NEWS


Elkin students to be featured in ‘Voices on Water’ program

Elkin High School students will be featured on Thursday in a program sponsored by Watershed NOW and Authoring Action. The event entitled “Voices...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Community Calendar

Submission guidelines for calendar events: One-time events may be submitted for placement in the calendar at least two weeks prior to the date of the ...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Church Calendar

Feb. 13-17• 7 p.m., Marler Road Baptist Church will host its winter jubilee with the Rev. Roger Pinnix of Welcome Door Baptist Church Monday; th...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Yadkin Valley Senior Center in Jonesville dedicates prayer shawls for Mountain Valley Hospice

Yadkin Valley Senior Center in Jonesville dedicates prayer shawls for Mountain Valley Hospice

JONESVILLE — The gratitude was overwhelming Wednesday as the knitters at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center dedicated prayer shawls to Mountain Val...

February 17th, 2017 |  


National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to be speaker at Gathering of the Friends of the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail

National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to be speaker at Gathering of the Friends of the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail

The Gathering of the Friends of the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail March 24-26 is expected to bring more than 300 people to Elkin. One of those...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Elkin fund balance decreases

Elkin fund balance decreases

With the beginning of the 2017-18 budget process just a couple of weeks away, the annual audit results were presented to the Elkin Board of Commission...

February 16th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Starmount men’s basketball falls to Wilkes Central, 48-40, in MVAC tournament

Starmount men’s basketball falls to Wilkes Central, 48-40, in MVAC tournament

MILLERS CREEK — The Starmount Rams men’s basketball team was looking to capture back-to-back Mountain Valley Athletic Conference tournamen...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Elkin swimming and East Wilkes indoor track compete in State Championships

WINSTON SALEM — The 2017 NCHSAA Swimming and Indoor Track State Championships were held this past weekend and several local athletes made their ...

February 16th, 2017 |  


WNCHSAA Wrestling Regional Report

WNCHSAA Wrestling Regional Report

SPARTA — Alleghany High School hosted the annual gathering of the best 16 wrestlers in each of the 14 weight classes of 1A wrestlers from wester...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Lady Huskies beat Elks to win in double OT

Lady Huskies beat Elks to win in double OT

WEST JEFFERSON — In an action-packed opening night for the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference basketball tournament, Ashe County came away with...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Rams move on to MVAC semifinals

Rams move on to MVAC semifinals

BOONVILLE — The first round of the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference basketball tournament saw East Wilkes travel to Boonville on Friday night...

February 11th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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Birth announcement
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Bledsoe awarded state honor

WCC invites public to Region 7 SkillsUSA Conference and Career Showcase

WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College will host the high school Region 7 SkillsUSA Conference and Career Showcase on Feb. 27. The public is enco...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

The Traphill Fire Department will sponsor a pancake supper on Saturday at 6 p.m. with all proceeds going to F.D. Holloway, who lost his home to a fire...

February 15th, 2017 updated: February 15th, 2017. |  


Wilkes planning new farmers market season

NORTH WILKESBORO — Wilkes County Farmers’ Market is accepting farmer/ vendor applications for the 2017 market season. The WCFM operates tw...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Photo exhibit at Boonville Library

BOONVILLE — The 2016 “Show Us Your Best” Northwestern Regional Library Traveling Photography Exhibit will be on display at the Boonv...

February 12th, 2017 |  


Library consortium focuses on kids

A first-of-its-kind statewide eBook consortium specifically for children has launched in the Tar Heel State. The North Carolina Public Library Directo...

February 11th, 2017 |  


OPINION


10:30 am |    
Community Commentary
5:30 am
Updated: 5:30 am. |    

Stone Mountain News

‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ says farewell

‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ says farewell

Just more than a year ago, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced the last year of performances for their famed elephants, under ...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Marching for equality, justice: Why I will be part of the Women’s March on Washington

Marching for equality, justice: Why I will be part of the Women’s March on Washington

This week is an important one for our nation. It is the week we take time to honor Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; it is the week a n...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Requiem for the heart of Elkin

Requiem for the heart of Elkin

Once upon a time the best way to get to Winston-Salem from here was by N.C. 67, the Winston Road, through Boonville and finally along elegant Reynolda...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Community Commentary

Community Commentary

Tina Brown (State Road) “My husband surprised me with tickets for the Island Ford Baptist Church Banquet on the 11th. Terry’s Cafe is cate...

February 10th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

The Traphill Fire Department will sponsor a Pancake Supper on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. with all proceeds going to F.D. Holloway, who lost his home to a fire ...

February 8th, 2017 |  


When the lights go out

When the lights go out

Suddenly, the lights went out.On a chilly, dreary early Sunday evening here in the hometown, towards the end of a day during which I came home from ch...

February 6th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


12:08 pm |    
Farm Bureau agents honored
Sentry honors Southland Transportation for their safety efforts

Sentry honors Southland Transportation for their safety efforts

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — Sentry Insurance recognized Southland Transportation Company of Dobson, with this year’s Sentry Fleet Safety Award. ...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Insurance pre-licensing classes offered

DOBSON — Surry Community College, in partnership with Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, is offering a course on Property & Cas...

January 8th, 2017 |  


Farm Bureau agents honored

Farm Bureau agents honored

The annual meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation was held Dec. 4-6 at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Joseph S. Koury Convention Center i...

December 29th, 2016 |  


Notary public classes offered this winter

DOBSON — Many businesses are required to have notarized signatures as a part of their normal business activity, and therefore employ persons who...

December 22nd, 2016 |  


Surrey Bancorp announces special cash dividend

MOUNT AIRY — The Board of Directors of Surrey Bancorp (Pink Sheets: SRYB) has declared a special cash dividend of 36 cents per share on the comp...

December 20th, 2016 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA