Elkin High School JROTC shares its skills with middle-schoolers

Elkin High School JROTC shares its skills with middle-schoolers

Members of the Elkin High School JROTC Raider Team demonstrate the rope bridge obstacle for Elkin Middle School students last Wednesday afternoon.Elki...

May 16th, 2018 |  


Tale as old as time, 2018 SHS prom

Tale as old as time, 2018 SHS prom

Prom is a very significant moment in the lives of juniors and seniors. From the anticipation of getting dressed up in beautiful dresses and debonair t...

May 16th, 2018 |  


Charles aided many students at Starmount

Charles aided many students at Starmount

The quiet man of Starmount, John Charles, has been at the high school since 1998. Underneath that quiet demeanor, Charles has a passion to help studen...

May 16th, 2018 |  


Recognizing the service of Rebecca Bryant

Recognizing the service of Rebecca Bryant

In my time at Starmount High School, I have had many teachers. However, none have had as large an impact as Rebecca Bryant. She is a perfect example o...

May 16th, 2018 |  


Ordinances, water, derelict property all points of contention in Ronda

RONDA — Dissension returned to Ronda with respect and laughter during the May board of commissioners meeting.Commissioner Manual Wood claimed to...

May 16th, 2018 |  


Yadkin Valley Wine weekend set to pour

Yadkin Valley Wine weekend set to pour

The harvest of the Yadkin Valley will pour through Elkin over the weekend with two annual events taking place featuring wine.Those with tickets can st...

May 15th, 2018 |  


Elkin commissioners hear tax rate increase request, special allocations plea

Elkin commissioners hear tax rate increase request, special allocations plea

Elkin commissioners are weighing several budgeting items including a recommended tax rate increase and a special allocations request. A town airport t...

May 15th, 2018 |  


No rate increases expected for Jonesville

JONESVILLE — No increases are expected in taxes or water rates in Jonesville, according to a budget proposed by the town manager for the 2018-19...

May 15th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Volunteers, ideas requested at Elkin’s NC Trail Days organizational meeting

VIDEO: Volunteers, ideas requested at Elkin’s NC Trail Days organizational meeting

Inspired by the Gathering of the Friends of the Mountains-To-Sea Trail, Elkin entities will gather at the Reeves Theater on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. ...

May 15th, 2018 |  


Grace Clinic receives gift from WoodmenLife

Grace Clinic receives gift from WoodmenLife

In keeping with their values, WoodmenLife, an insurance company, presented Grace Clinic with a gift of $500.Stating values that include maintaining re...

May 15th, 2018 |  


Centurylink has widespread internet outage

Several thousand customers of Centurylink internet have been without service since Sunday.According to a Centurylink customer service representative w...

May 14th, 2018 |  


SCC Technology Club members learn valuable lessons during second spring PC repair day

SCC Technology Club members learn valuable lessons during second spring PC repair day

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Technology Club hosted a second PC Repair Day in April when club members worked on computers and device...

May 13th, 2018 |  


Elkin resident achieves mastery level at FSU

FAYETTEVILLE — The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) is a national assessment of critical thinking and written communication, two skills tha...

May 12th, 2018 |  


WCC holds 21st annual student awards reception

WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College held its 21st annual Student Awards Reception on April 11. The program was hosted in the John A. Walker Co...

May 12th, 2018 |  


Smith stepping down from Dobson post

Smith stepping down from Dobson post

DOBSON — Town Manager Josh Smith is leaving Dobson to accept an assistant city manager’s job in Concord.Smith announced his coming departu...

May 11th, 2018 updated: May 11th, 2018. |  


Principal Award winners recognized

Principal Award winners recognized

Mountain Park Elementary School third quarter Principal Award winners enjoy a lunch out to Mazzini’s with Principal Janet Sutphin. Winners inclu...

May 11th, 2018 |  


Surry Community math students tour GE Aviation

Surry Community math students tour GE Aviation

DOBSON — Surry Community College Math students recently visited one of the most sophisticated engineering and manufacturing facilities in the co...

May 10th, 2018 |  


FSU chancellor’s list of students recognized at program of recognition

FAYETTEVILLE — On April 17, Fayetteville State University held the Program of Recognition for the chancellor’s list students named in the ...

May 10th, 2018 |  


Elk Day shares clubs with community

Elk Day shares clubs with community

Chris Propst and Dillon Miller are the winners of the Elkin High School Army JROTC Litter Carry event during Elk Day. They received a cash prize and n...

May 9th, 2018 |  


April Students of Month named at Elkin Elementary

April Students of Month named at Elkin Elementary

Elkin Elementary School April Students of the Month (Citizenship) are: Jesse Segovia, Gage Clendenen, Liam Hall, Rianna Hernandez, Brayden Sebastian, ...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Surrey Bancorp reports first quarter net income

MOUNT AIRY — Surrey Bancorp (Pink Sheets: SRYB), the holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust reported earnings for the first quarter of 2018...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Explorers take enchanted hike to Carter Falls

Explorers take enchanted hike to Carter Falls

The slight chill of Saturday morning did not last long as Explorers hiked to Carter Falls with guidance from the Elkin Valley Trails Association.The g...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Alzheimer’s Association, Hospice hosting legislative lunch

MOUNT AIRY — The Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter, in collaboration with Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, is ...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Elkin water rates to increase

Elkin water rates to increase

When preliminary budget items were presented to the Elkin commissioners during a May 1 workshop, there was no proposed tax rate or water rate increase...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Jonesville setting budget for next fiscal year

Jonesville setting budget for next fiscal year

JONESVILLE — As the 2017-18 budget year comes to a close, the Jonesville Town Council continues to hold special meetings to review, project and ...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Primary election results reported

Primary election results reported

Primary elections, as well as county school board elections, were held Tuesday across the state, with voters weighing in on several contested races in...

May 8th, 2018 updated: May 9th, 2018. |  


Glasses provide focus

Glasses provide focus

Being able to see, and see clearly, is something many people take for granted. It’s not something they give two thoughts about when waking up in...

May 8th, 2018 |  


Jubilee kicks off summer festivals

Jubilee kicks off summer festivals

JONESVILLE — The summer festival season has begun with the Jonesville Jubilee welcoming carnival flavors and fireworks over the weekend.Ominous ...

May 8th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Volunteers needed to keep Arlington Fire another 60 years

VIDEO: Volunteers needed to keep Arlington Fire another 60 years

JONESVILLE — A thrill filtered through the crowd at Arlington Fire and Rescue on Saturday as junior firefighters used heavy equipment to open a ...

May 8th, 2018 |  


CHESS, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital announce collaboration

CHESS, a health enablement solutions company based in High Point, and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, announced a new collaboration to delive...

May 8th, 2018 |  


Dixon named 2018 ‘Excellence in Teaching’ Award recipient by the NC Community College System

Dixon named 2018 ‘Excellence in Teaching’ Award recipient by the NC Community College System

DOBSON — The North Carolina Community College System announced Surry Community College’s Lead Welding Instructor Michael Dixon of Yadkinvi...

May 7th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Best of the Best celebrated by Tribune staff

VIDEO: Best of the Best celebrated by Tribune staff

Rolling out the red carpet, The Tribune celebrated the Best of the Best with help from local award-winning companies at its first Readers’ Choic...

May 4th, 2018 |  


Elkin City Schools Board of Education adopts new five-year strategic plan

Elkin City Schools Board of Education adopts new five-year strategic plan

A plan of goals and actions is in place for Elkin City Schools. The newly-adopted strategic plan included input from students, parents, community memb...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Elkin runner Josh Griswell joining Black Mountain resident Kenny Capps in trail run to benefit Throwing Bones for a Cure nonprofit

Black Mountain resident and cancer patient Kenny Capps will be running through Elkin and the Yadkin Valley next week on his journey to raise money and...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


USDA offers housing assistance

USDA offers housing assistance

Because Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties are considered rural areas, the United States Department of Agriculture can assist potential homeowners who ...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Girls share stories, support, inspiration

Girls share stories, support, inspiration

Lungs refused the air of Coley Hall as one mother described her fear for her teenage daughter.“Her bullies have already put her in the hospital ...

May 1st, 2018 |  


HCMH celebrates lives well served

HCMH celebrates lives well served

The Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Auxiliary celebrated hospital volunteers at an annual luncheon noting nearly 200,000 hours of service.“I adde...

May 1st, 2018 |  


Weather, music, refreshments expand Market

Weather, music, refreshments expand Market

The entire family, even the four-legged variety, filters out to the Elkin Farmers Market where Explore Elkin hosted the first of an extended market fo...

May 1st, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Jubilee, block party, more on tap for Saturday

VIDEO: Jubilee, block party, more on tap for Saturday

Both the left and right side of the heart of the Yadkin Valley are expected to have blood flowing with the four main vessels — family, music, fo...

April 30th, 2018 |  


Five Elkin students enlist

Five Elkin students enlist

Five Elkin High School men have committed to defend the nation. They are Hayden Brooks, U.S. Marines; Colt Henderson, U.S. Marines; Alex Duncan, U.S. ...

April 30th, 2018 |  


Dobbins inducted into honor society

BATON ROUGE, La. — Laura Dobbins of Elkin was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most sel...

April 30th, 2018 |  


Year-Round Pell enables Surry Community College students to pay for summer classes

DOBSON — An eligible student may now receive a full Federal Pell Grant for the summer semester, even if they received a full Federal Pell Grant ...

April 30th, 2018 |  


Rockford announces honor roll

Rockford Elementary School announces its third quarter honor roll for the 2017-18 school year.Third-grade A — Carter Faistl, Evelyn Antunez, Gra...

April 30th, 2018 |  


HCMH receives 9th consecutive ‘A’ for patient safety

The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, released the ne...

April 30th, 2018 |  


SCC Math Club competes in Georgia Math Tournament

SCC Math Club competes in Georgia Math Tournament

DOBSON — Eight members of the Surry Community College Math Club recently competed in the 24th annual Math Tournament hosted by the University of...

April 29th, 2018 |  


Surry Community to offer first-time class ‘digital storytelling’ from May 22-June 26

Surry Community to offer first-time class ‘digital storytelling’ from May 22-June 26

DOBSON — A new Digital Storytelling class offered by Surry Community College will instruct students on how to capture precious memories by only ...

April 29th, 2018 |  


SCC employees help clean up Surry County highway

SCC employees help clean up Surry County highway

Surry Community College’s first ever Adopt-A-Highway trash pickup day was a success. The group of 13 faculty and staff members were led by Randy...

April 28th, 2018 |  


Family announces creation of Sydney Caudle Memorial Scholarship at SCC

Family announces creation of Sydney Caudle Memorial Scholarship at SCC

DOBSON — The family of the late Sydney Caudle, a former standout athlete at Starmount High and Surry Community College, announced a new scholars...

April 28th, 2018 |  


ARK celebrating Royal Wedding with gifts

ARK celebrating Royal Wedding with gifts

The ARK is celebrating the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle with a Royal Wedding Gift fundraiser. Board members and staff of The ARK...

April 27th, 2018 |  


Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducts new members

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducts new members

DOBSON — The Alpha Xi Tau Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society at Surry Community College held its annual induction ceremony for 2...

April 27th, 2018 |