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Mural on Bridge Street in Elkin NC

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Monday, May 26, 2014, In : Downtown Elkin 

The Main Street Advisory Board's mural on Twenty One & Main is now complete!! The Main Street Advisory Board, the Elkin TDA, Surry Wineries group, Chris Mahon of ACM Agency, L Payne, and Jeff and Erika (owners of the building) contributed to the costs to make this work!!  Also, Mr John Kennedy offered housing for the mural artist while he did the work, and Welborn Electric donated the lift for the artist to extend the clouds high on the wall. Thanks so much to everyone who contributed to the ...
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Cruise! Elkin shirts are now available!

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Monday, May 26, 2014, In : Downtown Elkin 
Look for the tent in the Wells Fargo parking lot - that is where the t-shirts are being sold!

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Elkin High School Environmental Club's hard work pays off!

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Monday, May 26, 2014, In : Elkin School Events 

Have you noticed along Front Street, a beautiful display of colorful wildflowers?  That is the due to the efforts of EHS Environmental Club, and the hard work they did last winter clearing, planting and mulching wildflower seeds along Big Elkin Creek's Front Street border.  Next time you drive by, take a look!
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Elkin Trails offer a fabulous walk filled with beautiful scenery

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Sunday, May 18, 2014, In : Elkin Trails News 

Elkin's trails are now open for enjoying walks along Big Elkin Creek. The Elkin Valley Trails Association has been working hard to get these trails open to the pubic. Last Friday, a new bridge was installed to carry hikers over Big Elkin Creek and extend the trail closer to their goal.  You can start at Elkin's Municipal Park and walk along this trail up to a gong which you can ring to sound to the world, you have conquered the trail. 

This is one fun and fabulous feature of the trail, and uni...
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SRM Paintwerks will be featured on #BikerLive!

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Monday, May 5, 2014, In : Elkin residents make news 
The gang at SRM Paintwerks will be featured on the new Discover Channel show #BikerLive! on May 19th. They'll need your votes to win and will be competing against 2 other businesses in the country on that episode where bike shops compete to build their dream bike. Tune in and vote!  The display for their shop is on N Bridge Street, but the body  work is done in State Road. 


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Heaven's Scent on Life in the Carolina's TV Show

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Friday, March 14, 2014, In : Media about Elkin 

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Elkin Creek Vineyard on Life in the Carolinas!

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Friday, March 14, 2014, In : Elkin Wineries 

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Have you met the new owners of Brushy Mountain Winery?

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Friday, March 14, 2014, In : Elkin Wineries 

Jason Wiseman, winemaker at Brushy Mountain Winery since 2008, recently added a new title: owner.


Wiseman and partner Amy Euliss purchased the downtown Elkin winery in December. They plan to continue the vision set forth by previous owner Beth Duncan to remake Brushy Mountain into a vibrant urban winery on Elkin's Main Street.

"Beth's renovation gave the winery a completely different atmosphere - more of an urban feel," said Wiseman. "We've taken that even further. We're hosting live music Frid...

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Jr Elk Legacy by Cristy White

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Saturday, January 4, 2014, In : Elkin residents make news 
  • Hello, I wanted to bring your attention to a little known fact about our awesome town, we have our very own competition cheerleading team, called Jr Elk Legacy. They are coached by Sharon Collins, Jamie Harris, and Shana Reinhardt. They are an amazing group of girls ranging from 6-15 years old. They practice 2 times a week and are very dedicated athletes. They have competed in 2 competition already this year and finished first in both with another competition coming up the 18th in Asheville. ...


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UNC-TV showcases Elkin Community Chorus

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Thursday, December 12, 2013, In : Community Events 
Turn on UNC-TV this Monday, December 16th at 7:30pm, and you'll see the segment done on the Community Chorus of Elkin.
 
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Elkin Biking, Cycling, takes shape!

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Thursday, December 12, 2013, In : Elkin Trails News 
If you are interested in learning about or helping with cycling in Elkin, whether it be attending planning meetings, charting the paths along the roadways, or working on mountain bike trails, there is a way to stay connected with locals who are working towards a bike friendly town that you might want to be a part of!

Go to facebook page "Cycle Elkin" and there you will find updates and ways to be a part of the team. Like the page and you'll get updates as the trails progress! 
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Elkin High School Environmental Club beautifies downtown!

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Sunday, November 17, 2013, In : Community Events 
The Environmental Club was busy last week preparing the soil and planting seeds along one of Elkin's downtown streets. Teachers April Swarey and Ruthann McComb supervised the group while they dug up weeds and replaced the area with good soil, wildflower seeds and mulch. So far, they have completed about 1/3 of the project and plan to finish the rest soon. 







We are looking forward to the beautiful flowers we'll be seeing in the summer, and are thankful for our local students who were willing to ...
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UNC-TV North Carolina Now features Elkin NC

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Monday, September 30, 2013, In : Elkin Trails News 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 7:30pm

  • Elkin Trails--Heather Burgiss travels to Elkin to bring us the latest on the town's trail system.  The Overmountain Victory Trail is a part of the National Trails System administered by the National Park Service. The muster-field located at the Elkin Municipal Park was an original gathering place for patriots who fought against the British in the Revolutionary War.  The Elkin portion of the trail is approximately 3 miles in length ending near the Wilkes County ...

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Second Mural completed in Elkin, by muralist Michael Brown!

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, In : Elkin History 
Mural 2 (of 4 proposed locations) was completed last week. This mural depicts businesses in Elkin that were a part of history and an important part of our past. Some of the images were added that had meaning to Chris Mahon, owner of the building, who participated in the Main Street Advisory Board mural grant program this year. For example, the "Best Little Town in NC" license plates were on everyone's car in Elkin, back in the year 1980 when Chris moved to Elkin. It held a fond memory for him...
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First mural in Elkin, by NC muralist Michael Brown is a hit!

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Friday, August 16, 2013, In : Downtown Elkin 




The first mural (seen here in progress) is of two historical landmarks that are no longer here in Elkin. One is of the Elkin train depot that used to be located on S Bridge Street next to the RR tracks (behind Twenty One & Main) and the other is of Hugh G Chatham Memorial Bridge that was torn down by the DOT in 2010.  Both are dearly missed, but the images of them bring back the fond memories we have of them. This mural is sponsored by Elkin Antiques and Collectibles Mall through the Main Str...
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Second mural begins its downtown debut in Elkin, NC!

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Friday, August 16, 2013, In : Downtown Elkin 



New mural began on August 13th..so exciting! This mural will depict old images of businesses no longer open that were unique to Elkin, along with a license plate issued in the 70's and 80's that used to adorn cars throughout town! The bottle cap represents the MacNeill Bottling Co. Chris Mahon is sponsoring this mural with the MSAB mural grants offered this year.

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AJ Mantero releases a single, recorded in L.A.

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, In : Elkin residents make news 
LeAnne and Jack Mantero of Fiddles Pub announced that their daughter AJ's single "Always Be the Same" is now on iTunes for only $.99    Go get yourself a copy.  They'd love for this to go viral and ask that you share this link with ALL your friends and ask them if they would share it too!!
 



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Sam Cason finishes 136th in the country!

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Monday, July 8, 2013, In : Elkin residents make news 

Sam Cason took a trip to Ohio for a fencing tournament this weekend and did pretty darn good considering this is the top 6% in the country that qualified to compete! He finished 136th. Sam's Mom, Barbara, attached a picture from the state games in Mooresville a couple of weekends ago. He finished 25th in the state which is a little different because in the state games there was no age limit. He had to fence grown men who were bigger and stronger than he was. As far as his age group, he would ...
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EVTA shows progress on trails!

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, In : Elkin Trails News 
Here are some photos from along the portion of trails being installed and groomed in the Wells Knob area. One day soon, we hope to be hiking and horseback riding along this portion!







Can't wait for the day the trails are ready!!
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A quick paddle down the Yadkin into Elkin's Crater Park!

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Friday, June 21, 2013, In : Downtown Elkin 

http://youtu.be/iUEksDrCCS4

Compliments of the Tour de Yadkin event, Father's Day weekend!
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Elkin's Great Places in North Carolina award

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : Media about Elkin 

During the Yadkin Valley WIne Festival, Elkin received their award from the American Planning Association, North Carolina Chapter, for the 2013 Great Places in North Carolina.  Elkin's award was for "Great Place in the Making" for its historical Main Street and all of the exciting things going on with the trails, festivals and holiday celebrations, and future plans for the downtown.

Here, Ben Hitchings gives Mayor Lestine Hutchens the award. To the right, Lloyd Payne, the Town Manager looks on...
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New public transportation provided by YVEDDI

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : Community Events 

New buses to transport residents around Elkin and to nearby towns.

Only $1 per ride on the bus...a great way for those without transportation to get out and enjoy Elkin. The route goes from the Town Hall, past the hospital, to WalMart, Food Lion, Goody's, downtown Elkin and will drive up to 3/4 mile off of the route to any location. 

The Connector bus can take you to Mount Airy, Boonville, Dobson or Jonesville






Town Hall welcomes the YVEDDI buses with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Town Hall park...
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A look at Elkin history...

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Sunday, May 12, 2013, In : Elkin History 
A trip down memory lane today when visiting Elkin Antiques and Collectibles... see if you remember these businesses from the past...


















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Local family creates children's book, on sale at Diana's Bookstore.

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, In : Elkin residents make news 

Elkin area residents, Madeline and her father Jay Morphis, have a special project they just completed. Together, they have created Teddy's Adventures, a new children's book that they wrote and illustrated together. Living in the country provides lots of fun things to do on sunny days, but on rainy days, Madeline found she liked to draw. 

At age 7, her favorite stuffed animal was a pink bear named Teddy. Teddy followed Madeline everywhere, and soon she and her dad noticed Teddy was always on th...

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What's Julian Charles Photography up to these days?

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, April 14, 2013, In : Elkin residents make news 

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your gears ..


Next week I am riding my bicycle from Elkin to Raleigh over three days, taking photographs along the way, and attending three Climate Convergence events. Folks from around the state are converging in Raleigh - by bicycle - to have a say on the future of humanity and our Earth.

There are gatherings in Winston Salem at 5pm Thursday April 18th,Greensboro at noon Friday 19th, and all weekend 20th-21st in Raleigh. Follow the links to find out more.

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Local resident will venture on a hike of a lifetime.

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, In : Elkin residents make news 
Bob Hillyer plans to walk the Camino de Santiago soon. Bob has hiked numerous places around the world, but this particular adventure is one he's wanted to tackle for some time. He will be blogging from along the trail, so we'll post a link once we have one. 


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Elkin's Main Street wins award

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, March 28, 2013, In : Media about Elkin 
APA NC awarded Elkin as the "Great Main Street in the Making" for 2013.


The award was presented on March 27, in Raleigh, along with 6 other towns around North Carolina as "Great Places in North Carolina". Dozens of applications were submitted for the various honors, but only one Main Street in the Making award was available for those to applied. Elkin was chosen for its revitilization efforts, its designation as a Trail Town, and the activites that are sponsored throughout the year, bring its ...
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Elkin High School Quiz Bowl Team

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, March 16, 2013, In : Elkin residents make news 


The Quiz Bowl was sponsored by the thirteen libraries of the Northwestern Regional Library in Alleghany, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin Counties as well as the Elkin Friends of the Library and Mount Airy Friends of the Library. This group of students participated and represented Elkin High School.  Thanks team!

 
 
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Brushy Mountain Reopens redecorated and full of great space.

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, March 10, 2013,

March 8th, Brushy Mountain Winery reopened with live music, delicious food and lots of curious customers anxious to see the newly created space.  Exposed brick walls with original art work from the early 1900's remains on newly exposed walls, along with cozy seating areas throughout, and a new color scheme with a modern flair. Plenty of tables and chairs for folks to come and hang out with their laptops or a group of friends. If you haven't seen the new space yet, come on in and discover Elki...
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Walmart Teams Up With Local Organizations for Good Cause

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, In : Community Events 

Customers at Walmart will find more than just savings at the register this weekend. Elkin’s Walmart is joining forces with the Dyslexia Services Foundation, a local non-profit organization, and the Yadkin Valley Rotary Club to provide free dyslexia screenings for children ages 6 to 14.

The free screenings will be conducted on Saturday, February 16 from11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Elkin Walmart. Members of the Dyslexia Services Foundation team, assisted by trained members of Yadkin Valley Ro...


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Elkin's "Surry County Farmers Market" welcoming additional vendors...

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, In : Downtown Elkin 

Surry County Farmer's Market Gearing Up Surry County is fortunate to have two farmer's markets. Both of these markets are committed to selling local produce and crafts. Customers can be assured that the food they buy is from real farmers who have produced that product. Preparations are in progress for the opening of the markets. There will be a "Vendor Informational" meeting for any farmers or crafter who is interested in participating in the markets. The meeting has been scheduled for March ...


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Trail Town article about Elkin on Hiker to Hiker Blog

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, In : Media about Elkin 
http://www.hikertohiker.com/thishikinglife/archive/2012/08/15/could-elkin-be-an-mst-trail-town

I am loving this article that is on the Hiker to Hiker blog, where the writer describes his experience in Elkin and how its the perfect downtown for hikers...and friendly too!
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NC ECHO Press Release via Elkin Library

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, February 7, 2013, In : Yadkin Valley News 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2013

NC ECHO Project Makes Local North Carolina History Searchable, Accessible Online Connects Local History Collections Across North Carolina With Single Search Box

RALEIGH, NC – Researchers and history buffs alike may now search and access local history collections across North Carolina with a single search box thanks to a collaborative project led by the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, NC LIVE, and the State Library of North Carolina. NC ECHO, avail...

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New businesses opening up in downtown Elkin!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, February 7, 2013, In : Downtown Elkin 

Funk n Junk opened February 1st and is open on Fridays and Saturdays. It is located between the Chamber of Commerce and Chill on Main, right on Court St (hill). 

Another new antique shop is open on W Main Street. They are still getting items in and are about 1/2  way filled with furniture and other nik-naks. Vendors are still setting up, but they hope to be settled in by the end of the month. 

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Yadkin Valley Heritage Cooridor mobile apps

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Media about Elkin 
http://www.elkintribune.com/view/full_story/21505956/article-Yadkin-Valley-Heritage-Corridor-launches-mobile-web-site-?instance=popular

Please read this article about the new mobile apps for the Yadkin Valley Heritage Corridor.The corridor runs from Wilkesboro to Yadkinville, and includes all towns in between. You'll be seeing signage going up soon to promote our area, along Hwy 268 and other roadways. The logo has three colors that symbolize History, Trails, and Vineyards, which our area is r...

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A Tale of Three Trails, by Bob Hillyer

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, January 6, 2013, In : Elkin Trails News 
         Three trails meet in Elkin offering the once vibrant textile town an opportunity to re-invent itself as the premier “trail town” in North Carolina.  These trails offer a “quality of life” that many new internet-companies are seeking.  These companies and their employees are not tied to traditional manufacturing needs but rather want small town values and access to outdoor activities which these three trails can provide.
          The Mountains to the Sea trail begins on the Te...

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Article in the Winston Salem Journal

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, January 3, 2013, In : Media about Elkin 
http://www.journalnow.com/relishnow/travel/road_trips/article_7cde2670-553e-11e2-9869-0019bb30f31a.html

Fun article shows that Elkin is putting itself on the map...  Yes, we are definitely worth a visit for a day or a weekend. It's nice to see others are seeing us as a great destination (something we all quietly knew), but little do they know we are a great place to live as well! 

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Grassy Creek Vineyard hosts Graybyrds' video release!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, December 30, 2012, In : Elkin Wineries 

On Januray 12th,  Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery is hosting the Raven video release party for the Graybyrds and J. Martin Productions. The festivities will begin at 6:30 and last till 9:30. We will play a few tunes off the upcoming Raven cd/DVD double disc and show the much anticipated Raven video.The tasting room will be open with food and wine for sale. Come join us for the party. I think y'all will be shocked at how cool this video really is.

 

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ETVA EVENT IS MUSTERING UP THE TROOPS !!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, December 30, 2012, In : Elkin Trails News 
The Elkin Valley Trails Association cordially invites you to an evening with Senator James Broyhill and Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail Superintendent, Paul Carson. We will celebrate the role the trail and the Town of Elkin played in the Revolutionary War, and how the trail impacts our history, economic development and recreation today.

Please join us at 7pm on Thursday, January 17 at the Elkin Center at 1461 North Bridge Street in Elkin. We will have the opportunity to hear both ...
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Christmas Eve at First United Methodist Church

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, December 20, 2012, In : Community Events 
First United Methodist Church of Elkin sent these beautiful photos of their church that is decorated for Christmas. They are offering a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service celebration and are inviting anyone in the community who would like to attend. There is also a children's service at 5pm in the chapel, and they can participate in the story by dressing up as a shepherd, a Wiseman, Mary, or stable animals if they like! However, the candlelight service for adults and families begins at 11pm on...
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New Antique Mall opens in downtown Elkin

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, November 18, 2012, In : Downtown Elkin 

Fun gift ideas and lots of antiques...our 3rd antique store in Elkin now with items galore. 
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New signs are up

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, In : Elkin History 

Many of you may not know we have a Civil War Marker that was installed last year across from the library. Our new signs will direct visitors to the location. Stop by and read about our little house on the hill....during the Civil War...just follow the signs!
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Elkin is now an official Trail Town!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, In : Elkin Trails News 

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) is a long-distance trail, for hiking and  backpacking, that runs across North Carolina from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks. The trail's western endpoint is at Clingman's Dome, where it connects to the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Its eastern endpoint is in Jockey's Ridge State Park on the tallest sand dune on the east coast. The trail is envisioned as a scenic backbone of an interconnected trail system spanning th...


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TRACK Trails for Kids at Elkin Municipal Park

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, In : Community Events 

The TRACK Trail Ribbon-Cutting was last weekend at the Elkin Municipal Park. Everyone gathered behind the tennis courts at the gazebo to celebrate the beginning of this new program in Elkin for children. Each TRACK Trail has a series of brochure-led self-guided adventures designed to turn an ordinary hike into a fun-filled adventure. This program is to inspired kids to get off the couch and get outside to explore the world around them.  For more information, go to the website for the trails h...
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New owners for Brushy Mountain Winery

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, October 21, 2012, In : Elkin Wineries 

Ann Mayberry, Beth Duncan, Tommie Ann Tulbert, Andy Duncan, Matthew Mayberry

The Mayberry's have sold their winery to Andy and Beth Duncan this month. Although we will miss seeing Ann and Matthew at the winery on Main Street, we are happy to hear there will be a new chapter in Brushy Mountain's story. Andy Duncan decided he was ready for a new adventure in his life and wanted to purchase a winery. Andy had a vineyard in Florida 30 years ago, and after much research, decided to come to Elkin to...
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Mr Ericksen's Middle School class on 9/11

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, September 15, 2012, In : Elkin School Events 
Today (9/11) was community service day for Elkin City Schools. Mr Ericksen's 7th grade class had to choose a project to help their community.

They decided to help pick up trash along the downtown streets and Crater Park.

They put on their safety vests and gloves and headed out...

Phillip from Yadkin Valley General Store gave them a bag of delicious gummy chicken feet for their hard work!
 

They started even before they left the parking lot of Town Hall...

They found lots of interesting items along ...
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Carolina Heritage busy expanding their vineyard crops

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, August 26, 2012, In : Elkin residents make news 
 
Clyde tending to the newly planted vines...
 
Clyde and Pat Colwell are constantly busy. If you don't see them around town that much, it's because their days are filled with expanding the vineyard they began planting 8 years ago (which started with 9 1/2 acres.) They are adding an additional 3 acres with 5 new varieties of grapes which make good wine and are more mildew, disease and pest tolerant. The time-tested selections they are experimenting with were either bred for this purpose by the G...
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The Tarheel Eater Blog features Harry's Place!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, July 22, 2012, In : Media about Elkin 


http://tarheeleater.com/2012/07/review-harrys-place-in-elkin/  


Read about their visit to Harry's Place, one of Elkin's favorite hangouts!
They took a great photo of the food there too...of some fantastic fried chicken and fixins'...
 

 
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Our State Magazine offers exclusive Yadkin Valley Wine tour and includes two of our area vineyards!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, July 20, 2012, In : Media about Elkin 


 http://www.ourstate.com/events/yadkin-valley-wineries-day-trip/

Our State Magazine is offering up an exclusive Yadkin Valley Wineries tour which will include Elkin Creek Vineyard and Grassy Creek Vineyard, along with Raffaldini's. Our area wineries are truly beautiful, each in their own unique way. We all should be thankful we have such great attractions in and around our town. Tell your friends and family about the tours-especially if they are from out of state, or out of our area, and you'v...
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Elkin, NC story in Winston-Salem Monthly

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Monday, July 2, 2012, In : Media about Elkin 


 http://www.winstonsalemmonthly.com/2012/07/01/daytrips-elkin/
 
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Fun blog about Asheville visitor's experience in Elkin....

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Monday, June 25, 2012, In : Town of Elkin News 
http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2qJGqf/blog.askasheville.com/north-carolina/from-asheville-visit-elkin-dobson-nc
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Blog from the Yadkin Riverkeeper mentions Elkin's efforts during the Tour de Yadkin

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, June 22, 2012, In : Community Events 
The Yadkin Riverkeeper is blogging about the Tour de Yadkin and you can read along to see how the event took shape. This particular paragraph mentions Elkin's event for the paddlers...
" What really impressed me was the way the community, particularly in Elkin, rallied behind this event and took ownership in making it a success. Local restaurants created a “Night in the Village” half price Paddlers Menu so people could camp at Crater Park and simply walk a short distance into downtown Elki...
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Tour de Yadkin "thank you!" from Rick Chatham

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Monday, June 18, 2012, In : Community Events 


That was quite the record-breaking tsunami of river trail aficionados we experienced last weekend. Meanwhile the 2012 Tour de Yadkin continues downriver. Be sure to read Dean's week two journal report below and, if you get the chance, send him a note of support, or better yet, get out there and paddle with our Yadkin Riverkeeper before he reaches the finish line next Saturday, June 23, at Morrow Mountain State Park!

Now let's take a minute to thank our fellow citizens who contributed valuable ...
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Elkin Valley Trails Assoc Fund Raiser, BOOTS & BRIDGES BOOGIE at the REEVES THEATER

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, June 7, 2012, In : Non-profit business 

This is it, folks!  We really need your support ... Elkin Valley Trails Association's fundraiser is Tuesday evening, June 26. Money raised will help us get the suspension footbridges over the Elkin Creek on the E&A Rail Trail built.  Lowe's funding will go towards materials, but we still need funds to finish the project!  These bridges are a critical step in getting us all on the trail.  Come dance to the Jump Blues/Swing band and harmonica superpower, Dennis Gruenling with Doug Deming and th...
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New owners of Elkin Creek Vineyard & Winery have arrived

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, May 11, 2012, In : Elkin residents make news 
Many of you might not know that Mark Greene, owner of Elkin Creek, has sold his winery this year to two wonderful couples. They have just moved here from the Las Vegas area to take over the winery with the same traditions and vision that Mark has had over the years. 

Our new neighbors (pictured above), from left to right, are Nick and Jennifer White, and Carrie and Louis Jeroslow. They have moved to Elkin to raise their families and live closer to parents and relatives, but mostly to enjoy the...
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Wyatt Smith on his way to winning Guitar Center's 2012 competition!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, In : Elkin residents make news 

Wyatt Smith is making news again! Guitar Center stores throughout the country are having their annual guitar competition. In NC there are only 5 stores, so Wyatt headed to Greenboro for a shot at the big time. Each store has many competitors, and offer 3 preliminary competitions. The winners must then compete for the store's final competition, then a district, regional, and finally national competition. Wyatt did a great job and came in first place during Greensboro's first preliminary run. H...
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Elkin businessman, Steve Royal, runs for NC Treasurer

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, April 28, 2012, In : Elkin residents make news 

Steve Royal is a local Elkin businessman and accountant who has decided to run for North Carolina Treasurer. He is a registered Republican, but that is not what's important. Many times people are too concerned with a label or get taken in by a flashy campaign, and they fail to look at the person, their qualifications, and what they are really passionate about. Many politicians are just that, nothing more than a figurehead without the experience needed. However, Royal is very concerned about t...
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Wyatt Smith and Newt Gingrich

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, April 28, 2012, In : Community Events 

It's not often a high profile politician comes to town, but Newt paid a visit to Elkin yesterday and Wyatt Smith was there to greet him. The event was held at Speedy Chef on North Bridge Street, body guards in tow! 
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"A Fit Girl is a Powerful Girl", story submitted by Stacey Libbert, photos by Laura Gaylord

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Monday, April 23, 2012, In : Elkin residents make news 

Two years ago, my friend, Crystal Morphis, and I were on a long training run and talking about how much our lives had changed for the better once we started running.  Both of us agree that running has taught us things about ourselves we might not have known, and it made us better people in all sorts of ways. That's when the idea for G-Force, a running program for girls in grades 3-6 at Elkin Elementary School, was born. 

As mothers we recognize the push to make our daughters grow up too soon. ...
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Surry Beekeepers Association, story and photos by Randall Ray

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, April 22, 2012, In : Community Events 

Surry Beekeepers members during Saturday's Field Day

Opening hives for inspection
The Surry County Beekeepers Association held its latest annual field day and certification Saturday the 14th, in Mount Airy. Albert Cockerham hosted the event for the members that had completed the 10-hour Beekeeping for Beginners Course of Study, held from Feb 20-March 19. Everything from hive components and construction to bee behaviors and maladies were taught during the course. Thirteen year old Sabrina Dixon ...
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Enjoy the downtown merchant's "Grape Walk"

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : Downtown Elkin 

Starting on Monday, April 23, Downtown Merchants will offer a fun alternative for shoppers along Main Street. The Grape Walk will be an ongoing challenge offered as a fun way to explore Elkin's downtown. Pick up a card at the Town Hall, the Chamber of Commerce or any participating store downtown that has a grape emblem on their storefront. All ages encouraged and no time limited involved. Read the clues on the back of the card, and once solved, get the clue marked off on your card. When done,...
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Elkin Jaycees 19th Annual 4th of July Celebration vendors wanted!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, In : Community Events 
The Elkin Jaycees are planning now for their Annual 4th of July Celebration at Elkin Municipal Park. Currently they are looking for craft, non-profit, clothing and food vendors. The celebration will be held on July 4th, 2012, from roughly 4-10pm. Vendor fee is $125, however, non-profits representing themselves or interested in raising awareness for their cause, are free. Please contact Holly at hlamm@heartlandpublications.com.
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Foothills Theater needs performers!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, In : Community Events 

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Interested in being a Revolutionary War re-enactor for the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail?

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : Elkin residents make news 

Elkin is the eastern trailhead that was included as a part of the victorious campaign to the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780. The Wilkes-Surry Chapter of the Overmountain Victory Trail Assoc is keeping the story alive through education, preservation and interpretation. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities from re-enacting to grant writing. For more information, please contact RG Absher, Chapter President, at 336-902-1760 or absher-r@juno.com.


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Devin Reavis is passionate about cycling

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, March 22, 2012, In : Elkin residents make news 

Devin Reavis is an Elkin resident that is making quite a name for himself in the racing world. He is an 8th grader at Elkin Middle School, and has given up all other sports to focus on becoming a professional cyclist and race with the best, just like his mentor and coach, former Elkin High School graduate, Chris Monteleone. Since February of 2012, Devin has participated in 16 races, most of which he travels out of town with his family, but this is a sacrifice they are all gladly making. The n...
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Elkin Valley Trails Association made the news!!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Monday, March 19, 2012, In : Elkin residents make news 
http://www.ncrailtrails.org/littletoot/WINTER2012.PDF

Read this article in the North Carolina Rail-Trail newsletter about Elkin's goals and accomplishments, complete with photos and a history of how this project got started!

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Elkin Valley Trails showing signs of progress....

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, March 17, 2012, In : Downtown Elkin 

Here is a view into Crater Park area where the Elkin Valley Trails Association has made progress on the walking paths that will go along the Yadkin River and beyond!  
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Before and After in downtown Elkin

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, In : Downtown Elkin 
Do you remember how torn up our sidewalk was along N Bridge Street from the beautiful trees that were planted downtown years ago? Here is the BEFORE photo....
 

And here is the AFTER photo...I sure miss the trees, but this really looks so much nicer! Next comes new planters to add some of the greenery back to downtown...
 


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Eris Ball and Aesthetic Installations in Elkin

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, March 2, 2012, In : Elkin residents make news 

One minute the window you drive by has a huge painting catching your attention. The next time, you notice colorful images strewn across a store front, or a display that looks so fabulous, it draws you in. Who is responsible for all of this color, creativity and artistic flair along our downtown streets? It Elkin's own Eris Ball, who came up with this idea last Spring, after reading an article in Food and Wine Magazine. The article featured a woman who enjoyed creating fun spaces in her refrig...
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"Adopt a Street" sign in Elkin!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, In : Town of Elkin News 

The Adopt a Street program is a partnership between the town and its residents to keep our right-of-ways and neighborhoods clean and beautiful. This program allows residents, businesses, clubs and organizations to express their pride and commitment to the community, while providing them with signage recognition for their time and efforts spent beautifying the Town of Elkin.

For more information on how your organization can become a partner, contact the Town of Elkin Main Street and Community M...

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Jason Couch writes book on Elkin for Images of America series

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, February 17, 2012, In : Elkin residents make news 

Jason Couch has written a book on the history of Elkin, complete with over 200 photos of long ago. It was published by Arcadia Publishing, which does a series on Images of America, and it is available for purchase at Elk Pharmacy, where Jason works as a pharmacist. Jason has collected Elkin history for years, and understands the importance of preserving its history. The book contains photos from his private collection along with local stories and photos from more than 40 area residents, dated...
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Yadkin Valley Craft Guild's new location and Grand Opening Party!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : Downtown Elkin 


The Yadkin Valley Craft Guild on has moved a few doors over to their new location, 126 W Main St, next to Royall's. Now they are able to show off their beautiful crafts from local artisans in a spacious showroom! There are also rooms now for classes, lectures, and demonstrations, as well as sewing and photography space. The YVCG serves artists from the 18 counties in the Yadkin Valley, and welcomes new members (juried upon request) with mediums in wood, clay, fiber, metal, jewelry, glass, lea...
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Boy Scout Troop 648 (located at First United Methodist scout hut) "Scouting for Food" Drive

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Monday, February 13, 2012, In : Community Events 


The Boy Scouts of Elkin Troop 648 would like to thank the community for all of their participation in the food drive last weekend. The troop estimates about 1300 pounds of food (150 bags) were donated by Elkin residents for those less fortunate in the area. Thanks to everyone who contributed, it was greatly appreciated!
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Funds needed to help support Julian Robinson's Greenland trip"

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, February 10, 2012, In : Elkin residents make news 
Note below is from Julian Charles Robinson: If interested in helping, please go to the link below to help with donations for his excursion to Greenland:




"My dream to be part of this world's first polar route is still alive, though my deadline (end of February 2012) is approaching fast. In a last ditched effort to pull it off I put my project before Kickstarter.com & I am excited to tell you that it ...

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Elkin Valley Trails Association forging ahead!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, February 2, 2012, In : Future plans for Elkin 

Trout streams, suspension bridges, mountain-bike tracts, horse trails, walking trails, plus parks and campgrounds near the Yadkin River...is this all a dream? Well, it did start as one, but now the Elkin Valley Trails Association is trying to make all of this a reality for Elkin, and the process has begun! Many volunteers, along with grant money and donations, have been the driving force as the trails are slowly being cleared for this huge undertaking. What they need most, is support from int...
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Janet Moseley, USTA North Carolina's Adult Tennis Female Player of the Year for 2011

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, February 2, 2012, In : Elkin residents make news 

The USTA North Carolina honored Elkin's Janet Moseley with the J.S. Love Adult Tennis Female 2011 Player of the Year. The awards ceremony was held at Pinehurst Resort last Saturday, January 28th. The US Tennis Association honored 31 contributors to the game of tennis who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion and support of tennis in North Carolina. Congratulations Janet!



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The Reeves Theater Project

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, January 26, 2012, In : Future plans for Elkin 

The Reeves Theater. If you are new to Elkin, you may know nothing about it. However Robin Turner and Cicely McCulloch took on this huge project when no one else had the energy. Their vision is to make our downtown theater, which was once the center of entertainment in Elkin, alive again with activities for the community to enjoy. They, along with a 6 other dedicated Elkin and Yadkin Valley community members, have had the theater gutted and plan on setting in motion their plan for the communit...
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Elkin Valley Trails Association hard at work!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, In : Elkin History 

photo taken from EVTA website

Elkin Valley Trails Association is hard at work making Elkin a hub of activity and excitement! There are big plans for 2012 with meetings, trail workdays and eventually trails you can enjoy along the Overmountain Victory Trail and the Yadkin River.... and they are also planning for a campsite at Crater Park for rafters who will be conquering the Mighty Muddy Yadkin, all to improve the community's quality of life for residents and tourists alike! 

The Mission: "To w...
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Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital 2012 Annual Leadership Class

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, In : Elkin residents make news 

The leadership classes started in 2001 when HCMH's Hospital Director of Development/Foundation Executive Director, Jeannette Hendrick, wanted to educate the public about what Hugh Chatham could offer citizens of the Yadkin Valley. "Members of the community were asking me about the services offered at High Chatham and I thought, what a great opportunity to invite the community into the hospital to hear about our services," stated Hendrick. She developed a curriculum, set up a user-friendly for...
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Article about Yadkin Valley Wineries and Golf - a great combination!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, January 22, 2012, In : Yadkin Valley News 
http://www.travelinggolfer.net/2012/01/19/the-east-coasts-napa-valley/#more-3430

This article talks about the growing wine industry in Yadkin Valley and has quotes from Zim Zimmerman who is the general manager and head golf pro at Cedarcreek Country Club. Elkin is truly in the perfect location to promote golf and wineries, along with outstanding hotels and cabins within our town that can support a wonderful all-around experience in Yadkin Valley. 

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Julian Charles Robinson, Elkin Resident, to go on expedition in Greenland

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, January 15, 2012, In : Elkin residents make news 

 
Elkin, NC – Last week Elkin Rotarians heard from local photographer and adventurer Julian Charles Robinson who presented photographs from his expeditions around the world. Mr Robinson titled his show ‘While it’s Still Here’ and uses his photography to display how quickly glaciers and icecaps around the world are disappearing due to climate change.

He culminated the talk by announcing his place as team photographer on a world-first expedition taking place in Greenland this spring.

The p...

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Slightly Askew Winery on North Carolina Weekend, UNC TV, last September!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, January 8, 2012, In : Elkin residents make news 

 
 http://video.unctv.org/video/15394990#

If you missed this segment on NC Weekend this past September, make sure you take a look. They are the 3rd segment on the video. Karen did a terrific job on the interview and many new visitors from North Carolina came to see Slightly Askew for the first time after they saw this show. 

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Have you seen these downtown???

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, January 8, 2012, In : Downtown Elkin 



    These are two quotes that have been placed on downtown buildings. Do you know where they can be found? Have you ever seen them before?  Did you know they existed?  Anne Gulley is the resident responsible for adding these throughout town, and if you are interested in having one posted on your building/window/wall of your business, she is ready, willing and able to help you out.  
    She got the idea from Kali McCullough, whom she met during our first Obscura Day in 2009. Kali had spent a y...

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Looking for Mountain Bike Enthusiasts

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, In : Future plans for Elkin 

Julian Charles is looking for ways to get information, input, and conversation about a future mountain bike trail in Elkin. The EVTA has asked him to put together a single-track mountain bike section, and he is trying to find interested bikers. He has created a Facebook page for those of you to contact and comment on, called Elkin MTB. Here is the link:

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Down the River Road, contributed by Steve Martin (recalls Elkin from his childhood days)

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, December 31, 2011, In : Elkin History 
The title of this column comes from the first book that I remember reading. Down the River Road was one of the Alice and Jerry series of books (sorry, no Dick and Jane for me), and while I am almost positive it was in the first grade that I read it, most listings on the internet that I’ve seen say it’s a second grade reader. And no, since I am a notoriously slow starter, I am not saying I was reading above my level. More likely, my memory is just being particularly tricky. 

Little did I kn...
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Fiddles Pub makes debut on UNC TV North Carolina Weekend

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, December 23, 2011, In : Downtown Elkin 
http://video.unctv.org/video/2179305577#

Congratulations on a great segment! If you missed it, check on the link above! (move your cursor to Chapter 4 to see the Fiddles Pub feature).



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Elkin Valley Trails Association

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, In : Future plans for Elkin 

Old postcard of West Elkin and Jonesville from EVTA

If you aren't aware yet, the Elkin Valley Trails Association (EVTA) has a fantastic vision for future trails in Elkin, along the Yadkin River and a section of Crater Park. The EVTA has been given the OK by Elkin's Board of Commissioners to begin the process which would create paths for cyclists and hikers along the Yakin River (Elkin's side) and a camping area at Crater Park specifically for canoe and kayak enthusiasts who wish to stop and ma...
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Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, December 15, 2011, In : Non-profit business 
...is now accepting applications for homeowner families. Currently they are building in Jonesville and Elkin. If you or someone you know has a housing need, the abililty to pay approximately $450-$500 a month on a no-interest no-profit mortgage, and the willingness to partner with Habitat, give them a call at 526-2277 or see their website at www.UYVhabitat.org. They build homes, communities, and hope!
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Downtown Elkin Getting Ready for Christmas

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, November 24, 2011, In : Downtown Elkin 

Downtown Elkin decorates for the holidays and the local business are preparing for a window decorating contest.

Willows Interiors/Been Framed? Picture Framing have gorgeous trees lighting up their store front.

Lumini Bodyworks and Microspa looks like they were transported from the North Pole!

Plum's is beautiful with their white lights aglow...

Twenty One & Main has a fabulous tree that fills up the entire window!

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Harry's Place Hosts Special Reunion of The Long & Pardue Band during Memorial for Harry and Nancy Smith

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, November 12, 2011, In : Downtown Elkin 

For the first time in over 10 years the original Long & Pardue Band will get together for a special reunion show December 1st at Harry's Place in Elkin. The L&P Band performed coast to coast in the mid to late 90's with their own special brand of bluegrass music. This will be a special show you won't want to miss! The Long & Pardue Band was a IBMA Showcase Band in 1998 after their critically acclaimed "Shaving A Dead Man" CD, and was the winner of the 1998 Pizza Hut International Bluegrass Sh...
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Elkin Main Street Advisory Board Wins Award

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, November 11, 2011, In : Downtown Elkin 

 "Come and Discover Downtown Elkin" won the 2011 North Carolina Main Street Award for Best Downtown Branding and Image-Building Campaign and they are the recipient of the Award of Merit, which will be presented to them in January 2012 by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, which stated the award was "for your efforts in furthering the cause of downtown revitalization in your community".
  
Look for these future updates to your town:
Upcoming plans include the installation of bicycle racks...
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Dr Skip Whitman running for Elkin Town Commissioner, will be a "write-in" candidate

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, November 3, 2011, In : Elkin residents make news 

Photo taken from Winston-Salem Journal article

Tuesday October 25, 2011, Dr. Skip Whitman announced his candidacy for Elkin Town Commissioner at a forum hosted by the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce.  Dr. Whitman’s decision to run was prompted by a group of Elkin citizens who are concerned about the direction of the town and the fact that there were no choices in the upcoming election.  The two incumbents were running unopposed until Dr. Whitman’s decision to become a contender in the ra...


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The Jonesville History Center Opening

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, In : Elkin History 
The Jonesville History Center will open Saturday, November 5, 10am - 6 pm and Sunday, November 6,  2 pm - 6 pm.  The Center will continue to open on weekends during November and December. An official opening will be held this Spring when Mineral Spring Park opens. Individuals or groups may arrange to tour the Center during weekdays by calling 835-0077.
 
Computers donated by G & B Energy add a new dimension for local residents who want to research family histories.  The Lab will contain donated...

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Pumpkin Carving from Elkin residents goes WILD this Halloween!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, In : Elkin residents make news 


These photos were submitted by Frank Spence of the pumpkins he and his daughter, Caitlin, carved this Halloween. Amazing work on the pumpkins!


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Elkin residents are ready for Halloween!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, October 28, 2011, In : Elkin residents make news 

One fantastic light show on Hawthorne Road...


Bella Spence on a walk this week showing off her finest costume.

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Elkin native, Owen Good writes article about Kelly Jack Swift for Sports Illustrated

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, October 28, 2011, In : Elkin residents make news 
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1191155/index.htm
 
Owen Good grew up in Elkin, and is the son of Rebel Good, the longtime (previous) publisher of the Tribune. Owen co-wrote this article about another Elkin native, Kelly Jack Swift. Read on for some interesting things you may not have known about baseball during the WWII era.  
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Yadkin Valley Heritage Corridor

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, October 28, 2011, In : Future plans for Elkin 

Photo and quote below taken from Yadkin Valley Heritage Corridor website
"The vision of the Yadkin Valley Heritage Corridor is a regional eco- and heritage tourism destination centered by a system of multi-use greenways, trails, and rails with trails linking major historic and cultural heritage sites, wineries, and communities along the Yadkin River".  For further information pertaining to plans for Elkin's  greenways please go to http://www.yadkinvalleycorridor.com/, and for a proposed map, c...

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Elkin High School Girls Tennis Team and NCHSAA Girls Tennis State Championships

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, In : Elkin School Events 

Today, October 25, the Elkin High School Girls Tennis Team were warming up for the big match against Mt Airy during the NCHSAA Girls Team State competition. On October 18th, they played against Hendersonville and won the first round of the tournament.

The weather was beautiful and the crowd was hopeful for a win during the District Round.

Although they fought hard, the end result was for Mt Airy to continue on to the next round.  Great job this year girls...you almost made it to the top!
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Elkin High School Cross Country Team

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Monday, October 24, 2011, In : Community Events 
http://www.wxii12.com/video/29553551/detail.html?taf=gws

Watch this great video about the Foothills Race Against Cancer fund raiser and the effort by the Elkin High School Cross Country boys and girls.

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231 West Main, Downtown Elkin

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, In : Downtown Elkin 

Currently Lumini Bodyworks and Microspa, this 1870's building
was originally the office of Elkin Manufacturing Company on the
east bank of Elkin Creek. After the 1916 flood, the building was
moved to its current location and became the office of the Elkin
and Alleghany Railway, chartered in 1907 and opened in 1911.
The line was to connect Northwestern North Carolina Railroad
at Elkin with Norfolk and Western Railroad at Jefferson for NC's 
timber and western Virginia's coal. In 1937 Elkin Woman's Cl...
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Richard Gwyn Museum

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, September 25, 2011,

(photo and story told by NC ECHO online site)
Elkin's founder, Richard Gwyn, built Gwyn School-Elkin Chapel around 1850 so his family and other settlers on the north side of the Yadkin River would not have to cross the river to attend church and school in Jonesville. The building is the oldest in Surry County to have been used as either a church or school. Threatened by demolition in 1953, it was saved by the Jonathan Hunt Chapter of the D.A.R. with the assistance of Chatham Manufacturing Comp...

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Long before Europeans

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Wednesday, September 7, 2011,
(from the book, Elkin 1889-1989 A Centennial History, available for purchase at Elkin Town Hall)
 
Archaeologists believe that primitive nomadic hunters lived in this area 10,000 years ago. These Paleo-Indians were game hunters that followed herds of mammoth, horses and bison. Some historians believe that the Indian settlements in the Piedmont were the earliest in North Carolina.  

Sioux Indian settlements along the Yadkin River existed as early as 500 BC, and by the mid-eighteenth century there...

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Elkin Bridge Nostalgia submitted by Karen Defreitas

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, August 27, 2011, In : Elkin Bridge 

Great shots of the ol' bridge we knew and loved, which used to connect Elkin to Jonesville.  As it aged, it was used as a walking bridge only, until the state tore it down this year.

   


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Elkin Trails by Bob Hillyer

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, August 21, 2011,
Elkin is an important trail head for three trails which total over fourteen hundred miles.  The Mountains to the Sea Trail and the Over Mountain Victory Trail are hiking trails.  The Yadkin River Trail is a "bluewater" trail.

The Mountains to the Sea Trail stretches from Clingman's Dome on the Tennessee border in the Great Smoky Mountians to Jockey's Ridge on the Atlantic Ocean.  Once complete, it will approach a thousand miles in length.  Currently, the western section is complete to Stone Mo...

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