Students honored by DAR

Students honored by DAR

The Jonathan Hunt Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a tea at Parkwood Assisted Living in Elkin recently to honor the good citiz...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


Wake Forest Baptist and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital partner to improve patient access to clinical services and enhance healthcare coordination in Alleghany County

Wake Forest Baptist and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital partner to improve patient access to clinical services and enhance healthcare coordination in Alleghany County

SPARTA — Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Friday announced a partnership to ensure the future of Alleghany ...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


Rockford announces honor roll

DOBSON — Rockford Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-18 school year.Third Grade A — Carter ...

February 1st, 2018 |  


Jones offers free movie series

Sometimes movies can illustrate thoughts, emotions and historical events in more powerful or meaningful ways than other forms of communication —...

February 1st, 2018 |  


Bond School House event remembered with readers’ theater production

A readers theater group will present “Fractured Republic: The Bond School and the Civil War in the North Carolina Quaker Belt” on Feb. 10 ...

February 1st, 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 ...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Local resources available for fire recovery

Local resources available for fire recovery

Disaster can bring out the best in people, especially in the Yadkin Valley.As fire and freezing continues to decimate families and the communities the...

January 31st, 2018 |  


George Smith, Martha Bassett coming to Reeves

George Smith, Martha Bassett coming to Reeves

Explore Elkin will kick off the first of its musical events this weekend with a free concert by Mount Airy resident George Smith.Seats are filling qui...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Downtown Elkin shopping encouraged through Love Your Locals February campaign

Thursday will begin a new initiative to entice people to visit and shop in downtown Elkin, the Love Your Locals campaign. The month-long event is a wa...

January 31st, 2018 |  


no news good news to fire chief

no news good news to fire chief

JONESVILLE — Neighbors surrounding Jonesville Elementary School were alerted Sunday afternoon as multiple departments responded to an alarm at t...

January 30th, 2018 |  


Yadkin Valley Community School, Bridges highlight of school choice tour from Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina

Yadkin Valley Community School, Bridges highlight of school choice tour from Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina

Two Yadkin Valley schools received visits from representatives with the Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) advocacy organizatio...

January 30th, 2018 |  


HCMH Foundation ‘5 for $5,000 for 5’ kicks off with Dance Machine

HCMH Foundation ‘5 for $5,000 for 5’ kicks off with Dance Machine

Following the successful start of the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Healthcare Scholarship program, Foundation President Dr. Bill ...

January 30th, 2018 |  


Elkin top in two online data-related lists

Within four days, Elkin hit the internet jackpot twice being recognized based on online research and data as top searches and picks.On Jan. 19, movebu...

January 29th, 2018 |  


Elkin Elementary honor roll announced

Elkin Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the first semester of the 2017-18 school year.Third Grade A — Molly Adams, Ethan Baugue...

January 29th, 2018 |  


Elkin faculty, students remember student lost in weekend house fire

Elkin faculty, students remember student lost in weekend house fire

Students in Elkin City Schools mourned one of their own upon returning to class Monday, following a fatal house fire that took the life of a 13-year-o...

January 29th, 2018 updated: January 30th, 2018. |  


Fatal fire shuts down CC Camp Road near airport

Fatal fire shuts down CC Camp Road near airport

ELKIN — A house fire in the Elkin area late Saturday afternoon has claimed the life of a youth, according to a Surry County emergency services o...

January 27th, 2018 updated: January 27th, 2018. |  


Hall announces reelection in new 91st district

Hall announces reelection in new 91st district

KING — N.C. Representative Kyle Hall (R-Stokes) announced his intentions to seek reelection in the newly drawn 91st State House District. As a r...

January 27th, 2018 |  


Gardner-Webb University announces honor roll recipient

BOILING SPRINGS — Alyson Sprinkle Snow of Elkin was named to the Gardner-Webb University honor roll for the 2017 fall semester. Snow is a junior...

January 27th, 2018 |  


Stevensons receive awards

Stevensons receive awards

Hilda Stevenson, certified site manager, and Karl Stevenson, maintenance caretaker, of Collinswood Apartments and Woodrun Apartments in Elkin were rec...

January 26th, 2018 |  


Governor names new judge for Surry and Stokes counties

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper recently announced a new judicial appointment for courts serving Surry and Stokes counties.“These appointees wil...

January 26th, 2018 |  


Two Surry men charged after armed robbery in Elkin

Two Surry men charged after armed robbery in Elkin

Two Surry County men are facing charges following an armed robbery at an Elkin business early Friday morning.Elkin Police Department reported that at ...

January 26th, 2018 |  


‘Operation Winter Storm’ in Yadkin County results in 252 drug charges

‘Operation Winter Storm’ in Yadkin County results in 252 drug charges

As part of the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office commitment to battle the illegal narcotics sales and distribution in Yadkin County, a special oper...

January 26th, 2018 updated: January 30th, 2018. |  


Anderson announces candidacy for State Senate

Anderson announces candidacy for State Senate

NORTH WILKESBORO — On Jan. 15, Brandon Anderson announced his candidacy for North Carolina State Senate District 45, which includes Wilkes Count...

January 25th, 2018 updated: January 26th, 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 ...

January 24th, 2018 |  


Natural skin care tips for winter

Natural skin care tips for winter

The dry winter months can wreak havoc on skin, and extra hand washing during cold and flu season can only add to the problem. Hand lotion seems an eas...

January 24th, 2018 |  


Wellness fair builds connections

Wellness fair builds connections

The first-ever Natural Family Wellness Fair in Elkin was a great success, said organizers Rochelle Long and Kelly Dougherty. The event took place in t...

January 24th, 2018 |  


Chamber holds first January annual meeting

Chamber holds first January annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce was a little different this year, since the chamber board decided to adjust the fiscal cal...

January 24th, 2018 |  


The Comedy Zone, Explore Elkin bring laughs downtown

The Comedy Zone, Explore Elkin bring laughs downtown

“Laughter is a stress reliever.” - J. BlissAround 100 people settled into Coley Hall at The Liberty Saturday night for some stress relief ...

January 24th, 2018 |  


Man complains of ‘racist’ war memorials

Man complains of ‘racist’ war memorials

DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Commissioners held public hearings this week to discuss upcoming construction projects, but it was another ma...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


Elkin City Schools selects make-up schedule, adopts 2018-19 calendar

The school calendar was adjusted Monday night to allow for make-up hours following Elkin students missing three days last week for inclement weather. ...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


Donations, volunteers needed to assist the homeless in Yadkin County

A group of human services and non-profit agencies in Davie, Iredell, Surry, Stokes and Yadkin counties, named DISSY, will be conducting a count of hom...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


Elkin commissioners to allow approved indoor firing ranges, dry-firing for permitted special occasions; horses to be allowed during Overmountain Victory Trail Revolutionary War Days reenactment for Friends of Mountains-to-Sea Trail gathering in March

Elkin commissioners to allow approved indoor firing ranges, dry-firing for permitted special occasions; horses to be allowed during Overmountain Victory Trail Revolutionary War Days reenactment for Friends of Mountains-to-Sea Trail gathering in March

Firearm usage in the town of Elkin was addressed during the January meeting of the Elkin Board of Commissioners in light of public requests for permis...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


Local students named to fall 2017 dean’s list at Mars Hill University

MARS HILL — Mars Hill University recognized 361 students named on the honor roll of the academic dean at the end of the fall 2017 semester. To q...

January 19th, 2018 |  


Rockford students shoot for the win

Rockford students shoot for the win

Rockford Elementary School announced its Hoop Shoot winners for the Elk Hoop Shoot at Reeves Community Center recently. They are, from left, Brayden S...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Wind, wrecks have caused I-77 shutdown in Carroll County, Virginia

Wind, wrecks have caused I-77 shutdown in Carroll County, Virginia

FANCY GAP, Va. — Officials have shut down I-77 northbound from Cana to Fancy Gap after high winds have caused several tractor-trailers to overtu...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Durham graduates from Mars Hill University

MARS HILL — Madison LeeAnn Durham of Elkin graduated Dec. 15, 2017, from Mars Hill University. She received a BSW in social work.Graduation is a...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Mountain Park Students of Month named

Mountain Park Students of Month named

Mountain Park Elementary School December Students of the Month, with the character trait of kindness, are, back row, from left, Lesly SotoRamirez, Eas...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Elkin JROTC has busy fall

Elkin JROTC has busy fall

EHS 2017 drill meetOn Oct. 7, Elkin High School JROTC hosted its first drill meet of the semester. The meet drew the attendance of more than six schoo...

January 17th, 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 ...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Graduation projects offer opportunities for growth

Graduation projects offer opportunities for growth

The North Carolina Graduation Project, or senior project, has been part of school systems since it was first developed in 1986. It has gone through va...

January 17th, 2018 |  


EHS students see favoritism differently

EHS students see favoritism differently

Favoritism is often a problem in schools. Students can feel mistreated or downgraded when they are treated differently or see other students treated d...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Student athletes challenged by homework demands

Transitioning to high school can be tough, but attempting to remain active in sports as well as taking strong academic courses can be particularly cha...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Student spread cheer through cards

Student spread cheer through cards

Christmas is the perfect time to spread cheer, and Elkin High School freshman Victoria Jolly decided it was the perfect time to spread some holiday ch...

January 17th, 2018 |  


EHS swim team coaches make the difference

EHS swim team coaches make the difference

The Elkin High School swim team is coached by Oz Prim and Lakan Dobson. Prim has been coaching the swim team for more than 40 years. Dobson is new to ...

January 17th, 2018 |  


EHS students raise funds for Stone’s Throw Ministries

EHS students raise funds for Stone’s Throw Ministries

Melva Edmisten’s students were recently part of a service project to raise funds for Stone’s Throw Ministries. Stone’s Throw Ministr...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Fundraisers make music at EHS

Fundraisers make music at EHS

Arts programs across the nation are facing tough economic times, even though the recession is supposed to be behind the country. The Elkin High School...

January 17th, 2018 |  


EHS students collect food for needy

EHS students collect food for needy

Charitable giving is important year-round, and like many others, students at Elkin High School thought the Christmas season would be a great time to h...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Explore Elkin hosting Comedy on Main event Saturday at The Liberty; outdoor event schedule announced for 2018

Comedians will be coming to town Saturday to entertain a crowd for Explore Elkin’s second Comedy on Main event, slated for Coley Hall in The Lib...

January 17th, 2018 |  


2017: A year-in-review

2017: A year-in-review

January• Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital welcomed the first baby of 2017 on Jan. 3, Atlas Theodore Moorefield.• The local community mourned...

January 17th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Ronda commissioners hold impromptu discussion about image, responsibilities

VIDEO: Ronda commissioners hold impromptu discussion about image, responsibilities

RONDA — Ronda commissioners welcomed a variety of opinions at the conclusion of the January meeting in spite of deep-rooted complaints.After Com...

January 17th, 2018 |