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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Foothills Theater needs performers!

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

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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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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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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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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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