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 14th, 2018 |  


Elkin youth need entertainment businesses to return

Elkin youth need entertainment businesses to return

In Elkin, there is a lack of facilities that offers physical entertainment. Many kids, young adults, and even some older adults love to go out and hav...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Decisions now shape life after high school

Decisions now shape life after high school

“What are your plans after high school?” Every high school student has been asked this question several times during their high school car...

March 14th, 2018 |  


EHS students consider the drug problem

“We had 43 [deaths to opioid overdose] in 2015,” said John Shelton, director of Surry County Emergency Services, during an interview for W...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Royal wedding on same day as Yadkin Valley Wine Festival inspires Hats for Hospice fundraiser

Royal wedding on same day as Yadkin Valley Wine Festival inspires Hats for Hospice fundraiser

Commoners and royals alike are expected to appreciate hats on May 19, as Mountain Valley Hospice helps visitors to the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival enj...

March 14th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Elkin teen librarian hikes, helps, creates

VIDEO: Elkin teen librarian hikes, helps, creates

A fresh face has been seen around the Elkin Public Library this winter as the staff welcomed Amber Jones to help with teen services.The recent graduat...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Clean up, cooperation on schedule in Jonesville

JONESVILLE — In a continued effort to improve the conditions in Jonesville, the town will sponsor a spring clean-up to be held from April 16-19....

March 13th, 2018 |  


Improvements ongoing to regional sewer system

Improvements ongoing to regional sewer system

The Yadkin Valley Sewer Authority continues to tackle outdated lines and systems with funding from grants and loans, as well as user fees for the uniq...

March 13th, 2018 |  


American Pickers could come to area

American Pickers could come to area

American Pickers, the History Channel show that follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they travel the country looking to wheel and deal to buy items f...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Surry Cellars earns three awards

Surry Cellars earns three awards

DOBSON — Surry Cellars, the label for wine produced through Surry Community College’s Viticulture and Enology program, was awarded three t...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Students celebrate ‘Reading Across America’

Students celebrate ‘Reading Across America’

Students from the Yadkin Valley Community School (YVCS) read to the children at the Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool to celebrate Read Across Ameri...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Spainhour Business Scholarship deadline is May 1

DOBSON — The Surry Community College Foundation is accepting applications for the Eugene Sydnor and Elizabeth Brame Spainhour Scholarship Fund u...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Free pantry aims to help SCC students

Free pantry aims to help SCC students

DOBSON — The Little Free Pantry of Surry Community College is a small space that some hope will make a big impact to alleviate food insecurity f...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Two classes of Guardians ad Litem sworn in

Two classes of Guardians ad Litem sworn in

What does it take to be a Guardian ad Litem? A heart for a child and a willingness to take the time to find answers.On two separate court sessions rec...

March 12th, 2018 |  


Yadkin Valley Community School students win at Science Olympiad

Yadkin Valley Community School students win at Science Olympiad

On Feb. 24, the Yadkin Valley Community School students competed in the NC Science Olympiad at Wake Forest University. Six of the school’s stude...

March 12th, 2018 |  


Wake Forest Baptist providing athletic training services to Wilkes County Schools, Lexington City Schools

WINSTON-SALEM — Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has partnered with Wilkes County Schools and Lexington City Schools to provide certified athl...

March 12th, 2018 |  


Elkin Tractor Supply donates 31 bags of pet food

The Tractor Supply Co. store in Elkin is donating 31 bags of pet food to feed dogs and cats in need of adoption.“More often than not, animal she...

March 12th, 2018 |  


Club day exposes students to more

Club day exposes students to more

Dobson Elementary School students recently participated in Club Day. All of the staff members at Dobson Elementary came up with different clubs based ...

March 11th, 2018 |  


Simpson achieves CENTURION Producer Award

David Shepherd, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Hudspeth Properties, announced that Debbie Simpson, sales affiliate with the independent office recently ea...

March 11th, 2018 |  


Change your clock, change your battery

Change your clock, change your battery

RALEIGH — As daylight saving time approaches, N.C. Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey wants to remind all North Carolinia...

March 9th, 2018 |  


Combined contracts creating six new spans

NORTH WILKESBORO — The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded two contracts to replace a total of six bridges in eastern mountain countie...

March 9th, 2018 |  


Construction Students Give Back

Construction Students Give Back

Construction Management students taking carpentry at Surry Community College received more than a lesson on furniture design and assembly during a rec...

March 9th, 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 7th, 2018 |  


Elkin High School students get a close look at advanced manufacturing

Elkin High School students get a close look at advanced manufacturing

Career and technical education students at Elkin High School didn’t know exactly what they were getting into when they loaded on a big white act...

March 7th, 2018 |  


Successes recognized in Elkin schools

Successes recognized in Elkin schools

Dozens of students and several teachers were recognized for their success during the recent February meeting of the Elkin City Schools Board of Educat...

March 7th, 2018 |  


Strategic plan to guide Elkin’s future

Strategic plan to guide Elkin’s future

While many new activities like food truck days and live music events have come out of the Explore Elkin initiative, one key item that has sprung from ...

March 6th, 2018 |  


Democratic 5th Congressional District candidates share opinions on the issues facing voters, the community

Democratic 5th Congressional District candidates share opinions on the issues facing voters, the community

One candidate for the Fifth Congressional District said she wants to see the minimum wage increased to $15 an hour, while the other Democratic candida...

March 6th, 2018 |  


Elkin City Schools teachers, administrators can now vet digital resources

How do teachers know that programs they are using to educate students are successful? How do they track data to ensure they are employing and funding ...

March 6th, 2018 updated: March 6th, 2018. |  


Area students meet the robots at SCC

Area students meet the robots at SCC

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Day on Friday brought in 350 students from area schools to get information about...

March 6th, 2018 |  


County discusses school safety, officers

County discusses school safety, officers

DOBSON — School safety has been a hot topic over the past month and came up during county officials’ recent retreat.Commissioner Larry Phi...

March 5th, 2018 |  


No injuries in rollover Sunday at Walmart

No injuries in rollover Sunday at Walmart

No injuries were reported in a wreck on CC Camp Road in front of the eastern entrance to Walmart Sunday afternoon, despite one vehicle rolling over.Th...

March 5th, 2018 |  


Community and Church Calendar

Send events to trieditor@elkintribune.com by Monday at noon for the same week’s edition.March 1-31• Registration for the Yadkin Valley Sen...

February 28th, 2018 |  


Elkin continues to beef up safety at schools

Elkin continues to beef up safety at schools

Staff and administrators with Elkin City Schools continue to increase safety measures at the system’s three schools, with an update on that prog...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Students raise funds after fire

After a Wilkes County family lost its home in a devastating fire, children from East Wilkes Middle School decided to actively express their concern fo...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Strangers to Neighbors — recognizing ways for Elkin to be more welcoming

Strangers to Neighbors — recognizing ways for Elkin to be more welcoming

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series on the new Strangers to Neighbors movement in Elkin and its first gathering, which was he...

February 27th, 2018 |  


Jonesville Town Council meeting early

JONESVILLE — The March meeting of the Jonesville Town Council will be held one week early.According to Finance Director Wendy Thompson, the meet...

February 27th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Return of ordinances fill Ronda meeting with animosity

VIDEO: Return of ordinances fill Ronda meeting with animosity

RONDA — Foul language and fouler moods caused an unexpected break to be called during the February meeting of the Ronda Board of Commissioners.M...

February 26th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Friends of the Mountains-To-Sea Trail conference to return to Elkin in March

VIDEO: Friends of the Mountains-To-Sea Trail conference to return to Elkin in March

The Gathering of the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail will return to Elkin on March 23-25. Expected to bring about 300 people to the area, the fr...

February 26th, 2018 |  


HCMH Foundation scholarship approaches first applicant deadline

HCMH Foundation scholarship approaches first applicant deadline

Students interested in pursuing education in the medical field are reminded to submit applications for the Hugh Chatham Memorial Foundation Scholarshi...

February 26th, 2018 |  


2018 Filing period closed — Filing closes, candidates lined up

2018 Filing period closed — Filing closes, candidates lined up

Filing closed at noon Wednesday for many political races in the 2018 election cycle, and a number of incumbents and newcomers have opted to run for of...

February 26th, 2018 updated: February 28th, 2018. |  


Family-friendly pro wrestling returns to Yadkinville for live TV taping

Family-friendly pro wrestling returns to Yadkinville for live TV taping

The Elkin Athletic Association is bringing AML Wrestling back to Yadkinville Elementary School for the third consecutive year. This event is a family-...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


Girl Scouts serve on smaller scale

Girl Scouts serve on smaller scale

Although the Boy Scouts often receive attention for large and very visible projects, the Girl Scouts often serve in quieter but just as important ways...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


Foothills Theatre presents ‘Maybe Baby It’s You’ this weekend

Foothills Theatre presents ‘Maybe Baby It’s You’ this weekend

ELKIN — Foothills Theatre will host its annual dessert theater production Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.This year’s pr...

February 21st, 2018 updated: February 23rd, 2018. |  


Vera’s Community Garden in Elkin has several open raised-bed gardens available for the spring growing season

Vera’s Community Garden in Elkin has several open raised-bed gardens available for the spring growing season

The weather may be cool and damp, and even frosty between now and spring, when people typically think about fresh plants and produce breaking through ...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Community and Church Calendar

Submission guidelines for calendar events: One-time events may be submitted for placement in the calendar at least two weeks prior to the date of the ...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Elkin and Jonesville leaders hope tourism conflict over trademark leads to togetherness

Elkin and Jonesville leaders hope tourism conflict over trademark leads to togetherness

Trademarked phrase, “Heart of the Yadkin Valley,” which is on the town of Jonesville’s seal and has previously been owned by the tow...

February 21st, 2018 |  


From strangers to neighbors: Elkin group brings American, immigrant communities together

From strangers to neighbors: Elkin group brings American, immigrant communities together

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series on the new Strangers to Neighbors movement in Elkin and its first gathering, which was hel...

February 20th, 2018 |  


Elkin January Students of the Month named

Elkin January Students of the Month named

Elkin Elementary School January Students of the Month (Courage) are: Sarah Beshears, Sahara Longmire, Nathan Ramos, Cameron Dewitt, Beth Brooks, Payto...

February 20th, 2018 |  


New program raising funds for cardiac, pulmonary rehab

New program raising funds for cardiac, pulmonary rehab

Each year, nationally attention is brought to the issue of heart health through a Wear Red Day campaign. Locally, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital staff...

February 20th, 2018 |  


Food Lion generosity enhances Tri-C Ministries move

Food Lion generosity enhances Tri-C Ministries move

Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministries Director Heather Macy bared her gratitude for the assistance given by Food Lion as the nonprofit prepares to mo...

February 20th, 2018 |