Stone Mountain News

Piney Grove Baptist Church will have revival April 24-28 at 7 p.m. Sammy Taylor from Little Stone Mountain Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. P...

April 26th, 2017 |  


A lesson you can’t learn in school

A lesson you can’t learn in school

If you’re looking for a place to go for vacation, you could do worse than to travel up to Gettysburg, Pa. You don’t even have to get out o...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Billings Hill Baptist Church will have revival this week through Friday at 7 p.m. with special singing each night. Sammy Lawson will be preaching on S...

April 12th, 2017 |  


In death, a drive to life

In death, a drive to life

The anticipated ring of the doorbell sprang Herm into action. He found two little munchkins standing on the door’s other side with colorful, sto...

April 10th, 2017 |  


Spring is in the air, buds are breaking

Warm weather is creeping into the Carolina wine country to stay, which means the leaves and buds will start appearing on grape vines bringing color an...

April 5th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church will have Revival Apr 3—7 at 7 PM. Larry Adams will be bringing the message each night. Pastor Danny Roya...

April 5th, 2017 updated: April 5th, 2017. |  


Keep your doctor; yeah, right

Keep your doctor; yeah, right

Boy, I feel great today. The sun is shining, it’s warm, spring has sprung, trees are budding, and the pea patch survived the March freeze and is...

April 3rd, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

The ladies at Little Stone Mountain Baptist Church will be serving a Fisherman’s Breakfast on Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m. They will have sausa...

March 29th, 2017 updated: March 29th, 2017. |  


Staring into a face from the past

Staring into a face from the past

Oh, what an awful senior picture I had taken.Going in to the sitting, I knew it would be my last school photo. Mom once had told me to smile big for m...

March 27th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

The ladies at Little Stone Mountain Baptist Church will be serving a Fisherman’s Breakfast on April 1, beginning at 7 a.m. They will have sausag...

March 22nd, 2017 updated: March 22nd, 2017. |  


Whaaat, no gun on the plane?

Whaaat, no gun on the plane?

They caught an 80-year-old woman at the Myrtle Beach Airport, on the old Air Force base there, trying to get on a plane with a walking cane.When they ...

March 20th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

The Traphill Fire Department will have Bingo and a spaghetti supper on Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. Go out and support our great fire department.Crab...

March 15th, 2017 updated: March 15th, 2017. |  


View an eclipse, get a meal

View an eclipse, get a meal

Christopher Columbus was in trouble. During his fourth voyage to the New World, Columbus was shipwrecked on Jamaica. Hostile natives had cut off the E...

March 13th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Billings Hill Baptist Church will have Community Youth Rally on Saturday at 6 p.m. Brother Luke Connor will be bringing the message. The Nunn Sisters ...

March 8th, 2017 updated: March 8th, 2017. |  


New endangered species: barns

New endangered species: barns

They don’t know what to do with the last barn in Mecklenburg County.Normally they get all excited down there over some big, new skyscraper going...

March 6th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

The BROC Austin meal site will have a hot dog supper on Friday at 6 p.m. Elvis will provide entertainment. The cost will be $10 per person for the mea...

March 1st, 2017 updated: March 1st, 2017. |  


Wrestling fans know something we don’t

Wrestling fans know something we don’t

The most popular villain in pro wrestling in Mexico right now is an American from Pittsburgh who is billed as a Trump lover and who enters the ring wa...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

The third annual North Wilkes Baseball fundraiser, BBQ plates, will be on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The pick-up location is at the North Wilkes ...

February 22nd, 2017 updated: February 22nd, 2017. |  


The day the teacher melted lead

The day the teacher melted lead

It was the last day of school, and devilment was afoot.They found lotion on door handles and the time clock. Classroom chairs and desks were overturne...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

The Traphill Fire Department will sponsor a pancake supper on Saturday at 6 p.m. with all proceeds going to F.D. Holloway, who lost his home to a fire...

February 15th, 2017 updated: February 15th, 2017. |  


‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ says farewell

‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ says farewell

Just more than a year ago, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced the last year of performances for their famed elephants, under ...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Marching for equality, justice: Why I will be part of the Women’s March on Washington

Marching for equality, justice: Why I will be part of the Women’s March on Washington

This week is an important one for our nation. It is the week we take time to honor Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; it is the week a n...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Requiem for the heart of Elkin

Requiem for the heart of Elkin

Once upon a time the best way to get to Winston-Salem from here was by N.C. 67, the Winston Road, through Boonville and finally along elegant Reynolda...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

The Traphill Fire Department will sponsor a Pancake Supper on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. with all proceeds going to F.D. Holloway, who lost his home to a fire ...

February 8th, 2017 |  


When the lights go out

When the lights go out

Suddenly, the lights went out.On a chilly, dreary early Sunday evening here in the hometown, towards the end of a day during which I came home from ch...

February 6th, 2017 |  


Making Elkin the place to be

Making Elkin the place to be

The saying goes, “Don’t reinvent the wheel.” Meaning, it’s OK to borrow someone else’s idea, but “realign it”...

February 3rd, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Bobby Trott will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church, on Sunday at 9 a.m., weather permitting. If the Stone Mountain State Park should be clos...

February 1st, 2017 |  


Preying in the governor’s mansion

Preying in the governor’s mansion

News note: new Gov. Roy Cooper keeps a pet praying mantis in the Executive Mansion in the state capital.A praying mantis is that odd, little green bug...

January 30th, 2017 |  


Movement kicks off with rally, march

Movement kicks off with rally, march

“Show us what democracy looks like!” … “This is what democracy looks like!”My journey to Washington, D.C., Saturday was ...

January 27th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Little Stone Mountain Baptist Church will be having a singing on Jan. 29 at 11 a.m., followed by a meal in the fellowship hall. Pastor Sammy Taylor in...

January 25th, 2017 |  


Roll the dice with Elkinopoly

Roll the dice with Elkinopoly

I’ve seen them, and many of you have, too, those special editions of the Monopoly board game.I saw, with amusement, one time that they had speci...

January 23rd, 2017 |  


Marching for equality, justice: Why I will part of the Women’s March on Washington

Marching for equality, justice: Why I will part of the Women’s March on Washington

This week is an important one for our nation. It is the week we take time to honor Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; it is the week a n...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

New books available to check out at Traphill Branch Library include “Quilting For Busy Boomers” edited by Jeanne Stauffer and Sandra L Hat...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Finer moments in the hometown

Finer moments in the hometown

But why had he always felt so strongly the magnetic pull of home, why had he thought so much about it and remembered it with such blazing accuracy, if...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

You can have soup and play Bingo at the Traphill Fire Department on Saturday, beginning about 6 p.m.New books available to check out at Traphill Branc...

January 11th, 2017 |  


Look at what we’re picking up

Look at what we’re picking up

“Look at this,” she said proudly. She held out a shoe hanging from the end of one of those cane-like, pick-up devices. Called a Long-Reach...

January 9th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

New books available to check out at Traphill Branch Library include “Little Penguins” by Cynthia Rylant, “Sneezy the Snowman” ...

January 4th, 2017 |  


Posterity shall rise, call us blessed

Posterity shall rise, call us blessed

Perhaps getting lost amid all of the election-year racket are all of the steps being taken to enhance our natural heritage and preserve some wonderful...

December 26th, 2016 |  


A Christmas tale of thievery

A Christmas tale of thievery

Sylvia was partial to the idea of spending Christmas in New York City, of seeing the big tree, shopping at the original Macy’s and such. But Tom...

December 19th, 2016 |  


Impression lasts moment more

Impression lasts moment more

It didn’t last very long at all. I had sat at the banquet just feet away from John Glenn, watching his reactions to what other speakers said. I ...

December 16th, 2016 |  


Stone Mountain News

Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church on the Traphill Road will have a Christmas program on Saturday at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to this special se...

December 14th, 2016 |  


Whew, we’re not all going to die

Whew, we’re not all going to die

It’s good to hear, once again, that we’re not going to be living in some bad science-fiction disaster movie after all.Chances are you miss...

December 12th, 2016 |  


Stone Mountain News

Crabgrass Bluegrass Band will be singing at Charity United Methodist Church on Saturday at 7 p.m.The Eller family will be having their Christmas get-t...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Better watch out, for nuclear Santa

Better watch out, for nuclear Santa

Santa Claus is making one of his illimitable holiday appearances at McGuire Nuclear Station at Lake Norman on Saturday.I had to chuckle when I heard. ...

December 5th, 2016 |  


Stone Mountain News

Little Stone Mountain Baptist Church will have the Hanging of the Green on Saturday at 7 p.m. with finger food and fellowship in the fellowship hall a...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Hold the sushi, serve the horseshoes

Hold the sushi, serve the horseshoes

In this world of fast-moving change I find myself looking around and about and trying to grab and hold onto the old, the familiar, the comfortable.So,...

November 28th, 2016 |  


Stone Mountain News

Kenny Stoker will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church on Dec. 4 at 9 a.m., weather permitting. If the Stone Mountain State Park is closed, the...

November 23rd, 2016 |  


Reflections on time in Elkin

Since July, it has been my pleasure to serve as the interim superintendent of the Elkin City Schools. I have been overwhelmed by the community support...

November 21st, 2016 |  


Closed for Thanksgiving; hooray

Closed for Thanksgiving; hooray

Score a win for heritage, tradition and common sense.Score a win for Thanksgiving. Have you noticed the shopping malls and stores where they’ve ...

November 21st, 2016 |  


Stone Mountain News

New books available to check out at Traphill Branch Library include “The Kraken’s Rules for Making Friends” by Brittany R. Jacobs, &...

November 16th, 2016 |