HPU announces dean’s list recipients

HIGH POINT — High Point University announces the students who qualified for the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester by maintaining a 3....

February 20th, 2018 |  


Elkin City Schools recognized

Elkin City Schools recognized

School public relations professionals across the state were honored today for the products of their craft during the North Carolina School Public Rela...

February 20th, 2018 |  


Surry County Commissioner Buck Golding retires

Surry County Commissioner Buck Golding retires

DOBSON — Three seats are up for grabs this fall for the Surry County Board of Commissioners, but the first change started Monday night when a lo...

February 20th, 2018 |  


Victims of Monday night wreck on CC Camp Road identified

Victims of Monday night wreck on CC Camp Road identified

Two men, one from Elkin and one from North Wilkesboro, died after their vehicle wrecked with a tractor-trailer on CC Camp Road at its interchange with...

February 19th, 2018 updated: February 21st, 2018. |  


SCC machining technology receives $3,000 grant

SCC machining technology receives $3,000 grant

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Computer-Integrated Machining program recently received a $3,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation.Ge...

February 19th, 2018 |  


Surry announces honors lists for fall 2017

DOBSON — Surry Community College announces the fall semester 2017 president’s list and dean’s list.Students qualifying for the presi...

February 19th, 2018 |  


Tractor-trailer fire backs up traffic on I-77 South near Jonesville

Tractor-trailer fire backs up traffic on I-77 South near Jonesville

JONESVILLE — A tractor-trailer fire in the southbound lane of I-77 near the 79-mile marker just south of the Center Road overpass is causing tra...

February 19th, 2018 updated: February 19th, 2018. |  


Jonesville police officers promoted during commissioners meeting

Jonesville police officers promoted during commissioners meeting

JONESVILLE — While members of the Arlington Fire Department were covering a call, members of the Jonesville Police Department were receiving har...

February 18th, 2018 |  


Dobson holds blood drive

Dobson holds blood drive

The Dobson Elementary School Student Council sponsored a blood drive through the American Red Cross on Jan. 25. Student council sponsor, Christal Free...

February 18th, 2018 |  


Kirkman sworn in as district court judge

Kirkman sworn in as district court judge

DOBSON — On Jan. 12, Governor Roy Cooper formally announced two new judicial appointments for the North Carolina Court system.He appointed Judge...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Fishback named to dean’s list at Kennesaw

KENNESAW, Ga. — Rachel Fishback of Elkin was named to Kennesaw State University’s dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester.Students na...

February 16th, 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 16th, 2018 |  


Walker named to The Citadel’s fall 2017 dean’s list

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Camille Walker of Elkin was named to The Citadel’s dean’s list for their academic achievements during the 2017 fa...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Fourteen graduate from Surry Basic Law Enforcement

Fourteen graduate from Surry Basic Law Enforcement

DOBSON — Fourteen students recently graduated from Surry Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training program.The program graduation...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Sewer authority working on $2.4 million improvement project

The Yadkin Valley Sewer Authority, which provides sewer services for the towns of Elkin, Jonesville and Ronda, is in the midst of a $2.4 million Waste...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Retreat series for women planned at Soul Compass Center

Retreat series for women planned at Soul Compass Center

A three-part retreat series for women, entitled Embrace, will be hosted beginning this month at Soul Compass Center, by Jennifer Bracey and daughter C...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Community and Church Calendar

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February 14th, 2018 |  


Mom’s Clothes Closet to hold pintos and cornbread dinner

Mom’s Clothes Closet to hold pintos and cornbread dinner

STATE ROAD — Supporting locals in crisis is a mission from God, according to Mom’s Clothes Closet founder Tammy Spicer. An upcoming fundra...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Jonesville police officers promoted during commissioners meeting

Jonesville police officers promoted during commissioners meeting

JONESVILLE — While members of the Arlington Fire Department were covering a call, members of the Jonesville Police Department were receiving har...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Elkin board addresses major projects like water line and trail extensions

Elkin board addresses major projects like water line and trail extensions

Elkin commissioners took steps to continue major projects to address the town’s need for a back-up water line for the drinking water reservoir a...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Boy and Girl Scouts recognized on Scout Sunday

Boy and Girl Scouts recognized on Scout Sunday

Celebrated by several churches on the same day due to weather concerns the previous weekend, Scout Sunday is an opportunity to recognize not only the ...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Scouting for Food collects nearly two tons

Scouting for Food collects nearly two tons

Boy Scouts all across the Laurel District collected food over the weekend for local pantries, with Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministries handling ton...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Appalachian State University announces fall 2017 honors and degrees awarded

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

February 13th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Shared history shown during Black History Celebration

VIDEO: Shared history shown during Black History Celebration

JONESVILLE — Fellowship and friendship were featured during the learning period celebrated as Black History Month thanks to the Jonesville Histo...

February 13th, 2018 |  


2018 Filing period open — Three incumbents, newcomer running for three school board seats

2018 Filing period open — Three incumbents, newcomer running for three school board seats

Filing for many of the 2018 political races opened Feb. 12 at noon in North Carolina, and a number of candidates took advantage of the first days avai...

February 13th, 2018 updated: February 21st, 2018. |  


Election, communication changes may be coming to Ronda

Election, communication changes may be coming to Ronda

RONDA — The February meeting of the Ronda Board of Commissioners has been changed.“The meeting has been changed to next Tuesday,” sa...

February 13th, 2018 |  


First Community Bancshares, Inc. announces fourth quarter and full year 2017 results and quarterly dividend

BLUEFIELD, Va. — First Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCBC) (www.firstcommunitybank.com) reported its unaudited results of operations and o...

February 12th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Big Elkin Creek Floods park, river roaring

VIDEO: Big Elkin Creek Floods park, river roaring

After several inches of rain fell quickly residents of Jonesville and Elkin woke up to swollen rivers and creeks Sunday.“From 1 to 3 inches have...

February 12th, 2018 |  


Governor launches ‘Hometown Strong’ to support North Carolina’s rural communities

RALEIGH — Governor Roy Cooper recently announced Hometown Strong, a new initiative to partner with local governments to support local economies,...

February 11th, 2018 |  


Explore N.C. geology in new Surry CC course

DOBSON — Surry Community College will offer a new, two-part personal enrichment course focused on the geology of North Carolina starting in Febr...

February 10th, 2018 |  


SCC truck driver training orientation to be held Feb. 28

DOBSON — Surry Community College will soon be starting a new session of classes for people wanting to start a career in truck driving. Orientati...

February 9th, 2018 |  


Young Democrats hosting candidate forum for 5th Congressional District

Young Democrats hosting candidate forum for 5th Congressional District

Democratic candidates for the Fifth Congressional district will be making themselves available for voters’ questions during a town hall-style fo...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Students honored for accomplishments

Students honored for accomplishments

As is monthly tradition, the Elkin City Schools Board of Education recognized a number of students for their accomplishments during their Jan. 22 meet...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Three facing drug charges after incident at Jonesville hotel

Three facing drug charges after incident at Jonesville hotel

JONESVILLE — Three people in their mid-30s are facing drug charges after a routine patrol at a Jonesville hotel by Yadkin County Sheriff’s...

February 7th, 2018 |  


NC Rural Center receives grant to deliver leadership training in North Carolina’s Appalachian Region

RALEIGH — The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded the NC Rural Center a $100,000 grant to increase regional leadership development...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Free SBC seminars announced for February

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Small Business Center will be holding free seminars and workshops in February at various locations in S...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Surry Community achieves 96 percent NCLEX pass rate

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program recently achieved an outstanding three-year average National Cou...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Community and Church Calendar

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February 7th, 2018 |  


Search for missing antler continues

Search for missing antler continues

Where is the Elk antler? This is a question that has been on the mind of many students at Elkin High School lately.The antler from the Elk statue at t...

February 7th, 2018 |  


EHS needs more drama

Although high school life often has too much social drama, several Elkin High School students would like to see more theater drama such as a school pl...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Christmas spirit needed year-round at local charities

During Christmas time, people tend to get into the spirit of giving. Something about the holiday season tends to get people in a more generous spirit....

February 7th, 2018 |  


Shelter expectations for long-term improvement

Shelter expectations for long-term improvement

Homelessness can be caused by a shift in situation, steadily sinking skills or simply not having the necessary knowledge for success.Many shelters suc...

February 7th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: HCMH seeks patient safety, satisfaction

VIDEO: HCMH seeks patient safety, satisfaction

In spite of continued accolades, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital CEO Paul Hammes is not satisfied.“We never say our goal this year is to win X nu...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Cold weather emphasizes need during homeless count

Cold weather emphasizes need during homeless count

Preliminary numbers for the Point-In-Time (PIT) count remind local residents of the continued need for shelter.On Jan. 31, participants from several l...

February 6th, 2018 |  


Black History Celebration to take place in Jonesville

Black History Celebration to take place in Jonesville

JONESVILLE — In honor of Black History Month, the Jonesville Historical Society in conjunction with the Jonesville Public Library will hold a ce...

February 6th, 2018 |  


Filing for 2018 political races begins Monday

Filing for 2018 political races begins Monday

Filing for the 2018 elections for many local, state and federal seats will open Monday at noon, and close Feb. 28 at noon. District lines at the state...

February 6th, 2018 updated: February 8th, 2018. |  


Jonesville Town Council meeting earlier than expected

JONESVILLE — The Jonesville Town Council meeting for February has been changed.“The meeting was changed due to a scheduling conflict,̶...

February 6th, 2018 |  


Hollin Stewart wins Elkin City Schools spelling bee with ‘sonata’

Hollin Stewart wins Elkin City Schools spelling bee with ‘sonata’

From 11 spellers to one champion, Elkin City Schools held its district-wide spelling bee Thursday to determine who would go on to represent the distri...

February 5th, 2018 |  


Boy Scout food drive pickups will be Saturday

Boy Scout food drive pickups will be Saturday

Many local residents may have received a delivery of empty plastic bags on their doors over the past weekend thanks to the annual Boy Scout food drive...

February 5th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Explore Elkin coordinates information for all with new website

VIDEO: Explore Elkin coordinates information for all with new website

Marketing to millennials is one of several focuses of the Explore Elkin initiative, all of which can be seen on ExploreElkin.com.Going live at the str...

February 5th, 2018 |