Welcome to Elkin, the Best Little Town in NC
The Elkin area offers some of the best places to bike, hike and drive to see the color display. The nearby Blue Ridge Parkway, considered the nation’s most scenic byway, draws thousands of visitors to our region throughout the year. The Yadkin River Blue Trail which borders our historic downtown, offers kayaking adventures for all ages. Elkin is also centrally located in the Yadkin Valley Wine Region (AVA) and provides numerous wine, hiking, cycling and mountain bike trails to explore, even within town limits. Live music fills the air every weekend in Elkin, so come for the fun, and you just might decide to stay for a lifetime. #ExploreElkin
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Governor Cooper's most current update for COVID 3/24/21
Gas Issues (May 2021)
Governor Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency in North Carolina in response to the temporary shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, which on May 7 reported a ransomware cyber-attack. The governor's action suspends motor vehicle fuel regulations to ensure adequate supplies throughout the state.
Analysts say it will take days for normal conditions to return. Experts advise motorists not to panic purchase or hoard fuel as that will prolong shortages and spikes, making the situation worse. Motorists are asked to purchase only what fuel is immediately needed and to avoid “topping off the tank” until the pipeline resumes operations.
Lines at gas stations have been reported. GasBuddy offers its Fuel Availability Tracker. Per GasBuddy’s website, the “free app can differentiate stations that have no gasoline, no diesel or no power so that motorists can try other stations. The crowdsourced tracker can be updated by motorists and displays the status for locations that have been reported to GasBuddy. Motorists are encouraged to report the status of any station they see to help others find gasoline or avoid stations with no fuel or power.”
North Carolina’s price gouging law is in effect during the statewide state of emergency. Report concerns by calling (877) 5-NO-SCAM or learn more at ncdoj.gov.