Tanya Chilton

Position: Content producer/reporter
E-Mail Address: tchilton@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 336-835-1513

Latest Stories by Tanya Chilton

This piece of art at the recent Clifford Morrison Art competition won in the 2-d category — first place, “her sunday best” by Celeste Springthorpe Tsaklis.

Morrison competition demonstrates pathos in art

This piece of art at the recent Clifford Morrison Art competition won in the 2-d category — first place, “her sunday best” by Celeste Springthorpe Tsaklis.

The Elkin High School JROTC will hold a change of command ceremony Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., and senior cadet Aaron Sturdivant will be pinned the highest rank of battalion commander and lieutenant colonel.
At the beginning of every school year the ceremony is held, said Army Maj. Roy Ferguson of the Elkin High School JROTC.
Elkin JROTC Sg

JROTC holds yearly change of command ceremony

The Elkin High School JROTC will hold a change of command ceremony Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., and senior cadet Aaron Sturdivant will be pinned the highest rank of battalion commander and lieutenant colonel. At the beginning of every school year the ceremony is held, said Army Maj. Roy Ferguson of the Elkin High School JROTC. Elkin JROTC Sg

Jonesville working on sidewalk plan

JONESVILLE — Jonesville Town Manager Scott Buffkin said the town has been busy working with the Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) to develop a Comprehensive Pedestrian Transportation Plan. Buffkin said the sidewalk issue started with the town talking to the regional council to see what they could do to get sidewalks in the spring. As p

A peace pole will be placed during a ceremony Wednesday as part of the International Day of Peace celebration on the greenway between Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church and Elkin Creek.
Galloway members and the public will gather at 4 p.m. to finish the pole and erect it with signs from different languages.
Rev. Gaye Brown, said the Sunday mornin

Peace pole to be erected in Elkin

A peace pole will be placed during a ceremony Wednesday as part of the International Day of Peace celebration on the greenway between Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church and Elkin Creek. Galloway members and the public will gather at 4 p.m. to finish the pole and erect it with signs from different languages. Rev. Gaye Brown, said the Sunday mornin

The 25th annual Clifford Morrison Memorial art competition brought a variety of categories, genres and themes on Friday at Foothills Art Gallery with the photography submission, entitled “mother's day” bringing “Best in Show,” and Geoffrey Walker named as the first recipient ever of the Morrison Scholar Award.
Judge Dan But

Memorial gives first Morrison Scholar Award

The 25th annual Clifford Morrison Memorial art competition brought a variety of categories, genres and themes on Friday at Foothills Art Gallery with the photography submission, entitled “mother's day” bringing “Best in Show,” and Geoffrey Walker named as the first recipient ever of the Morrison Scholar Award. Judge Dan But

Elkin City Schools principals and Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe get iced at the Elkin football game after they took an ice bucket challenge for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Ice water was poured on by students who appeared happy to rise to the occasion.

ECS educators get 'iced'

Elkin City Schools principals and Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe get iced at the Elkin football game after they took an ice bucket challenge for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Ice water was poured on by students who appeared happy to rise to the occasion.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7794 of Elkin Quartermaster Sam Bishop and Commander Joe Hicks presented the Elkin JROTC program a $500 check on Friday and thanked the cadets and instructors Maj. Roy Ferguson and Sgt. Kenneth Abrams for their work in supporting veterans.
Bishop expressed his thanks in particular for the JROTC presentation of colors,

VFW 7794 awards donation to Elkin JROTC

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7794 of Elkin Quartermaster Sam Bishop and Commander Joe Hicks presented the Elkin JROTC program a $500 check on Friday and thanked the cadets and instructors Maj. Roy Ferguson and Sgt. Kenneth Abrams for their work in supporting veterans. Bishop expressed his thanks in particular for the JROTC presentation of colors,

The Yadkin Valley United Fund began its kick-off with a goal to raise $145,000 by Nov. 21 at Elkin High School during a close football game match-up against Surry Central High School held at Grissom Stadium on Friday.
Representatives from 27 agencies were recognized during the game's halftime. Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital sponsored the kick-off

YV United Fund holds kick-off

The Yadkin Valley United Fund began its kick-off with a goal to raise $145,000 by Nov. 21 at Elkin High School during a close football game match-up against Surry Central High School held at Grissom Stadium on Friday. Representatives from 27 agencies were recognized during the game's halftime. Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital sponsored the kick-off

JONESVILLE — Issy's Consignments will celebrate 10 years of business on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.
Owner Issy Hinshaw said Saturday's celebration is mainly about her customers and the consignees who bring in items to sale.
The small but abundantly filled shop has items including women's, men's and children's clothing, shoes (including boo

Issy's Consignments celebrates 10 years

JONESVILLE — Issy's Consignments will celebrate 10 years of business on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Owner Issy Hinshaw said Saturday's celebration is mainly about her customers and the consignees who bring in items to sale. The small but abundantly filled shop has items including women's, men's and children's clothing, shoes (including boo

JONESVILLE — A natural stretch of a two-mile walking/hiking trail that winds around the Yadkin River and is connected by two bridges now make up the Jonesville Yadkin River Greenway Trail, which is sometimes called simply the greenway.
The trail reaches from U.S. 21 to land just east of Interstate 77 and has two public access points.
Two br

Bridges make meaningful connectors

JONESVILLE — A natural stretch of a two-mile walking/hiking trail that winds around the Yadkin River and is connected by two bridges now make up the Jonesville Yadkin River Greenway Trail, which is sometimes called simply the greenway. The trail reaches from U.S. 21 to land just east of Interstate 77 and has two public access points. Two br

Hospital gets women's choice award, recognized as top 100

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital received the 2014 Women's Choice Award recently after being voted as one of America's best hospitals by women for patient experience for the second consecutive year. The hospital's Chief Executive Officer Paul Hammes said, “Being recognized for two years running as a top-100 hospital for the overall experience

NC schools show highest graduation rates in history

North Carolina's 2014 graduation rate of an 83.8-percent average is the highest recorded in the state's history, according to the latest results released by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The rate has risen by 15.5 percent in the span of about four years, according to the report. According to Elkin City Schools Superintenden

Town to hold weekly observance, ceremony for Sgt. Martin

JONESVILLE — The Jonesville Town Council passed a resolution on Monday authorizing the annual observance of Sgt. Gregory Keith Martin week to be held on Oct. 1-7. The Jonesville Police Department will hold an inaugural honorary reception and awards ceremony on Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Jonesville Town Hall building with Chet Jessup, a retired

Wilkes County Board of Commissioners Vice Chairman Eddie Settle was appointed recently by the North Carolina County Commissioners Board of Directors to serve as co-chair of the Agriculture Steering Committee. Settle also will serve on the Board of Directors as an ex-officio.
Settle said, “I was a little bit surprised” after accepting t

Settle appointed as co-chair of Agricultural Steering Committee

Wilkes County Board of Commissioners Vice Chairman Eddie Settle was appointed recently by the North Carolina County Commissioners Board of Directors to serve as co-chair of the Agriculture Steering Committee. Settle also will serve on the Board of Directors as an ex-officio. Settle said, “I was a little bit surprised” after accepting t

College Fair at SCC showcases educational opportunities

DOBSON — Area high school juniors and seniors will participate in a College Fair on Monday at Surry Community College, which is an event designed to expose students to higher education opportunities. Students from Surry County, Yadkin County, Elkin City and Mount Airy City schools, along with the Surry Early College, Yadkin Early College and

Yadkin County residents and family descendants of Col. William Henry Speer, a Confederate veteran of the Co. I 28th North Carolina Troops, gathered Saturday afternoon on the 150-year anniversary of Speer's death, which occurred after he was mortally wounded at Reams Station in Virginia, while command leader.
Participants in the reenactment, most f

Memorial personalizes life of Confederate colonel

Yadkin County residents and family descendants of Col. William Henry Speer, a Confederate veteran of the Co. I 28th North Carolina Troops, gathered Saturday afternoon on the 150-year anniversary of Speer's death, which occurred after he was mortally wounded at Reams Station in Virginia, while command leader. Participants in the reenactment, most f

JONESVILLE — The third annual Jonesville Flea Market held at Lila Swaim Memorial Park during the weekend was packed on Saturday — more than 60 vendors sold wares of collectibles, tools, and items new and old to all ages.
Supreme Court candidate Mike Robinson was found in the early morning crowd. He said some favorite things that he was

Annual Jonesville Flea Market pulls in the buyers

JONESVILLE — The third annual Jonesville Flea Market held at Lila Swaim Memorial Park during the weekend was packed on Saturday — more than 60 vendors sold wares of collectibles, tools, and items new and old to all ages. Supreme Court candidate Mike Robinson was found in the early morning crowd. He said some favorite things that he was

STATE ROAD — Making pillowcase dresses for children is an expression of God's love at work in people's lives, said a group of women at Poplar Springs Baptist Church in State Road.
The passion for making the dresses has only increased since the church group WOM3 began making them in November of 2012.
The group's mission was first inspired by

Pillowcase dresses called 'God's work'

STATE ROAD — Making pillowcase dresses for children is an expression of God's love at work in people's lives, said a group of women at Poplar Springs Baptist Church in State Road. The passion for making the dresses has only increased since the church group WOM3 began making them in November of 2012. The group's mission was first inspired by

JONESVILLE — The third annual Jonesville Flea Market held at Lila Swaim Memorial Park during the weekend was packed on Saturday — more than 60 vendors sold wares of collectibles, tools, and items new and old to all ages.
Supreme Court candidate Mike Robinson was found in the early morning crowd. He said some favorite things that he was

Annual Jonesville Flea Market pulls in the buyers

JONESVILLE — The third annual Jonesville Flea Market held at Lila Swaim Memorial Park during the weekend was packed on Saturday — more than 60 vendors sold wares of collectibles, tools, and items new and old to all ages. Supreme Court candidate Mike Robinson was found in the early morning crowd. He said some favorite things that he was

Yadkin County residents and family descendants of Col. William Henry Speer, a Confederate veteran of the Co. I 28th North Carolina Troops, gathered Saturday afternoon on the 150-year anniversary of Speer's death, which occurred after he was mortally wounded at Reams Station in Virginia, while command leader.
Participants in the reenactment, most f

Memorial personalizes life of confederate colonel

Yadkin County residents and family descendants of Col. William Henry Speer, a Confederate veteran of the Co. I 28th North Carolina Troops, gathered Saturday afternoon on the 150-year anniversary of Speer's death, which occurred after he was mortally wounded at Reams Station in Virginia, while command leader. Participants in the reenactment, most f




Featured Businesses


Poll



Info Minute