Southeastern Primitive Rendezvous to educate visitors about ways of the past

Southeastern Primitive Rendezvous to educate visitors about ways of the past

History will be revisited in Yadkinville, from cooking on fires to dressing in period clothing, as members of the National Rendezvous and Living Histo...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Carolina Farm Credit announces results of director elections

STATESVILLE — Carolina Farm Credit completed the 2017 director election by mail on Oct. 6. The members elected to serve are J. Eric McPherson (t...

October 13th, 2017 |  


New office opens in Yadkinville

New office opens in Yadkinville

The Yadkin Vision Center held a ribbon cutting at its new location at 225 E. Lee Ave., Yadkinville Monday afternoon. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Yadkin Valley Grape Festival celebrating 14th year

Yadkin Valley Grape Festival celebrating 14th year

One of the latest wine festivals of the year takes place in the Yadkin Valley, and this year is the 14th edition of the Yadkin Valley Grape Festival, ...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Spreading kindness with rocks

Spreading kindness with rocks

Becky McCollum’s first- and second-period 10th-grade classes — with the help of Abby Davis and Sarah Frazier — are learning about ho...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Dance, photography highlight clean water

Dance, photography highlight clean water

The Yadkin River has been a source of life for the people in its valley for hundreds of years, and celebrating that life force comes in many forms. Wh...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Unifi celebrates National Manufacturing Day

Unifi celebrates National Manufacturing Day

GREENSBORO — In observance of Manufacturing Day 2017 (MFG Day), Unifi, Inc., (NYSE:UFI) joined companies across the nation to showcase automatio...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Renovations and staff needed at Elkin High

Renovations and staff needed at Elkin High

The lack of funding for education has been a hot topic in state and local politics since the Great Recession began in 2007. However, with the economy ...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Elkin varsity football needs cohesion, effort

Elkin varsity football needs cohesion, effort

The Elkin varsity football team has room for improvement. The question is are they able and willing to improve this season? Although they have not got...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Women’s Sports: Beating the stereotype

Women’s Sports: Beating the stereotype

When you turn on the TV, is it often you see a women’s basketball game? A college softball game? It seems men’s sports dominate any sports...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Candlelight vigil held for Domestic Violence Awareness

Candlelight vigil held for Domestic Violence Awareness

The silence of the sanctuary was a feeling as much as a sound Thursday evening as survivors and supporters gathered at the Yadkinville United Methodis...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Chuck Wagon Gang coming to Boonville

BOONVILLE — The four original members of the Chuck Wagon Gang may not have known what a legacy and tradition they started when D.P. “Dad&#...

October 10th, 2017 |  


UPDATE: Fire at Boonville home remains under investigation

UPDATE: Fire at Boonville home remains under investigation

BOONVILLE — The cause of a house fire that left a Boonville family displaced on Oct. 4 remains under investigation this week. John and Rita Howe...

October 10th, 2017 |  


Pioneer bringing presence to Yadkin

Pioneer bringing presence to Yadkin

Pioneer Technology Group broke ground on a new facility to be constructed in Yadkinville Oct. 5.The Yadkin County Economic Development Partnership has...

October 9th, 2017 |  


A great start to a groundbreaking season

A great start to a groundbreaking season

The Forbush High School women’s tennis team has had an exceptional season so far. With just a few weeks into conference play, the Lady Falcons h...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Forbush football’s new star kicker

The football game on Friday night gave the Forbush Falcons the little boost of confidence they needed. With the help of new senior kicker Josh Clark, ...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Bush Band successful at first competition

Bush Band successful at first competition

After weeks upon weeks of hard practice, members of the Forbush High School Marching Band rose bright and early on Sept. 30 to prepare for their first...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Forbush homecoming nearing

Forbush homecoming nearing

Homecoming at Forbush High School is quickly approaching, which means everyone is getting ecstatic for the dance that is being held on the night of Oc...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Local Scout collects food

Local Scout collects food

Keagan Gurley of Boonville, a Boy Scout, took it upon himself to do a food drive at D & J Galaxy in Boonville for Yadkin Christian Ministries. He ...

October 5th, 2017 |  


UPDATE: Boonville family displaced by house fire

UPDATE: Boonville family displaced by house fire

BOONVILLE —A family in Boonville was displaced after fire left their home a total loss Wednesday.John and Rita Howell own the home at 412 Holly ...

October 4th, 2017 updated: October 5th, 2017. |  


Antique farming on show at Glory Days Tractor Show in Yadkinville

Antique farming on show at Glory Days Tractor Show in Yadkinville

Friendship and camaraderie were in the atmosphere Friday and Saturday as those with an appreciation of farming past and present gathered on the farm o...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


Cornhole causes prestige, prizes in Boonville

Cornhole causes prestige, prizes in Boonville

Participants enjoy the second annual Boonville Cornhole Tournament at Boonville Elementary with proceeds going towards the town’s Parks and Recr...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


Sixth-grade environmental day held

Sixth-grade environmental day held

Yadkin County 4-H and Cooperative Extension recently held its annual environmental field day for all sixth-grade students in Yadkin County. The Yadkin...

September 30th, 2017 |  


Demillion Roby, a Yadkinville native, enrolls in Belmont University’s largest class yet

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Demillion Roby, a Yadkinville native, enrolled at Belmont University this semester as part of the university’s largest ...

September 29th, 2017 |  


County spending by domestic visitors increases by 4.8 percent

YADKINVILLE — Visit North Carolina announced that domestic visitors to and within Yadkin County spent $37.9 million in 2016, an increase of 4.8 ...

September 28th, 2017 |  


The Resource open in Yadkinville

The Resource open in Yadkinville

Todd Freeman, branch manager of The Resource in Yadkinville, welcomes those attending last week’s ribbon cutting.Kathy Hartung, CEO of The Resou...

September 28th, 2017 |  


Boonville students receive visits from Congresswoman Virginia Foxx

Boonville students receive visits from Congresswoman Virginia Foxx

BOONVILLE — In celebration of Constitution Day which was Sept. 17, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx visited with students from Boonville Elementary S...

September 28th, 2017 |  


Cookout to honor Home Acres’ customers

Cookout to honor Home Acres’ customers

Home Acres Fine Furniture recently opened expanded sale floor space with two new showrooms at its Hamptonville location. The store has its third annua...

September 27th, 2017 |  


New teachers and coaches at Starmount

New teachers and coaches at Starmount

These last two years here at Starmount, the school has received quite a few new teachers and coaches.One teacher and coach, Wendy Harris, just started...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Disasters strike: local reactions to world-wide catastrophes

For centuries, hurricanes and other natural disasters have rampaged across the world, destroying lives, families, structures, and wildlife. Since its ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Nap time or Ram time?

Nap time or Ram time?

Ram Time is a controversial topic. Some people love Ram Time, and some hate it with a passion. There have been rumors for years of Ram Time coming to ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Battle of the Bridge: bittersweet emotions

When I come to think about Battle of the Bridge, I think of the long-standing rivalry between Starmount and Elkin. I think of going to the football ga...

September 27th, 2017 |  


The beauty of the blood drive

Blood Drive day! Some love this day, others not so much. It’s a way to give and show others that people care and want to help them. Giving blood...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Boonville Cornhole Tournament to be Saturday

BOONVILLE — The saying goes that close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, but Saturday in Boonville it also will county in cornhole.Th...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Curves International celebrating 25 years

Curves International celebrating 25 years

Twenty-five years ago, Curves International opened its doors to women looking for a place to workout among their own, and now it is one of the largest...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Yadkin County United Fund campaign under way

Yadkin County United Fund campaign under way

After enjoying retirement for two years, Tom Kilby has returned to human services in the role of part-time executive director of the Yadkin County Uni...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Elkin site of Big Elkin BrewFest Saturday

Elkin site of Big Elkin BrewFest Saturday

Brews of North Carolina, including from the Yadkin Valley region, will be the highlight of the second annual Big Elkin BrewFest slated for Saturday af...

September 19th, 2017 |  


VIDEO: ‘Moonshine & Thunder’ returns NASCAR to Wilkes County

VIDEO: ‘Moonshine & Thunder’ returns NASCAR to Wilkes County

WILKESBORO — Local residents can receive a discount on County Night during “Moonshine & Thunder – The Junior Johnson Story,̶...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Yadkin Arts Council celebrates 41st annual Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival

Yadkin Arts Council celebrates 41st annual Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival

Visitors to Saturday’s 41st annual Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival shop vendors’ creations such as these windchimes.Assisted by Emily Shaw ...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Two men charged in drug case

Two men charged in drug case

Two Triad men are facing a number of drug-related charges after allegedly being involved in a narcotics transaction in Yadkinville Friday. The alleged...

September 18th, 2017 |  


East Bend man facing drug charges, $75,000 bond

East Bend man facing drug charges, $75,000 bond

EAST BEND — An East Bend man is facing a number of felony drug-related charges following a four-month investigation.On Thursday, the Yadkin Coun...

September 15th, 2017 |  


Youth show livestock in annual event

Youth show livestock in annual event

As summer comes to a close, the weather starts to cool down children return to school so begins the season of harvest, fairs and livestock shows. Many...

September 14th, 2017 updated: September 14th, 2017. |  


‘Driving Miss Daisy’ to take Willingham stage

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ to take Willingham stage

A trio of strong characters will be taking the stage at the Willingham Theater as “Driving Miss Daisy” is presented Sept. 22-24.As part of...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Multi-Tiered System of Support makes Yadkin County Schools fit kids

YADKINVILLE — In an effort to comply with state guidelines, several Yadkin County schools will be implementing the Multi-Tiered System of Suppor...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival to be held for 41st year Saturday in Yadkinville

Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival to be held for 41st year Saturday in Yadkinville

As one of a number of fundraisers for the Yadkin Arts Council, the Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival will take place Saturday in its 41st year throughout...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Hawks named 2017-2018 Exceptional Children Teacher of Excellence

Hawks named 2017-2018 Exceptional Children Teacher of Excellence

Forbush High School exceptional children’s teacher Claire Hawks has been named Yadkin County Schools’ Exceptional Children Teacher of Exce...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Prepare for Hurricane Irma

Prepare for Hurricane Irma

Traveling at 16 miles per hour and ranked as a Category 5 storm with 175 mph winds, Hurricane Irma is the center of attention as forecasters still don...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Jim Harrell Sr. donates book to Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation

Jim Harrell Sr. donates book to Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation

Even in his final moments, Dr. Jim Harrell Sr. thought of ways to continue serving his beloved community even after his death.Announcing the availabil...

September 7th, 2017 |  


Yadkin County commissioners learn at national convention

YADKINVILLE — As students returned to their regular regime of learning, Yadkin County Commissioner Kevin Austin described the education commissi...

September 7th, 2017 |  


Mastin to lead Jonesville Police by living example

Mastin to lead Jonesville Police by living example

JONESVILLE — Leading by example has been standard operating procedure for Dane Mastin, interim administrative chief for the Jonesville Police De...

September 6th, 2017 |