Local organizations join to feed Elkin students

Local organizations join to feed Elkin students

On June 13, members of the Yadkin Valley Rotary Club joined Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministries (Tri-C) to help feed children at Elkin Elementary S...

June 20th, 2018 |  


County rejects school funding increases

County rejects school funding increases

DOBSON — After an open forum and four public hearings, the Surry County Board of Commissioners was unanimous in approving a new budget.Last year...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Community forum on opioid epidemic at SCC

Community forum on opioid epidemic at SCC

DOBSON — Surry County is hosting a community forum on the opioid epidemic in the county at Surry Community College on Friday, according to the c...

June 19th, 2018 |  


HCMH highlights century of hugs, health

HCMH highlights century of hugs, health

A century is not enough for Maude Brown, who continued to dance around the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehab Gym on her birthday Monday.Aft...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Town of Jonesville recognizes caring, education during monthly meeting

Town of Jonesville recognizes caring, education during monthly meeting

JONESVILLE — Multiple employees were recognized by the town of Jonesville at the June town council meeting for characteristics cultivated by the...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Budget passed in Ronda, no July meetings

Budget passed in Ronda, no July meetings

RONDA — Few residents were present to question the proposed 2018-19 budget for Ronda during its most recent board meeting, leading commissioners...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Suspension of Forbush Coach Kenan James changed to without pay status Tuesday morning

Suspension of Forbush Coach Kenan James changed to without pay status Tuesday morning

A Forbush High School coach has been suspended following allegations of inappropriate communication with a student.“Toward the end of the school...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Updated: Blaze engulfs downtown factory, injures one

Updated: Blaze engulfs downtown factory, injures one

An early morning fire Monday gutted a downtown structure, took out power and phone service and sent one fireman to the hospital.Area fire departments ...

June 18th, 2018 updated: June 19th, 2018. |  


Seniors compete in annual games

Seniors compete in annual games

A month of athletic events culminated May 30 with a day of celebrating the arts for seniors from Surry, Yadkin and surrounding areas.After a delayed k...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Continuation in case involving trooper’s death

Continuation in case involving trooper’s death

YADKINVILLE — A continuation has been confirmed for the man charged with murder in the death of North Carolina Trooper Samuel Bullard.Dakota Kap...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Elkin commissioners approve annual budget, new subdivision on Poplar Springs Road

Elkin commissioners approve annual budget, new subdivision on Poplar Springs Road

After ironing out details for the 2018-19 fiscal year budget during recent work sessions, the Elkin Board of Commissioners approved the recommended bu...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Elkin High School commemorates time for 93 students

Elkin High School commemorates time for 93 students

Keeping time is part of the job for music teachers, especially at graduations like that of the Elkin High School seniors of 2018, who received their d...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Cromer judge seat axed in budget

Cromer judge seat axed in budget

Recent judicial redistricting, along with moves to cut what a General Assembly committee decided was unnecessary spending, will leave Surry and Stokes...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Elkin man charged in officer-involved shooting

Elkin man charged in officer-involved shooting

An Elkin man is facing felony charges after allegedly aiming a weapon at a deputy responding to a reported civil disturbance Monday afternoon.At about...

June 12th, 2018 updated: June 12th, 2018. |  


VIDEO: Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat dedicates home in Elkin

VIDEO: Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat dedicates home in Elkin

Hard work paid off for Jessica Agauhedionda and her family as they received the keys for their new home thanks to help from Upper Yadkin Valley Habita...

June 11th, 2018 |  


New Surry County budget beefs up sheriff’s office

New Surry County budget beefs up sheriff’s office

DOBSON — Back in the winter county officials showed their support for education by earmarking tens of millions of dollars for renovations in a b...

June 8th, 2018 |  


Knopf: Property tax can stay the same

Knopf: Property tax can stay the same

DOBSON — The county manager doesn’t expect to need an increase in property tax, but a couple of other areas could see an increase in the 2...

June 8th, 2018 |  


East Wilkes Class of 2018 soars at graduation

East Wilkes Class of 2018 soars at graduation

RONDA — On a dreary Friday night, the East Wilkes Cardinals celebrated the Class of 2018 with its graduation ceremony. As the rain came down out...

June 6th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: OVTA recognize National Trail Day, National Trails System anniversary

VIDEO: OVTA recognize National Trail Day, National Trails System anniversary

Recognizing National Trail Day, the Wilkes/Surry Chapter of the Overmountain Victory Trail welcomed locals to enjoy ice cream during their Living Hist...

June 6th, 2018 |  


HCMH intends to solve rural healthcare problem

HCMH intends to solve rural healthcare problem

Providing opportunities for the talent that is already present is the way the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation intends to solve a significant...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Veterans, churches, community behind plan for men’s shelter

Veterans, churches, community behind plan for men’s shelter

Continuing the tradition of care, a community meeting was held Thursday at the old Grace Clinic location to discuss the possibilities of the site beco...

June 5th, 2018 |  


East Wilkes hires new football coach

East Wilkes hires new football coach

RONDA — East Wilkes High School has named Jonathan Wilmoth as the new Cardinals football coach. Wilmoth previously worked at Mount Airy High Sch...

June 5th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Color run allows Prism to help kids in need

VIDEO: Color run allows Prism to help kids in need

Spots of bright color enhanced trails in the Elkin Municipal Park thanks to Prism Medical Product’s inaugural color run.Benefiting Ebeneezer Chi...

June 4th, 2018 |  


Jonesville robbery suspects captured in Virginia

Jonesville robbery suspects captured in Virginia

JONESVILLE — Two men ran through Jonesville Memorial Day weekend allegedly committing a string of illegal activity resulting in their capture an...

June 4th, 2018 |  


Starmount Class of 2018 graduates

Starmount Class of 2018 graduates

BOONVILLE — The members of the Starmount High School Class of 2018 accepted their diplomas on Thursday at the school gymnasium. The commencement...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Reenactors, historians to celebrate area’s Revolutionary history

In March, the local chapter of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association planned a living history event on the trail near Elkin Public Library in con...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Rotary seeking diverse servers

Rotary seeking diverse servers

Service is the one thing all Rotarians have in common, no matter their diverse backgrounds.“The heart of Rotary is service to others,” sai...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Insurance policies approved by school board

Insurance policies approved by school board

As the 2017-18 school year comes to an end, the Elkin City Schools Board of Education began preparations for the new year by approving the purchase of...

May 29th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Bullard’s life testament to love

VIDEO: Bullard’s life testament to love

RONDA — After giving his life in service, North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Samuel Bullard will continue to be remembered for his legacy of ...

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


Legendary Jonesville coach, John W. Mathis, dies

Legendary Jonesville coach, John W. Mathis, dies

JONESVILLE — John W. Mathis, a retired teacher and coach and a founding member of the Jonesville Historical Society, died late Monday night. He ...

May 29th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Memorial Day ceremony honors fallen

VIDEO: Memorial Day ceremony honors fallen

Like tears from Heaven, rain kissed the cheeks of onlookers Monday at the Elkin Municipal Park during the Memorial Day Ceremony.Hosted by the Captain ...

May 29th, 2018 |  


Cadets adorn graves with flags in honor of Memorial Day

Cadets adorn graves with flags in honor of Memorial Day

Cadets with Elkin High School’s JROTC program spend Thursday placing flags on veterans’ graves at Crestwood Gardens in State Road to honor...

May 25th, 2018 |  


Funeral procession route announced for Trooper Bullard

Funeral procession route announced for Trooper Bullard

WILKESBORO — The North Carolina Highway Patrol has announced the specific processional route for the funeral of Trooper Samuel Bullard, who died...

May 24th, 2018 updated: May 24th, 2018. |  


Local mead recognized internationally

Local mead recognized internationally

HAMPTONVILLE — In addition to award-winning wines, the Yadkin Valley has now become internationally recognized for mead.Hillbilly Holiday, produ...

May 24th, 2018 |  


Funeral arrangements, investigation update given on death of Trooper Bullard

Funeral arrangements, investigation update given on death of Trooper Bullard

WILKESBORO — The Elkin man charged with murder in the death of a Surry County trooper from Ronda Monday night was arraigned in Yadkin County cou...

May 23rd, 2018 updated: May 24th, 2018. |  


No injuries in downtown Elkin wreck

No injuries in downtown Elkin wreck

A tow truck crew works to put a pick-up truck back on its tires at the intersection of North Bridge and Market streets in downtown Elkin at 4 p.m. Wed...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


doTERRA Oils4Life Training Center opens in downtown Elkin

doTERRA Oils4Life Training Center opens in downtown Elkin

After three years of holding classes in churches, homes and renting spaces for one-time occasions, Oils4Life, a doTERRA essential oil distributor, is ...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


A ‘perfect’ wine festival

A ‘perfect’ wine festival

Despite the dire weather reports all week prior to the 17th annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival, the clouds cleared and the sun shone making it a pictu...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


A royal wine fundraiser

A royal wine fundraiser

The newlywed Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, donated their wedding flowers to Hospice patients in England. Meanwhile on th...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


NC Trail Days plans underway

NC Trail Days plans underway

More than 100 people gathered in the Reeves Theater Thursday night, not for a concert, but to view a new history film about Elkin and begin planning t...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


Wine auction fun funds future HCMH staff

Wine auction fun funds future HCMH staff

Exuding a class that belied the origins of the old warehouse, Coley Hall in The Liberty served as an elegant setting for the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hos...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Nursing Home Week celebrates senior stories

VIDEO: Nursing Home Week celebrates senior stories

National Skilled Nursing Care Week celebrated senior stories during the 2018 festivities.Joining Chatham Nursing, students from Elkin High School deli...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Weekend events kick off summer in Elkin

VIDEO: Weekend events kick off summer in Elkin

Summer officially starts in Elkin with Memorial Day weekend activities.On Saturday, Cruise Downtown Elkin will begin its season pairing classic cars w...

May 22nd, 2018 updated: May 24th, 2018. |  


‘Bad choice’ in ‘good people’ leads to firing at daycare

‘Bad choice’ in ‘good people’ leads to firing at daycare

Outrage over a social media post has led to lives changed as two childcare workers have been fired over an incident which allegedly occurred on May 16...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


Trooper dies in crash on I-77; Elkin man facing murder charges

Trooper dies in crash on I-77; Elkin man facing murder charges

JONESVILLE — A 24-year-old Highway Patrol trooper is dead following a crash on I-77 near Jonesville late Monday evening, and a suspect from Elki...

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


Fuel spill, minor injuries cause traffic congestion

Fuel spill, minor injuries cause traffic congestion

DOBSON — Early Monday morning, traffic on I-77 near milemarker 88 slowed as a two tractor-trailer accident caused lane closures.According to Sur...

May 21st, 2018 |  


Elkin High School JROTC shares its skills with middle-schoolers

Elkin High School JROTC shares its skills with middle-schoolers

Members of the Elkin High School JROTC Raider Team demonstrate the rope bridge obstacle for Elkin Middle School students last Wednesday afternoon.Elki...

May 16th, 2018 |  


Yadkin Valley Wine weekend set to pour

Yadkin Valley Wine weekend set to pour

The harvest of the Yadkin Valley will pour through Elkin over the weekend with two annual events taking place featuring wine.Those with tickets can st...

May 15th, 2018 |  


Elkin commissioners hear tax rate increase request, special allocations plea

Elkin commissioners hear tax rate increase request, special allocations plea

Elkin commissioners are weighing several budgeting items including a recommended tax rate increase and a special allocations request. A town airport t...

May 15th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Volunteers, ideas requested at Elkin’s NC Trail Days organizational meeting

VIDEO: Volunteers, ideas requested at Elkin’s NC Trail Days organizational meeting

Inspired by the Gathering of the Friends of the Mountains-To-Sea Trail, Elkin entities will gather at the Reeves Theater on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. ...

May 15th, 2018 |