NEWS


11:25 am |    
Elkin JROTC has busy fall

Student athletes challenged by homework demands

Transitioning to high school can be tough, but attempting to remain active in sports as well as taking strong academic courses can be particularly cha...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Student spread cheer through cards

Student spread cheer through cards

Christmas is the perfect time to spread cheer, and Elkin High School freshman Victoria Jolly decided it was the perfect time to spread some holiday ch...

January 17th, 2018 |  


EHS swim team coaches make the difference

EHS swim team coaches make the difference

The Elkin High School swim team is coached by Oz Prim and Lakan Dobson. Prim has been coaching the swim team for more than 40 years. Dobson is new to ...

January 17th, 2018 |  


EHS students raise funds for Stone’s Throw Ministries

EHS students raise funds for Stone’s Throw Ministries

Melva Edmisten’s students were recently part of a service project to raise funds for Stone’s Throw Ministries. Stone’s Throw Ministr...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Fundraisers make music at EHS

Fundraisers make music at EHS

Arts programs across the nation are facing tough economic times, even though the recession is supposed to be behind the country. The Elkin High School...

January 17th, 2018 |  


EHS students collect food for needy

EHS students collect food for needy

Charitable giving is important year-round, and like many others, students at Elkin High School thought the Christmas season would be a great time to h...

January 17th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


East Wilkes dominates Lady Elks, 50-12

East Wilkes dominates Lady Elks, 50-12

RONDA — It was an East Wilkes dominated night for the women’s basketball team as the Cardinals put up a 50-12 win over the Lady Elks. East...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Elkin bests East Wilkes and Oak Grove in wrestling tri-match

RONDA — On Friday evening, the Buckin’ Elks picked up two team victories in Carpenter Gymnasium. Elkin slid past East Wilkes, 36-25, in th...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Basketball scores and schedules

Women’s Basketball:Starmount:Nov. 28: Surry Central 53 - Starmount 8Dec. 1: Forbush 78 - Starmount 46Dec. 6: Galax 45 - Starmount 33Dec. 12: Sta...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Buckin’ Elks take rivalry win over Cardinals

Buckin’ Elks take rivalry win over Cardinals

RONDA — After a rough start to the 2017-2018 season, the Elkin Buckin’ Elks seemed to have turned their season around. On Friday night, El...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Winter weather advisory changes athletic schedules for Tuesday night

Due to the threat of winter weather, local schools are making changes to Tuesday night athletic events. Elkin High School has changed tonight’s ...

January 16th, 2018 |  


UPDATE: Wildlife Commission postpones public hearing in Elkin

Due to the snow that arrived Wednesday in the region, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has postponed a public hearing that was schedul...

January 15th, 2018 updated: January 17th, 2018. |  


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LIFE


3:22 pm |    
First baby of 2018 born

Surry Community offering wellness classes in January

DOBSON — In the spirit of the new year, Surry Community College is offering several classes in January with a focus on wellness to help students...

December 24th, 2017 |  


Class of 1967 marks 50th reunion

Class of 1967 marks 50th reunion

Two dreams for the Surry Central High School Class of ‘67 were fulfilled on Saturday, Nov. 18 as their 50th class reunion was held with great at...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Surry CC offering classes for music fans in January

DOBSON — Whether a person is more interested in making music or simply dancing to it, Surry Community College is offering several classes involv...

December 19th, 2017 |  


Annual campaign continues

Annual campaign continues

Yadkin Valley United Fund Board of Directors President Elect Don Clark posts the 90-percent bar on the large thermometer showing the annual campaign p...

December 19th, 2017 |  


Elkin High School agriculture program receives grant

Elkin High School agriculture program receives grant

STATESVILLE — The Elkin High School Agriculture Program was recently awarded a grant through Carolina Farm Credit’s Corporate Mission Fund...

December 19th, 2017 |  


OPINION


10:29 am |    

Stone Mountain News

Current culture causes chill in popular song

Current culture causes chill in popular song

For several years I have been paying attention to the lyrics in the song. I have friends who speak through music so it has always been something I hav...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Stone Mountain News

I got the hours wrong last week for the Traphill Branch Library. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, it will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 6 p.m.,...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Malls: yesterday’s style, yesterday’s news

Malls: yesterday’s style, yesterday’s news

Those were heady times decades ago, back when the Tri-Counties got our own malls.Bright, shining shopping castles in Mount Airy and Wilkesboro were mo...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Stone Mountain News

Adam Collins will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church on Sunday at 9 a.m., weather permitting. If the Stone Mountain State Park is closed, the...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


Celebrating self, service new year

Celebrating self, service new year

In the next few weeks there will be a multitude of suggestions about ways to improve your life.Hopefully these methods will be more about long-lasting...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


Sun rising again on our corner of Italy

Sun rising again on our corner of Italy

“Hey, want to go to Italy this weekend?”My blushing bride many years ago had been with me just long enough to know that I like to tease bu...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


BUSINESS


Prism, WellCare team up to give back

Prism, WellCare team up to give back

Prism’s Managed Care Services department visited Atlanta, Georgia, on Oct. 25-26 to make a donation to Helping Mamas, a non-profit organization ...

November 11th, 2017 |  


LifeStore Financial Group reports earnings increase for year

WEST JEFFERSON — LifeStore Financial Group (LSFG), the holding company for LifeStore Bank and LifeStore Insurance Services, Inc., recently repor...

November 4th, 2017 |  


LifeStore Financial Group reports earnings increase for year

WEST JEFFERSON — LifeStore Financial Group (LSFG), the holding company for LifeStore Bank and LifeStore Insurance Services, Inc., recently repor...

November 4th, 2017 |  


Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital receives eighth consecutive “A” for patient safety in fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, released earlier this week the most recent Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades....

November 3rd, 2017 |  


Prism hosts Ebenezer Children’s Home for Halloween parade

On Oct. 19, Prism hosted Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home for an afternoon at their corporate offices. Prism’s MPCT Corporate Connection...

October 30th, 2017 updated: October 30th, 2017. |  


Surrey Bancorp reports third quarter net income

MOUNT AIRY — Surrey Bancorp, (Pink Sheets: SRYB), the holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust, reported earnings for the third quarter of 20...

October 24th, 2017 |  


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