No one files for Boonville mayor race; other candidates file in Jonesville, East Bend, Boonville muncipal elections

No one files for Boonville mayor race; other candidates file in Jonesville, East Bend, Boonville muncipal elections

The final candidates who will be on the ballot in November for municipal seats in Jonesville, Boonville and East Bend include incumbents for some seat...

July 20th, 2018 |  


Yadkin Arts Council to stage ‘Avenue Q’

Yadkin Arts Council to stage ‘Avenue Q’

This summer, the Yadkin Arts Council presents “Avenue Q,” the R-rated puppet show that will make audiences lose their stuffing.Princeton i...

July 20th, 2018 updated: July 20th, 2018. |  


Industry Inside: Reynolda Manufacturing

Industry Inside: Reynolda Manufacturing

The face of manufacturing has changed dramatically over the years and one local example of that is Reynolda Manufacturing. The company, which was foun...

July 19th, 2018 |  


Election filing for municipal seats in Jonesville, Boonville and East Bend will close at noon on Friday. The filing began on July 13.The Jonesville To...

July 18th, 2018 |  


‘Shrek the Musical’ opens Friday

‘Shrek the Musical’ opens Friday

Things have gone awry for beloved fairy tale creatures Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, the White Rabbit, Gingerbread Man, Sugarplum Fairy and more. ...

July 17th, 2018 |  


Tractor-trailer overturned on U.S. 421 north ramp off I-77 north

Tractor-trailer overturned on U.S. 421 north ramp off I-77 north

Emergency crews are on the scene of an overturned tractor-trailer on U.S 421 north at the I-77 interchange.Keith Vestal, director of Yadkin County Eme...

July 17th, 2018 |  


Roadwork scheduled for Brooks Crossroads area

Roadwork scheduled for Brooks Crossroads area

YADKINVILLE – N.C. Department of Transportation crews will be closing a section of Old U.S. 421 at the intersection with U.S. 21 in Yadkin Count...

July 12th, 2018 |  


Ceremony at Yadkin Hospice Home honors veteran Clyde Wall

Ceremony at Yadkin Hospice Home honors veteran Clyde Wall

A dedication ceremony was held on July 4 for a new flag pole and veterans’ circle at the SECU Hospice Care Center of Yadkin in Yadkinville. The ...

July 12th, 2018 |  


Filing open for municipal seats in Boonville, East Bend and Jonesville

Filing open for municipal seats in Boonville, East Bend and Jonesville

On Friday, filing opened for even-year municipal elections, which includes Jonesville, Boonville and East Bend in Yadkin County. This will be the firs...

July 9th, 2018 updated: July 10th, 2018. |  


‘Tom Dooley’ dates announced

‘Tom Dooley’ dates announced

WILKESBORO — Bleu Moon Productions will mark the 150th anniversary of the final trial and hanging of Tom Dooley with its 17th season of the outd...

July 6th, 2018 |  


Local artists returns to beloved passion of painting

Local artists returns to beloved passion of painting

Local artist Patricia Hobson has returned to painting after a several-year hiatus due to her health. Hobson is well known in the area for her artwork,...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Yadkin County sheriff to be featured in art print

Yadkin County sheriff to be featured in art print

Yadkin County Sheriff Ricky Oliver is featured in new painting by Stokes County artist Frank Duncan.The artwork depicts several lawmen or “reven...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Foothills Theatre prepares for summer production of ‘Shrek’

Foothills Theatre prepares for summer production of ‘Shrek’

ELKIN — Foothills Theatre performers have been hard at work since late May rehearsing for the group’s summer production of “Shrek th...

July 4th, 2018 |  


Firefighters on scene on Longtown Road

Firefighters on scene on Longtown Road

HAMPTONVILLE — Sticks of old dynamite found in a vacant home on Longtown Road on Tuesday prompted a call to the Winston-Salem Police Department&...

July 3rd, 2018 updated: July 4th, 2018. |  


East Bend celebrates faith and freedom

East Bend celebrates faith and freedom

It might be the smallest municipality of Yadkin County, but East Bend puts on the largest Independence Day celebration with its annual God and Country...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


Updated charges in the death of Trooper Samuel Bullard

Updated charges in the death of Trooper Samuel Bullard

YADKINVILLE — As part of a continued investigation involving the May 21 death of North Carolina Trooper Samuel N. Bullard during a vehicle pursu...

June 29th, 2018 updated: July 3rd, 2018. |  


Snakes in a library

Snakes in a library

There were thrills, chills and even a few spills at the East Bend Library last week when Christina Griffin of the Kernersville Reptile Center and Zoo ...

June 27th, 2018 |  


Suicide increase encourages awareness

Suicide increase encourages awareness

Suicide rates have increased by more than 25 percent since the turn of the century, according to the country’s Centers for Disease Control, with...

June 27th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Elkin student receives Rotary recognition, provides insight

VIDEO: Elkin student receives Rotary recognition, provides insight

Elkin High School student Missy Fuentes-Delgado represented the Yadkin Valley Rotary Club at the annual Four Way Test high school speech contest for R...

June 27th, 2018 |  


Historic plane passes through Yadkinville

Historic plane passes through Yadkinville

Yadkinville Police Department captured these images on Tuesday of a plane being hauled through town. Though still attempting to confirm all the detail...

June 26th, 2018 |  


Smoke alarm canvass slated for Saturday in Forbush community

Smoke alarm canvass slated for Saturday in Forbush community

EAST BEND — Members of the Forbush Fire Department will be canvassing the community on Saturday to locate homes in need of smoke alarms. The can...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Training for emergency personnel at B&G

Training for emergency personnel at B&G

Firefighters, EMS responders, rescue squad members and staff from B&G Foods in Yadkinville took part in an intensive training exercise on Thursday...

June 19th, 2018 updated: June 20th, 2018. |  


Hamptonville man faces sex abuse charges

Hamptonville man faces sex abuse charges

A Hamptonville man has been charged in a sexual abuse case involving a child.On June 13, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s office received a report of...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Summer reading rocks at Yadkin library

Summer reading rocks at Yadkin library

The Yadkin County Public Library’s summer reading program got off to a rocking start last week. Each summer local libraries host various program...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Suspension of Forbush Coach Kenan James changed to without pay status Tuesday morning

Suspension of Forbush Coach Kenan James changed to without pay status Tuesday morning

A Forbush High School coach has been suspended following allegations of inappropriate communication with a student.“Toward the end of the school...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Speakers plead for extension agent position

Speakers plead for extension agent position

The 2018-19 Yadkin County budget was passed on June 12 as presented. There were several speakers at the budget hearing who pleaded on behalf of the Fa...

June 18th, 2018 |  


Continuation in case involving trooper’s death

Continuation in case involving trooper’s death

YADKINVILLE — A continuation has been confirmed for the man charged with murder in the death of North Carolina Trooper Samuel Bullard.Dakota Kap...

June 14th, 2018 |  


UnitedHealthcare, Walgreens and Project Lazarus partner to fight opioid epidemic

UnitedHealthcare, Walgreens and Project Lazarus partner to fight opioid epidemic

WINSTON-SALEM — UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of North Carolina, Walgreens and Project Lazarus are working together to fight the opioid epidem...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Seniors compete in annual games

Seniors compete in annual games

A month of athletic events culminated May 30 with a day of celebrating the arts for seniors from Surry, Yadkin and surrounding areas.After a delayed k...

June 13th, 2018 |  


East Bend resident completes Appalachian Trail

East Bend resident completes Appalachian Trail

2,189 miles, 14 states, the highest elevation of 6,867 feet and the lowest elevation of 241 feet. These are the statistics of one of the longest and t...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Yadkin Center entertains community members

Yadkin Center entertains community members

Katie Wall with Surry Community College student services makes sure prospective student David Garcia of Yadkinville is cooled off with shaved ice duri...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Burn injuries reported in blaze on Lewis Road

Burn injuries reported in blaze on Lewis Road

Yadkin County firefighters responded to a house fire on Lewis Road, off of Flint Hill in East Bend Tuesday afternoon. Yadkin County Fire Marshal Ricky...

June 12th, 2018 updated: June 13th, 2018. |  


Forbush Class of 2018 graduates

Forbush Class of 2018 graduates

WINSTON-SALEM — On a clear Wednesday night at Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University, Forbush High School honored the class of 2018...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Two charged in Yadkin meth case

Two charged in Yadkin meth case

On May 30, two Yadkinville residents were arrested following a traffic stop on drug-related charges.The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office charged L...

June 4th, 2018 |  


Local well company owner volunteers in Haiti

Local well company owner volunteers in Haiti

It’s a simple action that so many take for granted — a turn of the faucet and fresh clean water spills out. For those living in the countr...

June 4th, 2018 |  


Food truck fundraiser slated for June 2

Food truck fundraiser slated for June 2

Yadkin County Relay for Life already has raised nearly $41,000 for the American Cancer Society and organizers hope to see that amount grow. On Saturda...

May 30th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Bullard’s life testament to love

VIDEO: Bullard’s life testament to love

RONDA — After giving his life in service, North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Samuel Bullard will continue to be remembered for his legacy of ...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Starmount Class of 2018 graduates

Starmount Class of 2018 graduates

BOONVILLE — The members of the Starmount High School Class of 2018 accepted their diplomas on Thursday at the school gymnasium. The commencement...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Legendary Jonesville coach, John W. Mathis, dies

Legendary Jonesville coach, John W. Mathis, dies

JONESVILLE — John W. Mathis, a retired teacher and coach and a founding member of the Jonesville Historical Society, died late Monday night. He ...

May 29th, 2018 |  


Funeral procession route announced for Trooper Bullard

Funeral procession route announced for Trooper Bullard

WILKESBORO — The North Carolina Highway Patrol has announced the specific processional route for the funeral of Trooper Samuel Bullard, who died...

May 24th, 2018 updated: May 24th, 2018. |  


Memorial Day service to be held in county park

Memorial Day service to be held in county park

A special Memorial Day service will be held on Monday at the Yadkin County Park, located at 6600 Service Road, behind the YMCA. The service will begin...

May 24th, 2018 |  


A horse of all colors

A horse of all colors

BOONVILLE — Miss Lady, an Arabian horse who resides at Astoria Ltd. Equestrian Center in Boonville, began the day Tuesday one color, but finishe...

May 24th, 2018 |  


Funeral arrangements, investigation update given on death of Trooper Bullard

Funeral arrangements, investigation update given on death of Trooper Bullard

WILKESBORO — The Elkin man charged with murder in the death of a Surry County trooper from Ronda Monday night was arraigned in Yadkin County cou...

May 23rd, 2018 updated: May 24th, 2018. |  


A royal wine fundraiser

A royal wine fundraiser

The newlywed Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, donated their wedding flowers to Hospice patients in England. Meanwhile on th...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


Boonville seeking new police chief

Boonville seeking new police chief

BOONVILLE — Boonville Police Chief Farron Jester has again announced his resignation. Jester announced his retirement earlier this year, but was...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


Trooper dies in crash on I-77; Elkin man facing murder charges

Trooper dies in crash on I-77; Elkin man facing murder charges

JONESVILLE — A 24-year-old Highway Patrol trooper is dead following a crash on I-77 near Jonesville late Monday evening, and a suspect from Elki...

May 22nd, 2018 updated: May 23rd, 2018. |  


Postal ‘heroes’ collect food donations

Postal ‘heroes’ collect food donations

On a steamy, hot Saturday, area postal workers were putting in extra work and all for a good cause. May 12 was the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive ...

May 17th, 2018 |  


Yadkin Early College High School Class of 2018 graduates

Yadkin Early College High School Class of 2018 graduates

Forty-five students from the Yadkin Early College High School accepted their diplomas on Friday evening at Union Grove Baptist Church. Many of these s...

May 17th, 2018 |  


Fun in the sun at the Boonville Bash

Fun in the sun at the Boonville Bash

BOONVILLE — It was nothing but sunshine and blue skies on Saturday for the fifth annual Boonville Bash. The Business and Downtown Development As...

May 16th, 2018 |  


New Yadkinville commissioner sworn in

New Yadkinville commissioner sworn in

Yadkinville’s fiscal year budget proposal for 2018-19 was presented to the board with no recommended increases to the property tax rate or water...

May 16th, 2018 |