YADKINVILLE — A recent fire not only destroyed the home of Yadkin County native Richard Miller, it also destroyed a part of the county’s history. The fire broke out in the early morning hours of Feb. 17 and reduced the 129-year-old home at 2624 U.S. 601 to rubble.According to local historian Andrew Mackie, the home was one of seven built by T.C. Hauser, a prominent businessman, land and slave owner in Yadkin County prior to the Civil War. Now only five of those homes remain.
YADKINVILLE — The Yadkin County Cooperative Extension Service, Soil and Water Conservation District, and Piedmont Land Conservancy are hosting a public meeting on March 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Yadkin County Commissioners Meeting Room in the Human Services Building located at 217 E. Willow St., Yadkinville.
YADKINVILLE — Students at Yadkinville Elementary School got a special excursion to the local public library on Friday for an early birthday celebration of the beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss. In 1997, the National Education Association created the Read Across America “motivation and awareness” program to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and reading.The local program is sponsored at the Yadkinville Public Library by the Rotary Club.
Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of articles on Surry Community College and its impact on the community.DOBSON — President of Surry Community College Dr. David Shockley showed off the original 1964 seal of Surry Community College, once saved from salvage and now refinished, as college staff continued on Monday to feverishly install furniture for the SCC 50th Anniversary Business After Hours celebration to be held on Thursday.
YADKINVILLE — A Guilford County man was arrested on drug-related charges following a traffic stop in Yadkin County recently.A Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested Andrew Ross Martin, 26, of Oak Ridge, after a vehicle stop by a trooper with the North Carolina Highway Patrol on U.S. 421 in Yadkinville for suspicion of DWI. Pill bottles containing controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, concealed weapons and a traffic sign allegedly were found in his vehicle....
ROCKFORD — Despite Saturday’s chilly weather and the threat for some icy precipitation, history buffs and reenactors of all ages gathered for the ninth annual Civil War Battle and Living History Weekend at The Historic Village of Rockford. Several historical events were depicted throughout the weekend, including the Bond School House Shooting that took place near Deep Creek Friends Church in Yadkinville in 1863. Several descendants of the men involved in the shootout were present,...
YADKINVILLE — At Monday’s meeting of the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners, the first public hearing concerning the submission of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) was held.“We intend to apply for a sewer line extension to serve the Brooks Crossroads area,” said County Manager Aaron Church. Church went on to say that the project would most likely be eligible for the CDBG grant which could potentially cover the estimated $1.8 million project....
BOONVILLE — Students at Boonville Elementary School will take the stage this weekend in a production of “My Son Pinocchio.” Thirty-one children in fourth, fifth and sixth grade are involved in the play which be held at the school at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.“It’s going to be great,” said Molly Maske, a sixth-grader at Boonville Elementary who has been involved in the school plays since fourth grade. Maske will be portray...
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