Elkin Tribune- RSS OPINION Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/OPINION http://elkintribune.com/section/OPINION Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:00:36 EST 1800 Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152538433/Stone-Mountain-News Saturday is the last date you can sign your kids up to play ball at the Austin Ball Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $30 per player, $60 for a family up to four players with $10 for any over four in the same family. Ages 5 & 6 play Tee-Ball, 7... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 03:10:25 EST South’s biscuits rising again http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152498512/Souths-biscuits-rising-again Nearly three and a half decades ago in Cleveland, Ohio, we stopped one morning at a Big Boy restaurant — the North's version of Shoney's — for breakfast. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:10:21 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152403123/Stone-Mountain-News You can sign your kids up to play ball at the Austin Ball Park on the next two Saturdays, March 21 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $30 per player, $60 for a family up to four players with $10 for any more than four in the same family. Ages 5... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:30:21 EST The day they drive ol’ Dixie down http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152363309/The-day-they-drive-ol-Dixie-down Word has reached my hometown news desk that the city of Charlottesville, Va., home of that highly ranked college basketball team (aargh), earlier this month dropped its Lee-Jackson holiday that had been observed each January. City workers no longer... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 01:35:21 EST Letter to the editor http://elkintribune.com/news/letters/152257687/Letter-to-the-editor To the editor, Wed, 11 Mar 2015 03:05:21 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152258527/Stone-Mountain-News You can sign your kids up to play ball at the Austin Ball Park on the next three Saturdays, March 14, 21, and 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $30 per player, $60 for a family up to four players with $10 for any over four in the same family. Ages... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 01:30:21 EST The business of government http://elkintribune.com/news/opinion/152224588/The-business-of-government It's a tough call. Coke or Pepsi. The beach or the mountains. Chocolate or vanilla. Great taste, less filling.And may I add one more. Business incentives — yes or no. Mon, 9 Mar 2015 02:25:21 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152127750/Stone-Mountain-News There will be a chicken stew fundraiser for the Baker/Spicer family on Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Traphill Fire Department. There will be lots of good food, music, games and fun. All proceeds will go toward medical expenses. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:30:23 EST A biblical plague upon my house http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152093020/A-biblical-plague-upon-my-house Any old-time, fire-and-brimstone preacher would gasp in envy over the orations that I've been enjoying this winter. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:25:22 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152002341/Stone-Mountain-News There was a great turnout at the Traphill Fire Department for the fundraiser for one of the firefighters, Charlotte Sloan, who lost her home to fire last week. If you couldn't make it because of the weather and would like to donate to this... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:35:21 EST Show me your report card http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/151953672/Show-me-your-report-card I'd heard that college was different from high school. So it was not without warning that, as I headed into my first semester Down East, I heeded a recommendation for a professor for U.S. history. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 04:30:23 EST Down the River Road http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/151828660/Down-the-River-Road Welcome class, to a pop quiz. OK, stop grumbling, especially those of you in the back. This is a one-question pop quiz, and as you will learn if you're paying attention, the answer depends on who you talk to or what you read. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 04:40:22 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/151874338/Stone-Mountain-News The Traphill Fire Department will have a pinto bean supper and cake walk on Saturday at 6 p.m. Because one of the firefighters, Charlotte Sloan, lost her home to fire last Saturday night, proceeds from this supper will go to help her family. If you... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:00:30 EST A contest with the gods http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/151828321/A-contest-with-the-gods Somehow I found myself picked one time to be manager of a dormitory intramural softball team. As manager my duty basically was to cajole all of the busy college students to not forget and show up for the games. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 04:30:21 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/151747383/Stone-Mountain-News The Traphill Fire Department will have a pinto bean supper and cake walk on Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. These fundraisers pay for the Fourth of July Celebration, complete with great fireworks. I hear that the Kruger Brothers and Backporch Bluegrass will be... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 03:30:21 EST Cluck, cluck, cluck little hen http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/151733264/Cluck-cluck-cluck-little-hen I noticed the startling change quite early in my life. Mon, 9 Feb 2015 02:00:21 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/151629716/Stone-Mountain-News The Traphill Fire Department will have a pinto bean supper and cake walk on Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. These fundraisers pay for the Fourth of July Celebration, complete with great fireworks. I hear that the Kruger Brothers and Backporch Bluegrass will be... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 03:50:23 EST One in the bee-hind for Fred Kirby http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/151607488/One-in-the-bee-hind-for-Fred-Kirby I felt I was coming down with something. I felt a temperature coming on. I was starting to cough and feel lousy. This can't be good, I thought. Mon, 2 Feb 2015 02:20:21 EST Letter to the editor http://elkintribune.com/news/letters/151565304/Letter-to-the-editor To the editor: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:00:23 EST Letter to the editor http://elkintribune.com/news/letters/151569175/Letter-to-the-editor To the editor: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:00:22 EST