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 |  


East Bend Library celebrates 35 years

East Bend Library celebrates 35 years

EAST BEND — On June 15, 1985, the East Bend Library opened inside what was once Joyner’s Grocery store thanks to the efforts of the East B...

October 13th, 2016 |  


Yadkin Valley Grape Festival this weekend

Yadkin Valley Grape Festival this weekend

Wine lovers will gather this weekend in downtown Yadkinville to celebrate the 13th annual Yadkin Valley Grape Festival. The event, hosted by the Yadki...

October 12th, 2016 |  


Patriot Award presented to two county directors

Patriot Award presented to two county directors

Yadkin County Manager Lisa Hughes and Yadkin County Emergency Services Director Keith Vestal were honored with a special award on Monday at the Yadkin...

October 6th, 2016 |  


4H holds Environmental Field Day

4H holds Environmental Field Day

Young people constitute a large portion of the world’s population and they hold the ability to change the future of society.With a rising concer...

October 5th, 2016 |  


Three charged in connection with homicide in Yadkinville

Three charged in connection with homicide in Yadkinville

Three Yadkin County residents have been arrested and charged in connection with a homicide that occurred in Yadkinville last month.On Sept. 2, Yadkin ...

October 4th, 2016 updated: October 4th, 2016. |  


A garden of healing

A garden of healing

DOBSON — Much more than parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme grow at Lavender Anne’s Herb Farm. What began as a desire for Kelly Dougherty an...

September 29th, 2016 |  


Glory Days Tractor Show a success

Glory Days Tractor Show a success

Tractor enthusiasts from around the state and beyond gathered over the weekend for the fifth annual Glory Days Tractor Show in Yadkinville. Hosts of t...

September 29th, 2016 |  


Cruise-ins, cornhole tourney raise funds for park

Cruise-ins, cornhole tourney raise funds for park

BOONVILLE — It was a perfect afternoon last Monday for the monthly cruise-in event, Hot Rods and Food Trucks, hosted in the town of Boonville an...

September 29th, 2016 |  


A ‘wild’ time at Jakes Day

A ‘wild’ time at Jakes Day

The Red Clay Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation held its annual Jakes Day for area youth on Saturday. The event is a chance for...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


40th annual Harvest Festival fills the streets

40th annual Harvest Festival fills the streets

It was a glorious fall day for the annual Harvest Festival in downtown Yadkinville on Saturday. Organizers and festival-goers said it was the biggest ...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


40th annual Harvest Festival fills the streets

40th annual Harvest Festival fills the streets

It was a glorious fall day for the annual Harvest Festival in downtown Yadkinville on Saturday. Organizers and festival-goers said it was the biggest ...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Fundraising for Yadkin Hospice Home nearly complete

Fundraising for Yadkin Hospice Home nearly complete

In December 2015, Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care had a ground-breaking ceremony for Yadkin County’s first inpatient hospice facil...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Starmount student awarded Morrison Scholarship

Starmount student awarded Morrison Scholarship

ELKIN — A senior from Starmount High School was the latest recipient of the Morrison Scholarship prize at this year’s 27th annual Clifford...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Library yard sale a success

Library yard sale a success

EAST BEND — The Friends of the East Bend Library held its annual yard sale over the weekend.“We sold $2,128 worth of things and had $1,510...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Pumpkin festival, regatta, quilt show set for Saturday

Pumpkin festival, regatta, quilt show set for Saturday

Several events and festivals are coming up this weekend, including the 20th annual Pumpkin Festival, the Duck & Turtle Regatta, and the quilt show...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Elkin to hold first beer festival

Elkin to hold first beer festival

Elkin’s inaugural Big Elkin Brewfest is slated for Saturday at the Elkin Municipal Park following the annual downtown Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Fest...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Local gas stations affected by Alabama leak

Local gas stations affected by Alabama leak

Many gas stations in the area are running short of fuel due to the pipeline leak in the Colonial Pipeline’s Line 1, an underground pipeline that...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Reflections on 9/11

Reflections on 9/11

It has been 15 years since nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the devastating terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when Islamic terrorists from a...

September 15th, 2016 updated: September 15th, 2016. |  


Art competition, diaries from the ’40s

Art competition, diaries from the ’40s

It will be another busy art-filled weekend at Foothills Arts Council, located at 129 Church St. in Elkin. The 27th annual Clifford Morrison Memorial A...

September 14th, 2016 |  


Jonesville raises water rates

Jonesville raises water rates

JONESVILLE — The Jonesville Town Council raised water rates Monday evening while also approving an application for a grant to help restore and r...

September 14th, 2016 |  


Remembering Meme Brown

Remembering Meme Brown

BOONVILLE — Four years ago on Oct. 15, 2012, Meme Mckenzie Brown lost her battle to ovarian cancer. Every year since her passing, Meme’s f...

September 13th, 2016 |  


A maze of fun

A maze of fun

HAMPTONVILLE — The fall fun begins this weekend with the opening of the Alpha and Omega Corn Maze, located at 1129 Cheek Road in Hamptonville. O...

September 8th, 2016 |  


Project Lazarus hosts seminar on trauma

Project Lazarus hosts seminar on trauma

The Yadkin County chapter of Project Lazarus is continuing its work in the community to address the epidemic of prescription drug abuse, which in a nu...

September 8th, 2016 |  


News employee dies in wreck

News employee dies in wreck

MOUNT AIRY — Surry County has not escaped the Labor Day weekend without a traffic fatality, which involves a Mount Airy News employee being kill...

September 6th, 2016 |  


Updated: Easements needed for East Bend waterline

Updated: Easements needed for East Bend waterline

Note: As of Sept. 2 the county has received all of the needed easements except for three belonging to Vernon Paul Gordon.Contractors submitted bids la...

September 1st, 2016 updated: September 2nd, 2016. |  


Lottery provided $15.9M in 10 years

Lottery provided $15.9M in 10 years

The North Carolina Education Lottery has brought nearly $16 million in funds to Yadkin County during its 10 years of existence, and revenues continue ...

September 1st, 2016 |  


An A+ for Yadkinville Elementary

An A+ for Yadkinville Elementary

School is back in session and one local elementary school is boasting a new designation. Yadkinville Elementary is now an A+ school. The new status me...

September 1st, 2016 |  


Yadkin students back to school

Yadkin students back to school

Children sit down for a new hard year of studying at West Yadkin Elementary School Wednesday, the first day of the 2016-17 school year.Parents take th...

August 26th, 2016 |  


Mayberry celebrates Thelma Lou’s 90th birthday on Monday

Mayberry celebrates Thelma Lou’s 90th birthday on Monday

MOUNT AIRY — Betty Lynn, the brown-eyed beauty who played Barney Fife’s sweetie Thelma Lou on The Andy Griffith Show, turns 90 years old M...

August 25th, 2016 |  


County chairman elected to NCACC board

County chairman elected to NCACC board

On Aug. 13, Yadkin County Commissioner Kevin Austin was elected second vice president of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. The a...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Tractors on parade

Tractors on parade

It was a glorious day for a tractor parade in Yadkin County on Saturday. Windsor’s Crossroads Ruritan Club’s annual breakfast and tractor ...

August 25th, 2016 |  


A ‘rocking’ start to a new school year

A ‘rocking’ start to a new school year

If the convocation for Yadkin County school employees is any indication, it’s going to be a rocking year for the district. Teachers, principals ...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Long-time law enforcement officer retires

Long-time law enforcement officer retires

Local law enforcement officer Bill Bates retired on July 31. A Yadkin County native who was raised on a tobacco farm, Bates began working full-time fo...

August 18th, 2016 |  


New ordinance provides peace-of-mind for business owners

New ordinance provides peace-of-mind for business owners

In December, the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance for a rapid key entry system which will allow for a quicker response to fi...

August 18th, 2016 |  


Up, up and away!

Up, up and away!

EAST BEND — On a lovely Sunday morning in Yadkin County, Captain Jack Ponticelli inflates a small helium balloon and releases it into the air. I...

August 18th, 2016 |  


Cruise-in to Boonville

Cruise-in to Boonville

BOONVILLE — This summer the town of Boonville is getting in on the popularity of cruise-ins. Every third Monday the town is inviting local class...

August 11th, 2016 |  


Shots fired at Yadkinville aparment

Shots fired at Yadkinville aparment

A teenager was taken into custody after Yadkinville Police officers received reports of shots being fired in the proximity of the Yadkin Plaza Apartme...

August 8th, 2016 |  


To ID or not to ID

To ID or not to ID

Local election officials are scheduled to attend a training early in the coming week where they will learn more details about the recent change to the...

August 6th, 2016 |  


New owners reopen Hollars Grocery

New owners reopen Hollars Grocery

A small grocery and gas station which has been an institution in the Courtney community for nearly 70 years has reopened thanks to new owners Shane Go...

August 4th, 2016 |  


Trio of farmers celebrated at market

Trio of farmers celebrated at market

Three long-time vendors at the Yadkin Farmers Market were honored on July 26. Hurley Johnson, Bill Miller and Everette Hartzog are each over the age o...

August 4th, 2016 |  


Arts Council welcomes new staff member

Arts Council welcomes new staff member

Yadkin County native Jessie Grant has returned to her roots and will be sharing her love and expertise in theater with the community, and area youth i...

August 4th, 2016 |  


Courthouse gets a facelift

Courthouse gets a facelift

The Yadkin County Courthouse has been undergoing some updates recently. The building, originally constructed in 1958, is in the process of receiving s...

July 28th, 2016 |  


Science fun at the library

Science fun at the library

BOONVILLE — They may still be out of school for the summer, but that doesn’t mean Yadkin County youth aren’t still learning.Thanks t...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Northern group provides pain management, detoxing

Northern group provides pain management, detoxing

Drug and narcotic addiction has plagued the tri-county area for a long time, but some doctors are fighting against it. Northern Medical Group Pain Man...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Opioid abuse being battled on many fronts

Opioid abuse being battled on many fronts

Since 2004, community members in Wilkes County have been working to bring awareness to the issue of opioid abuse and overdoses resulting from its use ...

July 27th, 2016 |  


B&G Foods expansion to bring more jobs

B&G Foods expansion to bring more jobs

The Yadkin County commissioners held their meeting July 18 at 7 p.m. to discuss rezoning, economic development assistance, and the honoring of a Yadki...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Rotary’s top man to pay historic visit

Rotary’s top man to pay historic visit

MOUNT AIRY — History will be made early next month when the president of Rotary International comes to Mount Airy, the first such visit ever by ...

July 25th, 2016 |