Elkin Tribune- RSS OPINION Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/OPINION http://elkintribune.com/section/OPINION Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:07:53 EST 1800 Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/3594400/Stone-Mountain-News Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church will have revival through Friday at 7 pm. Donnie Shumate will be the guest speaker. Pastor Ritchie Harris and the congregation invite everyone to attend. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Change needed in Wilkes DSS http://elkintribune.com/news/editorial-opinion/3603166/Change-needed-in-Wilkes-DSS The results of a state investigation into the Wilkes County Department of Social Services have been reported, and they show alarming deficiencies in how cases involving the care of children are handled.The time for change has come. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Spock, leave my head alone http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/3587712/Spock-leave-my-head-alone One of the cute ideas that made the original “Star Trek” TV show — still shown these days in reruns by one of the classic-TV channels out of the Triad — so intriguing starting in 1966 was the science-fiction idea of the food... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/3574908/Stone-Mountain-News Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church will have an Easter Sunrise service Sunday at 7 a.m., followed with breakfast in the fellowship hall. Sunday School will be at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. Pastor Ritchie Harris invites you to worship with... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST The stranger’s invitation http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion-opinion_columns/3264103/The-strangers-invitation “Men? What men? I haven't heard of any men coming in this morning,” Omri caught himself chatting in a staccato that suddenly made him feel foolish. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Wonderful April http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/3263851/Wonderful-April I have always enjoyed the month of April for many reasons. Though spring starts in March, it seems to take into April before the weather really feels like spring. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/3251654/Stone-Mountain-News Mt. Pisgah Ladies Circle will be having a fundraiser on Saturday. Come out and enjoy some old fashion Goodwill Burgers. A $3.50 plate will include a Goodwill Burger, French fries, dessert and drink. All proceeds will go to help cancer patients and... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Out of genocidal horror, supreme forgiveness http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion-opinion_columns/3240463/Out-of-genocidal-horror-supreme-forgiveness Most Americans' perception of Rwanda, Africa, stems from the 2004 Academy Award-nominated “Hotel Rwanda” movie and images of barefoot African children running around in American hand-me-down clothes. Until last summer, that was my... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Family, community get long-deserved closure http://elkintribune.com/news/editorial-opinion/3208324/Family-community-get-long-deserved-closure The community received some closure Tuesday in the case of fallen Jonesville Police Sgt. Greg Martin, who was killed in the line of duty almost 18 years ago on the side of Interstate 77. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/3175830/Stone-Mountain-News Seth Fairchild, the grandson of Walter and Wanda Hutchinson, has been fighting cancer for around two years now. He's having to deal with it again now and will be having surgery for the second time within the month this week. On March 29, he will... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Mayberry’s taking over the world http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion-opinion_columns/3149071/Mayberrys-taking-over-the-world Because a small town in Indiana has a café named Mayberry that features country cooking and TV memorabilia, the folks there have gone and named their new downtown street festival Mayberry in the Midwest. They're trying to draw on popularity... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Letter to the editor http://elkintribune.com/news/letters/3160611/Letter-to-the-editor To the editor, Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/3149020/Stone-Mountain-News The ladies at Little Stone Mtn Baptist Church are sponsoring a Bingo and hot dog supper on Saturday at 6 p.m. Proceeds will go toward building a picnic shelter. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST The dome — over Elkin? http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion-opinion_columns/3138899/The-dome--over-Elkin I see where they started work last Monday on the upcoming season of the dome TV show. With an average of 10 million viewers of each of the 13 episodes last summer, the show can't get back on the air fast enough for the network honchos, I... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Letter to editor - McPherson http://elkintribune.com/news/letters/3126807/Letter-to-editor---McPherson To The Editor: Wed, 5 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Whatamybid for Sean Hannity? http://elkintribune.com/news/community-opinion_columns/3066511/Whatamybid-for-Sean-Hannity As I scanned for stations on the car radio a few weeks ago I came across conservative TV and radio talker Sean Hannity louder than usual and raving about moving out of New York City. The night before, the governor there had said that conservatives... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Public Works on snow too http://elkintribune.com/news/letters/3107828/Public-Works-on-snow-too To the editor, Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:01:00 EST The last gasp of tobacco? http://elkintribune.com/news/community-opinion-opinion_columns/3104047/The-last-gasp-of-tobacco It's hard now to picture an American society pre-1964 when tobacco burned freely and rivaled soft drinks in popularity and consumption. 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