Elkin City Schools officials asking for increased local funding, including 1-cent supplemental tax rate increase

Elkin City Schools officials asking for increased local funding, including 1-cent supplemental tax rate increase

Elkin City Schools will be asking the county commissioners to increase its funding through per-pupil allocations and another 1-cent supplemental tax r...

March 27th, 2018 |  


Elkin is pursuing ownership of Chatham Park, hopes to gain easement to assist RV park development

Elkin is pursuing ownership of Chatham Park, hopes to gain easement to assist RV park development

The town of Elkin has taken steps toward acquiring the Chatham Park property, now owned by CMC Holdings. This acquisition also would assist with a nei...

March 26th, 2018 |  


As part of the Gathering of Friends, the annual membership meeting and weekend for the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, Yadkin Riverkeeper is ho...

March 22nd, 2018 |  


Carter Falls to be featured on Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Carter Falls to be featured on Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Work has begun by Elkin Valley Trails Association volunteers on the trails around Carter Falls, which will feature a footbridge just below the falls o...

March 22nd, 2018 |  


Jennifer Pharr Davis reveals insights gained by thru-hiking the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Jennifer Pharr Davis reveals insights gained by thru-hiking the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Taking the first step can be a matter of expectation, but when plans don’t go as expected, it’s good to have friends, especially when thos...

March 22nd, 2018 |  


Update: Reenactment activities this weekend canceled due to forecasted inclement weather

Update: Reenactment activities this weekend canceled due to forecasted inclement weather

Update: Due to inclement weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday, the Overmountain Victor Trail’s reenactment gathering for this weekend has be...

March 22nd, 2018 updated: March 23rd, 2018. |  


Plants and birds of the Elkin nature trail

Plants and birds of the Elkin nature trail

Wildlife and wildflowers abound on the nature trail at Elkin Municipal Park, part of the E&A Rail Trail and Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Those taking i...

March 22nd, 2018 |  


Cash 5 lottery winner from Elkin

Cash 5 lottery winner from Elkin

A local convenience store is celebrating notoriety after selling one of the two winning Jackpot NC Cash 5 lottery tickets last week. West End Elkin...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Explore Elkin annual Community Gathering returns to Liberty

Explore Elkin annual Community Gathering returns to Liberty

Explore Elkin invites community members to return to the conversation started last spring as they gear up for year two.The second annual Community Gat...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Elkin High School future construction could cost more than $9 million

Elkin High School future construction could cost more than $9 million

The projected estimate to provide an ADA-compliant access from Elkin High School’s main building and auditorium area to the existing gym and con...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Markle wins Tribune scavenger hunt

Markle wins Tribune scavenger hunt

Scott Belcher, advertising representative with The Tribune, presents Blake Markle with a $300 gift card to Walmart. Markle, a firefighter with Elkin F...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministries moves to new location

Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministries moves to new location

Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministries has opened the doors to its new location in Elkin.Previously in Jonesville, Tri-C, a non-profit organization kn...

March 20th, 2018 |  


Elkin mother charged in fatal fire

Elkin mother charged in fatal fire

Charges have been filed against the mother of a 13-year-old Elkin special needs student who died in a January house fire.Maria Deneane Kidd was charge...

March 20th, 2018 |  


Elkin mother charged in fatal fire

Elkin mother charged in fatal fire

Charges have been filed against the mother of a 13-year-old Elkin special needs student who died in a January house fire.Maria Deneane Kidd was charge...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Full story: Elkin students walk out in peaceful protest for school safety

Full story: Elkin students walk out in peaceful protest for school safety

Two groups of students at Elkin High School gathered at the football field as part of the National School Walkout demonstrations advocating for increa...

March 14th, 2018 updated: March 14th, 2018. |  


Elkin celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with block party

Elkin celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with block party

Downtown Elkin will be painted green, maybe not literally, this weekend as business owners and Explore Elkin are hosting the first community celebrati...

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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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. |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |