School board candidates meet in forum

School board candidates meet in forum

The five candidates running for Yadkin County Board of Education answered questions on April 17 in a forum hosted by the Yadkin County Chamber of Comm...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


Early voting begins today

Early voting begins today

One-stop early voting begins today in Yadkin County. Voters may cast their ballot at the Yadkin County Board of Elections office at 213 E. Elm St. in ...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Commissioners meet with students on school safety issues

Commissioners meet with students on school safety issues

School shootings have become all too common, but following the recent massacre at a Florida high school, students are becoming more vocal on how gover...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Donor sends Yadkin Valley United Fund over $200,000 goal in last minutes of celebration banquet

Donor sends Yadkin Valley United Fund over $200,000 goal in last minutes of celebration banquet

In a final push, spurred by a challenge by an anonymous donor, the Yadkin Valley United Fund met its $200,000 goal during its annual appreciation cele...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Farm Bureau to host forum for state senate candidates

Farm Bureau to host forum for state senate candidates

Six of the seven candidates running for the new NC State Senate District 34, which includes Yadkin and Iredell counties, will participate in a candida...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Child abuse vigil held

Child abuse vigil held

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention month, community leaders gathered on April 11 in front of the courthouse for a vigil in honor of victims of c...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Yadkin Valley Bluegrass Convention to be held Saturday

Yadkin Valley Bluegrass Convention to be held Saturday

Musicians of all ages will perform and compete at the 33rd annual Yadkin Valley Bluegrass Convention in Yadkinville on Saturday. From competitions to ...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Newly renovated McDonald’s reopens

Newly renovated McDonald’s reopens

A grand opening is slated for the newly renovated McDonald’s in Yadkinville on Friday, with a ribbon cutting to be held at 12:30 p.m. Owners Cra...

April 12th, 2018 |  


Yadkin hosts commissioner conference

Yadkin hosts commissioner conference

County commissioners and leaders from nine other counties gathered in Yadkin County on April 5 for a district meeting of the North Carolina Associatio...

April 12th, 2018 |  


Early involvement helps hospice transition

Early involvement helps hospice transition

As people struggle with the passing from this life to the next, the burden of care can be overwhelming. In the Yadkin Valley, people can turn to Mount...

April 11th, 2018 |  


ACC Barnstorming Tour takes over East Bend

ACC Barnstorming Tour takes over East Bend

EAST BEND — In a gym that’s usually filled with red, white and blue, Carolina blue and Duke blue were the dominating colors. On Tuesday ni...

April 11th, 2018 |  


BREAKING NEWS: Yadkinville man faces 43 charges involving child sex case

BREAKING NEWS: Yadkinville man faces 43 charges involving child sex case

A Yadkinville man is facing 43 counts of sex offense in a case involving a minor.The Yadkinville Police Department announced Tuesday they have arreste...

April 10th, 2018 |  


HCMH Foundation harnesses second scholarship

HCMH Foundation harnesses second scholarship

Remembering one’s origins is what the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation Scholarship is all about, and Phyllis Harris understood that....

April 10th, 2018 |  


12-year old finds historical artifacts in Yadkinville

12-year old finds historical artifacts in Yadkinville

A young man in Yadkinville has made a big find with a basic metal detector. Amanda Norman said her son, Hunter Cass, 12, loves history and searching t...

March 29th, 2018 |  


Industry Inside: From trash to fashion

Industry Inside: From trash to fashion

It’s a simple task, tossing that plastic water bottle into a recycle bin. The number of bottles quickly grows though and not only results in a c...

March 29th, 2018 updated: March 29th, 2018. |  


Gary Maxey, who portrayed Bacchus during the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival, and many other characters onstage remembered as ‘larger than life’

Gary Maxey, who portrayed Bacchus during the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival, and many other characters onstage remembered as ‘larger than life’

He could undoubtedly be called the most photographed man in Elkin. Portraying the wine god Bacchus each year for the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival is ju...

March 27th, 2018 updated: March 27th, 2018. |  


Industry Inside: The future of manufacturing

Industry Inside: The future of manufacturing

The popular 1960s cartoon “The Jetsons” told of a fully-automated future with flying cars and every home having a robot to do household ta...

March 22nd, 2018 |  


Forbush students research solutions to end gun violence in schools

Forbush students research solutions to end gun violence in schools

EAST BEND — Students at Forbush High School took part in last week’s nationwide demonstration in the wake of yet another mass school shoot...

March 20th, 2018 |  


Yadkin County remembers its abandoned cemeteries

Yadkin County remembers its abandoned cemeteries

Yadkin County is remembering its abandoned cemeteries during March. As a result, the public is more aware of their existence and more information is b...

March 15th, 2018 |  


Rotary Club donates to local organizations

Rotary Club donates to local organizations

The Yadkinville Rotary Club recently presented grants to a number of local organizations. The organization has a long history in the community of supp...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Full house for Empty Bowls fundraiser

Full house for Empty Bowls fundraiser

This year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser for Yadkin Christian Ministries was one of the most successful to date, with 600 tickets sold, organizers sai...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Woman charged with murder, victims in fatal weekend stabbing in East Bend identified

Woman charged with murder, victims in fatal weekend stabbing in East Bend identified

EAST BEND — An East Bend woman has been charged with murder following a domestic situation during which two individuals were stabbed Saturday in...

March 11th, 2018 updated: March 13th, 2018. |  


New building on Yadkin SCC campus to open in July

New building on Yadkin SCC campus to open in July

The G. Allen Mebane IV Industrial Training Center, the newest addition to the Yadkin County campus of Surry Community College, is slated for completio...

March 10th, 2018 |  


Boonville students to perform in ‘Peter Pan’

Boonville students to perform in ‘Peter Pan’

BOONVILLE — The classic tale of Peter Pan will be brought to life on stage by students at Boonville Elementary School this month. Boonville Elem...

March 8th, 2018 |  


Rotary club donates books, reads to children

Rotary club donates books, reads to children

Each year, in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, members of the Yadkinville Rotary Club visit the Yadkin County Public Library to read to area ...

March 7th, 2018 |  


Local man to appear on HISTORY channel show

Local man to appear on HISTORY channel show

HUNTSVILLE — On Thursday at 10 p.m., local Michael Vance will appear on the HISTORY channel show, “Truck Night in America.” Vance wi...

March 7th, 2018 |  


Residents weigh in on proposed redesign of U.S. 601 in Yadkinville

Residents weigh in on proposed redesign of U.S. 601 in Yadkinville

Area residents had the chance to weigh in on a proposed redesign of U.S. 601 last Thursday. NCDOT held a public meeting at Yadkinville Elementary Scho...

March 6th, 2018 |  


Multiple vehicle break-ins reported in Boonville

Multiple vehicle break-ins reported in Boonville

BOONVILLE — An unknown suspect or suspects entered multiple vehicles in Boonville last week. Police Chief Farron Jester said that primarily unlo...

March 6th, 2018 |  


Democratic 5th Congressional District candidates share opinions on the issues facing voters, the community

Democratic 5th Congressional District candidates share opinions on the issues facing voters, the community

One candidate for the Fifth Congressional District said she wants to see the minimum wage increased to $15 an hour, while the other Democratic candida...

March 6th, 2018 |  


Boonville police chief announces retirement

Boonville police chief announces retirement

BOONVILLE — Boonville Police Chief Farron Jester has announced his retirement. Jester has worked in law enforcement in Yadkin County for 30 year...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Redesign of U.S. 601 proposed

Redesign of U.S. 601 proposed

A public meeting will take place Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Yadkinville Elementary School regarding a proposed project to construct medians and seve...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Winery owner requests approval of Brunch Bill

Winery owner requests approval of Brunch Bill

Neil Shore, owner of Sanders Ridge Winery, spoke during the public comments portion of the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners meeting on Feb. 19 req...

February 27th, 2018 |  


2018 Filing period closed — Filing closes, candidates lined up

2018 Filing period closed — Filing closes, candidates lined up

Filing closed at noon Wednesday for many political races in the 2018 election cycle, and a number of incumbents and newcomers have opted to run for of...

February 26th, 2018 updated: February 28th, 2018. |  


Love is no trivial pursuit

Love is no trivial pursuit

In the age of the internet, there are a multitude of ways to find love. Dating sites abound from ones for specific age groups to certain religious bel...

February 26th, 2018 |  


Life is sweet at Yadkinville Elementary

Life is sweet at Yadkinville Elementary

This month students at Yadkinville Elementary School are learning all about the state vegetable — the sweet potato.“It’s National Sw...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


Construction begins on new Courtney gym

Construction begins on new Courtney gym

COURTNEY — County school officials and students gathered on Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new gymnasium at Courtney Elementary...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


Love is no trivial pursuit

Love is no trivial pursuit

In the age of the internet, there are a multitude of ways to find love. Dating sites abound from ones for specific age groups to certain religious bel...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


Collision causes vehicle to overturn

Collision causes vehicle to overturn

Officers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle collision around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the intersection of Beroth Drive and South Stat...

February 20th, 2018 |  


Tractor-trailer fire backs up traffic on I-77 South near Jonesville

Tractor-trailer fire backs up traffic on I-77 South near Jonesville

JONESVILLE — A tractor-trailer fire in the southbound lane of I-77 near the 79-mile marker just south of the Center Road overpass is causing tra...

February 19th, 2018 updated: February 19th, 2018. |  


Family-friendly pro wrestling returns to Yadkinville for live TV taping

Family-friendly pro wrestling returns to Yadkinville for live TV taping

The Elkin Athletic Association is bringing AML Wrestling back to Yadkinville Elementary School for the third consecutive year. This event is a family-...

February 16th, 2018 |  


BREAKING NEWS: Crews on scene of Yadkinville wreck

BREAKING NEWS: Crews on scene of Yadkinville wreck

Officers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle collision around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the intersection of Beroth Dr. and S. State Str...

February 14th, 2018 updated: February 15th, 2018. |  


Retreat series for women planned at Soul Compass Center

Retreat series for women planned at Soul Compass Center

A three-part retreat series for women, entitled Embrace, will be hosted beginning this month at Soul Compass Center, by Jennifer Bracey and daughter C...

February 14th, 2018 |  


2018 Filing period open — Three incumbents, newcomer running for three school board seats in Yadkin County

2018 Filing period open — Three incumbents, newcomer running for three school board seats in Yadkin County

Filing for many of the 2018 political races opened Feb. 12 at noon in North Carolina, and a number of candidates took advantage of the first days avai...

February 14th, 2018 updated: February 21st, 2018. |  


Yadkin Early College High School principal in the running for state Principal of the Year

Yadkin Early College High School principal in the running for state Principal of the Year

Yadkin Early College High School Principal Tracy Kimmer has been named the Piedmont Triad Regional Principal of the Year for 2018.As Yadkin CountyR...

February 9th, 2018 |  


Young Democrats hosting candidate forum for 5th Congressional District

Young Democrats hosting candidate forum for 5th Congressional District

Democratic candidates for the Fifth Congressional district will be making themselves available for voters’ questions during a town hall-style fo...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Jewelry store to close after more than 40 years

Jewelry store to close after more than 40 years

After more than 40 years in business, jewelry store Jones and Jones in Yadkinville will be closing its doors. Owner Ron Jones said the final day the b...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Three-time Spelling Bee champ

Three-time Spelling Bee champ

For the third year in a row, Samielle Baldillo claimed the victory in Yadkin County Schools’ county-wide spelling bee. Baldillo is now a seventh...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Three facing drug charges after incident at Jonesville hotel

Three facing drug charges after incident at Jonesville hotel

JONESVILLE — Three people in their mid-30s are facing drug charges after a routine patrol at a Jonesville hotel by Yadkin County Sheriff’s...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Filing for 2018 political races begins Monday

Filing for 2018 political races begins Monday

Filing for the 2018 elections for many local, state and federal seats will open Monday at noon, and close Feb. 28 at noon. District lines at the state...

February 7th, 2018 updated: February 8th, 2018. |  


Black History Celebration to take place in Jonesville

Black History Celebration to take place in Jonesville

JONESVILLE — In honor of Black History Month, the Jonesville Historical Society in conjunction with the Jonesville Public Library will hold a ce...

February 6th, 2018 |