Elkin Tribune- RSS OPINION Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/OPINION http://elkintribune.com/section/OPINION Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:41:20 EST 1800 Tobacco out of the woods? http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150217702/Tobacco-out-of-the-woods I saw a golden (leaf) opportunity.A tobacco field lies just 30 feet from the edge of my porch. That has aroused some bemused curiosity among folks in the office down in the city who probably have never seen a tobacco plant. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:15:09 EST The Theory of Wavitivity http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150191935/The-Theory-of-Wavitivity What is the theory of wavitivity? Simply put, that if you wave to someone, they will wave back to you. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:58:13 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150160736/Stone-Mountain-News All descendants of Brownlow and Sallie Ann Holbrook are invited to a family reunion on Saturday at Old Roaring River Baptist Church fellowship hall. Bring something good to eat and catch up with all the family. Plan to eat about noon. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:39:13 EST A big splash in Elkin http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150136898/A-big-splash-in-Elkin So what could make the hometown better? Not that there's anything in particular wrong with things here now; there's not. But I got to thinking. What could make Elkin and Jonesville an even better place, a more exciting place? Mon, 13 Oct 2014 01:04:04 EST Newspapers will not die http://elkintribune.com/news/editorial/150110114/Newspapers-will-not-die Forgive us if we're not willing to write an obituary for newspapers — and will even challenge those who would espouse the idea.Pundits and skeptics use clever connotations such as dinosaurs facing extinction. Thu, 9 Oct 2014 10:25:10 EST Matthew Hodge http://elkintribune.com/news/opinion/150083274/Matthew-Hodge ELKIN — On Oct. 3, 2014, God called home Mr. Matthew Paul Hodge, of Elkin, at Forsyth Medical Center after a short-term illness. He was a very special gift from God, and we were blessed to have him for 40 years on earth. Although Matthew is no... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 14:38:03 EST Master of cool at the old grocery http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50791429/Master-of-cool-at-the-old-grocery When I come across an ad for or news about Lowes Foods, a supermarket chain now based in Winston-Salem, I have to break into a bit of a smile. Bet a lot of you fellow older folks here in the hometown do, too. Mon, 6 Oct 2014 15:47:13 EST Letter to the editor http://elkintribune.com/news/letters/150029164/Letter-to-the-editor To the editor, Thu, 2 Oct 2014 22:46:06 EST Down the River Road http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50804063/Down-the-River-Road We were good little toters, all of us kids. There was a lot of toting to be done, on our farm in Surry County. We toted water from the spring to the barn, we toted tobacco plants from the plant bed to the patch, we toted 'taters out of the... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 03:15:09 EST Letter to editor http://elkintribune.com/news/letters/50814652/Letter-to-editor To the editor, Wed, 1 Oct 2014 01:34:06 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50801269/Stone-Mountain-News Yale Huie will be bringing the message Sunday at Garden Creek Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Campers in the Stone Mountain State Park are invited to come as you are to worship in this historic church. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:57:06 EST Terror too close for comfort http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50792004/Terror-too-close-for-comfort A little girl, about my age at the time, plays in a field as a bird chirps in a tranquil scene shown in an old, blurry, black-and-white TV ad.Then comes a countdown: 3-2-1. Next, a mushroom cloud from a nuclear explosion arises. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:27:04 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50727294/Stone-Mountain-News The ladies at Little Stone Mountain Baptist Church will have their fall bazaar on Saturday, beginning with breakfast at 8 a.m. There will be crafts, yard sale items, and Betty's homemade fried apple pies. Proceeds go to finish up the picnic... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:11:08 EST Hog-wild in a wacky way http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50688856/Hog-wild-in-a-wacky-way I am ready to reveal the one depravation I suffered through while growing up here in the hometown. We didn't have barbecue at my house. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:30:06 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50641100/Stone-Mountain-News Union Baptist Church on the Traphill Road is having revival this week through Thursday at 7 p.m. Donald Ball will be the guest speaker. Pastor Steve Stolzfus invites you to worship with them. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:48:12 EST Disquiet back in the homeland http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50605414/Disquiet-back-in-the-homeland One time I headed up the mountain to the Highland Games at Grandfather Mountain just for a look-around. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:23:08 EST Motel Madness http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50590318/Motel-Madness Early last month, I headed down to a S.C. beach. I didn't make it that night. I got tired and decided to find a cheap motel. I found it. You have heard of “fleabags.” It was trying to get up to that status. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:09:17 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50574542/Stone-Mountain-News Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church on the Traphill Road will be having an auction and hot dog supper on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. Pastor Ritchie Harris invites you to support them. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:52:04 EST Give Captain Sisko a football http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50525904/Give-Captain-Sisko-a-football A running gag on the old “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” TV show, which aired widely in syndication from 1993-99, claimed that the future would have no baseball. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 15:20:09 EST Down the River Road http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50309111/Down-the-River-Road Without a doubt, we are a very festive people here in the Yadkin Valley. We have festivals for wine, for pumpkins, for fiddles, for farming, for leaves, for apples, for a television show, for a deep-dish pie…you get the idea. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:26:09 EST