Drop the cool, stay safe in school

Here at Forbush High School, Laura Papsun’s English 2 class decided to take it upon themselves to make the school a safer environment everyone c...

April 26th, 2018 |  


Saying goodbye

Now that prom is done and over with, it’s time to get our heads wrapped around graduating from high school, and getting prepped for college.Ever...

April 26th, 2018 |  


Tiny house, big expectations

When you hear the phrase “less is more,” what do you think of? For the carpentry students at Forbush High School, a tiny house is what com...

April 26th, 2018 |  


An Enchanted Forest

After the six-week process of getting the Forbush High School 2018 Prom together, it was a huge success.On April 14, Bermuda Run Country Club was pack...

April 26th, 2018 |  


Prom 2018 ‘enchanted’ night

Prom 2018 ‘enchanted’ night

Prom is such an exciting time at Forbush High School. This year’s theme was “Enchanted Forest” and staff coordinator Jennifer Helton...

April 26th, 2018 |  


Three teams ranked in top 15

Boomer Kennedy, principal of Forbush High School, recently informed students, staff and residents in the community about the 2018 spring sports season...

April 26th, 2018 |  


District 34 State Senate candidates share thoughts on running for office

District 34 State Senate candidates share thoughts on running for office

Editor’s note: The following questions were emailed to candidates running for the new State Senate District 34. Their responses have not been ed...

April 26th, 2018 |  


Shore awarded scholarship by NGU

TIGERVILLE, S.C. — Madisun Shore, a senior at Forbush High School, has been awarded the Trustee Scholarship by North Greenville University. She ...

April 25th, 2018 |  


Farmers market opens May 1

Farmers market opens May 1

The members of Yadkin Farmers Market are excited about the coming season. The market, located at 1141 Tennessee St. in Yadkinville, opens May 1. Hours...

April 25th, 2018 |  


Musicians compete at bluegrass convention

Musicians compete at bluegrass convention

The halls of Yadkinville Elementary School were filled with the sounds of bluegrass and old-time music on Saturday for the 33rd annual Yadkin Valley B...

April 25th, 2018 |  


Developing as a singer and person at Mars Hill choral festival

Developing as a singer and person at Mars Hill choral festival

The Mars Hill Choral Festival is a choral festival that Mars Hill University puts on every year. More than 700 high school students audition in this f...

April 25th, 2018 |  


SHS March of Dimes looks to basketball to raise funds

SHS March of Dimes looks to basketball to raise funds

Students and staff at Starmount High School took to the basketball court in an attempt to raise funds for premature babies during the March of Dimes c...

April 25th, 2018 |  


A note from Starmount’s yearbook editor

A note from Starmount’s yearbook editor

This year I had the honor and privilege of being the Starmount High School yearbook editor. I decided over the summer that I would take on the respons...

April 25th, 2018 |  


Yadkin County begins negotiation with architectural firm for new sheriff’s office building

The Yadkin County commissioners authorized a negotiation of a contract for architectural services with Clark, Patterson and Lee at its April 18 meetin...

April 24th, 2018 |  


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 |  


Entry still open for Girls Empowering Girls Symposium set for Tuesday night

Girls in the Yadkin Valley will have a chance to build self-esteem and self-confidence Tuesday evening at the fifth annual Girls Empowering Girls Symp...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


Poster contest winners

Poster contest winners

Starmount High School students in the Honors Earth Science classes competed in the district and regional Soil and Water Digital Poster Contest this ye...

April 21st, 2018 |  


League of Women Voters launches election website

RALEIGH — On April 8, the League of Women Voters launched VOTE411.org, a hub for election information. The site includes candidate questionnaire...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Forbush HOSA attends State Leadership Conference

Forbush HOSA attends State Leadership Conference

After school on March 21, the Forbush High School Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) team left for the State Leadership Conference in Greens...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Starmount HOSA named ‘Gold Star’ chapter

Starmount HOSA named ‘Gold Star’ chapter

For the fifth consecutive year, Starmount High School HOSA has been awarded the North Carolina HOSA Gold Star Chapter. This award signifies that the c...

April 19th, 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 |  


Yadkin County approved Brunch Bill only applies to unincorporated areas

YADKINVILLE — Police Chief Tim Parks issued a reminder to businesses on Wednesday that the Brunch Bill recently passed by the Yadkin County comm...

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 |  


Unifi to acquire dyed yarn business and assets

GREENSBORO — Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI), one of the world’s leading innovators in synthetic and recycled yarns, announced that its domestic o...

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 |  


Hospice holding fundraiser

Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care is now selling raffle tickets for its sixth-annual Days of Giving fundraiser. The raffle is designed to ...

April 17th, 2018 |  


School board forum to be held

Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates forum for those seeking election to the Yadkin County Board of Education on April 17. Chamber...

April 12th, 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 |  


Yadkin County approved Brunch Bill only applies to unincorporated areas

YADKINVILLE — Police Chief Tim Parks issued a reminder to businesses on Wednesday that the Brunch Bill recently passed by the Yadkin County Comm...

April 11th, 2018 |  


Starmount students to take audiences ‘over the rainbow’

Starmount students to take audiences ‘over the rainbow’

Follow the yellow brick road with Starmount students this month as they stage a production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Performances are schedul...

April 11th, 2018 |  


Healthy Kids Day planned for Saturday at Yadkin County Park

A day of activities with a focus on health for children is planned for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. at the Yadkin County Park behind the YMCA in Yad...

April 11th, 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 |  


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 |  


Roberts represents pest management in D.C.

Roberts represents pest management in D.C.

Marty L. Roberts, right, vice president and general manager of operations for the local Rid-A-Bug team, attends the annual Legislative Event sponsored...

April 10th, 2018 |  


SCC offers gardening classes

SCC offers gardening classes

DOBSON — Whether you already have a green thumb or just looking for a new hobby, Surry Community College is offering several one-day classes inv...

April 10th, 2018 |  


Changes to Jonesville clean up to benefit greater good

JONESVILLE — The town of Jonesville will conduct the annual spring clean up from April 16 through April 19. A few changes are hoped to make bett...

April 10th, 2018 |  


April proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month

April proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month

April has been designated Child Abuse Prevention Month in Yadkin County. At Monday’s meeting of the board of commissioners, Yadkin County Human ...

April 9th, 2018 |  


Multiple charges for Jonesville man

Multiple charges for Jonesville man

A Jonesville man was arrested on March 26 after leading officers on a brief chase.Gary Marques Alexander Smith, 29, faces multiple charges including b...

April 9th, 2018 |  


Multiple charges for Jonesville man

Multiple charges for Jonesville man

A Jonesville man was arrested on March 26 after leading officers on brief chase. Gary Marques Alexander Smith, age 29, faces multiple charges includin...

April 5th, 2018 |  


Two face drug, breaking and entering charges

Two face drug, breaking and entering charges

Two Yadkinville residents were arrested March 22 after being located by the King Police Department. Lori Hutchens Bryant, 41, and John Monroe Cartrett...

April 5th, 2018 |  


East Bend resident inducted to Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, LA — Katherine Juras of East Bend, North Carolina, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Children’s Center joins prevent child abuse North Carolina for Wear Blue Day

Children’s Center joins prevent child abuse North Carolina for Wear Blue Day

DOBSON — On Friday, April 6, Children’s Center joins Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina in Wear Blue Day, a day dedicated to bringing awar...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Board approves Brunch Bill

The Brunch Bill was approved by Yadkin County Commissioners this week. The bill allows for the sale of alcohol beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays rather ...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Journey ‘into the woods’ with Forbush students

Journey ‘into the woods’ with Forbush students

Forbush High School students will take the stage next month to present “Into the Woods Jr.”, the Tony Award Winning musical featuring belo...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Business owners call to ‘stop the medians’

Business owners call to ‘stop the medians’

Signs proclaiming “stop the medians” have gone up in Yadkinville and business owners also spoke out at Monday’s board of commissione...

April 3rd, 2018 |