I Support My Community takes locals kids to Coach Rhodes’ “Fundamentals of Game and Life” and Charlotte Hornets versus New Orleans Pelicans

I Support My Community takes locals kids to Coach Rhodes’ “Fundamentals of Game and Life” and Charlotte Hornets versus New Orleans Pelicans

On Saturday, Chad L. Mann, president of I Support My Community, took eight tri-county youths to attend Coach Rhodes’ “Fundamentals of Game...

March 14th, 2017 |  


Jonesville Police Department make appearance at Jonesville Historical Society Bingo fundraiser at Yadkin Valley Senior Center

Jonesville Police Department make appearance at Jonesville Historical Society Bingo fundraiser at Yadkin Valley Senior Center

JONESVILLE — After a filling spaghetti dinner that benefited the Yadkin Valley Museum, Inc. doing business as the Jonesville Historical Society,...

March 14th, 2017 |  


Moonshine and Still Search, Art Crawl and other hikes to be featured during the Gathering of the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Moonshine and Still Search, Art Crawl and other hikes to be featured during the Gathering of the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Although socializing and organization are the most significant elements of the Gathering of the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail for the 40th ann...

March 10th, 2017 |  


Sinkhole on N.C. 268 Business in Elkin reopens requiring repairs closing road for up to three weeks

Sinkhole on N.C. 268 Business in Elkin reopens requiring repairs closing road for up to three weeks

Wednesday evening, the sinkhole that appeared and was repaired on N.C. 268 Business in front of the Electronic Service Center in January began to crum...

March 9th, 2017 |  


Local author Matthew Miller presented publishing workshop at Elkin Public Library

Local author Matthew Miller presented publishing workshop at Elkin Public Library

Local residents learned The Art of Publishing from author and publisher Matthew Miller over the weekend at the Elkin Public Library.Three sessions wer...

March 7th, 2017 |  


Town of Elkin prepares for Gathering of the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Town of Elkin prepares for Gathering of the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Chip McGrady assists Randy Gilliam as he hangs signs welcoming to Elkin the 300-plus visitors expected for the Gathering of the Friends of the Mountai...

March 7th, 2017 |  


Fairground Road to Main Street cut-through now closed

Fairground Road to Main Street cut-through now closed

EAST BEND — An unnamed street behind the former East Bend Library building is now closed. The paved area has been used as a cut through from Fai...

March 7th, 2017 |  


Students prepare ‘stone soup’ at Yadkin Valley Community School

Students prepare ‘stone soup’ at Yadkin Valley Community School

ELKIN — Students at the Yadkin Valley Community School prepared a special soup last week with a recipe based upon a folktale. The school’s...

March 7th, 2017 |  


Boonville Elementary presents ‘Aladdin’

Boonville Elementary presents ‘Aladdin’

BOONVILLE — On March 17, 18 and 19, students from Boonville Elementary School will transport audiences to the mystical Arabian desert with a jun...

March 7th, 2017 updated: March 9th, 2017. |  


Updated: Community remembers former Elkin mayor, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital advocate, Eagle Scout, UNC Alum Dr. Jim Harrell upon his death

Updated: Community remembers former Elkin mayor, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital advocate, Eagle Scout, UNC Alum Dr. Jim Harrell upon his death

Residents of the Elkin area are mourning the loss of community leader and former Elkin mayor Dr. Jim Harrell Sr. following his death Monday afternoon....

March 7th, 2017 updated: March 7th, 2017. |  


Continuance issued again in assault and battery case Ronda Town Commissioner Manuel Wood filed against Mayor Victor Varela

Continuance issued again in assault and battery case Ronda Town Commissioner Manuel Wood filed against Mayor Victor Varela

RONDA — On Friday, the assault and battery case filed by Ronda Town Commissioner Manuel Wood against Mayor Victor Varela was continued to April....

March 5th, 2017 |  


Variety of ways to travel the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail come together in Elkin

Variety of ways to travel the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail come together in Elkin

The North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail is known for hiking, however travelers can use bikes, canoes, horses and even wheelchairs on certain section...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


EVTA and Friends work on part of Bike Trail

EVTA and Friends work on part of Bike Trail

Members of Elkin Valley Trails Association work on the Elkin Creek Mountain Bike Trail finishing their work for the day just before Sunday’s dow...

March 2nd, 2017 |  


Elkin Creek Vineyard hosts Open Mic Night for Elkin Public Library

Elkin Creek Vineyard hosts Open Mic Night for Elkin Public Library

The Open Mic Poetry and Prose Night for the Elkin Public Library was hosted by Elkin Creek Vineyard Sunday night with a full house.The crowd prepared ...

March 2nd, 2017 |  


Girl Scouts support families in need

Girl Scouts support families in need

Local Girl Scouts recently worked on a project to benefit their fellow classmates in Yadkin County Schools.“At the beginning of the school year,...

March 2nd, 2017 |  


Neighbors voice opposition to rezoning on Reavis Road due to noise, traffic; Yadkin County commissioners table issue

Neighbors voice opposition to rezoning on Reavis Road due to noise, traffic; Yadkin County commissioners table issue

A requested rezoning of property on Reavis Road was put off Feb. 20 by the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners following opposition from several neig...

February 28th, 2017 |  


Starmount students to stage production of ‘Oklahoma!’ at Willingham Theatre in Yadkinville

Starmount students to stage production of ‘Oklahoma!’ at Willingham Theatre in Yadkinville

Students from Starmount High School and Middle School will stage a production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical “Oklahoma!” a...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


SECU Yadkin hospice home needs finishing touches

SECU Yadkin hospice home needs finishing touches

Construction is nearly complete on the SECU Hospice Home of Yadkin. Marty Driver, director of patient services for Mountain Valley Hospice, said the b...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Short film about the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot inspires and enlightens Director Nelson Oliver and Yadkin Valley residents

Short film about the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot inspires and enlightens Director Nelson Oliver and Yadkin Valley residents

JONESVILLE — Saturday night Yadkin Valley residents felt the impact of the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot first-hand at the Starmount Cinema in Jones...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Yadkin Arts Council to showcase artwork of Georges le Chevallier with gallery reception on March 10

Yadkin Arts Council to showcase artwork of Georges le Chevallier with gallery reception on March 10

An opening reception will be held March 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. to welcome the newest art exhibit to the Welborn Gallery at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Cente...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Updated: Tyre Hall charged with firing at Yadkin County officers, jailed on $750,000 bond

Updated: Tyre Hall charged with firing at Yadkin County officers, jailed on $750,000 bond

HAMPTONVILLE — A local man faces multiple charges after allegedly attempting to break into a home and firing at officers when they arrived on th...

February 20th, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


Foothills Theatre presents ‘Dearly Beloved’

Foothills Theatre presents ‘Dearly Beloved’

ELKIN — Foothills Theatre will open its 49th season with a production of “Dearly Beloved” on Feb. 23, 24 and 26. The production will...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Ongoing needs at Yadkin Christian Ministries

Ongoing needs at Yadkin Christian Ministries

The holiday season is a time for giving and groups like Yadkin Christian Ministries tend to have an influx of donations during that time of year. The ...

February 15th, 2017 |  


State: Jonesville finances on track

State: Jonesville finances on track

JONESVILLE — The Jonesville Town Council heard encouragement from residents as well as the state at Monday night’s meeting.After Jimmy Lay...

February 14th, 2017 |  


65 years of volunteer and public service

65 years of volunteer and public service

A formal reception on Thursday honored Juanita M. Bryant of Boonville and Raleigh, for 65 years of volunteer and public service to North Carolina. Her...

February 9th, 2017 |  


Gray Eagles to raise funds for historic flag conservation

Gray Eagles to raise funds for historic flag conservation

Members of the Yadkin Gray Eagles Camp, a group of Civil War reenactors and history buffs, are working to raise funds to restore a piece of Yadkin Cou...

February 7th, 2017 |  


‘Guys and Dolls’ Gala on Saturday

‘Guys and Dolls’ Gala on Saturday

Local performers in the Yadkin Arts Council production of “Guys and Dolls” will play to a sold out house on Feb. 10, 17 and 18, but ticket...

February 6th, 2017 |  


Rotary presents local, global grants

Rotary presents local, global grants

Yadkinville Rotary Club members announced the recipients for this year’s local and global grant program.“Each year we ask that local non-p...

February 2nd, 2017 |  


Social media causes trouble for senator, others

Social media causes trouble for senator, others

WINSTON-SALEM — Last week was a difficult week for Republican Senator Joyce Krawiec, who represents Forsyth and Yadkin counties. As many people ...

February 1st, 2017 |  


Repeat winner at county spelling bee

Repeat winner at county spelling bee

For the second year in a row, East Bend Elementary student Samielle Baldillo claimed the victory in the Yadkin County District Spelling Bee. The compe...

January 31st, 2017 |  


Citizens honored at chamber banquet

Citizens honored at chamber banquet

The Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet and awards ceremony on Jan. 24 at the new Argiculture and Education building. Following ...

January 31st, 2017 |  


Former Forbush athletic trainer faces sexual offense charges

Former Forbush athletic trainer faces sexual offense charges

BOONVILLE — On Thursday, SBI agents arrested Matthew Reid Norman, 22, of Boonville. The arrest followed an investigation by the State Bureau of ...

January 27th, 2017 updated: January 27th, 2017. |  


Prom dress prize given to Little Sister

Prom dress prize given to Little Sister

YADKINVILLE — On Saturday, Southern Bride of Yadkinville and Miss Central Carolina 2016 Kali Whitaker presented Davie County Early College High ...

January 26th, 2017 |  


Starmount unveils Hall of Fame

Starmount unveils Hall of Fame

BOONVILLE — If there is one thing Starmount High School exceeds at, it’s bringing the community together to celebrate athletic and adminis...

January 26th, 2017 |  


‘Guys and Dolls’ is a sure bet for fun

‘Guys and Dolls’ is a sure bet for fun

A classic musical starring local actors will take place next month at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center’s Willingham Theatre. The show opens Feb. ...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Second suspect charged in Capital Bank robbery case

Second suspect charged in Capital Bank robbery case

A second suspect was arrested Wednesday in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday at Capital Bank in Yadkinville.Valentino Cabral Daro...

January 17th, 2017 updated: January 19th, 2017. |  


First snow storm of 2017

First snow storm of 2017

Snow began falling in Yadkin County late Friday afternoon and continued on through Saturday morning. Yadkin County Emergency Services Director Keith V...

January 12th, 2017 |  


A waterfall of memories

A waterfall of memories

Henry Hutchens stepped carefully down the steep, rocky path leading to a sandy patch of soil on the bank of the North Deep Creek. Directly ahead, wate...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Mount Airy woman accused of forging will, deeds

Mount Airy woman accused of forging will, deeds

A Mount Airy woman was arrested last week for alleged scams such as faking a will, filing phony insurance claims and burning a barn.Frances Goins Hill...

December 28th, 2016 |  


Volunteer faces additional charges

Volunteer faces additional charges

A volunteer at Starmount High School is facing more charges this week involving a case in which he allegedly had sexual relations with a student from ...

December 23rd, 2016 |  


East Bend breaks ground on new waterline

East Bend breaks ground on new waterline

EAST BEND — Officials from the town of East Bend and Yadkin County gathered on Monday for a ceremonial ground breaking for the East Bend waterli...

December 22nd, 2016 |  


A mother’s story

A mother’s story

Sheena Leonard and her family recently had a terrible health scare when their family and friends experienced carbon monoxide poisoning while dining at...

December 22nd, 2016 |  


Carbon monoxide crashes birthday party

Carbon monoxide crashes birthday party

What began as a surprise birthday celebration ended in a nightmare health scare for a local family and their friends on Dec. 10. While dining at River...

December 22nd, 2016 |  


New Yadkinville commissioner sworn in

New Yadkinville commissioner sworn in

It’s been a busy time for the town of Yadkinville. The town recently held a community input session to get feedback from locals on things they w...

December 22nd, 2016 |  


Holiday hijinks at Boonville Elementary

Holiday hijinks at Boonville Elementary

That tricky Elf of the Shelf was at it again at Boonville Elementary School on Friday. Jingles the Elf attempted to take over as principal by having t...

December 22nd, 2016 |  


Messiah gift to Yadkin

Messiah gift to Yadkin

YADKINVILLE — Directed by Dr. Ginger Holt, the Yadkin Community Chorus presented Handel’s Messiah Sunday at the Willingham Theater. The 32...

December 22nd, 2016 |  


School volunteer charged in sex case

School volunteer charged in sex case

A Yadkin County school volunteer faces charges involving sexual activity with a student following an investigation by the Yadkin County Sheriff’...

December 20th, 2016 |  


East Bend firefighters honored

East Bend firefighters honored

EAST BEND — The East Bend Volunteer Fire Department held its 61st annual meeting on Dec. 3. The department, which recently celebrated its 60th a...

December 15th, 2016 |  


Boonville Fire Department celebrates 75th anniversary

Boonville Fire Department celebrates 75th anniversary

BOONVILLE — The Boonville Community Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its 75th anniversary on Dec. 3. Elected officials from the town of Boon...

December 15th, 2016 |  


Parade pleased people

Parade pleased people

The Elkin/Jonesville Christmas Parade was one of the longest in memory for many of those gathered to watch it in Sunday’s chill. This year’...

December 14th, 2016 |