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Community and Church Calendar  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Send events to trieditor@elkintribune.com by Monday at noon for the same week's edition. May 1 • 2:30 to 7 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Gentry Middle…



Graduation project requirement remains  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Joel Hoyle, principal of Elkin High School, reviews the senior graduation project pros and cons Friday during the Elkin City Schools Board of Education retreat.



Elkin honors students' accomplishments  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

The March meeting of the Elkin City Schools Board of Education was moved to the media center at Elkin High School due to the large number of students and ...



Elkin High announces honor roll  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Elkin High School has announces its honor rolls for the first nine weeks of the 2018-19 school year. 12th-grade A honor roll — Jonathan David Anderson…



Town opposes school election change  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

In one last suggestion as a sitting Elkin commissioner, Skip Whitman encouraged his fellow board members to voice their opposition as an elected board to ...



Two parades set for Friday in Elkin  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Elkin will be host to two separate parades Friday afternoon, as Elkin High School prepares for its annual homecoming game and Elkin Fire Department ...



Gym project floor plan approved  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Elkin High School's campus is one step closer to getting a new gym building after school board members approved floor plans presented last week. “This is ...



Elkin City Schools Board of Education – Jane Riley  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Name: Jane Hill Riley Age: born 1948 Hometown: I grew up, along with 4 brothers, on a cotton and tobacco farm outside Clio, South Carolina. Family:



Elkin Middle School gets new schedule; new band instructor introduced  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Students at Elkin Middle School will enter the 2018-19 school year with a new daily schedule which better aligns with the schedule the high school followed…



Elkin High School remains a local treasure  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

EHS freshman Ethan Vanhorn stands beside a painting by William Sanders of the original Elkin High School built in 1946. - James Owings | EHS.



Elkin High School commemorates time for 93 students  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Keeping time is part of the job for music teachers, especially at graduations like that of the Elkin High School seniors of 2018, who received their diplomas on…



James, Thomas Snow (Tom)  Winston-Salem Journal

ELKIN October 24, 2018 On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Thomas Snow (Tom) James, 85, of Parkwood Place in Elkin, NC passed away peacefully in his ...



Gwyn to be sworn in Monday  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Next week, a change will be coming to the Elkin Board of Commissioners as a new member will be sworn in along with two returning board members.



New EHS teachers mold the minds of the future  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Elkin High School has welcomed a few new teachers this year. Sandy Welborn moved from the elementary school to teach English II and IV at the high school.



Elkin High School JROTC shares its skills with middle-schoolers  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Members of the Elkin High School JROTC Raider Team demonstrate the rope bridge obstacle for Elkin Middle School students last Wednesday afternoon.



Whitman resigns from Elkin board  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

The otherwise celebrant mood during Monday night's Elkin Board of Commissioners meeting turned somber when a long-standing board member announced ...



James Blackburn to be inducted into Hall of Fame  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Far below the Blue Ridge Mountains lies a little school of which its alumni and students are exceedingly proud. They are duly proud, because…



New program allows homeschoolers to enroll in Elkin City Schools part-time  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

The number of students enrolled in homeschool in North Carolina continued to increase for the 2017-18 school year, and officials with Elkin City Schools are…



Community rings in New Year with traditional lunch  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Yadkin Valley Rotary Club kicked off 2019 with its 15th annual New Year's Day fundraiser, inviting the community out for lunch at the Elkin First United…



Administrative changes made in Elkin schools  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

When students return to classes in August, they will notice changes in some of the administrators' roles at the middle and high school levels for Elkin City…



Senior project concerns voiced  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

A parent of an Elkin High School student pleaded with the school board Monday night to considered ending its graduation requirement that every students ...



Suicide increase encourages awareness  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Suicide rates have increased by more than 25 percent since the turn of the century, according to the country's Centers for Disease Control, with half of the…



New, returning events set for 2019 Explore Elkin initiatve  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Events in Elkin continue to evolve and be added as Explore Elkin leaders find the best ways to involve the community, three years now in the making. The 2019 ...



Creek Week educates students on water health  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Joe Mickey, left, with Watershed NOW works with fourth-graders from Elkin Elementary School about erosion control along a creek in Elkin Municipal Park for…



Students, staff recognized for efforts  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Elkin City Schools recognized a large number of students, many of them artists, as well as elected officials and staff members during its Jan.



O'Toole promoted to captain  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

HIGH POINT — On Jan. 25, Patrick O'Toole, a 1989 Elkin High School graduate, was promoted to captain of the High Point Police Department. O'Toole has ...



Veterans honored by Elkin students  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Five local veterans were recognized by a full auditorium of students from Elkin Middle and High schools Friday during the JROTC unit's annual Veterans Day…



Redrawing the Surry-Wilkes county line  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Back in January a friendly genealogist up in North Wilkesboro was striving to be helpful, and in a gesture of appreciation I started rattling on about my…



Change in board brings organizational change to Christmas Parade  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

A change in the board of the Downtown Elkin Business Association (EDBA) has led to adjustments in some of the foundations of the organization…



New antlers affixed to elk statue  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

As students and fans returned to Grissom Stadium for football after recent flooding, a new addition was surely noticed by many of them — new antlers on the elk ...



JROTC Raiders: Sweaty but determined  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

On Feb. 2, three Elkin High School JROTC cadets attended a Raider meet held at West Rowan High School. Cadets Elijah Lytton, Brandon Vargas and Ethan ...



Surry County Board of Commissioners – Eddie Harris  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Name: Eddie Harris Age: 57 Hometown: State Road Party: Republican Family: Wife Robbin, Children: Mary Gwyn Harris Ratley, Victoria Harris Cox Education:



Davis now combat medic  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

HOUSTON, Texas — Chris Davis graduated basic training from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and in a short time, will graduate from the medic school at Fort Sam…



VIDEO: Elkin High School graduates 82 seniors  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

The sun shone brightly on the 82 Elkin High School graduates, their friends and families, the faculty, staff and school board Friday evening as they gathered to…



Karen Spencer named Elkin City Schools Teacher of the Year  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

A language arts teacher at Elkin Middle School has been named the 2018-19 Elkin City Schools Teacher of the Year. Karen Spencer came to Elkin's school ...



Surry County Sports Hall of Fame announces inductees  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

DOBSON — The Surry County Parks and Recreation Department and the Surry County Sports Hall of Fame Committee announced the inductees for the 2018 ...



Full story: Elkin students walk out in peaceful protest for school safety  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Two groups of students at Elkin High School gathered at the football field as part of the National School Walkout demonstrations advocating for increased ...



Elkin High School students get a close look at advanced manufacturing  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Career and technical education students at Elkin High School didn't know exactly what they were getting into when they loaded on a big white activity bus ...



'Shrek the Musical' opens Friday  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Things have gone awry for beloved fairy tale creatures Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, the White Rabbit, Gingerbread Man, Sugarplum Fairy and more.



Dirty Joe's: Caffeinating EHS students for over a year  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Small businesses are booming in the town of Elkin, especially Dirty Joe's, known for its coffee. Dirty Joe's was first opened in June of 2017 on East Market…



Michael leaves sediment, flood damage  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

The Yadkin Valley region experienced heavy flooding last week in the wake of Hurricane Michael's remnants passing through the area, but still fared well…



Plans for new EHS gym construction pushed back  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Plans for an expensive auxiliary gym have been pushed back until after 2020 based on recent soil tests. In 2017, the idea for the gym was first brought to the…



Nominations sought for Surry sports hall  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

With the induction of each new class into the Surry County Sports Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor, their names are enshrined on this monument in Fisher River ...



Elkin swimmers headed to Regionals  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

After an outstanding finish to the 2018-2019 conference season, Elkin High School's swim team will be sending several athletes to compete in the Regional ...



Students honored for accomplishments  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

As is monthly tradition, the Elkin City Schools Board of Education recognized a number of students for their accomplishments during their Jan. 22 meeting.



One antler on the bronze Elk statue at Elkin High School is missing; officials want it returned  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

One of the two antlers on Elkin High School's Elk statue was reported missing March 20 and its location remains a mystery. - Wendy Byerly Wood | The Tribune.



Saying farewell: Dr. Evan Ballard retires  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

More than 39 years after opening Jonesville Family Medicine Center, Dr. Evan Ballard, one of the two founding doctors, will be hanging up his stethoscope ...



Adopting animals from shelters  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) “approximately eight to 12 million pets enter animal shelters nationwide…



Coley enlists in military  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Elkin High School JROTC announced that Silas Coley, being recognized by instructor Kenneth Abrams, is the newest JROTC cadet to be sworn in as a United ...



National winners honored  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Two national first place awards came home with Elkin Elementary School Jr. Beta Club members following this summer's national convention. Between a $1…



NTHS induction held at Elkin High  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Elkin High School newly inducted members into the National Technical Honor Society include, from left, Dylan Miller, Garrett Chriscoe…



Elkin JROTC has busy fall  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

EHS 2017 drill meet On Oct. 7, Elkin High School JROTC hosted its first drill meet of the semester. The meet drew the attendance of more than six schools…



VIDEO: Elkin High School JROTC receives year-end awards  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

As the school year comes to a close, it is time for clubs and organizations to award honors including those presented Thursday by Elkin High School JROTC.



Elkin swim team competes in Regional meet  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

CHARLOTTE — On Friday afternoon, the Elkin High School Swim team competed in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Regional swim meet at ...



Buckin' Elks name new men's basketball coach  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Elkin High School has named a new head coach for the upcoming 2017-2018 men's basketball season. Marcus Wilmoth will be taking over the program and has ...



Elkin High School JROTC program receives top honors  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

The Elkin High School JROTC program scored top honors as one of the best programs in 4th Brigade. On April 13, the Fourth Brigade HQ's out of Fort Bragg…



Elkin City Schools announces agreement with Yadkin for child nutrition management; two new Elkin High School staff members introduced  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

While July tends to be a slow month following the completion of the annual budget process and the quiet summer months in the schools, the Elkin City Schools…



Poplin commissioned as 2nd lieutenant  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Hiram Poplin, son of Thomas and Jilda Poplin of Jonesville, commissioned from the U.S. Army Office of Candidate School as a second lieutenant on Jan. 23.



Elkin High School senior project Bingo and BBQ fundraiser to provide sound equipment for Elkin City Schools  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

On Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Elkin High School senior Christian Wilson will hold a Bingo and BBQ fundraiser in the Elkin Elementary School cafeteria to…



Elkin Men's basketball schedule  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Elkin High School has released the 2017-2018 schedules for the men's basketball team. Last season the Buckin' Elks struggled to earn a win and ended the ...



School starts with a 'KAPOW!'  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

KAPOW! A superhero theme — complete with the Elks mascot wearing a cape and mask and Dr. Myra Cox in a Super-intendent cape — kicked off Elkin City ...



Schools recognize students, staff members  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

With the highest attendance among Elkin's three schools, Elkin Middle School claimed the trophy for the month of Oct. 18 through Nov. 30 at the school board's…



High school opportunities support life choices  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Cheerleading is one of the many activities offered at Elkin High School which build friendships and help students make decisions about the future. Cheerleaders ...



History of Elkin schools celebrated  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

An annual family reunion a year ago led to a celebration Friday of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Elkin Graded School. The day-long celebration…



Dixon Auditorium at Elkin High School gets new stage floor  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Tonya Smith leads seventh-grade choral students from Elkin Middle School in a vocal warm-up on the new stage floor in the Dixon Auditorium at Elkin High ...



Starmount wins Battle of the Bridge  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

ELKIN — The Starmount Rams football team traveled the short distance to Elkin High School on Friday night for the 2018 edition of the Battle of the Bridge.



Insurance for student athletes undecided; staff, students recognized during Elkin City Schools board meeting  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Approval of an insurance plan to cover student athletes for the 2017-18 school year was tabled Monday night by the Elkin school board to give officials time to…



Elk Day shares clubs with community  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Chris Propst and Dillon Miller are the winners of the Elkin High School Army JROTC Litter Carry event during Elk Day. They received a cash prize and new ...



Rising Elks successes honored  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

On May 25, Elkin High School held its second annual Rising Elks Awards Ceremony, which recognizes undergraduate students in grades ninth through 11th in ...



Foothills Theatre prepares for summer production of 'Shrek'  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Foothills Theatre performers have been hard at work since late May rehearsing for the group's summer production of “Shrek the Musical,” which will be ...



Elkin area wrestlers fare well at NHSCA  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — North Carolina college basketball fans are usually well aware of the number of McDonald's All Americans that are members of their ...



Elkin JROTC Raiders win  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Elkin High School JROTC Raiders finish on top out of 19 teams on the 5K obstacle course at West Rowan Saturday. Elkin male Raider teams ( Ty Parsons, ...



Students, staff recognized for successes  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

The Elkin City Schools administrative office lobby was a packed house during the most recent school board meeting as students and staff were recognized for…



Trojans spoil Elkin's Homecoming  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

After a rainy and dreary day, the lights at Grissom Stadium in Elkin were shining bright as the Elkin football team hosted Alleghany in a conference match-up.



Boonville resident Lisa Pendry named new principal at Elkin Middle School  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Lisa Pendry, new principal at Elkin Middle School, moves into her new office Friday. She was previously assistant principal at Elkin High School, and before that ...



Elkin High School students launch extra-credit rocket for NC School of Science and Math virtual course  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Elkin High School students are taking their science classes seriously as seen in the Saturday launch of a rocket by four students attending the North Carolina…



Rhythm on Main is changing ownership and locations, while Yadkin Valley Community School is relocating and expanding  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Rhythm on Main is changing hands as Will Shover has transferred its ownership to director and teacher Kristy Woodruff Neely and being named Kristy's Dance ...



2017: A year-in-review  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

January • Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital welcomed the first baby of 2017 on Jan. 3, Atlas Theodore Moorefield. • The local community mourned the loss of a ...



VIDEO: Elkin High School seniors performing 'Willy Wonka Junior'  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Oompa-Loompas work on creating gum in the Inventing Room during Elkin High School's senior play “Willy Wonka Junior,” to be performed in two showings.



Homecoming kicks off with parade  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

The Elkin High School JROTC Color Guard carries the flags at the front of the Elkin homecoming parade through downtown Elkin Friday afternoon.



Teens need to hang up and hang out  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Lazy, spoiled, unsociable, no work ethic” are words that have been used to describe young people with technology, but is this true? Are millennials unable to…



County repeals gun restrictions  Mount Airy News

ELKIN — The Surry County Board of Commissioners voted this week to repeal its local ordinance on firearm restrictions. County Attorney Ed Woltz informed ...



The Elkin fencing team successful  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

The Elkin Middle/High School fencing team has been competing for the past 13 years guided by Coach Walter Triplette. The team has seen nine State ...



March for Babies brings Surry, Yadkin together  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

With one goal in mind – to ensure healthy mothers and babies – the March of Dimes' March for Babies from Mount Airy and Elkin will be joining forces in a ...



MVAC swim meet sees Elkin take first and second place  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Mountain Valley Athletic Conference swim meet was held Saturday afternoon at the Armfield Civic Center in Pilot Mountain.



Raider team competes in 'Best of Best'  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Elkin High School Raider Team competed recently against Virginia and the Carolinas in the “Best of the Best.” Events included 5K run, Logistics course…



County OKs partisan school boards  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Surry County took the first step last week toward having school board candidates declare a political party for elections. At this time…



Class of 1971 reunites  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

The Elkin High School Class of 1971 celebrated its 45th anniversary reunion Oct. 21 and 22, with a weekend of activities including the Elkin vs.



Caliber of coach demonstrated by players 50 years after championship  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

STATE ROAD — Although coaching styles 50 years ago may have been harsh by today's standards, the 1967 Elkin High School football team demonstrated the ...



Four schools have new principals  Wilkes Journal Patriot

Wilkes County School Superintendent Mark Byrd on Friday morning announced changes in principals at several schools.



Matt Dunn competes, places in US Open  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Matt Dunn, the head wrestling coach at Elkin High School, accomplished something that he had not done in 13 years. He competed in and placed in a high ...



Chick-fil-A rumors investigated  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Ask any student at Elkin High School what fast food restaurant he would like to see come to Elkin, and 99 percent of them will say Chick-fil-A.



Students, staff honored by Elkin City Schools Board of Education  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Julie Neumark, president of the Elkin High School Art Club, is recognized by the Elkin City Schools Board of Education meeting last week. Board members ...



Students reflect on Flying Classroom  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

The Flying Classroom truly made a memorable impression on the students of Elkin City Schools, as was evident by reflections shared with the school board ...



Elkin senior holds cheerleading camp  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Elkin High School senior Rebecca Reece conducted a cheerleading camp for second- through eighth-graders as part of her senior project at Elkin High School ...



'Schools Out for the Summer' — Elkin employees celebrate end of another school year  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

School's Out for the Summer” was an obvious statement of celebration for Elkin City Schools' faculty, staff and administrators Monday morning as they ...



Medical permitted in part of downtown  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

In its continued effort to align zoning in downtown Elkin to what will best suit its desired atmosphere and economic success, the town board of commissioners…



VIDEO: Risky behavior and how to address it shared at Elkin High School during 'The Bedroom Project' program  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

Parents get a close-up look at a mock teen bedroom on the stage of Dixon Auditorium at Elkin High School so they can see some of the signs of risky behavior ...



Gym talk dominates board meeting  Mount Airy News

ELKIN — Putting in a new gym and renovating another will cost Surry County more than $9 million. The county Board of Commissioners already had given its…



Battling temptations in high school  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

I always picture every day of high school and life as a battlefield — good vs. evil. Winning over a temptation is a small victory in the huge war that God has…



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