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Article in Our State Magazine about Chatham Blankets in Elkin

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, In : Elkin History 
https://www.ourstate.com/chatham-manufacturing-company/

Came across this article online about the history of the Chatham Mill here in Elkin, and their famous wool blankets.  
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Maggy's Place in downtown Elkin offers overnight stay access

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, In : Elkin History 
http://www.elkintribune.com/news/14704/maggies-place-preserves-local-railroad-history-provides-rest-in-downtown-elkin

This little gem on Main Street in Elkin was once the old E&A ticket office for the train that is no longer in existence. Today, you can stay overnight in downtown Elkin and experience a blast from the past in this cute and cozy VRBO rental.  The restoration look over a year and it is beautiful, inside and out. Read more about it in this local paper's article. 
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Reevestock Music Festival listed in top 8 music festivals for Charlotte area events

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Thursday, June 8, 2017, In : Community Events 
http://www.charlottefive.com/music-festivals-2017/

Reevestock Music Festival is held during the first weekend in August each year at Elkin's Hidden Amphitheater. It's an amazing event not only because it has a great music selection, but also because the venue is so unique to the state. This year Charlotte Five listed it as a festival not to miss, and even featured a photo of Reevestock as their main photo lead! 
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Appalachian Mural Trail includes Elkin downtown murals

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Thursday, June 8, 2017, In : Downtown Elkin 
http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2017/06/05/historic-murals-added-appalachian-mural-trail/371649001/

Elkin will now be on the mural trail that include numerous other towns along the Appalachian mountains. Being closest to the Hwy 21 exit off of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Elkin is only a 25 minute drive towards lodging, great restaurants, town trails and shopping. Our historic downtown offers 6 murals and 2 ghost murals, but 4 are featured on the mural trail website. 
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Explore Elkin Roundtable discussions

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, In : Explore Elkin Events 
Last night, May 2nd, was the first roundtable discussion about the Chatham Property. The attendees were asked for input about the mill and were also provided an update by the company who is doing the deconstruction of the Chatham Mill property. They were shown how the removal of the main building facing Hwy 268 will provide an enhanced area with green space for the remaining buildings to be developed.

Next Tuesday, May 9th, will be the topic of Housing and Population Growth for Elkin. Many wh...
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Explore Elkin group rejuvenates Elkin's downtown

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, In : Explore Elkin Events 

This Friday starts the kickoff for the summer's First Friday Food Truck events! It starts at 11am with food trucks all day and then at 5pm, live music starts with wine and beer vendors. Come down to the Farmers Market Shelter each month thru September, and enjoy the first Friday of the month with friends under the shelter!  
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Love Letter to my Hometown, by Brook Seaford

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, In : Elkin residents make news 
https://sawdustandstone.com/2017/03/20/love-letter-to-my-hometown/

A touching letter from a hometown boy who hadn't been to Elkin in awhile...
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Angry Troll Brewing at 222 - Grand Opening April 7th, 2017

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Monday, March 6, 2017, In : Downtown Elkin 
Many of you may know that below 222 Public House (in downtown Elkin) there is a brand new microbrewery that just opened!  Well, save the date for April 7th, as that is slated for a big Grand Opening Celebration when Angry Troll Brewing and 222 Public House merge!

The new name will be Angry Troll Brewing at 222, and the tasting room will still be down in the cellar, but the Angry Troll beers will also be on tap up in the restaurant on Main Street, along with other selections. The tasting room's...
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AAA Go Magazine

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Monday, March 6, 2017, In : Elkin residents make news 
In the most recent AAA motorist magazine called "Go",  our very own downtown restaurant, Roxxi and Lulu's Bistro and Bakery, was mentioned as a must go location when visiting the Yadkin Valley! 

We are so excited to have them here in Elkin.  They are located one block south of Main Street in downtown Elkin, on W Standard Street.  They're open Tues - Saturday for breakfast and lunch, and are now open for dinners Thursday and Friday nights! Food is freshly prepared with lots of tender loving car...
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Cedarbrook Golf Course rated Top 25 by Golf Advisor

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Monday, March 6, 2017, In : Media about Elkin 
http://elkintribune.com/top-stories/12168/cedarbrook-named-one-of-the-best

Our Ellis Maple's designed golf course in State Road continually gets recognized as one of the best golf courses for the value.  Honestly, the cost to join is low compared to the value of the course, and we are so lucky to have this wonderful amenity here for Elkin residents!   
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Article about area wineries in and close to Elkin

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, In : Elkin Wineries 
http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/community/lake-wylie-pilot/article104200391.html

This article features Brushy Mountain Winery and other local wineries the writer enjoyed going to. A nice mention was made about how they enjoy staying in Elkin due to its proximity to the wineries in the area, and also because of its downtown. Thanks folks! 
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About Elkin's Municipal Park

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, In : Town of Elkin News 
http://elkintribune.com/features/local-features/8860/elkin-municipal-park-where-history-and-recreation-meet

Ever wondered how Elkin, a town of only 4000 people, has such a wonderful park to enjoy?  This article by the Tribune tells a story of how it was created, and grew into the wonderful place we enjoy today. 
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Southern on Main, Elkin NC's newest upscale restaurant

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, In : Downtown Elkin 

Southern On Main Brings Upscale Comfort Food to Elkin

 

            ELKIN, N.C. – At the newly-opened Southern On Main in downtown Elkin, meatloaf and braised collards share menu space with steamed mussels and certified angus beef.

            The restaurant debuted July 12, combining down-home classics with premium ingredients and a full bar.

            “We want a casual elegance, so that it’s not intimidating,” says Marla Stern, chef and owner of Southern On Main. “It’s not...


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Latest article on Elkin Trails!

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Friday, July 22, 2016, In : Media about Elkin 
https://getawaysforgrownups.com/hike-elkin-north-carolina/

Travel writers have the best job. This article is about Elkin's trails and why they are wonderful for everyone to use, including older tourists... I'd say Elkin is a great place to retire not only because of the friendly residents, but for the fantastic amenities we offer!
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Learn about Elkin's healthy living!!

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Saturday, July 16, 2016, In : Elkin Trails News 

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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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Great Article - Elkin the Next Great Trail Town

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Monday, February 1, 2016, In : Elkin Trails News 

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ROCK FACADE will be preserved

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Saturday, January 23, 2016, In : Town of Elkin News 

The famous Rock Facade, owned by the Town, was scheduled for demolition, but now the Town of Elkin will create a linear park out of their property and incorporate the facade as a part of the project.

Visit the location on W Main Street, and you'll see the approved plans for the new downtown park.  Project is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2016!
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Smith Phillips property to be developed into Trails & Heritage Visitor Center

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Monday, January 11, 2016, In : Town of Elkin News 
From Tribune article:

Between Christmas and New Year’s holidays, work began on an Elkin downtown property where the former Smith Phillips lumber yard had been located.

Elkin town commissioners voted to approve monies to be spent towards the redevelopment of the property at 257 Standard St. during the 2015-16 fiscal year budgeting process. This phase of construction, about $370,000, will entail selective demolition and items such as asbestos and hazardous materials removal. It also will includ...


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Mural completed in Elkin by NC Artist Michael Brown

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, In : Downtown Elkin 


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Elkin's Main Street in Top 50

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, In : Town of Elkin News 
http://www.topvaluereviews.net/features/best-small-town-main-streets-america/

Elkin's Main Street was chosen in the Top 50 best Small Town Main Streets in America.  Read the article to learn more! 



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Video of Watershed NOW, Elkin, North Carolina

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Sunday, September 6, 2015, In : Elkin residents make news 

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New mural in downtown underway!

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Sunday, May 17, 2015, In : Downtown Elkin 


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Reeves Theater Renovation Underway!

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Friday, February 20, 2015, In : Downtown Elkin 
http://www.elkintribune.com/news/news/151803453/Town-awarded-grant-for-Reeves-revitalization

The new owners of the Reeves Theater were awarded some funding linked to job creation, via the Main Street Solutions Fund. Soon they will be able to begin the interior renovations to create a hip music venue and cafe in the old Reeves Theater building in downtown Elkin. They also hope to restore the gorgeous old blue facade and Reeves sign to its glory. If you have any information on the whereabouts of...
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Budget Travel awards Elkin in top 10 America's Coolest Small Town for 2014

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Friday, February 20, 2015, In : Downtown Elkin 
http://www.budgettravel.com/feature/americas-coolest-small-towns-2014,26686/

2014 was a great year for Elkin as it made it into the top 10 Coolest Small Towns!
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Elkin in top 50 Small Town Downtowns in America!

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Friday, February 20, 2015, In : Downtown Elkin 
http://www.bestchoicereviews.org/50-best-small-town-downtowns-in-america/

Check out this link, and see where Elkin, North Carolina is ranked #40 in America for best small town downtowns in this 2015 report. 
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Dedication this Veterans Day to Mark Garner

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Thursday, November 6, 2014, In : Elkin residents make news 

 
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7794 of Elkin recognizes Mark Garner, a local area Afghanistan War Casualty with the changing of its post's name and the dedication of a local trail in his honor. The National Veterans of Foreign Wars approved the renaming of Post 7794 to the CAPTAIN MARK GARNER Post in September 2014 and the Town of Elkin approved a request to name a section of trail within Elkin Municipal Park in his honor at the October 6th Town Board Meeting.

 Captain Mark Garner, United St...


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"The Longest Mile" currently being filmed in Elkin

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Saturday, August 23, 2014, In : Movies filmed in Elkin 
http://starnewsource.com/2014/08/18/motion-picture-filming-underway-in-elkin-nc/

It's been a busy summer for movie makers in North Carolina. Elkin was again chosen as one of the towns to film a new movie called The Longest Mile. Movie stars Clint Eastwood's son, Scott. See attached article. 
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Filming of new movie "MAX" takes place in Elkin

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Saturday, August 23, 2014, In : Movies filmed in Elkin 
http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-news/3854195/Max-filming-boosts-Elkin-economy-brings-in-stars#.U_gmlMVdWSo

Read this article in the Tribune for an update on this upcoming movie. Scenes were filmed in various locations in Elkin this summer. 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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