Surry Community opens Care Closet for students, staff

DOBSON — Surry Community College recently opened a Care Closet on campus in Dobson to assist students, staff and faculty members in need.The Sur...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Surry named as a Military Friendly School for 2018

DOBSON — Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects classrooms to careers for the nation’s next generat...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Surry CC students visit Reynolda House O’Keeffe exhibit

Surry CC students visit Reynolda House O’Keeffe exhibit

DOBSON — Surry Community College Associate in Fine Arts and Art Appreciation students recently visited the groundbreaking Georgia O’Keeffe...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Surry horticulture students visit NC A&T University Farm and Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden

Surry horticulture students visit NC A&T University Farm and Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden

DOBSON — Students studying Horticulture at Surry Community College recently visited North Carolina A&T’s University Farm and the Paul ...

November 26th, 2017 |  


Surry CC students make dream catchers, learn writing skills

Surry CC students make dream catchers, learn writing skills

DOBSON — Dr. Kathleen Fowler, an English Instructor at Surry Community College, enjoys engaging students in her classes with unique, hands-on pr...

November 26th, 2017 |  


Wellness fair at Mountain Park

Wellness fair at Mountain Park

Mountain Park Elementary School held a Health & Wellness Fair recently. Students learned about public safety, healthy eating, dental health, presc...

November 26th, 2017 |  


Mountain Park holds turkey trot

Mountain Park holds turkey trot

Mountain Park Elementary School held a Turkey Trot on Nov. 20. The winners took home big turkey breasts for Thanksgiving. They are, from left, Brian W...

November 26th, 2017 |  


Surry Machining Club donates to Children’s Center

Surry Machining Club donates to Children’s Center

DOBSON — The Surry Community College Machining Club recently donated $500 to the Children’s Center in Dobson. Funds donated were collected...

November 26th, 2017 |  


SCC recognizes student ambassadors for 2017-2018

SCC recognizes student ambassadors for 2017-2018

DOBSON — The Surry Community College Ambassador Scholars Program recognizes outstanding students who serve as public relations representatives b...

November 25th, 2017 |  


Grant awards from Surry-Yadkin EMC make days bright for local teachers

Grant awards from Surry-Yadkin EMC make days bright for local teachers

DOBSON — Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation is honoring teachers and celebrating innovation in the classroom this month by awarding 10...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Surry Community Aktion Club wins at convention

Surry Community Aktion Club wins at convention

DOBSON — The Creating Successful Learners Aktion Club at Surry Community College recently attended the 2017 Carolinas Aktion Club Convention in ...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Holiday favorites: pie, stuffing, and fish?

Holiday favorites: pie, stuffing, and fish?

Everyone knows what holiday is coming up, but do we ever consider what Starmount, as a collective whole, thinks are our favorite foods for Thanksgivin...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Are you abiding by your school’s email rules?

According to CNN, in President Barack Obama’s first-term, his secretary of state Hillary Clinton used a personal email server to send confidenti...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Writing contest brings out chilling suspense

Writing contest brings out chilling suspense

The ghost story contest at Starmount High is a writing contest that has become an annual tradition, created and hosted by one of the English teachers,...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Coloring our education

Every student and staff member is unique, especially in a high school setting, like Starmount. What if you could walk onto our campus and see all the ...

November 24th, 2017 |  


East Wilkes Middle announces honor roll

RONDA — East Wilkes Middle School has announced its first nine weeks honor roll for the 2017-18 school year.Sixth grade A — Kelsea Absher,...

November 18th, 2017 |  


Battling temptations in high school

Battling temptations in high school

“I always picture every day of high school and life as a battlefield — good vs. evil. Winning over a temptation is a small victory in the ...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Teenagers experiencing too much stress

Teenagers experiencing too much stress

A study conducted revealed that typical school children in the 1980s reported more anxiety than child psychiatric patients did during the 1950s. Anoth...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Teens long for more activities in Elkin

Teens long for more activities in Elkin

Today for entertainment, teens hang out in the Sheetz and Food Lion parking lots. This is because there are only a few entertainment activities availa...

November 17th, 2017 |  


EHS freshmen face challenging transition

The transition of moving from a middle-school student to a high-school student is a pretty big deal, and preparation is necessary. Many freshmen stude...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Small businesses in Elkin

Small businesses in Elkin

From Royals soda shop to The Liberty, Elkin is filled with small businesses. Although some prefer to shop in larger cities, small businesses still pro...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Costs discourage dance attendance

Costs discourage dance attendance

Homecoming is a time in the fall when high school students all over the country celebrate the schools they attend. While the tradition is alive and we...

November 17th, 2017 |  


EHS sports unaffected by NFL kneeling protests

In response to the national racial unrest, professional sports players in the National Football League (NFL) have recently begun kneeling in protest d...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Surry Community honors veterans with luncheon

Surry Community honors veterans with luncheon

DOBSON — In honor of Veterans Day, Surry Community College held its annual Veterans Luncheon on Nov. 2 in the Grand Hall of the Shelton-Badgett ...

November 13th, 2017 |  


Surry Community hosts student art show on Nov. 30

Surry Community hosts student art show on Nov. 30

DOBSON — Surry Community College students enrolled in Fine Arts in Visual Arts classes along with the Graphic Design students will exhibit their...

November 13th, 2017 |  


Elkin graduate and pilot inspires middle-schoolers

Elkin graduate and pilot inspires middle-schoolers

Adam Caudill, a former Elkin High graduate and licensed pilot, returned to Elkin to give an inspiring presentation to Elkin Middle School students on ...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Mountain Park students honored

Mountain Park students honored

Mountain Park Elementary School has named its October Students of the Month. This month’s character trait was respect. Honored students are, bac...

November 5th, 2017 |  


Elkin October Students of Month named

Elkin October Students of Month named

Elkin Elementary School October Students of the Month (Responsibility) are: Sirenty Smith, Gage Clenenden, Allie Bobbitt, Kamdyn Tilley, Benjamin Thom...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


Baby pumpkins delivered

Baby pumpkins delivered

Shari Thomas’ class poses for a class picture with their new baby pumpkins.Dawn Easter poses for a photo with Jillian Cave and her new pumpkin.L...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Mountain Park hosts fall carnival

Mountain Park hosts fall carnival

Mountain Park Elementary School families and community enjoy a fun-filled fall carnival. There were a variety of games, food and lots of fun. Here, ki...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Surry CC students receive SECU People Helping People Scholarship

Surry CC students receive SECU People Helping People Scholarship

DOBSON — Two Surry Community College students were recently awarded the “People Helping People” scholarship established by the State...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Surry graduates 14th class of truck drivers

Surry graduates 14th class of truck drivers

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Truck Driver Program held its 14th graduation ceremony on Oct. 10 at The Yadkin Center, Yadkinville. On...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Surry CC announces Dr. Randy Bledsoe Scholarship recipients

Surry CC announces Dr. Randy Bledsoe Scholarship recipients

DOBSON — Surry Community College recently established the Dr. Randy Bledsoe Scholarship and awarded three students with funds for the 2017-2018 ...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Hocus pocus, wedding rings, and mashed potatoes

Hocus pocus, wedding rings, and mashed potatoes

BOONVILLE — What are Halloween traditions to you? Is it dressing up and getting candy? Is it going out to a Halloween bash? Do you visit a pumpk...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Fair rides, food, and FFA

Fair rides, food, and FFA

BOONVILLE — Starmount High School’s Future Farmers of America took the yearly trip to the Dixie Classic Fair this past month. The purpose ...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Editorial review: graffiti in Yadkin

People have been expressing themselves for hundreds of years through various methods, including writing poetry and novels, composing music, and creati...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Is daylight savings necessary?

BOONVILLE — Daylight savings was a proposal of Benjamin Franklin. But we did not initiate time saving until 1918 in the United States. This proc...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Yadkin bike share would bring travel and fitness to the valley

BOONVILLE — Bike share programs allow people to pay small amounts in order to rent a bike for a certain time frame. This is very popular in a va...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Elkin JROTC Raiders win

Elkin JROTC Raiders win

On Oct. 21, the Elkin JROTC Raider Team competed for the second time this semester. It was a very successful day and Elkin left with three wins and an...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Students honored for hard work

Students honored for hard work

Landon Baity, second from right, and Alyssa Byrd, second from left, are the 2017-2018 Morehead-Cain Scholarship nominees for Starmount High School. Th...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Elkin hosts drill meet competition

Elkin hosts drill meet competition

On Oct. 7, Elkin High School JROTC hosted its first drill meet of the semester. The meet drew the attendance of more than six schools including East S...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Farm field trip for Dobson

Farm field trip for Dobson

Dobson Elementary School first- and second-grade students had a great time visiting the Farm in Dobson. The Farm offers an educational journey teachin...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Caps aid hurricane victims

Caps aid hurricane victims

Copeland Elementary School students learned about citizenship and serving others by participating in Caps for a Cause. Students wore their favorite ca...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Editorial: Should sports injuries end careers?

In some cases sports injuries can end careers, but “What about a broken leg?” people ask. I broke my leg playing football for Elkin High S...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Dr. Cox takes reins at ECS

Dr. Cox takes reins at ECS

Being the superintendent of any school district is no easy task. He or she sets the direction and priorities on which the school system can focus. He ...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Renovations and staff needed at Elkin High

Renovations and staff needed at Elkin High

The lack of funding for education has been a hot topic in state and local politics since the Great Recession began in 2007. However, with the economy ...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Elkin varsity football needs cohesion, effort

Elkin varsity football needs cohesion, effort

The Elkin varsity football team has room for improvement. The question is are they able and willing to improve this season? Although they have not got...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Women’s Sports: Beating the stereotype

Women’s Sports: Beating the stereotype

When you turn on the TV, is it often you see a women’s basketball game? A college softball game? It seems men’s sports dominate any sports...

October 11th, 2017 |  


EHS students pitch in on Harvey relief

EHS students pitch in on Harvey relief

On Aug. 25, a category four hurricane named Harvey struck Texas. After more than 50 inches of rain, many Texas residents were left with nothing. Schoo...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Students of Month named

Students of Month named

Elkin Elementary School September Students of the Month (Honesty) are Jesse Segura-Villalva, Abby Parker, Analicia DeJesus, Matthew Frausto, Dallas Gr...

October 9th, 2017 |