Developing as a singer and person at Mars Hill choral festival

Developing as a singer and person at Mars Hill choral festival

The Mars Hill Choral Festival is a choral festival that Mars Hill University puts on every year. More than 700 high school students audition in this f...

April 25th, 2018 |  


SHS March of Dimes looks to basketball to raise funds

SHS March of Dimes looks to basketball to raise funds

Students and staff at Starmount High School took to the basketball court in an attempt to raise funds for premature babies during the March of Dimes c...

April 25th, 2018 |  


A note from Starmount’s yearbook editor

A note from Starmount’s yearbook editor

This year I had the honor and privilege of being the Starmount High School yearbook editor. I decided over the summer that I would take on the respons...

April 25th, 2018 |  


Poster contest winners

Poster contest winners

Starmount High School students in the Honors Earth Science classes competed in the district and regional Soil and Water Digital Poster Contest this ye...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


New child psychology class scheduled for summer

New child psychology class scheduled for summer

DOBSON — Psychology instructor Heather Willard of Pilot Mountain is introducing a new psychology class this summer at Surry Community College.PS...

April 21st, 2018 |  


Students learn real-world financing

Students learn real-world financing

State Employees’ Credit Union, as part of its Students at Work week, brought its Reality of Life workshop to the seventh and eighth grade studen...

April 20th, 2018 |  


SCC Botany Class visits Pilot Mountain State Park

SCC Botany Class visits Pilot Mountain State Park

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s BIO 120 or Introductory Botany class learned about the importance of controlled burns during a recent f...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Starmount HOSA named Gold Star chapter

Starmount HOSA named Gold Star chapter

For the fifth consecutive year, Starmount High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) has been awarded the North Carolina HOSA Gold Star...

April 12th, 2018 |  


‘Buzz Fest’ to celebrate pollinators April 20

‘Buzz Fest’ to celebrate pollinators April 20

DOBSON — Surry Community College invites you to visit for a day of hands-on exploration and an opportunity to actively interact with local ecolo...

April 5th, 2018 |  


Cox completes development program

Cox completes development program

Dr. Myra Cox, superintendent of the Elkin City Schools, was among 40 superintendents from across the state to graduate from the North Carolina Next Ge...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Students celebration art month

Students celebration art month

To celebrate Youth Art Month, Elkin Elementary School held its first-ever school-wide art show on March 15. There were more than 1,000 pieces of art f...

April 2nd, 2018 |  


President’s List students treated to breakfast

President’s List students treated to breakfast

DOBSON — Students qualifying for the President’s List at Surry Community College have had no easy task — they must be enrolled for a...

April 1st, 2018 |  


College uses grant for welding equipment

College uses grant for welding equipment

Surry Community College Welding students are receiving an enhanced learning experience in fabrication by using the college’s new MegaFab Piranha...

March 30th, 2018 |  


College hosts PC Repair Day

College hosts PC Repair Day

A computer or laptop that is not working properly can cause a lot of frustration, so Surry Community College’s Technology Club hosted a PC Repai...

March 30th, 2018 |  


Prom fashion show reminiscent of Disney

Prom fashion show reminiscent of Disney

At the end of February, Starmount High School had a fashion show in order to raise funds for prom. This array of formal wear was sponsored by Southern...

March 28th, 2018 |  


The new techno era arrives in Yadkin

When considering the new age of robotics and the projects that robotics teams create, most of people think of a robot, capable of walking and talking,...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Horton proclaimed SHS teacher of the year

As the school year winds down, the excitement for teacher of the year rose to the forefront, mainly due to the fact that Starmount High School has rec...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Elkin JROTC excels in competitions

Elkin JROTC excels in competitions

Elkin High School 2018 Raider Team competes in Virginia at Magna Vista High School in the Best of the Best in such events as Team 5K, One Rope Bridge,...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Earn business or office administration certificates online in one semester

DOBSON — Surry Community College business students can start work on a certificate in Business Administration or Office Administration in August...

March 27th, 2018 |  


Jonesville mayor honors Beta Club

Jonesville mayor honors Beta Club

JONESVILLE — This week marks National Beta Week for hundreds of clubs nationwide. Starmount High School is one such club that knows the importan...

March 17th, 2018 |  


Wilkes County announces district winners of Poetry Out Loud contest

WILKESBORO — Wilkes County announces the winners of the district contest for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The student winners a...

March 16th, 2018 |  


Surry Community welcomes new viticulture instructor

Surry Community welcomes new viticulture instructor

DOBSON — Surry Community College students returned from winter break to find a new face in their viticulture classes. Viticulture instructor Sar...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Little Hands – Big Hearts

Little Hands – Big Hearts

Each year, the Beta Club at Ronda-Clingman Elementary School does a community service project. This year, the club decided to collect supplies to dona...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Elkin youth need entertainment businesses to return

Elkin youth need entertainment businesses to return

In Elkin, there is a lack of facilities that offers physical entertainment. Many kids, young adults, and even some older adults love to go out and hav...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Decisions now shape life after high school

Decisions now shape life after high school

“What are your plans after high school?” Every high school student has been asked this question several times during their high school car...

March 14th, 2018 |  


EHS students consider the drug problem

“We had 43 [deaths to opioid overdose] in 2015,” said John Shelton, director of Surry County Emergency Services, during an interview for W...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Surry Cellars earns three awards

Surry Cellars earns three awards

DOBSON — Surry Cellars, the label for wine produced through Surry Community College’s Viticulture and Enology program, was awarded three t...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Students celebrate ‘Reading Across America’

Students celebrate ‘Reading Across America’

Students from the Yadkin Valley Community School (YVCS) read to the children at the Elkin Presbyterian Church Preschool to celebrate Read Across Ameri...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Spainhour Business Scholarship deadline is May 1

DOBSON — The Surry Community College Foundation is accepting applications for the Eugene Sydnor and Elizabeth Brame Spainhour Scholarship Fund u...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Free pantry aims to help SCC students

Free pantry aims to help SCC students

DOBSON — The Little Free Pantry of Surry Community College is a small space that some hope will make a big impact to alleviate food insecurity f...

March 13th, 2018 |  


Yadkin Valley Community School students win at Science Olympiad

Yadkin Valley Community School students win at Science Olympiad

On Feb. 24, the Yadkin Valley Community School students competed in the NC Science Olympiad at Wake Forest University. Six of the school’s stude...

March 12th, 2018 |  


Wake Forest Baptist providing athletic training services to Wilkes County Schools, Lexington City Schools

WINSTON-SALEM — Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has partnered with Wilkes County Schools and Lexington City Schools to provide certified athl...

March 12th, 2018 |  


Club day exposes students to more

Club day exposes students to more

Dobson Elementary School students recently participated in Club Day. All of the staff members at Dobson Elementary came up with different clubs based ...

March 11th, 2018 |  


Construction Students Give Back

Construction Students Give Back

Construction Management students taking carpentry at Surry Community College received more than a lesson on furniture design and assembly during a rec...

March 9th, 2018 |  


Elkin January Students of the Month named

Elkin January Students of the Month named

Elkin Elementary School January Students of the Month (Courage) are: Sarah Beshears, Sahara Longmire, Nathan Ramos, Cameron Dewitt, Beth Brooks, Payto...

February 20th, 2018 |  


HPU announces dean’s list recipients

HIGH POINT — High Point University announces the students who qualified for the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester by maintaining a 3....

February 20th, 2018 |  


Elkin City Schools recognized

Elkin City Schools recognized

School public relations professionals across the state were honored today for the products of their craft during the North Carolina School Public Rela...

February 20th, 2018 |  


SCC machining technology receives $3,000 grant

SCC machining technology receives $3,000 grant

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Computer-Integrated Machining program recently received a $3,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation.Ge...

February 19th, 2018 |  


Surry announces honors lists for fall 2017

DOBSON — Surry Community College announces the fall semester 2017 president’s list and dean’s list.Students qualifying for the presi...

February 19th, 2018 |  


Dobson holds blood drive

Dobson holds blood drive

The Dobson Elementary School Student Council sponsored a blood drive through the American Red Cross on Jan. 25. Student council sponsor, Christal Free...

February 18th, 2018 |  


Fishback named to dean’s list at Kennesaw

KENNESAW, Ga. — Rachel Fishback of Elkin was named to Kennesaw State University’s dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester.Students na...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Walker named to The Citadel’s fall 2017 dean’s list

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Camille Walker of Elkin was named to The Citadel’s dean’s list for their academic achievements during the 2017 fa...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Fourteen graduate from Surry Basic Law Enforcement

Fourteen graduate from Surry Basic Law Enforcement

DOBSON — Fourteen students recently graduated from Surry Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training program.The program graduation...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Appalachian State University announces fall 2017 honors and degrees awarded

BOONE — Appalachian State University has released the dean’s and chancellor’s lists for the fall 2017 semester as well as the list o...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Explore N.C. geology in new Surry CC course

DOBSON — Surry Community College will offer a new, two-part personal enrichment course focused on the geology of North Carolina starting in Febr...

February 10th, 2018 |  


SCC truck driver training orientation to be held Feb. 28

DOBSON — Surry Community College will soon be starting a new session of classes for people wanting to start a career in truck driving. Orientati...

February 9th, 2018 |  


Surry Community achieves 96 percent NCLEX pass rate

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program recently achieved an outstanding three-year average National Cou...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Search for missing antler continues

Search for missing antler continues

Where is the Elk antler? This is a question that has been on the mind of many students at Elkin High School lately.The antler from the Elk statue at t...

February 7th, 2018 |  


EHS needs more drama

Although high school life often has too much social drama, several Elkin High School students would like to see more theater drama such as a school pl...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Christmas spirit needed year-round at local charities

During Christmas time, people tend to get into the spirit of giving. Something about the holiday season tends to get people in a more generous spirit....

February 7th, 2018 |