NEWS


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Summer meals for kids
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East Bend, Yadkinville to host parades for July 4
Officials share fire safety reminders

Officials share fire safety reminders

As the summer begins, area officials want to encourage fire safety. Campfires, bonfires and fireworks are all popular summertime activities, but ones ...

June 29th, 2016 |  


NCGOP chairman visits Yadkinville

NCGOP chairman visits Yadkinville

NCGOP Chairman Robin Hayes visited Yadkinville last Thursday morning to meet with local neighborhood team members and activists to discuss the sustain...

June 24th, 2016 |  


County fee schedule approved

The Yadkin County commissioners made quick work of their action agenda on Monday, approving all four items which included two agreements relating to h...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Boonville budget passes

BOONVILLE — The town of Boonville passed its proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 following a presentation at a public hearing on June 15, ...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Hospital Auxiliary group continues its work

Hospital Auxiliary group continues its work

The Yadkin Valley Community Hospital has been closed for more than a year now, but that hasn’t stopped the Hospital Auxiliary from carrying on w...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Yadkin County hosts 4-H district event

Yadkin County hosts 4-H district event

Participants from 4-H groups in 20 counties gathered in Yadkinville on Saturday for the North Central District Activity Day. Children, teens and young...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Local sports briefs

June and July eventsForbush Middle School volleyball campEAST BEND — Catawba Volleyball coach, Ginger Hamric, and FMS coach Anna Logan will be h...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Local sports briefs

June and July eventsEast Wilkes tennis campRONDA — Senior tennis player, Brie Jarvis will be conducting a tennis camp for rising fourth- through...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


East Bend Church softball results

EAST BEND — The East Bend Church Softball League is winding down its season. With only three weeks left in the regular season, things are heatin...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


All-District teams named

All-District teams named

The 2016 All-District teams for District 7 of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association was released last week and there was no shortage of ...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Falcons host softball camp

Falcons host softball camp

The Forbush Falcons hosted a softball camp last week at Forbush High School. The camp was a success for camp coordinator and FHS softball Head Coach J...

June 15th, 2016 |  


LIFE


Richmond Hill to host lecture on Pearson children

EAST BEND — The Yadkin County Historical Society and the Historic Richmond Hill Law School Commission will present the annual Pearson lecture on...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Yadkinville girl scouts earn Silver Award

COLFAX — Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont has awarded 223 girls with the Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest award a Girl Scout c...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Carters celebrate 50 years

Carters celebrate 50 years

Kenneth and Jenny Carter of Boonville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 12 with a reception given by their children and grandchildren. Th...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Calendar

June 25• 1 to 4 p.m., genealogy seminar for Courtney-Huntsville residents at Courtney Baptist Church fellowship hall. Be prepared and bring info...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Yadkinville student wins top music awards

Yadkinville student wins top music awards

Zachary Edmonds of Yadkinville was recently honored in receiving his “Gold Cups” earned from the National Federal of Music Clubs Junior Fe...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


OPINION


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Vacation to-do list
Hey grandkids, I got a secret for you

Hey grandkids, I got a secret for you

I remember being 7 and looking up to my 10-year-old neighbor and thinking, “Boy, I can’t wait to be 10 and have all the privileges of a 10...

June 9th, 2016 |  


The internet can’t replace a cookbook

The internet can’t replace a cookbook

I talked a bit about my love of cookbooks in last week’s column and I thought I would expound on that topic this week. In this technology-driven...

May 26th, 2016 |  


Sweet summer strawberries

Sweet summer strawberries

I stopped in at Scooterbug’s Strawberries in East Bend last Saturday and picked up a couple gallons of berries. I made peach jam last summer so ...

May 19th, 2016 |  


A favorite springtime treat

A favorite springtime treat

If I say “lettuce and onions” that likely means the start of a salad, or maybe toppings for a burger to most people. For Yadkin County fol...

May 12th, 2016 |  


Don’t let go

Thirty-five people crammed into our house which is barely able to contain such a large group, it’s Easter. Their ages range from 3 to 85. All ar...

May 12th, 2016 |  


The grocery store blues

The grocery store blues

Over the last few weeks Morgan and I have been extremely busy as we were in rehearsals with our theater group in Elkin for a production of Tennessee W...

May 5th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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Vape shop opens in East Bend
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Christy’s Inn opens in East Bend
Vape shop opens in East Bend

Vape shop opens in East Bend

EAST BEND — Bad Monkey Vapes, located at 109 N.C. 67, opened its doors in East Bend on June 11. The shop is owned and operated by Bill McQueen a...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


SERVPRO pledges ongoing support to the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program

YADKINVILLE — The American Red Cross recently recognized SERVPRO, a cleanup and restoration company, for participation in its Disaster Responder...

June 11th, 2016 |  


Forbush alum sworn in as NC attorney

Forbush alum sworn in as NC attorney

Christopher Randall Hampton, who recently passed the North Carolina Bar exam, is sworn in as a North Carolina attorney by the Honorable Judge David V....

May 28th, 2016 |  


Mexican restaurant reopens after fire

Mexican restaurant reopens after fire

A local Mexican restaurant destroyed in a fire on March 7 has reopened its doors at a new location. Area officials celebrated with the restaurant owne...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Yadtel donates $1,000 to Yadkin County Schools

Yadtel donates $1,000 to Yadkin County Schools

YADKINVILLE — Yadtel Telecom recently donated $1,000 to Yadkin County Schools to help launch a new summer robotics camp for elementary students....

April 28th, 2016 |  


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