New Jonesville librarian brings love of history as well as books

New Jonesville librarian brings love of history as well as books

JONESVILLE — Making a living from a hobby is the goal of many an entrepreneur but being able to serve one’s community as well is an even h...

December 1st, 2017 |  


Chance, the chamber elf, visiting Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce members with chance for people to win prizes

Chance, the chamber elf, visiting Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce members with chance for people to win prizes

One of Santa’s helpers has landed in Elkin, playing hide and seek in various businesses in town as part of a promotion by the Yadkin Valley Cham...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Light Up Elkin tree travels down Main Street

Light Up Elkin tree travels down Main Street

Nick White pulls the Light Up Elkin tree through downtown Main Street on its way to the Linear Park at the Rock Façade Wednesday. “We’...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Tribune hosting window decorating contest

Tribune hosting window decorating contest

The season for lights, greenery, snowmen and Santa Clauses has arrived, and The Tribune has found a way to encourage businesses in the Yadkin Valley t...

November 26th, 2017 |  


VIDEO: Black Friday full of gratitude in Elkin

VIDEO: Black Friday full of gratitude in Elkin

In spite of reports that internet shopping was expected to impact Black Friday sales at brick and mortar stores, local businesses seemed to do well wi...

November 26th, 2017 |  


Deceased man found with wrecked vehicle

Deceased man found with wrecked vehicle

Emergency and law enforcement officials are investigating the discovery of a body with a wrecked vehicle located in Elkin Saturday morning.John Shelto...

November 25th, 2017 |  


VIDEO: Elkin library promotes trail activity

VIDEO: Elkin library promotes trail activity

Darkness may come earlier in the day, but Elkin still shines a light on local trails with continued activity throughout the winter and beyond.“I...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Theo’s serves thanksgiving, community

Theo’s serves thanksgiving, community

JONESVILLE — As lives progress with marriages and deaths, some individuals are left to spend holidays alone, but the choice is theirs in the Yad...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Gathering of gratitude in Elkin

Gathering of gratitude in Elkin

Local residents gather at the Elkin Public Library Tuesday evening where Denise Lyon of Luminous Mind Meditation prepares to guide them in a Gratitude...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


Old Fashioned Christmas at history center to precede parade

Old Fashioned Christmas at history center to precede parade

JONESVILLE — Elkin and Jonesville both have Christmas events planned in the next couple of weeks to entertain both young and old.The Jonesville ...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Downtown Elkin site of annual Light Up Night festivities

Downtown Elkin site of annual Light Up Night festivities

The wreaths have been hung on the light poles in downtown Elkin as the first welcoming sign for the holidays, and as is tradition, the town will forma...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


It’s a very merry small town Christmas

It’s a very merry small town Christmas

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year” and towns around Yadkin County are ready to ring in the holiday season in style.East Bend...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


VIDEO: December opens with Elkin Community Chorus

VIDEO: December opens with Elkin Community Chorus

The Community Chorus of Elkin will hold its annual Christmas concert on Dec. 3 at the Elkin First United Methodist Church, 240 Hawthorne Road. Perform...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Public input session scheduled for new heritage center displays; RSVP by Nov. 24

Public input session scheduled for new heritage center displays; RSVP by Nov. 24

Four years after Elkin’s initial planning meeting on development of a heritage and trails center, the town again is seeking guidance from the pu...

November 21st, 2017 |  


No one needs to eat Thanksgiving alone in the Yadkin Valley thanks to Theo’s

No one needs to eat Thanksgiving alone in the Yadkin Valley thanks to Theo’s

JONESVILLE — Only those who love their own company need be alone on Thanksgiving Day in the Yadkin Valley thanks to Theo’s in Jonesville.L...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool to keep blessing box at church filled for those in need

Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool to keep blessing box at church filled for those in need

A new program at Elkin Presbyterian Church is expanding to a partnership with the church’s preschoolers who will help provide food for those in ...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Cardboard City bring unexpected numbers to The ARK

Cardboard City bring unexpected numbers to The ARK

During a time when many Americans celebrate their abundance, some citizens remember those without by holding Cardboard City the Saturday before Thanks...

November 19th, 2017 updated: November 22nd, 2017. |  


VIDEO: Old Ronda board addresses issues before new board convenes

VIDEO: Old Ronda board addresses issues before new board convenes

RONDA — After recent elections which unseated two sitting commissioners in the town of Ronda, members of the outgoing board made certain to addr...

November 19th, 2017 |  


The ARK helps homeless teen as Cardboard City approaches

The ARK helps homeless teen as Cardboard City approaches

Editor’s note: The name has been altered for the main subject of this article to protect her identity.It’s difficult to be a 15-year old. ...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Ronda resident wants $1,000 from town

Ronda resident wants $1,000 from town

RONDA — Recent local elections mean the Ronda Board of Commissioners will turn over at the December monthly meeting, leading to a push to resolv...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Members of Maniacal 4 trombone quartet visit with Elkin City Schools musicians

Members of Maniacal 4 trombone quartet visit with Elkin City Schools musicians

For six months, the video on YouTube of the Maniacal 4’s rendition of “Carry On Wayward Son” by Kansas sat virtually unwatched, unti...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Local poet to release new book

Local poet to release new book

A new full-length book entitled “Crossing the River” by local poet Dr. Bill Griffin is slated for release at the end of the month. Griffin...

November 15th, 2017 |  


VIDEO: Jonesville town and TDA have good year, good accounting according to audit

VIDEO: Jonesville town and TDA have good year, good accounting according to audit

JONESVILLE — During the regular monthly meeting of the Jonesville Town Council, auditor Richard Tamer declared both the town of Jonesville and t...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Unexpected benefits revealed during Elkin Explorers’ Appreciation Dinner

Unexpected benefits revealed during Elkin Explorers’ Appreciation Dinner

Elkin Explorers were all in when they joined the group expecting only to improve their communities, but on Thursday night Jeff Eidson revealed there w...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Ronda board motivated to tend outstanding issues

Ronda board motivated to tend outstanding issues

RONDA — Although recent hospitalization due to back problems kept Commissioner Manual Wood from attending the November work session of the Ronda...

November 12th, 2017 |  


VIDEO: Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital honors veterans’ continuous service

VIDEO: Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital honors veterans’ continuous service

Elkin High School helped Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital celebrate veterans like Fred Norman Sr. as well as a significant number of staff at its Vetera...

November 12th, 2017 |  


Appreciation event held for veterans

Appreciation event held for veterans

Veterans were served a meal, offered free haircuts and more at an appreciation event sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Veterans ...

November 12th, 2017 |  


Jonesville thanks Veterans

Jonesville thanks Veterans

Virginia Wagoner hands Veteran and fellow Jonesville Historical society member Charles Mathis coffee during the Veterans Day Celebration at the Yadkin...

November 12th, 2017 updated: November 13th, 2017. |  


VIDEO: Veteran claims challenging peers as difficult as being shot at

VIDEO: Veteran claims challenging peers as difficult as being shot at

According to Lt. Col. Melisa A. Ringhisen, being in high school can be as difficult as being in a war zone.“It is just as much an act of bravery...

November 12th, 2017 |  


SCC hosts sixth annual wine symposium

SCC hosts sixth annual wine symposium

DOBSON — The sixth annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium took place Wednesday on the campus of Surry Community College at The Shel...

November 10th, 2017 |  


Local veteran shares story of taxiing POWs in Vietnam

Local veteran shares story of taxiing POWs in Vietnam

More than 1,600 individuals are still missing due to the Vietnam War, according to one local veteran who participated in the evacuation of Prisoners o...

November 10th, 2017 |  


Veteran Mary Blackburn applies experience to Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital

Veteran Mary Blackburn applies experience to Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital

Most people try a variety of jobs before deciding on a career. Mary Blackburn knew at a young age she would not only be a nurse, but do so through mil...

November 10th, 2017 |  


Elkin Rescue Squad members receive lifesave awards, sports injury kits from Childress Institute

Elkin Rescue Squad members receive lifesave awards, sports injury kits from Childress Institute

Members of the Elkin Rescue Squad were recognized for their lifesaving efforts Tuesday on numerous calls, including a July electrocution at Elkin Elem...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Tie quilt raises funds, awareness for The ARK

Tie quilt raises funds, awareness for The ARK

As fall deepens, local residents anticipate Cardboard City, a fun annual event that raises funds to help The ARK, but also awareness of the problem of...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Surry Community College Foundation asking for public support for capital campaign to benefit Surry and Yadkin campuses

Surry Community College Foundation asking for public support for capital campaign to benefit Surry and Yadkin campuses

DOBSON — The Surry Community College Foundation has been working for two years on raising money towards a $4.2 million capital campaign goal, an...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Texas shooting leads to gathering at Elkin Peace Pole

Texas shooting leads to gathering at Elkin Peace Pole

Local residents have been enflamed by the death of 26 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas, after the United States Air Force made mistakes which permi...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Vigil slated for tonight at Elkin’s Peace Pole

Vigil slated for tonight at Elkin’s Peace Pole

Citizens of the Yadkin Valley are invited to join together at the Elkin Peace Pole at 6 p.m. Monday for a Candlelight Vigil.According to organizer Jan...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Film producer encourages ordinary people at Elkin Public Library

Film producer encourages ordinary people at Elkin Public Library

As civil rights from institutional biases to individual prejudices make headlines, the Elkin Public Library leads local conversations about the past a...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Consideration for vets, others makes week of Veterans Day events

Consideration for vets, others makes week of Veterans Day events

With the actual day of observance on Saturday, Veterans Day will be celebrated throughout the week.The Elkin High School JROTC invites local veterans ...

November 5th, 2017 |  


Caliber of coach demonstrated by players 50 years after championship

Caliber of coach demonstrated by players 50 years after championship

STATE ROAD — Although coaching styles 50 years ago may have been harsh by today’s standards, the 1967 Elkin High School football team demo...

November 5th, 2017 |  


Kids build Lego robots, people skills

Kids build Lego robots, people skills

DOBSON — As some residents of Surry County were catching a few extra winks of sleep Saturday morning or maybe heading out on shopping trips, stu...

November 5th, 2017 |  


VIDEO: Trick-or-Treat in downtown Elkin draws unexpectedly large crowd

VIDEO: Trick-or-Treat in downtown Elkin draws unexpectedly large crowd

Trick-or-Treat on Main Street in downtown Elkin is popular on Oct. 31, however this year the street closings brought an overwhelming number of partici...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Christmas Bazaar and Bingo at Yadkin Valley Senior Center

Christmas Bazaar and Bingo at Yadkin Valley Senior Center

JONESVILLE — The Yadkin Valley Museum, doing business as the Jonesville Historical Society, will host a Christmas Bazaar and Craft Fair followed...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Yadkin Valley sending Christmas to Puerto Rico thanks to Elkin native

Yadkin Valley sending Christmas to Puerto Rico thanks to Elkin native

It is difficult to think about what it is like without electricity and running water when sitting in a warm home in the Yadkin Valley. It’s even...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Elkin Explorer Appreciation Dinner to lead to better story

Elkin Explorer Appreciation Dinner to lead to better story

After a summer bursting with adventure, Explore Elkin plans to show appreciation for those who have bought in to the program.The inaugural Elkin Explo...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Unique book store opens in Elkin

Unique book store opens in Elkin

Bibliophiles who live or work in Elkin have taken to watching for the sign that declares there’s a book sale on Bridge Street.Often confused wit...

October 30th, 2017 |  


Domestic abuses impacts long after incidents

Domestic abuses impacts long after incidents

JONESVILLE — Fear is sometimes the worst thing about domestic violence.“I had days I thought that driving off a bridge or just running awa...

October 30th, 2017 |  


Blues bands lifted spirts after venue change for EVTA BOOgie

Blues bands lifted spirts after venue change for EVTA BOOgie

Deep is the spirit that trails through Elkin, and on Saturday night the Elkin Valley Trails Association stirred them up with special guests whose soul...

October 29th, 2017 |  


VIDEO: Motivational speaker well received at local schools

VIDEO: Motivational speaker well received at local schools

All individuals have the ability to change the world through their choices and voices independent of age, according to motivational speaker Mike Hall ...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Students reflect on Flying Classroom

Students reflect on Flying Classroom

The Flying Classroom truly made a memorable impression on the students of Elkin City Schools, as was evident by reflections shared with the school boa...

October 26th, 2017 |