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ARK fundraiser

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, In : Community Events 
Friday, May 6th is also the Ark Fundraiser purse auction. The Elkin Big Band will be entertaining that evening. Lots of fun events are up and coming, so stay tuned to the event pages on this website!  
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Friend of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail Annual Conference to be held in Elkin!

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Monday, March 6, 2017, In : Elkin Trails News 
https://mountainstoseatrail.org/mst40th/

March 24-26 (2017) this 40th anniversary celebration of the MST will be held in here in Elkin, North Carolina!  We are expecting 300 members from around North Carolina to join us for a 3-day weekend, filled with conference events, and Elkin has also put together a number of fun and exciting events and tours that are scheduled all weekend long!  

Offering wine tours, trail tours, an art/music/wine crawl in downtown Saturday night, free music event a Grass...
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Article about the Yadkin Valley Wine Region AVA

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, In : Media about Elkin 
https://www.charlestonlivingmag.com/yadkin-valley  This link is for an article in Charleston (SC) Living Magazine about a visit they had to Elkin and the surrounding wine region.  

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Surry Sonker Trail Adds new Downtown Elkin Restaurant

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, In : Media about Elkin 

ELKIN, N.C. – The Surry Sonker Trail now has eight stops serving the county’s popular local dessert. Southern On Main recently joined the trail after opening in July in downtown Elkin.

 When Marla Stern, chef and owner of Southern On Main, learned about Surry County’s signature sonker, she called her mother to consult on a recipe. Stern grew up on a farm in Foscoe in Watauga County, and each summer her family canned and froze blueberries. That tradition led Stern to create a blueberry ...


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Elkin is, and is surrounded by, the Yadkin Valley Wine Region AVA

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Monday, October 10, 2016, In : Yadkin Valley News 

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Article about visiting the Yadkin Valley Wine Country, Surry County

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, In : Elkin Wineries 
http://www.winetouristmagazine.com/wt-blog/2016/7/31/wine-weekendtar-heel-road-trip

Elkin is in Surry County, in the center of the Yadkin Valley Wine Region (AVA).  A travel writer came for a visit and wrote about her visit to various wineries and restaurants during her 3-day stay.  Has a nice itinerary for those of you looking for some direction, rather than randomly exploring around the area.  
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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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