the Yadkin County Sheriff&...

November 16th, 2017 |  


FCCLA Paws for the Cause fundraiser held

FCCLA Paws for the Cause fundraiser held

Forbush FCCLA is continuously trying to find different ways to get involved in its community. For the past two weeks, the club has been putting on a f...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Bojangles’ crowns Master Biscuit Maker finalist from Yadkinville

CHARLOTTE — Bojangles’ has announced that Edith Nava, team member at its franchise location in Yadkinville, is a finalist for Bojangles...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Veterans Day observed in Yadkin County

Veterans Day observed in Yadkin County

On a sunny but cold Saturday morning, veterans were honored at the Yadkin County Park. Special programs take place at the park, located behind the YMC...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Insurance agent recognized for service

Insurance agent recognized for service

On Oct. 26, Mark Brandon of Ireland Insurance in Yadkinville was presented with the Erie Insurance Giving Network Agency of the Year award.“For ...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Church hosts its final bazaar

Church hosts its final bazaar

It was a difficult decision, but after 39 years, the Stony Knoll United Methodist Women’s group has decided that this year’s church bazaar...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Heating assistance for Yadkin County residents

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) gives low-income families a one-time payment direct to the heating supplier to assist with heating co...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Yadtel hires Reyna Guzman

There is a friendly, new face in Yadtel’s Yadkinville store and her name is Reyna Guzman. Guzman recently joined the company’s customer se...

November 15th, 2017 |  


New name, menu at arts council café

New name, menu at arts council café

The Center Bistro is the new name of the former Third Branch Café at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center in downtown Yadkinville. The new name and lo...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Local poet to release new book

Local poet to release new book

A new full-length book entitled “Crossing the River” by local poet Dr. Bill Griffin is slated for release at the end of the month. Griffin...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Yadkin Bots Championship competition held

Yadkin Bots Championship competition held

On Nov. 7, the Yadkin BOTS LEGO Robotics league held its fourth annual championship at Forbush Middle School. Ten teams comprised of elementary and mi...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Vehicle fire, wreck causes slow down on I77 Saturday

Two individuals, one a juvenile, were transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center following an accident on I77 south at mile marker 75 on Saturd...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Shallow Ford historical marker missing

Local historians noticed recently that the Shallow Ford Historical Marker at the Yadkin River was missing and the state of North Carolina wants it bac...

November 14th, 2017 |