NEWS


12:39 pm
Updated: 1:20 pm. |    
Courtney community cleans up after tornado damage
UPDATED: Students, teachers survive reported tornado

UPDATED: Students, teachers survive reported tornado

National Weather Service employees are in route to the Courtney area of Yadkin County this morning to study the path and damage caused by a reported t...

May 24th, 2017 updated: May 25th, 2017. |  


Sheriff’s office seeks to educate public on opioid drug abuse

Sheriff’s office seeks to educate public on opioid drug abuse

Addiction to opioid-based pain medications is an ever-increasing problem in communities around the country, and Yadkin County is not immune to the pro...

May 24th, 2017 |  


A busy spring for Yadkin County 4-H members

A busy spring for Yadkin County 4-H members

Yadkin County 4-H Club members have had a busy spring being involved in many different programs and events.The start of the spring season included the...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Yadkin Farmers Market open for the season

Yadkin Farmers Market open for the season

The Yadkin Farmers Market is once again open and offering the season’s best fresh produce and local food items.“It’s that time of ye...

May 23rd, 2017 updated: May 23rd, 2017. |  


A day at the barn for Boonville students

A day at the barn for Boonville students

Students from Boonville Elementary School visited Astoria Ltd. Equestrian Center last week as part of the Horse Tails literary program. Horse trainer ...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Public hearing slated for Boonville Land Use Plan

BOONVILLE — Officials with the town of Boonville are working to draft and implement a land-use plan.“The purpose of a land-use plan is to ...

May 18th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


11:29 am |    
Forbush baseball fired up

All in the name of graduation

Graduation can come with a wide variety of emotion ranging from happiness to sadness, and from excitement to relief. Some students are as ready as it ...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Local sports briefs

Jack Williams Memorial Golf TournamentYADKINVILLE — The annual Jack Williams Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on June 4 at the Yadkin Co...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Falcons win third round, fall in fourth

Falcons win third round, fall in fourth

EAST BEND — On paper, the Forbush Falcons baseball team had the perfect set up to go all the way in the 2A NCHSAA Playoffs. As things sometimes ...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Local track athletes compete at State Championship

GREENSBORO — The 2017 Track and Field season has come to a close, with several local athletes competing at the 2A State Championship on Friday. ...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


MVAC awards All Conference for women’s soccer

MVAC awards All Conference for women’s soccer

The Mountain Valley Athletic Conference announced the All Conference and Honorable Mention recipients for the 2017 women’s soccer season. Player...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Falcons win third round, fall in fourth

Falcons win third round, fall in fourth

EAST BEND — On paper, the Forbush Falcons baseball team had the perfect set up to go all the way in the 2A NCHSAA Playoffs. As things always go ...

May 20th, 2017 updated: May 21st, 2017. |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plu...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Stewart to lead YVUF

New officers and board members have been elected for the Yadkin Valley United Fund beginning June 1, according to David Steelman, executive director.O...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Surry Community offering variety of summer camps

DOBSON — Surry Community College is offering several summer camps for children of various ages starting in June and July on the college’s ...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Calendar

May 27• 3 p.m., The Rockford Preservation Society is holding its annual Memorial Day Service at Rockford Methodist Church and Rockford Baptist C...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Airman Pinter graduates from basic military training

Airman Pinter graduates from basic military training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew J. Pinter graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The ai...

May 24th, 2017 |  


OPINION


11:49 am |    

Letter to the editor

10:22 am |    
Citizens’ Sentiments
Stacks of stones

Stacks of stones

My favorite hiking trail was laid down many hundreds of years ago by the ancient inhabitants of our southwest. These agrarian people, probably numberi...

May 4th, 2017 |  


Citizens’ Sentiments

Citizens’ Sentiments

Jeff Eads (Yadkinville) “I’m a big supporter of Goodwill, NPR and The Sierra Club.”Lisa Hughes (Yadkinville) “I think my favor...

May 4th, 2017 |  


Tiny men and other things

Tiny men and other things

For years I’ve missed out on something that as a child I loved dearly. Perhaps this started in my mid-teens, when it wasn’t cool to apprec...

April 6th, 2017 |  


Citizens’ Sentiments

Citizens’ Sentiments

Kim Russell (East Bend) “I’d like to see events and festivals in the East Bend area. A music festival would be great because we have sever...

April 6th, 2017 |  


Citizens’ Sentiments

Citizens’ Sentiments

Rod Hunter (East Bend) “I used to make a gadget out of paperclips, a rubber band and paper in an envelope that when opened it sounded like somet...

March 30th, 2017 |  


The perils of homemade pasta

The perils of homemade pasta

My husband Morgan was given the pasta maker attachment for our Kitchen Aid mixer as a birthday gift. Morgan teases me about how he always seems to get...

March 30th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


Farm Bureau Insurance Companies honor local agent

Farm Bureau Insurance Companies honor local agent

Johnny W. Groce, Yadkin County agent for North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, was named 14th among the Top 75 Agents for 2016, by Stev...

May 10th, 2017 |  


Free SBC seminars announced for April

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Small Business Center will be holding free seminars and workshops in April at various locations in Surr...

April 5th, 2017 |  


Great State Bank announces special cash dividend and 2016 operating results

The Board of Directors of Great State Bank has declared a special cash dividend of seven cents per share on the company’s common stock. The cash...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Hannah Davis becomes new executive director at Chatham Nursing and Rehabilitation

Hannah Davis becomes new executive director at Chatham Nursing and Rehabilitation

On Thursday, Chatham Nursing and Rehabilitation and the community of Elkin welcomed Hannah Davis as the new executive director.Originally from Laurinb...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Diversified Foam recognized with Pregis award

Pregis recognized the outstanding performance of three Pregis Distributor Program (PDP) members and the top Pregis Fabricator Partner at the eighth an...

March 14th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA