Thread Capital: Weaving a new era of entrepreneurship in North Carolina

Since its creation in 1989, the NC Rural Center has been investing in North Carolina’s rural economic backbone: our state’s small-business...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,Has anyone ever lost their car keys, forgot what they had for supper the night before, or even see someone you know but can’t reme...

August 9th, 2018 |  


Kitsey’s Kitchen Book Report: ‘Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine’

Kitsey’s Kitchen Book Report: ‘Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine’

Remember writing book reports in school? I sure do. I’ve always loved to read. Sadly, I don’t read quite as much as I once did. My now 1-y...

August 9th, 2018 |  


Hey, I thought exercise was supposed to be good for you?

Hey, I thought exercise was supposed to be good for you?

Hey, I thought exercise was supposed to be good for you. That’s the message we see everywhere, in newspapers, in magazines, on Facebook, in blog...

August 2nd, 2018 |  


Letter to the Editor

To the editor,On June 23 due to a car fire in our carport we lost probably 30 percent of our home and 90 percent of its content due to fire, smoke and...

August 2nd, 2018 |  


My new kitchen gadget

My new kitchen gadget

A lot of my other mom friends rave about their Instant Pots. I even know some people who put one of these smart pressure cooker devices on their baby ...

August 2nd, 2018 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,I want to express my utmost appreciation to the people of Wilkes, Yadkin, and Surry Counties for their love and support portrayed in man...

July 25th, 2018 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,About a dozens of us have planted and tended a community garden on Monroe Street in Yadkinville. Each gardener has their own assigned ro...

July 19th, 2018 |  


There’s no such thing as a ‘bad’ baby

There’s no such thing as a ‘bad’ baby

As a new mom, one of my pet peeves is people asking if my child is a “good baby.” I usually just smile and say yes but the concept of a &#...

July 12th, 2018 |  


A pickle quick

A pickle quick

Summer is here at last and the fresh produce is starting to come in from my garden. I’m still waiting on that perfect first homegrown tomato, bu...

July 5th, 2018 |  


I’m feeling disconnected

I’m feeling disconnected

About a year ago, my wife Connie and I were leaving for a three-month trip in our brand-new camper on our way to Alaska. A couple of days before we we...

June 28th, 2018 |  


Honest suicide talk to end stigma

Honest suicide talk to end stigma

Editor’s note: In light of the recent suicide cases involving Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain reaching international headlines, The Tribune staf...

June 27th, 2018 |  


Letter to the editor

It’s summertime and Yadkin County’s children are out of school once again. It’s a great time for most children, but for those in abu...

June 21st, 2018 |  


Weird pregnancy craving nine months late

Weird pregnancy craving nine months late

I didn’t have any cravings while I was pregnant. I’m somewhat disappointed I never got to do the stereotypical pregnant lady thing and sen...

June 7th, 2018 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,My name is Rachael Everett I am a student from Appalachian State University and I had the pleasure of interning at the Yadkin Success Ac...

May 31st, 2018 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,Proclaiming compassion for the oppressed and downtrodden, the Democrats are taking money from US citizens and giving it to illegal immig...

April 26th, 2018 |  


Me educated? No thanks.

Me educated? No thanks.

I did not always want to be an educated person, and upon reflection, I’m not so sure that I am now. Back in the 1950s when I was in high school,...

April 19th, 2018 |  


To the editor

The recent school shootings in Florida and Maryland have made it very clear that more than talk is needed to protect our students, teachers, and schoo...

April 4th, 2018 |  


The Absentee Gardeners

The Absentee Gardeners

Dining out with my husband in Blowing Rock this week I enjoyed a garden staple which a master chef had raised to a sublime state. While my culinary sk...

March 15th, 2018 |  


Playing in the snow

Playing in the snow

This winter we’ve already had two significant snow storms in East Bend. I didn’t measure them, but I’m guessing about 10 inches comb...

March 1st, 2018 |  


The Absentee Gardeners

The Absentee Gardeners

Finding a satisfactory method of identifying the plants in the garden is difficult. I used to arrogantly think I would remember which plant was which ...

March 1st, 2018 |  


Sometimes you just want something fake and cheesy

Sometimes you just want something fake and cheesy

You may have seen our editor Wendy Byerly Wood’s column a few weeks ago about a new book written by Yadkin County native Mamrie Hart. Hart is a ...

March 1st, 2018 |  


White roses, cacti, and other forms of love

BOONVILLE — Valentine’s Day is a day when loved ones spend time with each other and give each other gifts. Annually celebrated on the 14th...

February 28th, 2018 |  


SHS students wish for warmer days

BOONVILLE — From the end of December into the new year, the area has experienced some of the coldest days of the winter yet. The low hit 4 degre...

February 28th, 2018 |  


Are rain boots hot or so not?

Are rain boots hot or so not?

BOONVILLE — Rain boots are an essential in any wardrobe. However, have you ever questioned if they are fashion statement?Wonder no more since we...

February 28th, 2018 |  


The Absentee Gardeners

The Absentee Gardeners

“Your garden’s so pretty! How do you do that?” my neighbor gushed. She: stylishly walking her dog; me: wet and muddy squatting down ...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


Take action – file or vote

Take action – file or vote

Action, action, we want action!While the cheerleaders may chant that as a way of encouraging the ball team to give the best performance, when it comes...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,It has come to our attention that Waste Site #6, on Speer Bridge Road is proposed to be moved to a new site on the same road, at the loc...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Mason jar mania

Mason jar mania

Growing up in Yadkin County we had Mason jars all over the place. These jars were generally used for the purpose of storing home-canned items such as ...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,We are so grateful to Courtney Volunteer Fire Department for coming to our aid at 4 a.m. Superbowl Sunday. The detached garage with an a...

February 15th, 2018 |  


The Absentee Gardeners

The Absentee Gardeners

Last October I wrote an article called, “I Hate My Garden” — and I did. I was tired to all its tiresome demands, its unquenchable th...

February 1st, 2018 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,The 6 o’clock news doesn’t typically lead off with a feel-good story. Most often, we hear about another shooting in Winston-...

February 1st, 2018 |  


Former Boonville resident, actress, comedian Mamrie Hart publishes second book

Former Boonville resident, actress, comedian Mamrie Hart publishes second book

Searching for a good read can sometimes be overwhelming, especially if you’re like me and you read a lot already for work. By the time you get d...

January 31st, 2018 |  


The Absentee Gardeners

The Absentee Gardeners

Howling wind, gray skies, and freezing temperatures have touched me with cabin fever. So when sunny moments arrive I’m dashing outside looking f...

January 26th, 2018 |  


It’s all about the people

It’s all about the people

There were many beautiful and curious things to see as my spouse Connie and I drove around northern Canada and Alaska this summer. We saw an abundance...

January 11th, 2018 |  


New year, new underwear

New year, new underwear

I used to dream about spending New Year’s Eve watching the ball drop in Times Square in New York City. Now, I’m lucky if I can stay up unt...

January 4th, 2018 |  


The Christmas card debate

The Christmas card debate

Growing up, our mantel or coffee table was covered in Christmas cards sent to us from friends and family both near and far. I remember as a kid I alwa...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Time for some holiday baking

Time for some holiday baking

One of the best things about the holiday season is all the good food. Even more special is making that food with loved ones. Most people have very spe...

December 14th, 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 |  


The things our mothers did

The things our mothers did

I’m at the age where I catch myself saying or doing things that my mamma always did. Some people dread turning into their mother, but I consider...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Now where did I put that key?

Now where did I put that key?

This summer, my spouse Connie and I drove to Alaska and back. Fourteen-thousand-eight-hundred and fifty-two miles (but who’s counting), we were ...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Letter to the Editor

To the editor:At Thanksgiving we take time to count our blessings. This year, I’m especially thankful for the eight active Yadkin County volunte...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Yadkin Chamber in Alaska

Yadkin Chamber in Alaska

Final installment of a three-part series on the recent Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce trip to Alaska.Breakfast at Denali Park Village was again exc...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Pot pie versus chicken pie

Pot pie versus chicken pie

Several years ago I wrote a column about a local delicacy we call chicken stew. It is chicken stew season here in Yadkin County, a very favorite time ...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Still in the Halloween spirit

Still in the Halloween spirit

Halloween has come and gone so that means it’s Christmas, right? Well it certainly seems so according to the items for sale in stores and commer...

November 9th, 2017 |  


A voyage to Alaska

A voyage to Alaska

Members of the Yadkin Chamber of Commerce visited Alaska in July. Here is part two of their adventures. Part one of the series was published in the No...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,Forbush Recycle Center,Once again Forbush is due a change. Upon knowing authority, I have learned that the Recycling center at the corne...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Welcome back to the kitchen

Welcome back to the kitchen

You may have noticed the Kitsey’s Kitchen column has been missing from the last several months of The Yadkin Ripple. I have a very good reason f...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Yadkin Chamber members visit Alaska

Yadkin Chamber members visit Alaska

The Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce returned on July 20 from our most recent trip to the great state of Alaska. Everyone again reported a grand time...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,“If it ain’t broke …”What is so broken about Elkin’s traffic situation that regressing from lights to 4-wa...

October 6th, 2017 |