The Walker Center presents ‘Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage’

WILKESBORO — “Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage” brings an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding musi...

October 24th, 2017 |  


North Carolina Guardian ad Litem launches annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Campaign

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program (NCGAL) has launched its annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Campaign. Guardian ad Litem offic...

October 23rd, 2017 |  


Members of Month honored

Members of Month honored

Animal Ark veterinary clinic is recognized by the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors as the September Member of the Month.Belk is recognize...

October 22nd, 2017 |  


Surry Paralegal Club hosts American Red Cross blood drive

Surry Paralegal Club hosts American Red Cross blood drive

DOBSON — When tragedy strikes the nation, one of the most frequently recommended ways to contribute to recovery is to donate blood. In fact, abo...

October 22nd, 2017 |  


Susan G. Komen Northwest NC community grant request for application released

The promise of Susan G. Komen is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Durham, Creed wed at Trump National Golf Club

Durham, Creed wed at Trump National Golf Club

Kary LeeAnn Durham and Ethan Joshua Creed were united in marriage on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in the Lakefront Veranda at Trump National Golf Club, Cha...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Dobson native honored in Cambridge

Dobson native honored in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Samuel Freeman, a native of Dobson, was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Oct. 7 in Cambridge.Freeman w...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Surry Spooktacular features haunted trail, hayride on Oct. 24

Surry Spooktacular features haunted trail, hayride on Oct. 24

DOBSON — Surry Community College will host its annual Halloween Spooktacular on Oct. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the college’s gymnasium at 630...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Tie-dye project teaches Surry students writing skills

Tie-dye project teaches Surry students writing skills

DOBSON — To most people tie-dyeing a T-shirt seems like an art project, but for students in Dr. Kathleen Fowler’s eight-week, English 111:...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Surry Community hosts Grand Wine Tasting featuring Melva Houston on Nov. 8

Surry Community hosts Grand Wine Tasting featuring Melva Houston on Nov. 8

DOBSON — As part of Surry Community College’s sixth annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium, the college invites the community...

October 15th, 2017 |  


Surry CC honoring veterans with luncheon on Nov. 2

Surry CC honoring veterans with luncheon on Nov. 2

DOBSON — In honor of Veterans Day, Surry Community College will host its annual Veterans Luncheon on Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand ...

October 15th, 2017 |  


Slate Mountain Ramblers playing at Surry CC on Oct. 18

Slate Mountain Ramblers playing at Surry CC on Oct. 18

DOBSON — The old-time family band Slate Mountain Ramblers will play two sets at Surry Community College on Wednesday in Room A-121 on Surry̵...

October 15th, 2017 |  


Dance, photography highlight clean water

Dance, photography highlight clean water

The Yadkin River has been a source of life for the people in its valley for hundreds of years, and celebrating that life force comes in many forms. Wh...

October 13th, 2017 |  


MerleFest 2018 volunteer applications accepted beginning Oct. 1

WILKESBORO — On Oct. 1, MerleFest, presented by Window World, will begin accepting online applications for its popular volunteer program. MerleF...

October 12th, 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 October. No advanced ...

October 11th, 2017 |  


SCC medical assistants earn 100-percent pass rate on licensure exam

DOBSON — The most recent cohort of Medical Assisting program graduates at Surry Community College recently received results from their national ...

October 10th, 2017 |  


Extraordinary nurse recognized at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital

A nurse at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital is being honored with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation...

October 9th, 2017 |  


Haunted school yard comes to downtown

The Yadkin Valley Community School will be hosting a Haunted School Yard on Halloween night from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is open to the public, and ther...

October 8th, 2017 |  


Jessica Bortner-Harris competes in Retired Racehorse Project competition

Jessica Bortner-Harris competes in Retired Racehorse Project competition

THURMOND — Whoop Whoop De Do, a retired racehorse residing here, could conceivably surpass his entire career winnings many times over in one wee...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Northwest Fire & Rescue College registration due by Oct. 20

WILKESBORO — Registration is now open for the 34th annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College scheduled to take place on Nov. 3-5 on the campus ...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


Wilkes Fair this week

NORTH WILKESBORO — The Wilkes County Agricultural Fair will run through Saturday.The Rotary Club of North Wilkesboro will sponsor the event, whi...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


Wilkes Community Foundation awards $5,910 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Wilkes Community Foundation announces $5,910 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund and the Kyle Hayes...

September 30th, 2017 |  


Calling all young writers

Calling all young writers

Kids Count Pediatrics is hosting its third annual Writing Contest for children in elementary, middle and high school. Contestants may enter a piece of...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Destination for generations

Destination for generations

DOBSON — In many communities, the traditional country store lives only in memories filled with sticks of peppermint candy or licorice, a 5-cent ...

September 28th, 2017 |  


The Walker Center hosts breakfast for school events program and season show volunteers

The Walker Center hosts breakfast for school events program and season show volunteers

WILKESBORO — The annual Walker Center Volunteer Breakfast took place on Sept. 7, to honor those who help with the season shows and school events...

September 26th, 2017 |  


Women’s Christian Conference to be held in North Wilkesboro

NORTH WILKESBORO — Being able to organize and host a women’s conference has been a dream of Kristee Huffman, a former Wilkes County reside...

September 26th, 2017 |  


Boonville VFD holds open house

Boonville VFD holds open house

Boonville Volunteer Fire Department welcomed the community to its open house Sept. 16 sharing tours of the station, bounce houses, games, food and mor...

September 24th, 2017 |  


The ARK receives gift from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

The ARK receives gift from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

The ARK has received $2,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents and guests in need. The ARK will ...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


State Highway Patrol announces 142nd Basic School Graduation

CARY — The North Carolina State Highway Patrol will host to the 142nd Basic Patrol School graduation on Friday at 10 a.m. The graduation ends 15...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Reece studies in China

Reece studies in China

BOONVILLE — McKinnon Reece was awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study in Dalian, China, this past summe...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Newest SAR member inducted

Newest SAR member inducted

On Sept. 9, the Yadkin Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution met for its quarterly business meeting at the Cedarbrook Country Club in ...

September 18th, 2017 |  


Walker joins The Citadel Class of 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Citadel has welcomed the Class of 2021. The incoming class of more than 800 new cadets, students represents 42 states and...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Raffle, bake sale set for Thursday

Raffle, bake sale set for Thursday

PruittHealth is holding a raffle and bake sale Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with proceeds benefiting the activities fund and Camp Cocoon. Raffle ti...

September 12th, 2017 |  


Birth announcement

Birth announcement

Cullen Bodhi HarrisonMorgan Harrison and Kitsey Burns Harrison of Boonville announce the birth of their son, Cullen Bodhi Harrison. He was born on Aug...

September 11th, 2017 |  


Wilkes Fair to be held Oct. 3-7

NORTH WILKESBORO — The Wilkes County Agricultural Fair will begin on Oct. 3 and will run through Oct. 7.The Rotary Club of North Wilkesboro will...

September 11th, 2017 |  


Post donates flag to squad

Post donates flag to squad

Captain Mark Garner VFW Post 7794 of Elkin recently donated a new American flag to the Elkin Rescue Squad. Historically, the post has provided flags t...

September 10th, 2017 |  


The Walker Center presents John Michael Montgomery on Sept. 21

WILKESBORO — John Michael Montgomery kicks off the 2017-2018 Walker Center Season on Sept. 21, singing his hits that include “Be My Baby T...

September 10th, 2017 |  


Walker completes boot camp

Walker completes boot camp

Pfc. Hardin Walker has just completed boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina. He will now attend small arms training at Camp Lejeune and then on t...

September 10th, 2017 |  


Bingo Friday to support Elkin schools

The second annual Elkin Aacdemic Education Foundation Bingo Night benefiting Elkin City Schools will be held Friday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Elki...

September 7th, 2017 |  


Local Rainbow Child Care centers collect diapers for families in crisis

One in three American families struggle to afford diapers for their children every day. Rainbow Child Care Centers around North Carolina have teamed u...

September 7th, 2017 |  


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 |  


New music festival this weekend

WILKESBORO — The Carolina Jam Music Festival will kick off Friday at 6 p.m. with a free concert featuring Jim Quick and Coastline from 7 to 10 p...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Seniors tour popcorn farm

Seniors tour popcorn farm

The seniors of Arlington First Baptist Church recently toured Shallowford Popcorn Farm in Yadkinville, had lunch in Lexington at Speedy’s BBQ Re...

September 1st, 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 |  


Outdoor drama features moonshine, Junior Johnson

Outdoor drama features moonshine, Junior Johnson

WILKESBORO — Bleu Moon Productions will present “Moonshine & Thunder – The Junior Johnson Story,” beginning Sept. 14 for t...

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 |  


Birth announcement

Birth announcement

Danilyn Zopal Grace McCannTimothy and Alexandra McCann of Roaring River announce the birth of a daughter, Danilyn Zopal Grace, on Aug. 25 at 7:24 a.m....

August 29th, 2017 |