Tanya Chilton

Position: Content producer/reporter
E-Mail Address: tchilton@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 336-835-1513

Latest Stories by Tanya Chilton

This crew stays together in an attempt to confiscate treats in downtown Elkin.
The Couch family explores the tricks and treats of downtown Elkin on Halloween night.
Thaly and Christian Guerrara make their way through downtown Elkin for treats on Halloween.
Downtown Elkin abounds with trick-or-treaters of all ages on Halloween night.
The Elk Pha

Trick-or-treating fun

This crew stays together in an attempt to confiscate treats in downtown Elkin. The Couch family explores the tricks and treats of downtown Elkin on Halloween night. Thaly and Christian Guerrara make their way through downtown Elkin for treats on Halloween. Downtown Elkin abounds with trick-or-treaters of all ages on Halloween night. The Elk Pha

These furry friends enjoyed the pet show held outside the Willingham Theatre sporting a soccer uniform.
The annual halloween costume party at the Willingham Theatre brought lots of creative designs.
At the pet costume show in downtown Yadkinville, furry friends admired one another's costumes.
Old and young masqueraders enjoyed halloween festivit

Residents and pets rise to the Halloween occasion

These furry friends enjoyed the pet show held outside the Willingham Theatre sporting a soccer uniform. The annual halloween costume party at the Willingham Theatre brought lots of creative designs. At the pet costume show in downtown Yadkinville, furry friends admired one another's costumes. Old and young masqueraders enjoyed halloween festivit

ECS show proficiency gains during transition

Accountability and Testing Director for Elkin City Schools Shelia Settle reported 2013-2014 academic performance as positive gains in reading and math proficiency in elementary, middle and high schools. In addition, she predicted a “B” in unofficial school performance grades. Settle cited Elkin high school showing the greatest average

There are two categories that ghost hunters frequently label experiences according to ghost writer R.G Absher — they are residual or interactive.
Absher who is president of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association, defined residual experiences as those that replay “an event or an experience” that happened at the particular site

Ghost activity reoccuring in Yadkin Valley and surrounding areas

There are two categories that ghost hunters frequently label experiences according to ghost writer R.G Absher — they are residual or interactive. Absher who is president of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association, defined residual experiences as those that replay “an event or an experience” that happened at the particular site

The Elkin High School Interact Club will hold a canned goods drive on Halloween in place of trick-or-treating to donate to Tri-C ministries.
Madison Shoemaker, a junior at Elkin High School and secretary of Interact, said the group will cover West Main Street , Ivy Circle, Hawthorne Road and Johnson Road.
“We are going to try to cover most

Interact Club to raise canned goods for Halloween

The Elkin High School Interact Club will hold a canned goods drive on Halloween in place of trick-or-treating to donate to Tri-C ministries. Madison Shoemaker, a junior at Elkin High School and secretary of Interact, said the group will cover West Main Street , Ivy Circle, Hawthorne Road and Johnson Road. “We are going to try to cover most

SkillsUSA, formerly named VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America), which has traditionally focused on trade skills in high schools, has now placed emphasis on learning soft skills in addition to the trades that is bringing success to students said Sandy Martin, Starmount Instructor and automotive teacher at Starmount High School.
Martin said

SkillsUSA combination approach brings success

SkillsUSA, formerly named VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America), which has traditionally focused on trade skills in high schools, has now placed emphasis on learning soft skills in addition to the trades that is bringing success to students said Sandy Martin, Starmount Instructor and automotive teacher at Starmount High School. Martin said

Teacher turnover report soon to be released

A recent press release from Elkin City Schools reporting on the subject of the 2013-2014 teacher turnover report reminded the North Carolina State Board of Education will soon be releasing results. The release stated, “As required by General Statute 115C-12(22) the State Board of Education is required to monitor and compile an annual report

Historians recognize work of locals

MOORESVILLE — At the 73rd annual awards meeting of the North Carolina Society of Historians, Inc. in Mooresville recently, two Yadkin County persons were cited for their work in local history, Anna Shelton Black and Andrew Mackie, president of the Yadkin County Historical Society and the Yadkin Valley Historical Society. Mackie received the

YADKINVILLE — A 1952 Super M Farmall tractor once known as the “Cadillac” of tractors to one local still has the ability to draw people's eye, and pull families together years later.
Speaking about the 1952 Super M, Neal family patriarch Ralph Neal said on the Yadkinville family farm recently, “I always loved it.”
In

Tractors remain family tradition

YADKINVILLE — A 1952 Super M Farmall tractor once known as the “Cadillac” of tractors to one local still has the ability to draw people's eye, and pull families together years later. Speaking about the 1952 Super M, Neal family patriarch Ralph Neal said on the Yadkinville family farm recently, “I always loved it.” In

Funding that once came from state highway funds to pay for driver's education no longer exists, leaving the North Carolina Public Schools' driver's education program lacking.
Elkin City Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe said state funds for the program did not reappear in the new legislative budget. But state law requires school systems to

Driver's ed sees budget cuts

Funding that once came from state highway funds to pay for driver's education no longer exists, leaving the North Carolina Public Schools' driver's education program lacking. Elkin City Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe said state funds for the program did not reappear in the new legislative budget. But state law requires school systems to

JONESVILLE — Jennifer Hemric, director of the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, said the center received a $1,000 grant from the Duke Energy Retiree Foothill Chapter that made a difference by providing a recent face-lift.
Volunteers put it to work by showing up with 23 hosta plants and painting rocking chairs, said Hemric.
“They did some a

Senior center gets a face lift

JONESVILLE — Jennifer Hemric, director of the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, said the center received a $1,000 grant from the Duke Energy Retiree Foothill Chapter that made a difference by providing a recent face-lift. Volunteers put it to work by showing up with 23 hosta plants and painting rocking chairs, said Hemric. “They did some a





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