NEWS


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Cruise-in to Boonville

Cruise-in to Boonville

BOONVILLE — This summer the town of Boonville is getting in on the popularity of cruise-ins. Every third Monday the town is inviting local class...

August 11th, 2016 |  


Hospital remains closed; additional services coming

Hospital remains closed; additional services coming

A year and three months after the unexpected closing of the Yadkin Valley Community Hospital, the facility remains closed and will likely be so for so...

August 11th, 2016 updated: August 11th, 2016. |  


Seven win scholarships from Surry Community College

DOBSON — Seven students were each recently awarded a $500 scholarship as an incentive from Surry Community College.Five students were awarded sc...

August 10th, 2016 |  


Golf tournament benefits area children

DOBSON — A local children’s home will receive a funding boost of nearly $20,000 this week, thanks to a charity golf tournament led by Surr...

August 10th, 2016 |  


K-12 teachers encouraged to apply for Bright Ideas grant

STATESVILLE — EnergyUnited is accepting applications for the Bright Ideas grant program. The education grants fund creative, classroom-based lea...

August 10th, 2016 |  


Donate a backpack for a child in need and join the YMCA for $0

Now through Monday, new members can join the Y for a $0 joining fee when they donate a new backpack. Branches of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina ...

August 9th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Starmount football to celebrate 50 years

Starmount football to celebrate 50 years

BOONVILLE — The Starmount Rams football team will be celebrating its 50th season by honoring past and present members of the football team, chee...

August 18th, 2016 |  


Friendship race results

ELKIN — Below are the Friendship race results from Aug. 13. There were six races held and the weather turned out perfect for each race. The next...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Starmount names athletes of the month

Starmount names athletes of the month

Starmount High School’s Edward Jones Student Athletes of the Month for 2015-16 include Amber Hurst, Brandon Prescott, Ashley Johnson, Andrew Smy...

August 10th, 2016 |  


Forbush names athletes of the month

Forbush names athletes of the month

Forbush High School’s Edward Jones Student Athletes of the Month for 2015-16 include Anna Kathryn Kilby, Alisha Baity, Schuyler Eldridge, Dakota...

August 10th, 2016 updated: August 10th, 2016. |  


Lady Eagles ready for the challenge

Lady Eagles ready for the challenge

DOBSON — When Surry Central’s 2015 volleyball team was on its game, it was as good as any team in the area. However, as Coach Carrie Hutch...

August 8th, 2016 |  


LIFE


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Food: a language of love
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Cruising in Boonville
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Class reunions held

Arts council seeking applications for Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grants

WINSTON-SALEM — The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is seeking applications for Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grants whic...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Ingalls to visit Richmond Hill

Ingalls to visit Richmond Hill

Terri Ingalls, storyteller/reenactor, will present “Three Women of the Civil War” at 3 p.m. on Aug. 20 at Richmond Hill Law School in East...

August 12th, 2016 |  


Yadkin Civitan Club supports family with medical expenses

Yadkin Civitan Club supports family with medical expenses

Yadkin Civitan Club President Cathy Recchio recently presented $800 to the Jacob Shore Medical Fund. He is the son of Scott and April Shore and sister...

August 11th, 2016 |  


N.C. Courts expand online payments to most criminal and infraction court cases

RALEIGH — Citizens can now pay court costs, fines and fees online for most criminal and infraction cases that have been tried in district or sup...

August 11th, 2016 |  


Mobile food bank offered for Hamptonville residents

Mobile food bank offered for Hamptonville residents

This summer Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministry is offering a mobile food bank for Hamptonville residents. Those in need may visit the mobile food ba...

August 4th, 2016 |  


OPINION


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Food: a language of love
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Talking to llamas
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Make America musical again
Talking to llamas

Talking to llamas

Like many of those bike riding trespassers from Forsyth County, I love biking in Yadkin County. Low traffic density and the beauty of country lanes cu...

August 11th, 2016 |  


We count on the mail

I got the mail today.A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. (Wonder what that wa...

August 9th, 2016 updated: August 9th, 2016. |  


Battle against overdoses needs a community response

At one point, Wilkes County had the third highest number of deaths from opioid overdoses of any county in the nation. And as the epidemic spread, it c...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Democrats gathering for their convention

For Democrats, the upcoming convention in Philadelphia offers a chance to do what Hillary Clinton’s campaign so far has struggled to do.Build ex...

July 26th, 2016 |  


A step back in time

A step back in time

Growing up, one of my favorite summer treats was a trip to Shatley Springs. In today’s world of farm-to-table restaurants with fancy upscale ver...

July 20th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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

Lowes Food launches new concepts

Lowes Foods in Yadkinville will celebrate some new store concepts with a launch party beginning with a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Follo...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


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 |  


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