Stone Mountain News

Derick Barker will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church Sunday at 9 a.m.Old Roaring River Baptist Church, located at 13932 Longbottom Road, Tra...

October 4th, 2017 |  


At least we’re not Bigfoot Marion

At least we’re not Bigfoot Marion

The next time you begin to think that we go a little overboard here in the hometown. That we tend to get a little silly over giant pumpkins that they ...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

There will be a benefit hot dog, BBQ and Bingo for Joe Murzin on Saturday at North Wilkes Middle School from 3 to 8 p.m. Joe has been out of work for ...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,Thank you John Boy’sWhether it is a benefit for one of their employees or other members of the community to help with medical bill...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Political protests can lead to positive change personally

Political protests can lead to positive change personally

Weekends used to be something to look forward to, but for many people they have ended with such dissent that they look on them with a touch a dread.Su...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,It astonishes me that the last time our elected officials passed comprehensive tax reform was in 1986. Thirty-one years ago Ronald Reaga...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Country folks can’t bear this

Country folks can’t bear this

An after-summer review of all of the bear stories that have been flying around is drawing me to an eerie conclusion: Folks out here in the country are...

September 25th, 2017 |  


Pumpkin Festival marks first year

Pumpkin Festival marks first year

As the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival once again approaches, it is, for me, a time of reflection.One of the reasons we chose Elkin was because of the ...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church is having revival this week through Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. with special singing each night. Larry Adams will be bringing the mes...

September 20th, 2017 |  


A church split, a fall from grace

A church split, a fall from grace

What a youthful face, I thought. A neighboring newspaper, in Statesville, must have found a teenager to write columns.Actually, he was a college stude...

September 18th, 2017 |  


Minds expand in Elkin, elsewhere

Minds expand in Elkin, elsewhere

I recently received a compliment that has been topped only by being asked to be a godmother: “I really enjoy reading your editorials. They reall...

September 15th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Wayne Overcash will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church Sunday at 9 a.m.Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church will switch their regular Wedne...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Now, just who discovered North Carolina?

Now, just who discovered North Carolina?

MORGANTON — Sir Walter Raleigh, our state capital’s namesake, started North Carolina by sending the first European settlers to Roanoke Isl...

September 11th, 2017 |  


Suicide prevention passion of survivors

Suicide prevention passion of survivors

Sunday is World Suicide Prevention Day.How sad is it that we need such a thing?In the 1980s and ’90s people were very concerned with the rate of...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Derick Barker will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church Sunday at 9 a.m.Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church will switch its regular Wednesda...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Silent Sam never fired his gun

Silent Sam never fired his gun

The Confederate monument to end all Confederate monuments stands guard over the de facto entrance to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.S...

September 1st, 2017 |  


School starting inspires fresh start for all

School starting inspires fresh start for all

I love the first day of school. Even now when I’m not in school as a student or teacher, and I don’t even have kids in school, I still fee...

September 1st, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Adam Collins will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church Sunday at 9 a.m. East Elkin Baptist Church choir will be singing.Welcome Home Missionary...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Courting disaster, Lizardmen during the eclipse

Courting disaster, Lizardmen during the eclipse

CHARLESTON, S.C. — They used to say that during a solar eclipse the gods were eating or stealing the sun. And that can’t be good.It didn&#...

August 28th, 2017 |  


Dirty dishes say more than intended

Dirty dishes say more than intended

We don’t often think about how we impact others in the way we behave. Little everyday things that we do automatically, and sometimes with good r...

August 25th, 2017 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,In its frenzy to nullify American History, the Left has levelled several Confederate statues. Especially provocative to those who retain...

August 25th, 2017 |  


Totally awesome eclipse experience

Totally awesome eclipse experience

The sky quickly began dimming, crickets could be heard, a confused gray squirrel took in all of the people wearing weird glasses and gathered on the l...

August 25th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

There will be free meals for kids up to 18 years old at Traphill Branch Library through Aug. 26 at noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays and the fourth Saturday...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


The hottest game around in North Carolina

The hottest game around in North Carolina

The Panthers are trying to claw out of last place with a sore-shouldered Cam. The Hornets are trying to fly from mediocrity and challenge King James w...

August 21st, 2017 |  


Einstein proves Newton wrong thanks to 1919 eclipse teaching science can be wrong

Einstein proves Newton wrong thanks to 1919 eclipse teaching science can be wrong

In 1919, Sir Isaac Newton’s “Principia” was considered the ultimate authority on the way the universe works. It is still a highly re...

August 21st, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

There will be free meals for kids up to 18 years old at Traphill Branch Library through Aug. 26 at noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays and the fourth Saturday...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Self-censoring music choices can help reduce racism

Self-censoring music choices can help reduce racism

I never dreamed I would say this, but I think I understand book burnings. Once upon a time, I wanted to be a librarian; a children’s librarian t...

August 18th, 2017 |  


What goes around comes around at camp

What goes around comes around at camp

STONE MOUNTAIN — Soon enough came a third grandchild, one with a bit of distance in age from Nos. 1 and 2. Momma had forgotten to pack something...

August 14th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

There will be free meals for kids up to 18 years old at Traphill Branch Library through Aug. 26 at noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays and the second and four...

August 9th, 2017 |  


Communicating can ease everyone’s stress

Communicating can ease everyone’s stress

Communication makes everyone’s lives easier. That was the message at a media summit held in Boone at Appalachian State University on Tuesday. At...

August 8th, 2017 |  


The mark of the beast

The mark of the beast

He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead. - Revelation 13:16Thu...

August 7th, 2017 |  


Communicating can is everyone’s stress

Communicating can is everyone’s stress

Communication makes everyone’s lives easier. That was the message at a media summit held in Boone at Appalachian State University on Tuesday. At...

August 4th, 2017 |  


Finding treasures along U.S. 21

Finding treasures along U.S. 21

Congestion on the roads this weekend meant big business for people holding yard sales and vendor sales in coordination with the annual Historic U.S. 2...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


Hometown going to the dogs

Hometown going to the dogs

The Better Half complains that she can’t pry me out of the hometown with a crowbar. But every once in a while I do like to take a trip to one of...

July 31st, 2017 |  


Turn signals keep potential weapons safer

Turn signals keep potential weapons safer

When driving down the street, most people don’t think about the fact that they are in control of a several-tons weapon. Much like a knife need n...

July 28th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

The Summer Reading Program at Traphill Branch Library will be finishing up this week with Zootastic LIVE animals on Thursday at 11 a.m. There will be ...

July 26th, 2017 |  


Juice that’s definitely not for breakfast

Juice that’s definitely not for breakfast

Trigger warning: You may want to wait until after eating before reading this column.You learn of some of the oddest things from the N.C. General Assem...

July 24th, 2017 |  


Historical Reeves sign symbol of change

Historical Reeves sign symbol of change

The recent installation of the new sign at the Reeves Theater has local people talking.Many have talked about their past, reminiscing about movies the...

July 21st, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

The Summer Reading Program at Traphill Branch Library is in full swing. There will be free bag lunches for children under 18 on Tuesdays and Thursdays...

July 19th, 2017 |  


Look up in the sky … it’s Jed Clampett

Look up in the sky … it’s Jed Clampett

If you fly in your hammock using drones … youuu might be a …It happened in Georgia. Not in Jeff Foxworthy’s Georgia. The other Georg...

July 17th, 2017 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,Kudos to the town of Elkin Public Works Department for their prompt repair of a water main break in front of our house the week of July ...

July 13th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

The Summer Reading Program at Traphill Branch Library is in full swing. There will be free bag lunches for children younger than 18 on Tuesdays and Th...

July 12th, 2017 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,The Liberal-Left has finally convinced many Americans that (a) ‘free’ healthcare is a right, (b) that property in America is...

July 10th, 2017 |  


Spying behind enemy lines

Spying behind enemy lines

COURTNEY — I found myself behind enemy lines.I had begged my way into the TV studio of Yadkin Valley Local Television on the other side of Yadki...

July 10th, 2017 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,Our state legislators are taking a giant stride toward ensuring fair elections in North Carolina through their consideration of House Bi...

July 9th, 2017 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,Many thanks for the article. I believe however that the quote by the Mayor and Vicki Whelan made it sound as if I single handedly organi...

July 8th, 2017 |  


Community pride evident after Freedom Fest

Community pride evident after Freedom Fest

What was once a field full of families lay still and quiet in the mist as songs of birds replaced strums of guitars the morning after Freedom Fest.Wha...

July 7th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Derick Barker will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church Sunday at 9 a.m.The Summer Reading Program at Traphill Branch Library is in full swing....

July 5th, 2017 |  


A tale of liberty for the Fourth

A tale of liberty for the Fourth

The first of four annual, patriotic, fictional short stories.The private from the Virginia foothills stood at attention as the general addressed the m...

July 3rd, 2017 |  


How Do You Like Those Apples? American independence celebrations lead to revolutionary thoughts

How Do You Like Those Apples? American independence celebrations lead to revolutionary thoughts

As the celebration of American independence approaches, thoughts of where we came from as a country stir to the forefront.How often have we forgotten ...

June 30th, 2017 |