Pumpkin Festival marks first year

Pumpkin Festival marks first year

As the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival once again approaches, it is, for me, a time of reflection.One of the reasons we chose Elkin was because of the ...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church is having revival this week through Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. with special singing each night. Larry Adams will be bringing the mes...

September 20th, 2017 |  


A church split, a fall from grace

A church split, a fall from grace

What a youthful face, I thought. A neighboring newspaper, in Statesville, must have found a teenager to write columns.Actually, he was a college stude...

September 18th, 2017 |  


Minds expand in Elkin, elsewhere

Minds expand in Elkin, elsewhere

I recently received a compliment that has been topped only by being asked to be a godmother: “I really enjoy reading your editorials. They reall...

September 15th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Wayne Overcash will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church Sunday at 9 a.m.Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church will switch their regular Wedne...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Now, just who discovered North Carolina?

Now, just who discovered North Carolina?

MORGANTON — Sir Walter Raleigh, our state capital’s namesake, started North Carolina by sending the first European settlers to Roanoke Isl...

September 11th, 2017 |  


Suicide prevention passion of survivors

Suicide prevention passion of survivors

Sunday is World Suicide Prevention Day.How sad is it that we need such a thing?In the 1980s and ’90s people were very concerned with the rate of...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Derick Barker will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church Sunday at 9 a.m.Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church will switch its regular Wednesda...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Silent Sam never fired his gun

Silent Sam never fired his gun

The Confederate monument to end all Confederate monuments stands guard over the de facto entrance to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.S...

September 1st, 2017 |  


School starting inspires fresh start for all

School starting inspires fresh start for all

I love the first day of school. Even now when I’m not in school as a student or teacher, and I don’t even have kids in school, I still fee...

September 1st, 2017 |