Elkin Tribune- RSS OPINION Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/OPINION http://elkintribune.com/section/OPINION Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:03:20 EST 1800 A Christmas tale on the side of the road http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150937344/A-Christmas-tale-on-the-side-of-the-road The chatter pouring out of the radio stopped Birddog in his tracks. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:14:05 EST Elkin Elementary reaching out to the community http://elkintribune.com/news/news_education-opinion_columns/150937920/Elkin-Elementary-reaching-out-to-the-community Elkin Elementary School has been very busy helping out the community the last couple of months. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:45:05 EST Don’t be a Grinch, support the zombies http://elkintribune.com/news/editorial/150887804/Dont-be-a-Grinch-support-the-zombies Creatures of science fiction may not be everyone's cup of tea, but when these “creatures” are making sure children in the community are going to experience a Christmas celebration that they might not otherwise have, then they should... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:50:05 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150883738/Stone-Mountain-News New books ready to check out at Traphill Branch Library include “Undone” by Karen Slaughter, “Double Take” by Jenness Walker, “Texas Ranger Dad” by Debra Clopton, “Homecoming Blessings” by Merrillee... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:37:06 EST Christmas Town, courtesy of textiles http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150874693/Christmas-Town-courtesy-of-textiles This is a story of Christmastime and textiles.It's not a story of clacking looms, flying lint and making money. Instead, it's a story of children's dreams, teenagers' delight and adult nostalgia. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:46:03 EST Finally, the rooster crowed on Christmas morning http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150834122/Finally-the-rooster-crowed-on-Christmas-morning “Is the trailer still there?” my father asked. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:55:07 EST A little cowboy has to have pasta http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150805615/A-little-cowboy-has-to-have-pasta Looking back, I'm surprised Mom would let me watch TV at all. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:04:05 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150804111/Stone-Mountain-News A new audio book on CD ready to check out at Traphill Branch Library is “Walking on Water” by Richard Paul Evans. This is the fifth book of The Walk series and the library has all of them. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:05:09 EST Letter to the editor http://elkintribune.com/news/letters/150800966/Letter-to-the-editor To the editor, Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:40:07 EST The mountaintop dream, revisited http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150710934/The-mountaintop-dream-revisited This is the spot where I will build my mountaintop dream home, I once told myself. Mon, 1 Dec 2014 00:44:06 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150650728/Stone-Mountain-News Little Stone Mountain Baptist Church will present the Hanging of the Green on Saturday at 6 p.m. There will be several groups singing and refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall afterwards. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:31:04 EST World takeover, at a Lowe’s near you http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150632375/World-takeover-at-a-Lowes-near-you Once upon a time in a kind and gentle land where they had black-and-white TV and only three networks available over the air, the happy people of that land enjoyed what they called personal service. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:18:05 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150560314/Stone-Mountain-News Local author, Diane Trott, will be at BookFest in Sparta on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. selling her recently published book, “Cherokee Inc. The Case of the Incinerated Indian,” and signing them. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:03:12 EST Ol’ MacBambi in a farm http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150554280/Ol-MacBambi-in-a-farm I grew alarmed when I came upon daddy's old rose bush practically denuded of leaves.I'd been nursing the struggling plant since the lady of the house cut it back too much a few years ago and it almost died. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:37:09 EST Home at last http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150518952/Home-at-last I was surprised and flattered to be a part of the video about Elkin being a great place to live. I am the crazy lady trying to flatfoot towards the end in my usual uniform of bib overalls and a white blouse. The song “Home” really made me... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:46:05 EST The perfect diet http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150518703/The-perfect-diet I found it after months of trying to lose weight. It works. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:37:06 EST An encounter with Jim Stafford http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150497603/An-encounter-with-Jim-Stafford Have you ever had one of those days where something which should have been blindingly obvious just whizzed right by you and you never even noticed? That happened to me recently; fortunately, I woke up in time to realize how dumb I had been. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:09:04 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150477962/Stone-Mountain-News Crabgrass will be playing at New Life Baptist Church on Saturday at 5 p.m. for their wildlife supper in the fellowship hall. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:29:11 EST One night in prison enough http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150450328/One-night-in-prison-enough Such a shocking collection of prisoners will never be seen again.There were judges, state senators, pastors and even a police chief. All of them getting hauled off to prison.Oh, and there was me. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 03:36:06 EST Letter to editor http://elkintribune.com/news/letters/150462575/Letter-to-editor To the editor, Mon, 10 Nov 2014 02:09:04 EST