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Elkin Creek Vineyard on Life in the Carolinas

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, In : Elkin Wineries 

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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