Holiday parades light up the season

Holiday parades light up the season

It was a ‘holly jolly’ weekend in Yadkin County beginning with the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Yadkinville on Friday evening and t...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Maya Wrap creator calls Yadkinville home

Maya Wrap creator calls Yadkinville home

Baby wearing is an increasingly popular trend for new parents and one style of baby wearing attire was created right here in Yadkinville. Maya Wrap is...

November 29th, 2017 updated: November 29th, 2017. |  


A small town Christmas

A small town Christmas

EAST BEND — It might be a small-town celebration, but it involved a very large pot of chicken stew.Neil Doub, who has prepared the chicken stew ...

November 28th, 2017 |  


Local wins at US disc golf tourney

Local wins at US disc golf tourney

Last month, Aaron Shindledecker and his doubles partner, James Hopkins, claimed top honors in the United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship. In Sep...

November 27th, 2017 |  


It’s a very merry small town Christmas

It’s a very merry small town Christmas

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year” and towns around Yadkin County are ready to ring in the holiday season in style.East Bend...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Rural church shooting puts locals on edge

Rural church shooting puts locals on edge

In the wake of a deadly shooting that rocked a small Texas town earlier this month, locals in Yadkin County are feeling concerned for their own safety...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Longtime Republican volunteer honored

Longtime Republican volunteer honored

A longtime volunteer with the Republican party in Yadkin County was honored last week by being inducted into the NCGOP Hall of Fame. Ray Shore was pre...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Free medical clinic extends hours

Free medical clinic extends hours

The Hands of Hope clinic in Yadkinville recently celebrated its five-year anniversary. The clinic provides free medical care for uninsured Yadkin Coun...

November 23rd, 2017 updated: November 24th, 2017. |  


Tea party hosted at local winery

Tea party hosted at local winery

BOONVILLE — Wine is usually what guests at RagApple Lassie Vineyards are there to enjoy, but last week a different beverage was the main feature...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Old Fashioned Christmas at history center to precede parade

Old Fashioned Christmas at history center to precede parade

JONESVILLE — Elkin and Jonesville both have Christmas events planned in the next couple of weeks to entertain both young and old.The Jonesville ...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Downtown Elkin site of annual Light Up Night festivities

Downtown Elkin site of annual Light Up Night festivities

The wreaths have been hung on the light poles in downtown Elkin as the first welcoming sign for the holidays, and as is tradition, the town will forma...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


It’s a very merry small town Christmas

It’s a very merry small town Christmas

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year” and towns around Yadkin County are ready to ring in the holiday season in style.East Bend...

November 22nd, 2017 updated: November 22nd, 2017. |  


Bridge construction to begin Dec. 15

Bridge construction to begin Dec. 15

Construction is expected to begin next month to replace the bridge on Old Stage Road in Yadkinville. The bridge has been closed for several months now...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


VIDEO: December opens with Elkin Community Chorus

VIDEO: December opens with Elkin Community Chorus

The Community Chorus of Elkin will hold its annual Christmas concert on Dec. 3 at the Elkin First United Methodist Church, 240 Hawthorne Road. Perform...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Courthouse to get new fire alarm system

Courthouse to get new fire alarm system

Girl Scouts of Troop 2381 in Boonville lead the pledge of allegiance Monday evening at the Yadkin County commissioners meeting. The commissioners than...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Veterans Day observed in Yadkin County

Veterans Day observed in Yadkin County

On a sunny but cold Saturday morning, veterans were honored at the Yadkin County Park. Special programs take place at the park, located behind the YMC...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Insurance agent recognized for service

Insurance agent recognized for service

On Oct. 26, Mark Brandon of Ireland Insurance in Yadkinville was presented with the Erie Insurance Giving Network Agency of the Year award.“For ...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Church hosts its final bazaar

Church hosts its final bazaar

It was a difficult decision, but after 39 years, the Stony Knoll United Methodist Women’s group has decided that this year’s church bazaar...

November 16th, 2017 |  


New name, menu at arts council café

New name, menu at arts council café

The Center Bistro is the new name of the former Third Branch Café at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center in downtown Yadkinville. The new name and lo...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Local poet to release new book

Local poet to release new book

A new full-length book entitled “Crossing the River” by local poet Dr. Bill Griffin is slated for release at the end of the month. Griffin...

November 15th, 2017 |  


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 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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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. |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


‘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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


New Yadkin finance officer sworn in

New Yadkin finance officer sworn in

Yadkin County has promoted one of its own, as Lindsey Cearlock was named finance officer Tuesday by the county commissioners.Previous finance officer,...

September 5th, 2017 |  


Area natives face Harvey head on

Area natives face Harvey head on

Attention has turned to Hurricane Irma as the East Coast anxiously awaits her definitive path, but many people continue to provide support for those d...

September 5th, 2017 updated: September 6th, 2017. |  


Life of Former Commissioner Allan Sneed inspires others

Life of Former Commissioner Allan Sneed inspires others

The July 29 passing of former Yadkin County Commissioner Allan Sneed stirred memories for sitting commissioners.“I’m sure I speak for the ...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Yadkin County Jail still housing Royal and Speaks on separate incidents

YADKINVILLE — Serious charges have led to Yadkin County continuing to hold two individuals in separate incidents.Early Aug. 20, Bobby Justin Roy...

August 29th, 2017 |