Yadkinville mayor reelected

Yadkinville mayor reelected

Yadkinville Mayor Eddie Norman was reelected last week, beating out competitor Jacob Wagoner. Norman received 96 votes and Wagoner 43 votes.“I w...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Forbush Elementary announces honor roll

Forbush Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-2018 school year.3rd Grade “A” Honor Roll: Makenz...

November 10th, 2017 |  


Becoming an Eagle Scout

Becoming an Eagle Scout

On Sunday, people gathered at Deep Creek Friends Meeting Church to celebrate Jacob Brendle becoming an Eagle Scout. Brendle is a senior at Forbush Hig...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Forbush Presents ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’

Forbush Presents ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’

EAST BEND — Forbush High School students will take audiences on a magical journey on Nov. 17 and 18 with their Theater Arts Department productio...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Yadkin inmate dies following suicide attempt

A female inmate who had reportedly attempted suicide at the Yadkin County Detention Center has since died.The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office rep...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Veterans to be honored at county park

Honoring veterans has been a longstanding tradition in Yadkin County. There are about 3,000 veterans represented in the county.This year’s Veter...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Jonesville man faces child abuse charges

Jonesville man faces child abuse charges

JONESVILLE — A Jonesville man has been charged with child abuse after allegedly injuring his girlfriend’s child. On Nov. 7, the Yadkin Cou...

November 8th, 2017 updated: November 8th, 2017. |  


Surry Community College Foundation asking for public support for capital campaign to benefit Surry and Yadkin campuses

Surry Community College Foundation asking for public support for capital campaign to benefit Surry and Yadkin campuses

DOBSON — The Surry Community College Foundation has been working for two years on raising money towards a $4.2 million capital campaign goal, an...

November 8th, 2017 |  


November declared Adoption Month

On Monday, the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners declared November National Adoption Month. Human Services Director Kim Harrell read a proclamation...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Recycled bottles transformed into Broncos caps

GREENSBORO — The Denver Broncos just got greener. New Era Cap — the official on-field hat of the National Football League (NFL) — an...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Unifi driver named 2016 Driver of the Year by North Carolina Trucking Association

GREENSBORO — Joe Choplin, a fleet driver for Unifi Manufacturing Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI), has been selected a...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Election Day in Yadkinville

Election Day in Yadkinville

Yadkinville Mayor Eddie Norman was reelected on Tuesday beating out his competitor Jacob Wagoner. Norman received 96 votes and Wagoner 43 votes.Incumb...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Chamber plans trip to Spain in May 2018

The Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce is hosting an information session on its planned trip to Spain and Portugal at the Yadkin Center of SCC on Nov. ...

November 7th, 2017 |  


911 cell service restored

Yadkin County experienced an issue involving cell phone calls coming in to the 911 emergency system on Nov. 3 from around 12:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.Commu...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Eagle Scout project completed at Richmond Hill

Eagle Scout project completed at Richmond Hill

EAST BEND — Yadkin County Boy Scout Ambroze Lakey of Troop 699 recently completed his Eagle Scout project of installing a flagpole at one of the...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Two charged in golf cart theft

Two charged in golf cart theft

Two individuals have been charged in a case involving a stolen golf cart.The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office arrested Monroe Dean Hutchins, 70, o...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Boonville woman faces drug, weapon charges

Boonville woman faces drug, weapon charges

A Boonville woman faces multiple charges after officers discovered drugs and a weapon in her vehicle.On Nov. 4, Yadkin County Sheriff’s deputies...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Alleged jewelry thief charged

Alleged jewelry thief charged

On Oct. 6, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence on Winding Creek Lane in East Bend in reference to a larceny. The owner ...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Tax administrator presented with Long Leaf Pine award

Tax administrator presented with Long Leaf Pine award

Phyllis Adams, Yadkin County tax administrator, was presented the prestigious award of The Order of The Long Leaf Pine. This is the most prestigious a...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Paths to citizenship limited

The track to citizenship in the United States isn’t so simple that any person from another country can just get in line and sign up to become a ...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Kids build Lego robots, people skills

Kids build Lego robots, people skills

DOBSON — As some residents of Surry County were catching a few extra winks of sleep Saturday morning or maybe heading out on shopping trips, stu...

November 5th, 2017 |  


911 cell service restored

UPDATEDAn issue involving cell phone calls coming in to the 911 emergency system for Yadkin County has been resolved. Communications Director Christi ...

November 3rd, 2017 updated: November 3rd, 2017. |  


‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’ returns to the Willingham Theater

‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’ returns to the Willingham Theater

Ever seen Hamlet done in a minute? How about backwards? Well, audiences are in luck. Back by popular demand, the Willingham’s Spotlight Theater ...

November 2nd, 2017 updated: November 2nd, 2017. |  


USDA announces enrollment period for safety net coverage in 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that starting Nov. 1, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agricultu...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Elections Tuesday for Yadkinville seats

Elections Tuesday for Yadkinville seats

Only one municipal election is taking place this year in Yadkin County, since officials in Boonville, East Bend and Jonesville received approval to mo...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Surry CC announces Dr. Randy Bledsoe Scholarship recipients

Surry CC announces Dr. Randy Bledsoe Scholarship recipients

DOBSON — Surry Community College recently established the Dr. Randy Bledsoe Scholarship and awarded three students with funds for the 2017-2018 ...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Surry graduates 14th class of truck drivers

Surry graduates 14th class of truck drivers

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Truck Driver Program held its 14th graduation ceremony on Oct. 10 at The Yadkin Center, Yadkinville. On...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Just a bunch of hocus pocus

Just a bunch of hocus pocus

It was a warm and sunny Halloween and the streets of Yadkinville and Boonville were filled with children and adults enjoying the day. From scarecrows ...

October 31st, 2017 updated: November 1st, 2017. |  


Yadkin woman dies from injuries sustained in wreck

JONESVILLE — A Hamptonville woman died over the weekend from injuries she sustained in a vehicle accident on Oct. 19 in Jonesville.Debra Jolley ...

October 31st, 2017 |  


VIDEO: Motivational speaker well received at local schools

VIDEO: Motivational speaker well received at local schools

All individuals have the ability to change the world through their choices and voices independent of age, according to motivational speaker Mike Hall ...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Adams Publishing Group acquires Mount Airy Group from Champion Media

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Adams Publishing Group announced that it is acquiring the Mount Airy group of publications and associated websites from Cha...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Halloween festivities begin early, end with trick-or-treating

Halloween festivities in Yadkin County will begin a few days before the actual holiday this year, as the Yadkin Arts Council is planning a series of e...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Hocus pocus, wedding rings, and mashed potatoes

Hocus pocus, wedding rings, and mashed potatoes

BOONVILLE — What are Halloween traditions to you? Is it dressing up and getting candy? Is it going out to a Halloween bash? Do you visit a pumpk...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Fair rides, food, and FFA

Fair rides, food, and FFA

BOONVILLE — Starmount High School’s Future Farmers of America took the yearly trip to the Dixie Classic Fair this past month. The purpose ...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Editorial review: graffiti in Yadkin

People have been expressing themselves for hundreds of years through various methods, including writing poetry and novels, composing music, and creati...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Is daylight savings necessary?

BOONVILLE — Daylight savings was a proposal of Benjamin Franklin. But we did not initiate time saving until 1918 in the United States. This proc...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Yadkin bike share would bring travel and fitness to the valley

BOONVILLE — Bike share programs allow people to pay small amounts in order to rent a bike for a certain time frame. This is very popular in a va...

October 26th, 2017 |  


HOSA members learn about mental illness

HOSA members learn about mental illness

EAST BEND — On Oct. 12, six students from Forbush High School HOSA attended District 7 HOSA Fall Leadership. Fall Leadership was held at Ashe Co...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Attempted suicide by inmate thwarted

Yadkin County detention officers helped save the life of an inmate who attempted suicide Monday afternoon.On Monday at about 2:55 p.m., detention offi...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Students honored for hard work

Students honored for hard work

Landon Baity, second from right, and Alyssa Byrd, second from left, are the 2017-2018 Morehead-Cain Scholarship nominees for Starmount High School. Th...

October 25th, 2017 |  


N.C. State Fair livestock winners announced

RALEIGH — Winners in the opening weekend of the N.C. State Fair livestock competitions have been announced.Local winners include Grand champion ...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Weather perfect for wines

Weather perfect for wines

The temperatures were warm, the sun was shining, music filled the air, and the wines were flowing as the 14th annual Yadkin Valley Grape Festival took...

October 24th, 2017 |  


History comes to life

History comes to life

The loud booms of antique muzzle loaders could be heard echoing through the creek valley this week as history and the ways of generations gone by was ...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Yadkin woman airlifted after wreck in Jonesville

JONESVILLE — A Hamptonville woman is in intensive care at a Triad hospital following a three-vehicle collision on N.C. 67 Thursday morning.Keysh...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Students help with disaster training

Students help with disaster training

On Sept. 21, 19 students from Forbush High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) along with their advisor Adrianna Sloan participated i...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Willowbrook takes a trip to the fair

Willowbrook takes a trip to the fair

On Oct. 3, two clubs — Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and Junior Civitan — from Forbush High School had the privilege of as...

October 19th, 2017 |  


The Bush blood drive

The Bush blood drive

At the end of September, Forbush High School’s HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Club hosted a blood drive for the American Red Cros...

October 19th, 2017 |  


FHS Junior Civitan lends a helping hand

FHS Junior Civitan lends a helping hand

As cold weather approaches, it is time for the Forbush Junior Civitan annual coat drive. Many people in the local community go every year without coat...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Officer involved shooting under investigation in Yadkinville

A Yadkin County resident was hospitalized Saturday after the homeowner allegedly took aim at deputies serving papers at a Yadkinville home and a deput...

October 18th, 2017 |  


YVEDDI hosts informational fair for seniors

YVEDDI hosts informational fair for seniors

BOONVILLE — Many times when someone is facing an obstacle with a life event, or looking for a way to spend their time in their later years, know...

October 18th, 2017 |