Pinwheel garden planted at courthouse

Pinwheel garden planted at courthouse

The front lawn of the Surry County Courthouse got upgraded to a Pinwheel Garden on Thursday in anticipation of Child Abuse Prevention Month.April was ...

April 1st, 2018 |  


State Farm adds employees to local team

State Farm adds employees to local team

Recently, two Elkin natives have become part of the Steve Owings Agency for State Farm on North Bridge Street in Elkin. Tim Russell and Cory Combs are...

March 31st, 2018 |  


Local residents tied to cryptocurrency scam

A lawsuit originating in Massachusetts stemming from an alleged scheme in which a company fraudulently obtained more than $6 million from customers ha...

March 30th, 2018 |  


Early spring ideal time for soil testing

Early spring ideal time for soil testing

When trees bud and Easter lilies bloom, homeowners turn energies into plush green yards and vegetable gardening. Many start fertilizing lawns and gard...

March 30th, 2018 |  


College uses grant for welding equipment

College uses grant for welding equipment

Surry Community College Welding students are receiving an enhanced learning experience in fabrication by using the college’s new MegaFab Piranha...

March 30th, 2018 |  


College hosts PC Repair Day

College hosts PC Repair Day

A computer or laptop that is not working properly can cause a lot of frustration, so Surry Community College’s Technology Club hosted a PC Repai...

March 30th, 2018 |  


Traphill’s Presley Barker, 13, plays the Grand Ole Opry with Ricky Skaggs

Traphill’s Presley Barker, 13, plays the Grand Ole Opry with Ricky Skaggs

From the bright lights of the Grand Ole Opry, to the new stage at Elkin’s historic Reeves Theater, young guitarist Presley Barker is sharing his...

March 29th, 2018 |  


Five charged in separate State Road drug cases

Five charged in separate State Road drug cases

STATE ROAD — An investigation into the illegal possession of narcotics led officers to a residence in State Road.Officers with the Surry County ...

March 29th, 2018 |  


YVUF funding and scholarship deadline April 16

The deadline for 2019 funding request by qualifying non-profits in the Yadkin Valley area is April 16. Funding applications must be submitted online.S...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Prom fashion show reminiscent of Disney

Prom fashion show reminiscent of Disney

At the end of February, Starmount High School had a fashion show in order to raise funds for prom. This array of formal wear was sponsored by Southern...

March 28th, 2018 |  


The new techno era arrives in Yadkin

When considering the new age of robotics and the projects that robotics teams create, most of people think of a robot, capable of walking and talking,...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Horton proclaimed SHS teacher of the year

As the school year winds down, the excitement for teacher of the year rose to the forefront, mainly due to the fact that Starmount High School has rec...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Elkin JROTC excels in competitions

Elkin JROTC excels in competitions

Elkin High School 2018 Raider Team competes in Virginia at Magna Vista High School in the Best of the Best in such events as Team 5K, One Rope Bridge,...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Tax season increases fraudulent calls

JONESVILLE — As individuals expect returns on their taxes so do criminals.This is why Dane Mastin, interim administrative chief for the Jonesvil...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Grace Clinic helps with more than medical during insurance crisis

Grace Clinic helps with more than medical during insurance crisis

As many people struggle to maintain both financial and medical help, places like Grace Clinic can be a life saver.While introducing clinic Director Be...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Community and Church Calendar

Send events to trieditor@elkintribune.com by Monday at noon for the same week’s edition.March 28• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Goodwill Career C...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Two Dobson residents charged in drug trafficking case

Two Dobson residents charged in drug trafficking case

Two Dobson residents from the Crutchfield/Stony Knoll community were charged in a drug trafficking case last week.In a new trafficking investigation, ...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Blanketeer player turns 100

Blanketeer player turns 100

In the 1930s and 1940s, Catherine Whitener Salmons traveled, playing for Chatham Manufacturing’s basketball team, the Blanketeers. On March 25 o...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Overmountain Victory Trail significance shared with Elkin High School students

Overmountain Victory Trail significance shared with Elkin High School students

Taylor Osborne demonstrates how a Revolutionary War era weapon operates to Elkin High School students Friday on the Overmountain Victory Trail south o...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Weather impacts Gathering of FMST before surfing on

Weather impacts Gathering of FMST before surfing on

Clouds and comrades gathered in Elkin as about 300 hikers, bikers and paddlers celebrated the Mountains-to-Sea Trail this past weekend.As the sight of...

March 27th, 2018 |  


Earn business or office administration certificates online in one semester

DOBSON — Surry Community College business students can start work on a certificate in Business Administration or Office Administration in August...

March 27th, 2018 |  


Gary Maxey, who portrayed Bacchus during the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival, and many other characters onstage remembered as ‘larger than life’

Gary Maxey, who portrayed Bacchus during the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival, and many other characters onstage remembered as ‘larger than life’

He could undoubtedly be called the most photographed man in Elkin. Portraying the wine god Bacchus each year for the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival is ju...

March 27th, 2018 |  


Cornelison named new Elkin manager

Cornelison named new Elkin manager

A local resident and former town employee will be returning to work in Elkin as the new town manager effective May 7, after the Elkin Board of Commiss...

March 27th, 2018 |  


Upcoming fiddlers convention a unique event

Upcoming fiddlers convention a unique event

DOBSON — When the Surry Old-Time Fiddlers Convention is staged on April 6-7 in Dobson, a tradition will be continued in a unique way.Of course, ...

March 27th, 2018 |  


Elkin City Schools officials asking for increased local funding, including 1-cent supplemental tax rate increase

Elkin City Schools officials asking for increased local funding, including 1-cent supplemental tax rate increase

Elkin City Schools will be asking the county commissioners to increase its funding through per-pupil allocations and another 1-cent supplemental tax r...

March 27th, 2018 |  


Dobson crash claims two lives

DOBSON — A two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Zephyr Road and Willow Oak Lane on Friday night resulted in the deaths of two people, ac...

March 27th, 2018 |  


County schools lay out $10 million plan

County schools lay out $10 million plan

PILOT MOUNTAIN — School attendance has gone down again this year, but that doesn’t mean the county taxpayers can get a break.At a budget w...

March 27th, 2018 |  


Elkin is pursuing ownership of Chatham Park, hopes to gain easement to assist RV park development

Elkin is pursuing ownership of Chatham Park, hopes to gain easement to assist RV park development

The town of Elkin has taken steps toward acquiring the Chatham Park property, now owned by CMC Holdings. This acquisition also would assist with a nei...

March 26th, 2018 |  


Social Services catches fraudulent claims

Social Services catches fraudulent claims

MOUNTAIN PARK — Surry County has been tracking down cases of public-assistance fraud and has discovered more than $14,000 in bad claims.At Monda...

March 24th, 2018 |  


Carter Falls to be featured on Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Carter Falls to be featured on Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Work has begun by Elkin Valley Trails Association volunteers on the trails around Carter Falls, which will feature a footbridge just below the falls o...

March 22nd, 2018 |  


Jennifer Pharr Davis reveals insights gained by thru-hiking the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Jennifer Pharr Davis reveals insights gained by thru-hiking the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Taking the first step can be a matter of expectation, but when plans don’t go as expected, it’s good to have friends, especially when thos...

March 22nd, 2018 |  


Update: Reenactment activities this weekend canceled due to forecasted inclement weather

Update: Reenactment activities this weekend canceled due to forecasted inclement weather

Update: Due to inclement weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday, the Overmountain Victor Trail’s reenactment gathering for this weekend has be...

March 22nd, 2018 updated: March 23rd, 2018. |  


Plants and birds of the Elkin nature trail

Plants and birds of the Elkin nature trail

Wildlife and wildflowers abound on the nature trail at Elkin Municipal Park, part of the E&A Rail Trail and Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Those taking i...

March 22nd, 2018 |  


Cash 5 lottery winner from Elkin

Cash 5 lottery winner from Elkin

A local convenience store is celebrating notoriety after selling one of the two winning Jackpot NC Cash 5 lottery tickets last week. West End Elkin...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Community and Church Calendar

Send events to trieditor@elkintribune.com by Monday at noon for the same week’s edition.Now - March 23• Elkin Elementary School is hosting...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Explore Elkin annual Community Gathering returns to Liberty

Explore Elkin annual Community Gathering returns to Liberty

Explore Elkin invites community members to return to the conversation started last spring as they gear up for year two.The second annual Community Gat...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Elkin High School future construction could cost more than $9 million

Elkin High School future construction could cost more than $9 million

The projected estimate to provide an ADA-compliant access from Elkin High School’s main building and auditorium area to the existing gym and con...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Markle wins Tribune scavenger hunt

Markle wins Tribune scavenger hunt

Scott Belcher, advertising representative with The Tribune, presents Blake Markle with a $300 gift card to Walmart. Markle, a firefighter with Elkin F...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministries moves to new location

Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministries moves to new location

Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministries has opened the doors to its new location in Elkin.Previously in Jonesville, Tri-C, a non-profit organization kn...

March 20th, 2018 |  


Elkin mother charged in fatal fire

Elkin mother charged in fatal fire

Charges have been filed against the mother of a 13-year-old Elkin special needs student who died in a January house fire.Maria Deneane Kidd was charge...

March 20th, 2018 |  


Jonesville mayor honors Beta Club

Jonesville mayor honors Beta Club

JONESVILLE — This week marks National Beta Week for hundreds of clubs nationwide. Starmount High School is one such club that knows the importan...

March 17th, 2018 |  


Surrey Bancorp announces first quarter cash dividend, reports 2017 earnings

MOUNT AIRY — The Board of Directors of Surrey Bancorp (Pink Sheets: SRYB) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 9.5 cents ($0.095) per share...

March 17th, 2018 |  


Energy tips to save money

Energy tips to save money

Spring is only a couple of weeks away, but homeowners are still reeling from the cost of their winter electrical bills. With this in mind, Electrical ...

March 16th, 2018 |  


Wilkes County announces district winners of Poetry Out Loud contest

WILKESBORO — Wilkes County announces the winners of the district contest for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The student winners a...

March 16th, 2018 |  


LifeStore Financial Group reports solid second quarter

WEST JEFFERSON — LifeStore Financial Group reported net income for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2017, of $685,000, as compared to $422,000 for th...

March 15th, 2018 |  


Elkin mother charged in fatal fire

Elkin mother charged in fatal fire

Charges have been filed against the mother of a 13-year-old Elkin special needs student who died in a January house fire.Maria Deneane Kidd was charge...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Surry Community welcomes new viticulture instructor

Surry Community welcomes new viticulture instructor

DOBSON — Surry Community College students returned from winter break to find a new face in their viticulture classes. Viticulture instructor Sar...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Full story: Elkin students walk out in peaceful protest for school safety

Full story: Elkin students walk out in peaceful protest for school safety

Two groups of students at Elkin High School gathered at the football field as part of the National School Walkout demonstrations advocating for increa...

March 14th, 2018 updated: March 14th, 2018. |  


Elkin celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with block party

Elkin celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with block party

Downtown Elkin will be painted green, maybe not literally, this weekend as business owners and Explore Elkin are hosting the first community celebrati...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Little Hands – Big Hearts

Little Hands – Big Hearts

Each year, the Beta Club at Ronda-Clingman Elementary School does a community service project. This year, the club decided to collect supplies to dona...

March 14th, 2018 |