Final days of voting for NC wine region readers’ choice awards

Final days of voting for NC wine region readers’ choice awards

The Yadkin Valley Wine region as well as a local restaurant are in the running for readers’ choice awards from USA Today. The voting is open onl...

August 16th, 2018 |  


Historic church celebrating 120 years

Historic church celebrating 120 years

On Aug. 18, 1898, the cornerstone of the Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church on West Main Street beside Big Elkin Creek was laid, and to celebrate its ...

August 15th, 2018 |  


State Road horse sanctuary seeking volunteers, donations

State Road horse sanctuary seeking volunteers, donations

STATE ROAD — What began as a new story about Bit O’Luck and a horse rescue group named for him moving to State Road took a plot twist this...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Elkin Elementary getting student resource officer

Elkin Elementary getting student resource officer

Elkin Elementary School will be getting its first student resource officer which will be funded 10 months of the year by a two-year grant awarded to t...

August 14th, 2018 |  


Statutory rape charges reported during Jonesville town meeting

Statutory rape charges reported during Jonesville town meeting

JONESVILLE — Several Jonesville police officers were recognized with promotions during Monday’s meeting of the town council. Jonesville Po...

August 14th, 2018 |  


Military vet tapped to seek 45th

Military vet tapped to seek 45th

A seven-year Marine veteran has been tapped by the Democratic Party to run against Republican Deanna Ballard for the 45th NC Senate District seat in N...

August 8th, 2018 |  


Reevestock rocks Elkin

Reevestock rocks Elkin

It was a rocking weekend in Elkin with the annual Reevestock music festival. The event, which began as a way to raise funds to restore the Reeves Thea...

August 7th, 2018 |  


Old-time music camp doubles in size

Old-time music camp doubles in size

DOBSON — Several changes made to the third annual Surry Old Time Music Camp held at Surry Community College last week improved the experience fo...

August 7th, 2018 |  


Joe Mickey, Elkin resident, Winston-Salem native, named NC Wildlife Federation’s Water Conservationist of the Year

Joe Mickey, Elkin resident, Winston-Salem native, named NC Wildlife Federation’s Water Conservationist of the Year

For more than 45 years, Joe Mickey has been aiding in efforts to clean up waterways and fighting to protect the waters of North Carolina for the creat...

August 7th, 2018 |  


Back-to-school event set at heritage center

Back-to-school event set at heritage center

Appearances can be deceiving. On the outside it may seem like not much is happening, but Elkin officials said work continues in the background to prep...

August 7th, 2018 |  


For Brown, winemaking comes full circle

For Brown, winemaking comes full circle

DOBSON — When Charlie and Ed Shelton started Shelton Vineyards in 1999, the Yadkin Valley was in its infancy and the brothers had to look elsewh...

August 6th, 2018 |  


Sue’s Restaurant in Dobson won’t reopen after all

Sue’s Restaurant in Dobson won’t reopen after all

DOBSON — A public fear has become reality as a beloved restaurant in the county seat will not be allowed to reopen.Last month, the meeting room ...

August 6th, 2018 |  


Father dead, son injured in ‘road rage’ shooting

ROARING RIVER — Wilkes County Sheriff’s Department has released a recording of the 911 call following a presumed road rage incident that l...

August 6th, 2018 updated: August 7th, 2018. |  


Fun of ‘Wacky Science’

Fun of ‘Wacky Science’

Using fire to remove air from a jar, Tim Sonefelt shows how a water balloon can then slide into the jar during the Wacky Science program Thursday morn...

August 6th, 2018 |  


Yadkin Valley Wine Region, Roots Restaurant nominated for award

Yadkin Valley Wine Region, Roots Restaurant nominated for award

The Yadkin Valley as well as The Roots Restaurant at Sanders Ridge are both in the running for Readers’ Choice Awards from USA Today in contests...

August 4th, 2018 |  


East Bend streets packed for first cruise event

East Bend streets packed for first cruise event

EAST BEND — The inaugural East Bend Cruise Night on July 26 was a huge success. Despite the blazing summer heat, Main Street was packed with cla...

August 2nd, 2018 |  


Jonesville to look closer at taxes, greenway, economic developmement

Jonesville to look closer at taxes, greenway, economic developmement

JONESVILLE — The town of Jonesville has been working in the last couple of months to finalize its 2018-19 budget, which includes no property tax...

July 31st, 2018 |  


Carter Falls trail is open; construction to temporarily close portions of E&A Rail Trail

Carter Falls trail is open; construction to temporarily close portions of E&A Rail Trail

While a portion of the E&A Rail Trail/Mountains-to-Sea Trail will be off limits temporarily due to construction, a new, eagerly anticipated trail ...

July 31st, 2018 |  


City police jump on lip-sync bandwagon

City police jump on lip-sync bandwagon

The Elkin Police Department is one of several which have been challenged to a create a lip-sync video as part of a national social media trend coined,...

July 31st, 2018 |  


Treasures galore at the road market sale

Treasures galore at the road market sale

From quilts to collectibles, cast iron skillets to crockery, there was a little something for everyone for sale at the annual Take a Break From the In...

July 31st, 2018 |  


Reevestock to bring variety of musical family fun

Reevestock to bring variety of musical family fun

Reevestock is ready to begin the round up of the end of summer. The two-day event will provide a variety of music, local flavors and family fun the fi...

July 30th, 2018 |  


Surry man busted in child porn sting

Surry man busted in child porn sting

DOBSON — A Surry County man has been arrested as part of a sting operation between two counties targeting child pornography.In the first of what...

July 30th, 2018 |  


Anderson withdraws from Senate race

Anderson withdraws from Senate race

The new 45th District of the N.C. Senate no longer has a democratic candidate running for the November general election as Brandon Anderson withdrew h...

July 25th, 2018 updated: July 25th, 2018. |  


Tractor-trailer overturned slowing traffic on I-77 South near Surry-Yadkin line

Tractor-trailer overturned slowing traffic on I-77 South near Surry-Yadkin line

Emergency crews are on the scene of an overturned tractor-trailer on I-77 South near the 88 milemarker south of Elkin, which occurred at about 11 a.m....

July 25th, 2018 |  


New officers, committee heads sworn in at Yadkin Valley Rotary Club meeting

New officers, committee heads sworn in at Yadkin Valley Rotary Club meeting

Continuing to place service above self, several Yadkin Valley residents declared themselves dedicated to inspiring their fellow Rotarians, the communi...

July 25th, 2018 |  


Goodman’s artwork on display

Goodman’s artwork on display

Since her childhood in Japan, Elkin resident Emiko “Amy” Goodman has liked to drawn and sketch, and during her school years, she took up w...

July 25th, 2018 |  


Elkin Middle School gets new schedule; new band instructor introduced

Elkin Middle School gets new schedule; new band instructor introduced

Students at Elkin Middle School will enter the 2018-19 school year with a new daily schedule which better aligns with the schedule the high school fol...

July 24th, 2018 |  


Three-day U.S. 21 Road Market slated for this weekend

Three-day U.S. 21 Road Market slated for this weekend

Bargains, deals, antiques, collectibles, yard sale items, and more will bring large numbers of travelers to the area this weekend for the annual Take ...

July 24th, 2018 |  


NCSHP participating in nationwide ‘Best Looking Cruiser Contest’

NCSHP participating in nationwide ‘Best Looking Cruiser Contest’

RALEIGH — The American Association of State Troopers has kicked off the 2018 “Best Looking Cruiser Contest” and the North Carolina S...

July 23rd, 2018 |  


Adams talks farming with residents

Adams talks farming with residents

KING — A handful of Stokes County residents gathered at a picnic shelter with D.D. Adams, the Democratic candidate for North Carolina’s Fi...

July 23rd, 2018 |  


UPDATE: Gwyn files for Elkin commissioner seat; No one files for Boonville mayor race

UPDATE: Gwyn files for Elkin commissioner seat; No one files for Boonville mayor race

Filing closed Friday at noon for municipal board candidacy in Surry and Yadkin counties, and on closing day, a newcomer has joined the slate of candid...

July 20th, 2018 |  


Scouts complete 50-mile trip

Scouts complete 50-mile trip

MOUNT AIRY — Each Wednesday during the summer, Camp Raven Knob fills with parents and families visiting their Boy Scout campers for dinner, and ...

July 18th, 2018 |  


Bridges continues to grow

Bridges continues to grow

One area school is expanding its upper and lower grade offerings and adding an out-of-the-box teaching space, with plans to eventually build a new str...

July 18th, 2018 |  


Stone’s Throw aimed at fighting giant problems

Stone’s Throw aimed at fighting giant problems

Serving God by serving His people, Stone’s Throw Christian Ministries can be found throughout the Yadkin Valley and beyond.Begun by President Mi...

July 18th, 2018 |  


‘Shrek the Musical’ opens Friday

‘Shrek the Musical’ opens Friday

Things have gone awry for beloved fairy tale creatures Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, the White Rabbit, Gingerbread Man, Sugarplum Fairy and more. ...

July 17th, 2018 |  


UPDATE: Two candidates file for three seats on Elkin board; Filing ends at noon Friday

UPDATE: Two candidates file for three seats on Elkin board; Filing ends at noon Friday

With just a couple of hours left until the noon July 20 deadline to file, two candidates have filed for the three Elkin commissioners seats on the Nov...

July 17th, 2018 updated: July 20th, 2018. |  


Order of the Arrow hosts call-out ceremony

Order of the Arrow hosts call-out ceremony

The Boy Scouts of America Old Hickory Council’s Wahissa Lodge 118 Order of the Arrow holds its Wednesday night call-out ceremony and Native Amer...

July 16th, 2018 |  


Kids focus of arts festival

Kids focus of arts festival

The Hernandez family, Jairo, right, Pamela, left, with daughters, Maggie and Yahaira, take a pirate-themed photo on the lawn of the Foothills Arts Cou...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Novant offers Goodwill to Grace through mobile mammograms

Novant offers Goodwill to Grace through mobile mammograms

Novant Health in conjunction with Goodwill Career Connections Workforce Development Center was able to serve patients of Grace Clinic this summer thro...

July 11th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Jonesville welcomes new officer

VIDEO: Jonesville welcomes new officer

JONESVILLE — Joining the family of officers for the town of Jonesville, Marcus E. Wilborn was sworn in on Thursday with his own family in attend...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Three UMC congregations to worship as one

Three UMC congregations to worship as one

Jonesville First, Piney Grove and Wesley Chapel United Methodist churches have formed a cooperative parish which will begin services under one roof Su...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Updated: Thurmond man charged with murder

Updated: Thurmond man charged with murder

A Thurmond man has been charged with the death of a woman who was found shot at a home on Center Lane Monday morning.Timmy Dale Bates, 53, of 440 Cent...

July 10th, 2018 updated: July 10th, 2018. |  


VIDEO: Patriotism, community center of Mountain Park festival

VIDEO: Patriotism, community center of Mountain Park festival

STATE ROAD — A heart of patriotism was evident as residents from all around the Yadkin Valley and beyond gathered to celebrate American independ...

July 10th, 2018 |  


UPDATE: Two file to run for Jonesville mayor

UPDATE: Two file to run for Jonesville mayor

On Friday, filing opened for even-year municipal elections, which includes Elkin, Dobson and Pilot Mountain in Surry County and Jonesville, Boonville ...

July 9th, 2018 updated: July 11th, 2018. |  


Robots on call for bomb cases

Robots on call for bomb cases

As an incident Tuesday afternoon in Mount Airy illustrates, bombs can threaten the local community, but there is a new tool — three of them to b...

July 7th, 2018 |  


County, tax elections offices on the move

County, tax elections offices on the move

DOBSON — A summertime shuffle is underway in Dobson, where Surry County governmental departments are moving to new locations as part of an overa...

July 4th, 2018 |  


Christmas to come to the Yadkin Valley

Christmas to come to the Yadkin Valley

Christmas comes to the Yadkin Valley through two different events on July 14.Continuing the Secret Santa experience started last winter, the gang anti...

July 4th, 2018 |  


Foundation raises $70K at golf event

Foundation raises $70K at golf event

MOUNT AIRY — The 22nd annual Woltz-Harold Surry Community College Foundation Golf Tournament successfully moved from the monsoon season of mid-M...

July 4th, 2018 |  


Second House run by Poindexter hits snag

Second House run by Poindexter hits snag

A Surry County man’s bid for a second try at a state legislative seat in the same year — this time as a candidate for another party —...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


Yadkin County sheriff to be featured in art print

Yadkin County sheriff to be featured in art print

Yadkin County Sheriff Ricky Oliver is featured in new painting by Stokes County artist Frank Duncan.The artwork depicts several lawmen or “reven...

July 3rd, 2018 |