Mountain Valley Hospice to hold grand reopening of re-sale shoppe

MOUNT AIRY — Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care will celebrate the relocation of their Re-Sale Shoppe, with a Grand Re-Opening, Sept....

September 7th, 2017 |  


Traphill resident earns One Million Mile Safe Driver Award

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ:LSTR), a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions de...

September 7th, 2017 |  


Surry Community offering free workshops to assist unemployed and underemployed

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering the following free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in September. No advance...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Prism delivers curriculum materials to Yadkin Valley Community School

Prism delivers curriculum materials to Yadkin Valley Community School

Prism Medical Products donated curriculum materials and classroom supplies to the Yadkin Valley Community School for the second year in a row. The Pri...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Surry CC’s Williams receives family nurse practitioner licensure

Surry CC’s Williams receives family nurse practitioner licensure

DOBSON — Kiena Williams, a nurse educator at Surry Community College, recently passed the national certification and licensure examination to ob...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Health issues highlighted

Health issues highlighted

On Aug. 22, the Young Democrats of Wilkes County held a public information session on health care. Special guests included Ann Absher, Wilkes County h...

August 29th, 2017 |  


Free SBC seminars announced for September

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Small Business Center will be holding free seminars and workshops in September at various locations in ...

August 29th, 2017 |  


Surry Community holds Old Time and Traditional Music Camp

Surry Community holds Old Time and Traditional Music Camp

DOBSON — Surry Community College recently held its second annual Surry Old Time and Traditional Music Camp for children ages 8 through 14.Led by...

August 29th, 2017 updated: August 31st, 2017. |  


Lending a helping hand

Lending a helping hand

Last week, Prism sponsored a donation drive for The ARK shelter of Elkin. Prism’s Corporate Connections board was in charge of the event and is ...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


Surry Community College hosting N.C. State Fair wine competition judging

DOBSON — Surry Community College is hosting the North Carolina Commercial and Amateur Wine Competition judging Aug. 18-20 at the Shelton-Badgett...

August 17th, 2017 |  


Wilkes Community Foundation announces new fund

Wilkes Community Foundation announces new fund

WILKESBORO — The Wilkes Community Foundation announces the establishment of the Flettie Alifair Church Literacy Fund, according to Graham Wyche,...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Burton receives state award

Burton receives state award

DOBSON — Debbie Burton, Surry Community College’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) director and system administrator, recently received ...

August 15th, 2017 |  


Surry Community offering free workshops to assist unemployed and underemployed

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering the following free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in August. No pre-regist...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Highway Patrol graduation held

CARY — The North Carolina Highway Patrol held its 141st Basic Patrol School graduation Aug. 4, ending 29 weeks of extensive academic and physica...

August 9th, 2017 |  


Julia Barber celebrates 95 years

Julia Barber celebrates 95 years

Five generations celebrate the 95th birthday of Julia Barber at Union Cross Ruritan Building on July 1. Many family members and friends enjoyed the lu...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


Critical blood shortage creates emergency need for donations

On Monday, Prism will partner with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive. The announcement comes in the midst of a national blood shortage and ...

July 30th, 2017 |  


Locals place at Alleghany Fiddlers Convention

SPARTA — The 23rd annual Alleghany Fiddlers Convention on July 21-22 in Sparta had 29 bands and 196 individual contestants in senior and junior ...

July 30th, 2017 |  


10 area youth attend art camp

10 area youth attend art camp

DOBSON — What do Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dali, and 10 area youth have in common?After a week spent at Surry Community College&...

July 29th, 2017 |  


Class of ‘49 reunites

Class of ‘49 reunites

The Mountain Park Class of 1949 celebrated its 68th class reunion July 8. The event was hosted by Mark and Kim Payne at their home in Dobson. There we...

July 27th, 2017 |  


Yadkin Valley History Fair will be Aug. 12

The 2017 Yadkin Valley History and Genealogy Fair and Conference will be held on Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Yadkin County Senior Center, 207...

July 26th, 2017 |  


Clingman Medical announces scholarship recipients

Clingman Medical announces scholarship recipients

The recipients of the 2017 Clingman Medical Center scholarships are, from left, Madison Elaine Lira, $500, West Wilkes; Mary Olivia Cortez, $2,000, Ea...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Schrum joins local Rotary group

Schrum joins local Rotary group

Matthew Schrum of Elkin, center, joins the Yadkin Valley Rotary Club July 12, bringing the charter to 47 members. Schrum is joined by his Rotary spons...

July 19th, 2017 |  


Yadkin County Community Foundation awards more than $7,000 in local grants and scholarships

Yadkin County Community Foundation awards more than $7,000 in local grants and scholarships

YADKINVILLE — The board of advisors of the Yakin County Community Foundation announced $7,440 in local grants and scholarship awards from its co...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Heaton named adjunct professor

Heaton named adjunct professor

FOLKSTON, Ga. — Clarence Roger Heaton of Folkston, Georgia, husband of Robin Hayes Heaton, formerly of Elkin, has been bestowed an adjunct profe...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Food trucks bring out a crowd

Food trucks bring out a crowd

A crowd gathers in the shade Friday evening to listen to the tunes of Tyler Hatley and enjoy the various offerings of Food Truck Friday at the Elkin F...

July 9th, 2017 |  


Surry CC recognized by NC Department of Environmental Quality

Surry CC recognized by NC Department of Environmental Quality

DOBSON — Surry Community College was recently recognized by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Environmental Assistan...

July 6th, 2017 |  


Elkin receives National Main Street Accreditation for 2017

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Commerce’s Main Street & Rural Planning Center announced that 39 North Carolina communities have achi...

July 6th, 2017 |  


Truck driver training orientation to be held July 17

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be starting a new session of classes for people wanting to start a career in truck driving. Orientation wi...

July 4th, 2017 |  


Wilkes Community Foundation accepting grant applications

RALEIGH — The board of advisors of the Wilkes Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects funded from its community grantm...

July 3rd, 2017 |  


Outgoing president Sam Wagoner installed new officers at the Wednesday morning meeting of the Yadkin Valley Rotary Club. Officers are, back row, from ...

July 2nd, 2017 |  


Local CEO helps raise $1.4 million to fight cancer

Local CEO helps raise $1.4 million to fight cancer

MOUNT AIRY — Mike Brannock, CEO of WorkForce Unlimited and AREVO Group of Mount Airy, joined 15 other individuals in a 10-week national fundrais...

July 2nd, 2017 |  


Surry Community Offering Free Workshops to Assist Unemployed and Underemployed

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering the following free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in July. No advanced reg...

July 1st, 2017 |  


Area scouts participate in Fun Day at Elkin Municipal Park

Area scouts participate in Fun Day at Elkin Municipal Park

Scouts with Pack 651 take part in Fun Day at Elkin Municipal Park recently.Scouts with Pack 651 take part in Fun Day at Elkin Municipal Park recently....

June 27th, 2017 |  


Officers installed in local DAR chapter

Officers installed in local DAR chapter

The Jonathan Hunt Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution install new officers at Cross Creek Country Club in Mount Airy. These...

June 25th, 2017 |  


Edward M. Armfield Sr. Foundation awards local scholarships

Edward M. Armfield Sr. Foundation awards local scholarships

DOBSON — The Edward M. Armfield Sr. Foundation presented scholarships to 62 Surry County students in a ceremony, followed by a reception, held o...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


Surry Community College wine featured at state wine caucus

Surry Community College wine featured at state wine caucus

DOBSON — Representatives of Surry Community College’s Viticulture and Enology program were invited to pour wine during the N.C. Wine &...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


Local principal completes leadership program

Local principal completes leadership program

Cassundra Morrison, principal of Elkin Middle School, recently completed the Distinguished Leadership Program (DLP), a year-long leadership developmen...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Ride raises $10K for regional library

The Northwestern Regional Library sponsored the sixth annual Freeborne’s Ride for Readers on June 10. More than $10,000 was raised that will hel...

June 20th, 2017 |  


SCC golf tournament nets $1 million

SCC golf tournament nets $1 million

MOUNT AIRY — The 21st annual Woltz-Harold Surry Community College Foundation Golf Tournament held on May 18 landed on an absolutely gorgeous sun...

June 20th, 2017 |  


Russell, Badgett certified by rural center

Russell, Badgett certified by rural center

RALEIGH — Brittany Russell of Cavu Marketing and Dale Badgett of Surry Community College Small Business Center and Elkin Center graduated in May...

June 20th, 2017 |  


Elkin’s Main Street Advisory Board receives national accreditation

The town of Elkin and its Main Street Advisory Board has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program success story for meeting rigoro...

June 20th, 2017 |  


Sixteen wildlife officers graduate from Basic Wildlife Law Enforcement Training

Sixteen wildlife officers graduate from Basic Wildlife Law Enforcement Training

RALEIGH — Sixteen cadets were sworn in as wildlife officers by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission at a graduation ceremony held at Campbell ...

June 19th, 2017 |  


Silver artists display, perform pieces

Silver artists display, perform pieces

The Yadkin Valley Senior Games during its Silver Arts program at Willingham Theater at the Yadkin Arts Council recently had 12 performing acts and 32 ...

June 18th, 2017 |  


United Fund sets $200,000 goal for 2018

United Fund sets $200,000 goal for 2018

The Yadkin Valley United Fund has made its agency partner allocations for 2018, and will be kicking off its annual campaign in the middle of August wi...

June 16th, 2017 |  


Elkin pieces added to mural trail

Elkin pieces added to mural trail

Even to this day, people can still see the results of what the United States did for its people during the Great Depression. Called the WPA, The Works...

June 14th, 2017 |  


Wildlife in North Carolina magazine photo competition open until Sept. 1

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is accepting entries to its 13th annual Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition until 5 p....

June 9th, 2017 |  


Ride benefiting libraries set for Saturday

The Northwestern Regional Library will host the sixth annual Ride for Readers on Saturday. All proceeds from the Freeborne’s Ride for Readers wi...

June 8th, 2017 |  


Special summer camp starts Monday

The Children’s Center, along with Project Challenge and the Juvenile Mediation and Restorative Justice Center, is hosting a week-long summer cam...

June 8th, 2017 |  


Yadkin Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution inducts John Floyd as newest member

Yadkin Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution inducts John Floyd as newest member

Saturday the Yadkin Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution met at the Elkin Library for their quarterly business meeting.During the mee...

June 7th, 2017 |  


Group makes first donation

Group makes first donation

Mercy and Truth Ministries makes its first delivery of backpacks filled with goodies to C.B. Eller Elementary School. Other schools aided were Ronda-C...

June 5th, 2017 |