UPDATE: Gwyn files for Elkin commissioner seat; No one files for Boonville mayor race

UPDATE: Gwyn files for Elkin commissioner seat; No one files for Boonville mayor race

Filing closed Friday at noon for municipal board candidacy in Surry and Yadkin counties, and on closing day, a newcomer has joined the slate of candid...

July 20th, 2018 |  


STEM camps held by Surry schools

STEM camps held by Surry schools

DOBSON — Surry County Schools’ teachers and students have been busy during the month of June participating in a variety of summer camps an...

July 20th, 2018 |  


East Carolina University announces spring graduates

GREENVILLE — At East Carolina University, 5,479 students received degrees on May 4 in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.The following local students earned ...

July 19th, 2018 |  


New child nutrition application online

DOBSON — Surry County Schools’ School Nutrition is implementing a new, online free and reduced lunch application for the 2018-2019 school ...

July 19th, 2018 |  


Scouts complete 50-mile trip

Scouts complete 50-mile trip

MOUNT AIRY — Each Wednesday during the summer, Camp Raven Knob fills with parents and families visiting their Boy Scout campers for dinner, and ...

July 18th, 2018 |  


Bridges continues to grow

Bridges continues to grow

One area school is expanding its upper and lower grade offerings and adding an out-of-the-box teaching space, with plans to eventually build a new str...

July 18th, 2018 |  


Stone’s Throw aimed at fighting giant problems

Stone’s Throw aimed at fighting giant problems

Serving God by serving His people, Stone’s Throw Christian Ministries can be found throughout the Yadkin Valley and beyond.Begun by President Mi...

July 18th, 2018 |  


‘Shrek the Musical’ opens Friday

‘Shrek the Musical’ opens Friday

Things have gone awry for beloved fairy tale creatures Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, the White Rabbit, Gingerbread Man, Sugarplum Fairy and more. ...

July 17th, 2018 |  


UPDATE: Two candidates file for three seats on Elkin board; Filing ends at noon Friday

UPDATE: Two candidates file for three seats on Elkin board; Filing ends at noon Friday

With just a couple of hours left until the noon July 20 deadline to file, two candidates have filed for the three Elkin commissioners seats on the Nov...

July 17th, 2018 updated: July 20th, 2018. |  


Laughs return to Liberty for Comedy On Main

Laughter will return to The Liberty on Saturday as Explore Elkin hosts Comedy on Main at Coley Hall.Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with a cash bar and f...

July 17th, 2018 |  


CVS Health Foundation awards $60,000 in grants

The CVS Health Foundation — a private charitable organization created by CVS Health — in partnership with the National Association of Free...

July 17th, 2018 |  


Kirkman seeks election to judgeship

Kirkman seeks election to judgeship

District Judge Gretchen Hollar Kirkman has filed for election, seeking to retain the District 17B seat she has held since being appointed to the post ...

July 16th, 2018 |  


Order of the Arrow hosts call-out ceremony

Order of the Arrow hosts call-out ceremony

The Boy Scouts of America Old Hickory Council’s Wahissa Lodge 118 Order of the Arrow holds its Wednesday night call-out ceremony and Native Amer...

July 16th, 2018 |  


Nurse Aide students graduate

Nurse Aide students graduate

Wilkes Community College announces its recent Nurse Aide I program graduates that were taught by instructor Sonya Jordan, R.N. They are, front row, fr...

July 15th, 2018 |  


WCC congratulates phlebotomy graduates

WCC congratulates phlebotomy graduates

Wilkes Community College announces its recent phlebotomy program graduates taught by instructor Tasha O’Neal. The graduates are, from left, Cour...

July 14th, 2018 |  


Society inducts new members

Society inducts new members

DOBSON — The National Society of Leadership and Success chapter at Surry Community College held its annual induction ceremony for new members fo...

July 14th, 2018 |  


Two scholarships awarded

Two scholarships awarded

DOBSON — The Surry County Schools Educational Foundation announced the 2018 recipients of the Absher-Moxley Memorial Scholarship.Brandon Norman ...

July 13th, 2018 |  


Edward Jones financial advisor wins award

Edward Jones financial advisor wins award

JONESVILLE — Aaron Misenheimer of Edward Jones recently won the firm’s coveted Zeke McIntyre Pioneer Award, which recognizes new financial...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Kids focus of arts festival

Kids focus of arts festival

The Hernandez family, Jairo, right, Pamela, left, with daughters, Maggie and Yahaira, take a pirate-themed photo on the lawn of the Foothills Arts Cou...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Novant offers Goodwill to Grace through mobile mammograms

Novant offers Goodwill to Grace through mobile mammograms

Novant Health in conjunction with Goodwill Career Connections Workforce Development Center was able to serve patients of Grace Clinic this summer thro...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Mars Hill University announces spring 2018 dean’s list

MARS HILL — Mars Hill University recognizes 342 students named on the Honor Roll of the Academic Dean at the end of the spring 2018 semester. To...

July 10th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Jonesville welcomes new officer

VIDEO: Jonesville welcomes new officer

JONESVILLE — Joining the family of officers for the town of Jonesville, Marcus E. Wilborn was sworn in on Thursday with his own family in attend...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Surry Community offering drone flight academy

DOBSON — Drones are fast flying marvels of technology that youngsters can get their hands on this summer through the Surry Community College Dro...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Three UMC congregations to worship as one

Three UMC congregations to worship as one

Jonesville First, Piney Grove and Wesley Chapel United Methodist churches have formed a cooperative parish which will begin services under one roof Su...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Updated: Thurmond man charged with murder

Updated: Thurmond man charged with murder

A Thurmond man has been charged with the death of a woman who was found shot at a home on Center Lane Monday morning.Timmy Dale Bates, 53, of 440 Cent...

July 10th, 2018 updated: July 10th, 2018. |  


VIDEO: Patriotism, community center of Mountain Park festival

VIDEO: Patriotism, community center of Mountain Park festival

STATE ROAD — A heart of patriotism was evident as residents from all around the Yadkin Valley and beyond gathered to celebrate American independ...

July 10th, 2018 |  


UPDATE: Two file to run for Jonesville mayor

UPDATE: Two file to run for Jonesville mayor

On Friday, filing opened for even-year municipal elections, which includes Elkin, Dobson and Pilot Mountain in Surry County and Jonesville, Boonville ...

July 9th, 2018 updated: July 11th, 2018. |  


State gives county new mandates

State gives county new mandates

DOBSON — Surry County’s Department of Health and Human Services is operating under new rules from the state that come with penalties for n...

July 8th, 2018 |  


Pain Management Group to close clinics amid turmoil

NASHVILLE (AP) — One of the largest pain management groups in the Southeast, which had a location in Elkin, is closing multiple clinics amid wor...

July 6th, 2018 |  


Clingman scholarships awarded

Clingman scholarships awarded

The Clingman Medical Board has created an annual scholarship opportunity for local students that have demonstrated a desire to pursue a career in the ...

July 6th, 2018 |  


Pinnix graduates from UNC

Pinnix graduates from UNC

CHAPEL HILL — Brett Pinnix graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on May 12, with his Master of Healthcare Administratio...

July 4th, 2018 |  


Christmas to come to the Yadkin Valley

Christmas to come to the Yadkin Valley

Christmas comes to the Yadkin Valley through two different events on July 14.Continuing the Secret Santa experience started last winter, the gang anti...

July 4th, 2018 |  


Administrative changes made in Surry schools

DOBSON — At a special called Surry County Schools Board of Education meeting, several administrative changes were approved by the board.First, t...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


Foothills Theatre prepares for summer production of ‘Shrek’

Foothills Theatre prepares for summer production of ‘Shrek’

Foothills Theatre performers have been hard at work since late May rehearsing for the group’s summer production of “Shrek the Musical,R...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


Free Kidsfest arts event this Saturday

For the 13th year, the Foothills Arts Council is opening its grounds to children in the community for a free day of arts-oriented fun and food Saturda...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


Karen Spencer named Elkin City Schools Teacher of the Year

Karen Spencer named Elkin City Schools Teacher of the Year

A language arts teacher at Elkin Middle School has been named the 2018-19 Elkin City Schools Teacher of the Year.Karen Spencer came to Elkin’s s...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


State fire marshal urges firework safety as the holiday approaches

RALEIGH — Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey warned North Carolinians about the dangers of fireworks as they celebrate th...

July 2nd, 2018 |  


Fireworks wowed crowd at FreedomFest

Fireworks wowed crowd at FreedomFest

The heat was no match for the festive crowd at FreedomFest at Elkin Municipal Park hosted by the Elkin Jaycees Saturday evening.Although a languid cro...

July 2nd, 2018 updated: July 3rd, 2018. |  


Two new businesses open with ribbon cuttings

Two new businesses open with ribbon cuttings

Carrie and Justin Roberts cut the ribbon opening their new store, Elk Emporium, on North Bridge Street in Elkin Friday morning. The emporium hosts a n...

July 2nd, 2018 |  


Administrative changes made in Elkin schools

Administrative changes made in Elkin schools

When students return to classes in August, they will notice changes in some of the administrators’ roles at the middle and high school levels fo...

July 2nd, 2018 |  


Several new scams hit Surry County

Several new scams hit Surry County

DOBSON — In the past week, local authorities have learned of several new scams going around the county.One scam uses the sheriff’s own fac...

June 30th, 2018 |  


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 60 Surry County students in a ceremony, followed by a reception, on May...

June 29th, 2018 |  


Labor department to recognize businesses

MOUNT AIRY — The N.C. Department of Labor recognized area employers and employees at the agency’s annual safety awards banquet in Mount Ai...

June 29th, 2018 |  


Two local businesses cut ribbons

Two local businesses cut ribbons

Aaron Misenheimer cuts the ribbon on his new Edward Jones Investments location on N.C. 67 in Jonesville Tuesday surrounded by family, friends, town of...

June 27th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Grace Clinic annual meeting highlighted by appreciation

VIDEO: Grace Clinic annual meeting highlighted by appreciation

Generosity lies at the heart of Grace Clinic, according board members who showed appreciation for the giving that allows the medical clinic to save pe...

June 27th, 2018 |  


Services available for mental health aid

As suicide rates and school shootings increase, mental health has become more of a concern for Americans, including residents of the Yadkin Valley.Acc...

June 27th, 2018 |  


Suicide increase encourages awareness

Suicide increase encourages awareness

Suicide rates have increased by more than 25 percent since the turn of the century, according to the country’s Centers for Disease Control, with...

June 27th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Elkin student receives Rotary recognition, provides insight

VIDEO: Elkin student receives Rotary recognition, provides insight

Elkin High School student Missy Fuentes-Delgado represented the Yadkin Valley Rotary Club at the annual Four Way Test high school speech contest for R...

June 27th, 2018 |  


Elkin, Mountain Park celebrating July 4th

The Yadkin Valley communities will begin their celebrations of independence Saturday in Elkin and conclude them Wednesday in Mountain Park as annual g...

June 26th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Hot weather greats cool tunes at Elkin Roots Fest

VIDEO: Hot weather greats cool tunes at Elkin Roots Fest

The Elkin Valley Fiddlers (EVF) continued its six-year effort to preserve the rich musical heritage of the Yadkin Valley with the Elkin Roots Music Fe...

June 26th, 2018 |