NEWS


Two intend to run for clerk post

Two intend to run for clerk post

DOBSON — The 2018 general election is a year and a half away, but two Democrats already have their eyes set on the clerk of courts position.John...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Elkin City Schools CTE Director Barbara Long retiring after 52 years of ‘caring’

Elkin City Schools CTE Director Barbara Long retiring after 52 years of ‘caring’

Under the state retirement system, which includes teachers, a person is eligible to retire with 30 years of service, even if they are younger than 60,...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Car charging stations coming to Elkin

Electric car owners will have three options for charging up in Elkin, after the town board reversed a decision made in March, opting in April to accep...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Hearing set to discuss GOP chair

Hearing set to discuss GOP chair

DOBSON — A voting challenge has been set for a full hearing regarding the chairman of the Surry County Republican Party.After a preliminary hear...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Guardian ad Litem need deemed ‘desperate’

Guardian ad Litem need deemed ‘desperate’

DOBSON — When children are removed from homes by the Surry County Department of Social Services (DSS) for neglect or other reasons and placed in...

April 25th, 2017 |  


VIDEO: The Yadkin River overflowed banks due to Spring storm

VIDEO: The Yadkin River overflowed banks due to Spring storm

The Yadkin River extended beyond its banks Monday morning as days of rain reached their peak.After several days of nearly continuous rains, Elkin resi...

April 25th, 2017 updated: April 25th, 2017. |  


SPORTS


Lady Rams defeat the Lady Huskies

WEST JEFFERSON — The Starmount Lady Rams make the trek up the mountain on Wednesday afternoon for a Mountain Valley 1A/2A conference match with ...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Elkin golf places third in conference tournament

ROARING GAP — The Mountain Valley Athletic Conference golf regular season and conference tournaments have come to a close. Teams played in rainy...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Lady Elks fail to overcome Blackhawks rally

Lady Elks fail to overcome Blackhawks rally

After a downpour of rain over the weekend and into the first of the week, the Lady Elks softball team was back in action at Crater Park on Wednesday n...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Lady Cardinals split weekend games

Lady Cardinals split weekend games

RONDA — The East Wilkes Lady Cardinals softball team has had a busy past few days. The Cards faced off against Starmount on Friday night, then p...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Cheek signs with Methodist University

Cheek signs with Methodist University

One of Elkin’s standout football players, McKinley Cheek, signed his national letter of intent to play football for Methodist University startin...

April 24th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Surry students hold plant sale April 24-28

Surry students hold plant sale April 24-28

DOBSON — Members of the Horticulture Club at Surry Community College will hold a spring plant sale April 24 through April 28 in the greenhouse o...

April 20th, 2017 |  


Ride to benefit libraries

The Northwestern Regional Library will host the sixth annual Ride for Readers on June 11. All proceeds from the Freeborne’s Ride for Readers wil...

April 18th, 2017 |  


Surry CC announces winners of history competition

Surry CC announces winners of history competition

DOBSON — Surry Community College recently hosted a regional National History Day competition for middle school and high school students. Winners...

April 18th, 2017 |  


Surry graduates 12th class of truck drivers

Surry graduates 12th class of truck drivers

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Truck Driver Program held its 12th graduation ceremony on March 29 at The Yadkin Center. One hundred tw...

April 16th, 2017 |  


Easter egg drop amazes

Easter egg drop amazes

HAMPTONVILLE — Kids of all ages were having an egg-cellent time at the Alpha & Omega Corn Maze on Saturday. The 20-acre agri-tourism center ...

April 16th, 2017 |  


Elkin man wins first $200,000 Taxes Paid top prize

RALEIGH — Richard Hayes of Elkin is the first person in the state to win a top prize playing the new $200,000 Taxes Paid scratch-off game.He bou...

April 14th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Stone Mountain News

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Letter to the editor

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Citizens’ Sentiments
A lesson you can’t learn in school

A lesson you can’t learn in school

If you’re looking for a place to go for vacation, you could do worse than to travel up to Gettysburg, Pa. You don’t even have to get out o...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Citizens’ Sentiments

Citizens’ Sentiments

David Lambert (Dobson) “The beach. It’s warmer.”Dylan Ramage (Sparta) “Mainly fishing.”From left, Molly Faulkner, Wade F...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Billings Hill Baptist Church will have revival this week through Friday at 7 p.m. with special singing each night. Sammy Lawson will be preaching on S...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,President Trump’s attempt to reduce Federal funding for the ‘Meals on Wheels’ (MOW) programs has been met with critici...

April 10th, 2017 |  


In death, a drive to life

In death, a drive to life

The anticipated ring of the doorbell sprang Herm into action. He found two little munchkins standing on the door’s other side with colorful, sto...

April 10th, 2017 |  


Citizens’ Sentiments

Citizens’ Sentiments

Matt Miller (Boonville) “The outdoor heritage we have here is a big draw. We have to appeal to a millennial audience so biking events, especiall...

April 7th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


3:08 pm |    
The power of investing

Commissioner appointed to credit union’s Northern Mountain Advisory Council

RALEIGH — Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) announced the addition of Surry County Commissioner Larry Phillips to its Northern Mount...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Greystone joins forces with LifeStore Insurance

Greystone joins forces with LifeStore Insurance

Greystone Insurance has joined forces with LifeStore Insurance, which is part of LifeStore Financial Group.“We are very excited to add Greystone...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Surrey Bank CEO represents the American Bankers Association at House Subcommittee Hearing on SBA

MOUNT AIRY — Ted Ashby, president and CEO of Surrey Bank & Trust in Mount Airy, was selected by the American Bankers Association to represen...

March 22nd, 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 |  


FCA US announces Empire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram as Customer First Award for Excellence Winner

FCA US announces Empire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram as Customer First Award for Excellence Winner

NORTH WILKESBORO — FCA US LLC announced that Empire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is one of 387 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT dealerships have e...

March 20th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA