Mighty Tory Oak loses war with storm

Mighty Tory Oak loses war with storm

And in a flash, it was gone.We’re getting better at preserving and cherishing our history and heritage around here. A fairly new Elkin trail com...

October 30th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

There will be a hot dog supper at the BROC meal site in Austin on Friday at 6 p.m. The Crabgrass Bluegrass Band will be singing. The $5 admission char...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Exploring the possibilities at the Reeves

Exploring the possibilities at the Reeves

I wasn’t even at the movies when an older boy opened my eyes to the possibilities at the old Reeves Theater in downtown Elkin.By the time I came...

October 23rd, 2017 |  


Choice and regulation form spectrum

Choice and regulation form spectrum

BURLINGTON — Parental choice in education is popular. About a fifth of North Carolina students are educated outside of district-run public schoo...

October 22nd, 2017 |  


Cancer awareness should be about more

Cancer awareness should be about more

Cancer.It’s a word that strikes fear in the hearts of all humans regardless of how we were raised or where we are in our lives.From the moment i...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Birds of a lot of feathers

Birds of a lot of feathers

If the 13th bird landed, I knew I was doomed.I remember little else about that otherwise mundane day. Got up, took a shower, got dressed, had breakfas...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Bobby Trott will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church Sunday at 9 a.m.Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church on the Traphill Road is having rev...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Goodbye to Elkin’s bank corner

Goodbye to Elkin’s bank corner

Quite a watershed moment is upon us here in the hometown, and unfortunately it’s escaping the notice of most.Elkin’s century-old Bank Corn...

October 16th, 2017 |  


A mostly true story about my brother, what’s his name

A mostly true story about my brother, what’s his name

It was nice growing up with someone like you — someone to lean on, someone to count on… someone to tell on! — AnonymousWe were mean ...

October 11th, 2017 |  


America, let’s make a deal

America, let’s make a deal

I walked in and caught her. The sight shocked, disappointed and distressed me.I caught her watching one of those weekday TV game shows. I remembered t...

October 9th, 2017 |