State budget sends millions to local causes
After a protracted period of debate, the North Carolina General Assembly last week approved the new state budget. The two-year spending bill passed last week allocates $29.8 billion in fiscal year 2023-2024 and $30.9 billion the following year. Included in the coming fiscal year’s budget is funding for a bevy...
4-H agent wins two state awards
Madaline Jones, 4-H Youth Development Agent with NC Cooperative Extension received an award for the best Periodical Publication and best News Story during the 2023 North Carolina Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals Annual Conference held on Sept. 6. Jones has been issuing the Yadkin County 4-H Newsletter for...
Yadkin Superintendent announces retirement
After serving for 10 years as the superintendent for the Yadkin County School system, Dr. Todd Martin has announced that he will retire early next year. Martin announced his retirement in a press release sent Friday. He will retire on March 1 of next year after a more than 33-year career in public education.
Open auditions for "A Christmas Story - The Musical'
The Yadkin Arts Council will present the musical “A Christmas Story” in December. Open auditions will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30 (10 a.m. — 2 p.m.) on stage at the Willingham Theater in the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center. Callbacks are scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 1 (3-5 p.m.) Rehearsals will start Oct. 9. Performances will be Dec. 7-10.
Fans flock to Festa Italiana
Over the weekend wine lovers had the chance to experience a little bit of Italy in the Yadkin Valley with Raffaldini’s 18th annual Festa Italiana. The festival, hosted at the vineyard in Ronda, just across the Yadkin County line, was a celebration of food, wine and more. Ticket holders were able to enjoy a glass of wine and shop with a variety of local craft and food vendors.
Local housing market still tilts toward sellers, but with lower inventory
The Winston-Salem area’s existing single-family housing market remained solidly in the seller’s favor during July with another increase in the median sale price, according to the Winston-Salem Regional Association of Realtors. The report covers the following ZIP codes: 27012, 27023, 27040, 27050, 27051, 27101, 27103, 27104, 27105, 27106,...
Fall in love with Yadkin Valley wineries at the annual Grape Fest
The 2023 Yadkin Valley Grape Festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 21 in downtown Yadkinville from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival grounds are located in the parking lot beside the Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce at 205 S. Jackson St. in Yadkinville. Jamie Johnston with the Yadkin County...
Temporary closures coming for U.S. 21 in Yadkin County
HAMPTONVILLE – The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to temporarily close U.S. 21 next week at two intersections in Yadkin County. Beginning the morning of Sept. 18, the intersection of Hamptonville Road and Petty Road will be closed as crews work to replace a drainage pipe.
ZIrrus says employees vote against union representation
Zirrus employees have voted 41-17 against being represented by Communications Workers of America, the Yadkinville telecommunications company said Wednesday. Zirrus said a secret ballot was requested by the union to the National Labor Relations Board in an attempt to represent up to 60 Zirrus construction workers and technicians. The vote was held Wednesday.
Open House at Richmond Hill Law School site
On Saturday, Sept. 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. an Open House event is planned at the Historic Richmond Hill site, in Yadkin County. The event will include a special presentation of "The Amazing Rock Carvings of Sampson Flemming" presented by Fletcher Edwards.
Yadkinville is gearing up for annual Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival
YADKINVILLE, NC (LOOTPRESS) – The Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival marks its 46th year of celebrating the changing of the seasons with the citizens of Yadkin County and beyond! This festival, which has been a highlight around Yadkinville since 1976, will be held on Elm and Jackson Street in downtown Yadkinville on Saturday, September 16 from […]
The National Weather Service issues a flood advisory, a flash-flood warning and a flood watch for most of Northwest North Carolina
The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory, a flash-flood warning and a flood watch for most of Northwest North Carolina. The flood advisory covers Surry and Yadkin counties and is in effect until 6:30 p.m. Saturday, the weather service said. The flash-flood warning, which covers southwestern Surry County,...
Ask SAM: My friend is heir to an estate, but it's been a long time since they heard anything
Q: I have a friend that was told, more than about 18 months ago, by a lawyer in Yadkin County that they were to inherit money from a relative. This has been way too long and they have still not heard when the money will be disbursed. The deceased owned a home, which was sold over six months ago, bank accounts and stocks. There was an auction of all belongings about six months ago. How long should it take to close this person’s estate out? They did not have children and after everything was sold and the remainder was to be divided equally based on the deceased’s will. What can be done to find out why this estate has not been finalized? This lawyer does not return calls.
Zirrus accused of anti-union activities ahead of election
The Communications Workers of America said Thursday it has petitioned Gov. Roy Cooper to review what it called anti-labor activities by Zirrus. The union, in particular, wants the governor to ensure that Zirrus has "not put the state’s broadband grant at greater risk of scrutiny by the federal government." The governor's office received a hand-delivered letter Thursday.
Public input sought on DOT plan
Andy Bailey, a transportation engineering supervisor with the N.C. DOT, discusses aspects of the Regional Comprehensive Transportation Plan during a recent presentation to Mount Airy officials. Tom Joyce | The News. Local citizens have a chance this week to weigh in on a Regional Comprehensive Transportation Plan that contains projects...