News-Register file photo##The first phase of the Newberg-Dundee bypass opened at the end of 2017 after many years of discussion and construction.

Committee endorses local match funding for next phase of bypass

The Yamhill County Parkway Committee officially committed Thursday to spending local dollars to help build Phase II of the highway project currently known as the Newberg-Dundee Bypass. The resolution ...

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Wanted suspect eludes Newberg-Dundee police

A suspect wanted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office eluded Newberg-Dundee Police on the evening of Tuesday, April 6. The sheriff’s office gave this account: About 8:30 p.m., deputies ...

A new way to approach child care

DCI dental company in Newberg decided it needed to find a solution when they concluded last year they were having a hard time hiring employees because of a dearth of quality child care and the need to ...

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Mike Miller, coordinator of the Sip! McMinnville Food & Wine Classic wine competition, left, considers a bottle of wine with Carl Giavanti, competition publicist, and Rolland Toevs, competition manager during the event Saturday, March 27, at Abbey Road Farms. About 200 Oregon wines were entered in the 2021 event.

Along the street: Downtown shop will have new owners, new name, new location

Meg and Zach Hixson have purchased the downtown clothing and home goods store Yamhill Valley Dry Goods from Sylla McClellan, who also owns Third Street Books. The Hixsons plan to change the store’s ...

ODOT turns down invite to negotiate repayment with board

Representatives from the Oregon Transportation Department declined a request from county commissioners to attend this week’s board meeting, to publicly negotiate how the county will repay ...

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Janice Patrice Bleck and Martin Bleck, pictured here during a 2016 Winter Wednesday Supper Series event, recently sold Subterra - A Wine Cellar Restaurant to new owners and have retired to the Oregon coast. The Blecks operated the restaurant, along with a catering company, for more than a decade in Newberg.

Along the street: Owners of Subterra retire, close catering company

After more than 36 years in the food business, Janice Patrice Bleck and her husband, Martin Bleck, have sold their Newberg restaurant, Subterra, and closed their Rogue Gourmet Catering company. They ...

Commissioners OK Worden Hill Road winery application

Wine companies and tourism officials consider Worden Hill Road an ideal place for new wineries, because it is already a tourist destination, but neighbors argue it is severely ground water limited, and ...

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DAR honors history essay winners

Members of Yamhill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, gathered for the first time in a year last week to honor winners of their annual American History Essay Contest. Alaina Voeller, a seventh-grader, ...

Candidates file for May election

Several school board races will be contested in the May 18 election. McMinnville has two open positions that are contested, one by the incumbent and two others, the other by the incumbent and one challenger. Newberg ...

Courthouse to get fresh paint

Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday approved a quote from Newberg-based JK Painting to paint the county courthouse. According to Facilities Manager Joe Moore, the entire complex that is home to the ...

Deadline near for county school, fire board filings

The deadline to file for election to area school and fire boards is Thursday, March 18. Voters will decide in the May 18 election. Ballots will arrive in mailboxes at the end of April. Several positions ...

County ends emergency declaration

Commissioners ended the county’s pandemic emergency declaration on Thursday, saying they don’t believe the situation can still be considered an emergency since the county has had a year to ...

Photos courtesy Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue##A Pinehurst Drive home in Newberg was heavily damaged by a fire Tuesday.

Seven residents escape house fire in Newberg

A home on Pinehurst Drive in Newberg was heavily damaged by a fire shortly before noon Tuesday. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue equipment and personnel found flames and smoke coming from the garage ...

Along the Street: Applied Physics expands to Hillsboro

McMinnville’s Applied Physics Technologies, Inc. has announced it will relocate its research and development team to Hillsboro. Seven staff members will make the move to a state-of-the-art research ...

Chehelam Parks & Recreation pursuing bypass trail

The Chehalem Parks and Recreation District (CPRD) is working toward a major addition to its Chehalem Heritage Trails project. The Newberg-Dundee Bypass Trail would eventually run from Highway ...