Browsing Archive: December, 2011

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

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 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 They build homes, communities, and hope!
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Articles about Elkin

This is your chance to tell us what interests you about Elkin. Do you have a great story about the past, or a family story handed down you'd like to share? Do you know some fun historical facts, quirky Elkin stories, or love to tell us why you enjoy Elkin? Send them to me via the "Contact Us" page. I'd love to publish them for you!


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