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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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. |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 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. |  


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. |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


VIDEO: Vine Church turns Abstract into concrete Christianity downtown

VIDEO: Vine Church turns Abstract into concrete Christianity downtown

Guitar solos brought life to downtown Elkin on Sunday morning as Vine Church displayed an exuberant exhibition of Christianity.Formerly Abstract Churc...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Foxx voices opinion on DACA, immigration

Foxx voices opinion on DACA, immigration

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx spent time in Elkin the first week of January sharing information about actions taking place on Capitol Hill, including he...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Gov. Cooper visits Yadkin County

Gov. Cooper visits Yadkin County

YADKINVILLE — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper made a stop in Yadkinville on Tuesday. He and several of his staff took a tour of the Unifi man...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Gov. Cooper visits Yadkin County

Gov. Cooper visits Yadkin County

YADKINVILLE — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper made a stop in Yadkinville on Tuesday. He and several of his staff took a tour of the Unifi man...

January 16th, 2018 |  


West Main resident celebrates 102 years

West Main resident celebrates 102 years

STATE ROAD — After making headlines two years ago celebrating her centennial on the back of a Harley motorcycle, Edna Hall is still celebrating ...

January 16th, 2018 |  


West Main resident celebrates 102 years

West Main resident celebrates 102 years

STATE ROAD — After making headlines two years ago celebrating her centennial on the back of a Harley motorcycle, Edna Hall is still celebrating ...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Bridal show exhibits possibilities to local brides

Bridal show exhibits possibilities to local brides

Brides and their assistants, from professional planners to moms who plan, visit Coley Hall at The Liberty on Saturday for the Elkin Weddings Expo. Loc...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Fire leaves family of seven without home

Fire leaves family of seven without home

DOBSON — A family of seven was displaced Friday night after fire gutted their home on U.S. 601 between Mount Herman Church Road and the Yadkin R...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Mercy and Truth Ministries reaches goals due to local generosity

Mercy and Truth Ministries reaches goals due to local generosity

New local non-profit, Mercy and Truth Ministries, was able to meet giving goals thanks to community generosity.“As 2017 came to a close, MTM was...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Surry has ‘worst’ death year ever

Surry has ‘worst’ death year ever

The year 2017 was not a good one regarding death statistics in Surry County, which suffered a record number of fatalities from causes including drug o...

January 16th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Local quilters keep tradition, hope alive

VIDEO: Local quilters keep tradition, hope alive

Throughout the year members of the Foothills Quilters busy their hands and hearts in order to hold safe the traditions contained in their craft as wel...

January 15th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: New regional director enjoying journey through library

VIDEO: New regional director enjoying journey through library

The Northwest Regional Library system has seemed like home to newest director Joan Sherif after nearly three decades of service through many changes.&...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Peanut butter, jelly donations sought

Peanut butter, jelly donations sought

Eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is part of the fun of being a kid (and an adult, too), but some youngsters are denied that simple treat due ...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Natural Wellness Fair coming to Elkin Jan. 20

Natural Wellness Fair coming to Elkin Jan. 20

ELKIN — Those looking to begin the new year with a focus on health and wellness will have the opportunity to learn more about a variety of natur...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Ronda work session clarifies concerns for clerk

Ronda work session clarifies concerns for clerk

RONDA — The warmth of the Ronda Town Hall was only needed a short while as commissioners gathered for a work session that clarified several conc...

January 10th, 2018 |  


VIDEO: Elkin Masonic Lodge 454 holds open installation continuing history of philanthropy older than North Carolina

VIDEO: Elkin Masonic Lodge 454 holds open installation continuing history of philanthropy older than North Carolina

December ended with several openings hearkening to a long history in Elkin. One of them was the open installation of Elkin Masonic Lodge #454.“T...

January 10th, 2018 |