King receives prestigious Wine Society award

King receives prestigious Wine Society award

Tom King was awarded the Most Outstanding Member Award at the American Wine Society National Conference in November. The AWS is the largest consumer b...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Mom’s Closet fills many

Mom’s Closet fills many

A few months before a friend’s house was destroyed in a fire, Tammy Spicer had made a significant donation of items to a large chain thrift stor...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Altercation leads to multiple arrests, attempted murder charges

Altercation leads to multiple arrests, attempted murder charges

EAST BEND — On Nov. 27, Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called out to a residence in East Bend regarding an assault with seri...

December 6th, 2016 updated: December 6th, 2016. |  


Two charged with meth trafficking

Two charged with meth trafficking

DOBSON — A joint operation involving the Surry County Sheriff’s Office, the Mount Airy Police Department and the Yadkin County SheriffR...

December 5th, 2016 |  


Community asked to Stuff the Bus

Community asked to Stuff the Bus

Shortly after Farando “Sly” Best moved to Elkin eight years ago he decided to start I Support My Community, an organization that does exac...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Christmas comes to East Bend

Christmas comes to East Bend

EAST BEND — There was more than just a chill in the air when the community of East Bend gathered together to welcome the holiday season with the...

December 1st, 2016 |  


Habitat gives thanks

Habitat gives thanks

The sun was not as bright as the smiles on the faces of the newest recipients of Habitat for Humanity homes Sunday.After more than 350 hours of hard w...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Cookies help fund band

Cookies help fund band

Dewey’s Moravian baked goods have been a traditional part of North Carolina holidays since 1930 when Dewey G. Wilkerson first opened his bakery ...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Parents share grief At Woltz

Parents share grief At Woltz

Although no parent should have to bury a child, sometimes they have to do it anyway. When they do, there are groups with whom they can share their exp...

November 25th, 2016 |  


Students to stage dinner theater production

Students to stage dinner theater production

Students from Forbush High School will stage a Renaissance-themed dinner theater production next month. The teens will perform on Dec. 9 and 10 at 6 p...

November 24th, 2016 updated: November 24th, 2016. |  


Public input meeting a success

Public input meeting a success

There were around 40 participants at community input session held last Tuesday by the town of Yadkinville. In August, the town began a nearly year-lon...

November 24th, 2016 |  


Tri-County creates collective community

Tri-County creates collective community

Sunday evening at the First United Methodist Church of Elkin the Tri-County Ministerial Association held its community Thanksgiving service. The diffe...

November 23rd, 2016 |  


Theo’s to host Thanksgiving

Theo’s to host Thanksgiving

JONESVILLE — This Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Theo’s Italian Restaurant will serve free Thanksgiving dinner. The staff started cookin...

November 21st, 2016 updated: November 21st, 2016. |  


Habitat houses completed

Habitat houses completed

Sunday will be a special day for two local families as their homes, built with the help of the Habitat for Humanity, are dedicated. At 2 p.m. at 510 M...

November 21st, 2016 updated: November 21st, 2016. |  


Students run for life

Students run for life

STATE ROAD — Principal Janet Sutphin was proud of the approximately 200 students at Mountain Park Elementary School for raising $669 for Relay f...

November 21st, 2016 updated: November 21st, 2016. |  


Cardboard City a success

Cardboard City a success

High winds were not enough to subdue spirits Saturday night, but it certainly had an impact on Cardboard City. Participants got a real taste of what i...

November 21st, 2016 updated: November 21st, 2016. |  


Sullivan recognized for service

Sullivan recognized for service

The atmosphere was tinged with a touch of sorrow Tuesday evening as the Elkin City Schools Board of Education held a special recognition dinner in hon...

November 18th, 2016 |  


Community Thanksgiving service to be held

Community Thanksgiving service to be held

The Tri-County Ministerial Association will hold its annual Community Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. this Sunday evening hosted by the Elkin First Met...

November 18th, 2016 updated: November 18th, 2016. |  


Baptists’ holiday toy store to start

Baptists’ holiday toy store to start

Johnny Enlow, Elkin Baptist Association director in 2000, knew about a program that the South Yadkin Association had been doing called the “Toy ...

November 18th, 2016 |  


Yadkin official assists during hurricane

Yadkin official assists during hurricane

Yadkin County Emergency Services Operations Manager James Collins was among those deployed from around the state to assist during Hurricane Matthew la...

November 17th, 2016 |  


New book on family life in Yadkin County

New book on family life in Yadkin County

A love of family and desire to share the past with future generations lead Barbara Nuzum Groce to compile old family writings into a special book. ...

November 17th, 2016 |  


Relay hosts Bark for Life

Relay hosts Bark for Life

Yadkin County Relay for Life supporters had a chance to get their four-legged friends involved in the cause. The first-ever Bark for Life event took p...

November 17th, 2016 |  


Veterans Day celebrated at county park

Veterans Day celebrated at county park

A celebration honoring veterans was held on Friday at the Yadkin County Park. Chuck Knight, Yadkin County Veterans Affairs administrator, welcomed att...

November 16th, 2016 |  


Volunteers needed to Feed The Elderly

Volunteers needed to Feed The Elderly

JONESVILLE — Jonesville Pentecostal Holiness Church started its Feed The Elderly program nearly 10 years ago, and though it has grown to include...

November 16th, 2016 updated: November 16th, 2016. |  


Jonesville honors veterans

Jonesville honors veterans

JONESVILLE — The quiet crisp morning echoed with the sounds of the bell rung by Charles Mathis of the Jonesville Historical Society Friday morni...

November 14th, 2016 |  


Little pantries officially open

Little pantries officially open

Your Neighbor’s Helping Hand Food Pantry started by Misty Matthews and Anita Darnell is officially available to serve the community this week.Mo...

November 14th, 2016 updated: November 14th, 2016. |  


Elkin honors veterans at Armory

Elkin honors veterans at Armory

A veterans appreciation event was held for the veterans of Yadkin Valley at the Elkin National Guard Armory Thursday with 25 vendors available.“...

November 14th, 2016 updated: November 14th, 2016. |  


Service Makes Good Experience

Service Makes Good Experience

Drafted at the age of 21 during the Vietnam War, John Lachner started his Army service at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He then went to meteorology sc...

November 11th, 2016 |  


County honors David Shore

County honors David Shore

Veteran and longtime supporter of veterans in the county, David Shore, was honored at a special presentation on Monday at the Yadkin County Board of C...

November 10th, 2016 |  


Students compete in robotics tourney

Students compete in robotics tourney

It was a rousing competition on Thursday at the third annual Yadkin Bots Lego Robotics tournament held at Forbush Middle School. Elementary and middle...

November 10th, 2016 |  


Voters head to polls on Election Day

Voters head to polls on Election Day

A total of 7,408 voters cast their ballots early in Yadkin County, reported Board of Elections Director Elaine Barnes. A number significantly higher t...

November 8th, 2016 |  


Survivors of domestic violence share their stories

Survivors of domestic violence share their stories

On Thursday, community members gathered for a candlelight vigil at Yadkinville First Baptist Church to honor survivors of domestic violence and bring ...

November 3rd, 2016 |  


NRLHF creates living history

NRLHF creates living history

YADKINVILLE — For over a week, the members of NRLHF held their Southeastern Primitive Rendezvous in Yadkinville where they spent each day living...

November 3rd, 2016 |  


A Halloween to remember

A Halloween to remember

Though warmer than usual, the last few days around Yadkin County have made for a great time celebrating the fall season and Halloween.On Friday, sever...

November 2nd, 2016 |  


Little Pantry to fill gaps

Little Pantry to fill gaps

After seeing a video on Facebook, Misty Matthews and Anita Darnell were inspired to start Your Neighbor’s Helping Hand Food Pantry “to hel...

October 31st, 2016 |  


Though Mabry Mill is touted as one of the most photographed structures on the Blue Ridge Parkway, what doesn’t appear in images also contributes...

October 29th, 2016 |  


Halloween weekend of fun planned

Halloween weekend of fun planned

With Halloween weekend approaching, safety is as important a concern as having fun.By following these few simple guidelines from local police and sher...

October 28th, 2016 |  


Austin receives Grady Hunter Award

Austin receives Grady Hunter Award

Yadkin County Board of Commissioners Chairman Kevin Austin has been awarded the Grady Hunter Regional Excellence Award by the Piedmont Triad Regional ...

October 27th, 2016 |  


‘Shakespeare’ coming to Willingham Theater

‘Shakespeare’ coming to Willingham Theater

The Yadkin Arts Council is continuing to add unique performances to its lineup, including more plays featuring local actors. Last weekend the arts cou...

October 27th, 2016 updated: October 27th, 2016. |  


Halloween festivities in Yadkin County

Halloween festivities in Yadkin County

All Hallows Eve is just days away and there are plenty of spooky fun ways to celebrate in Yadkin County.The Yadkin Arts Council has several events pla...

October 27th, 2016 updated: October 27th, 2016. |  


Historical society looking toward future

Historical society looking toward future

JONESVILLE — When Judy Wolfe, previous president of the Jonesville Historical Society, died, she left a gap too large for one person to fill. Th...

October 26th, 2016 |  


Insane beauty greets runners

Insane beauty greets runners

The slight chill made Saturday morning a perfect day for a run on the trails at Elkin Municipal Park for the 73 participants of the Insane Terrain 5K....

October 24th, 2016 updated: October 24th, 2016. |  


Dancers ‘raq-ed’ the arts Saturday

Dancers ‘raq-ed’ the arts Saturday

Saturday was chilly, but that didn’t stop the Gypsy Belles from performing outside in their annual “Raq the Arts Hafla and Masquerade̶...

October 24th, 2016 |  


Wooly Worm Tour is family affair

Wooly Worm Tour is family affair

Born from the spring’s Appalachian Moonshine Rally sponsored by the Triad Austin Healey Club, the Wooly Worm Tour is a labor of love for Jon Say...

October 24th, 2016 |  


Jonesville Library set for fall

Jonesville Library set for fall

JONESVILLE — Although the Jonesville Public Library has experienced some difficulties due to flooding and its relocation, there has been no shor...

October 21st, 2016 |  


East Bend Fire Dept. celebrates 60 years

East Bend Fire Dept. celebrates 60 years

EAST BEND — The Volunteer Fire Department of East Bend celebrated a milestone anniversary on Saturday. The station marked its 60th anniversary w...

October 20th, 2016 |  


Adventures in history at Richmond Hill

Adventures in history at Richmond Hill

EAST BEND — Visitors to the historic Richmond Hill Law School took a step back in time on Saturday at the second annual Civil War Authors Gather...

October 20th, 2016 |  


A ‘chamber of commerce day’ for Grape Fest

A ‘chamber of commerce day’ for Grape Fest

It was a perfect “chamber of commerce day” on Saturday for the 13th annual Yadkin Valley Grape Festival, said Yadkinville Mayor Eddie Norm...

October 20th, 2016 |  


‘The Bad Seed’ opens Friday

‘The Bad Seed’ opens Friday

The Yadkin Arts Council will stage a production of “The Bad Seed” at the Willingham Theater this weekend. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m...

October 19th, 2016 |  


State budget director visits Yadkin County

State budget director visits Yadkin County

North Carolina State Budget Director Andrew Heath visited Yadkin County last Wednesday as part of Governor Pat McCrory’s Manufacturing Week, a t...

October 13th, 2016 |