EHS welcomes new assistant principal, guidance counselor

EHS welcomes new assistant principal, guidance counselor

Elkin High School recently acquired several new staff members for the 2017-2018 school year. Former Elkin Middle School eighth-grade English teacher A...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Learning foreign languages at Elkin High School just got easier

Learning foreign languages at Elkin High School just got easier

Elkin High School only offers two foreign language classes: Spanish and Latin, but some students may not be interested in taking either of these cours...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Lack of ketchup causes concern among students

Lack of ketchup causes concern among students

Cafeteria conditions remain among the biggest problems students would like to be improved. Among the greatest complaints this year is the lack of free...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Schools could do more to combat bullying

Schools could do more to combat bullying

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.’’ Bull...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Students long for Beta Club at Elkin High

Students long for Beta Club at Elkin High

Why doesn’t Elkin High School have a Beta Club? Some might say there isn’t enough student interest, or there is no one willing to sponsor,...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Mountain Park stars named

Mountain Park stars named

Mountain Park Elementary School named its September Star Students of the Month. This month’s character trait was responsibility. Students honore...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


Donation kicks off new technology class

Donation kicks off new technology class

West Depot Architecture donated two littleBits STEAM sets to the Yadkin Valley Community School to help the school launch its new Technology and Desig...

September 28th, 2017 |  


Surry Community awards 104 high school diplomas

Surry Community awards 104 high school diplomas

DOBSON — A total of 102 students earned their High School Equivalency diplomas from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, from Surry Community College...

September 27th, 2017 |  


New teachers and coaches at Starmount

New teachers and coaches at Starmount

These last two years here at Starmount, the school has received quite a few new teachers and coaches.One teacher and coach, Wendy Harris, just started...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Disasters strike: local reactions to world-wide catastrophes

For centuries, hurricanes and other natural disasters have rampaged across the world, destroying lives, families, structures, and wildlife. Since its ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Nap time or Ram time?

Nap time or Ram time?

Ram Time is a controversial topic. Some people love Ram Time, and some hate it with a passion. There have been rumors for years of Ram Time coming to ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Battle of the Bridge: bittersweet emotions

When I come to think about Battle of the Bridge, I think of the long-standing rivalry between Starmount and Elkin. I think of going to the football ga...

September 27th, 2017 |  


The beauty of the blood drive

Blood Drive day! Some love this day, others not so much. It’s a way to give and show others that people care and want to help them. Giving blood...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Surry CC and Lees-McRae offer Bachelor’s of Nursing programs at Surry

DOBSON — The North Carolina Board of Nursing recently approved Surry Community College to offer two new Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurs...

September 25th, 2017 |  


Scavenger hunt assists math lesson

Scavenger hunt assists math lesson

Copeland Elementary School second-grade ​​students review place value and the value of numbers by participating in a number scavenger hunt...

September 24th, 2017 |  


Copeland backpack program under way

Copeland backpack program under way

Copeland Elementary School’s “Feed the Birds” Backpack Program for the 2017-2018 school year has been under way for three weeks. The...

September 23rd, 2017 |  


Surry CC’s Coleman receives Doctor of Physical Therapy degree

Surry CC’s Coleman receives Doctor of Physical Therapy degree

DOBSON — Eileen Coleman, Surry Community College’s physical therapist assistant program director, recently received her Doctor of Physical...

September 9th, 2017 |  


SCC Nurse Aide students complete accelerated course

SCC Nurse Aide students complete accelerated course

DOBSON — Surry Community College Nurse Aide students have completed recent classes in July.SCC offers Nurse Aide Level I and II certification co...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Mountain Park students back in school

Mountain Park students back in school

Mountain Park Elementary School staff and students had a great first day back and are looking forward to an exciting new year. Enjoying their first da...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Local residents graduate from Clemson University

CLEMSON, S.C. — Local residents graduated from Clemson University at the August 2017 commencement ceremonies.They are Cameron Andrew Parrish of ...

September 1st, 2017 |  


Surry announces honors lists for summer 2017

DOBSON — Surry Community College announced the summer semester 2017 president’s list and dean’s list.Students qualifying for the pre...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Rash graduates with master’s

Rash graduates with master’s

Tommy and Kathy Rash of Jonesville announced the graduation of their daughter, Wendy Renee Rash of Lewisville, from the University of North Carolina a...

August 30th, 2017 |  


WCC holds 29th annual Dental Assisting Pinning Ceremony

WCC holds 29th annual Dental Assisting Pinning Ceremony

WILKESBORO — The Wilkes Community College Dental Assisting Program held the 29th annual pinning ceremony on Aug. 4. Eleven dental assisting stud...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Surry Community College welding students tour Altec

Surry Community College welding students tour Altec

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Lead Welding Instructor Michael Dixon recently led his WLD 122: GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe class outside the...

August 7th, 2017 |  


Surry Students Awarded Continuing Education Scholarships

Surry Students Awarded Continuing Education Scholarships

Three Surry Community College students recently received scholarships from the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Continuing Education Scholar...

July 29th, 2017 |  


SCC nurse aide students celebrate completion of classes

SCC nurse aide students celebrate completion of classes

DOBSON — Surry Community College Nurse Aide students have completed recent classes in June.SCC offers Nurse Aide Level I and II certification co...

July 28th, 2017 |  


Starmount student attends Leadership Camp

Starmount student attends Leadership Camp

RALEIGH — Yadtel Telecom recently sponsored Isabella Shore, a junior at Starmount High School, to attend the Cooperative Leadership Camp, hosted...

July 28th, 2017 |  


Surry Community College recognizes top students

Surry Community College recognizes top students

DOBSON — Every spring, one student from each of the 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System is recognized for excel...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Six complete Surry CC JobsConnect Program

Six complete Surry CC JobsConnect Program

DOBSON — Six Surry Community College students recently completed Surry’s JobsConnect training, which is designed to provide recent high sc...

July 19th, 2017 |  


Thirteen graduate from Surry’s PTA Program

Thirteen graduate from Surry’s PTA Program

DOBSON — Thirteen students recently graduated from Surry Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) degree program.The graduat...

July 19th, 2017 |  


Yadkin Valley Community School enrollment now open

ELKIN — The Yadkin Valley Community School is ready to begin its third year. One change for the upcoming year is the addition of Lisa Freeman to...

July 19th, 2017 |  


SCC college transfer students succeed at Western Carolina

DOBSON — Twelve Surry Community College transfer students recently graduated from Western Carolina University (WCU).Seth Childress of Pilot Moun...

July 17th, 2017 |  


Thirteen graduate from Basic Law Enforcement

Thirteen graduate from Basic Law Enforcement

DOBSON — Thirteen students graduated from Surry Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program recently and passed the ...

July 13th, 2017 |  


Meredith grads, honor students announced

Meredith College held its 2017 commencement ceremony on May 13 in Dorton Arena.The ceremony was a celebration of the graduates’ many achievement...

July 12th, 2017 |  


Wilkes County Schools honors retirees

Wilkes County Schools honors retirees

Wilkes County Schools honored its retirees at the end of the 2016-17 school year. They include, back row, from left, William Bowers, Sandra Bryant, Ba...

July 11th, 2017 |  


Local educators attend NCCAT

CULLOWHEE — Carla M. Henstock and Jana Swaim of Elkin Elementary School recently attended programs held at the North Carolina Center for the Adv...

July 11th, 2017 |  


WCC announces spring 2017 semester president’s and dean’s lists

WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students through the president’s list and the dean...

July 11th, 2017 |  


WCC congratulates Phlebotomy graduates

WCC congratulates Phlebotomy graduates

Wilkes Community College congratulates its recent phlebotomy program graduates, who were taught by instructor Annette Church. The graduates are, from ...

July 6th, 2017 |  


Rice graduates from Lehigh University

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — James Rice of Elkin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in nechanical engineering from Lehigh University in spring 2017.During...

July 5th, 2017 |  


Local student selected for $12,000 Golden LEAF Foundation scholarship

BOONVILLE — North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) recently selected Savannah Putman as a recipient of up to a $12,000 Gol...

July 5th, 2017 |  


Local student named to Milligan College dean’s list

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. — Milligan College named Cayley Danae Shoemaker to the academic dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester. She is a...

July 4th, 2017 |  


Spring 2017 dean’s, chancellor’s and degree lists announced at Appalachian

BOONE — Appalachian State University has released the dean’s and chancellor’s lists for the spring 2017 semester as well as the list...

July 2nd, 2017 |  


Grant funds more books for literacy library

Grant funds more books for literacy library

A special library at Elkin Elementary School will soon be expanding with the help of a generous donation from The Winston-Salem Foundation. The founda...

July 1st, 2017 |  


Nine graduate from Surry CC HVAC Program

Nine graduate from Surry CC HVAC Program

DOBSON — Nine students recently graduated from Surry Community College’s Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC) Pr...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Surry machining students meet NASCAR’s Kurt Busch

Surry machining students meet NASCAR’s Kurt Busch

DOBSON — Surry Community College students enrolled in MAC 113: Machining Technology III recently met NASCAR driver Kurt Busch at the Haas Factor...

June 29th, 2017 |  


SCC College Transfer students succeed at Lees-McRae

SCC College Transfer students succeed at Lees-McRae

DOBSON — Sixteen Surry Community College transfer students recently graduated from the Elementary Education Program at Lees-McRae College.Those ...

June 28th, 2017 |  


WCC announces spring 2017 president’s, dean’s lists

WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students through the president’s list and the dean...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


Elkin Elementary honor roll announced

Elkin Elementary School has announced its final honor roll for the 2016-17 school year.Third-grade A — Evan Baker, Marley Cockerham, Mason Day, ...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


Scholarships awarded by the Retail Consumer Alliance Foundation (RCA)

RALEIGH — Fifty students will receive financial support from the Retail Consumer Alliance Foundation as they arrive on college campuses in the f...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Names of recent Surry Community College graduates released

DOBSON — Surry Community College held its 50th commencement ceremony in the newly renovated gymnatorium on the Dobson campus on May 13.This spri...

June 21st, 2017 |