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 |  


Community Commentary

Community Commentary

Brenna Bowman, Jonesville “I will set off fireworks and read a book about people who were in the Revolutionary War.”Maria Gentry, Elkin &#...

June 30th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Adam Collins 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. ...

June 28th, 2017 |  


And you thought they only said baaa

And you thought they only said baaa

They were having one of those fun runs for charity in Germany last month. You know, where they have a cross-country track meet and someone asks/strong...

June 26th, 2017 |  


Change Championed at Tribune

Change Championed at Tribune

Recently The Tribune, Yadkin Ripple and other newspapers in our group changed ownership from a large corporation to a small family company.Being a par...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Bobby Trott will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church Sunday at 9 a.m.. The Crabgrass Bluegrass Band will be singing. Everyone is invited to wo...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Coyotes, cougars, rattlers and ‘gators, oh, my

Coyotes, cougars, rattlers and ‘gators, oh, my

What a glorious Sunday evening.I was out and walking the ridge. A warm late-May sun was setting among some pleasant blue clouds, and I was patting mys...

June 19th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Old Roaring River Baptist Church on the Longbottom Road will have Vacation Bible School on Saturday from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for grades kindergart...

June 14th, 2017 |  


This is a job for Superman

This is a job for Superman

All that’s lacking is a big red “S” on the chest.The imaginative have been dreaming of leaping tall buildings in a single bound for ...

June 12th, 2017 |  


How About Those Apples: Loyalty extends beyond personal relationships and politics

How About Those Apples: Loyalty extends beyond personal relationships and politics

Loyalty is something people often think about in terms of personal relationships. Although it might be preferable to think about the positive aspects ...

June 9th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Traphill Fire Department will have its annual meeting on Friday at 7 p.m. Everyone living in the fire district is invited to attend this meeting.Littl...

June 7th, 2017 |  


Can’t get to the beach from here

Can’t get to the beach from here

Mom worried about taking me to the beach. I was 4 and didn’t know what a beach was.Here in the hometown the beach means Myrtle Beach, South Caro...

June 5th, 2017 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,The following is in response to the letter, regarding Elkin cheer registration, that ran Friday, May 26, 2017.I have had the pleasure of...

June 5th, 2017 |  


Community Commentary

Community Commentary

Dillon Hobson (Boonville) “Don’t make it a bigger deal than it has to be.”Jerry Span (Jonesville) “Try to work hard and enjoy ...

June 2nd, 2017 |  


How Do You Like Those Apples? Interaction between communities reflect character

How Do You Like Those Apples? Interaction between communities reflect character

Just as the behavior of an individual impacts the impression the person makes on others, so do communities.As much as the buildings and businesses cre...

June 2nd, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Little Stone Mountain Baptist Church will have a yard sale on Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m. Go by and see what great bargains they have.Garden Creek B...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Raising a glass of cheer

Raising a glass of cheer

SALISBURY — Before returning to the hometown, one time I made a new buddy at church who had just recently moved into the neighborhood. He was a ...

May 29th, 2017 |  


Community commentary

Community commentary

Mary Shore (Jonesville) “I’m going to Surf City, to the beach.”Janet Key (Yadkinville) “The beach, the beach, the beach!”...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,I was extremely disturbed Sunday when my daughter told me about an experience she had while registering my six year old granddaughter fo...

May 26th, 2017 |  


How Do You Like Those Apples? Memorial Day leads to appreciation of the negative

How Do You Like Those Apples? Memorial Day leads to appreciation of the negative

Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress in 1971, however it had been in practice long before.Although in 1966 Waterloo, New...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

The Couch Family will have a singing at Garden Creek Baptist Church on Saturday at 6 p.m. Come out and enjoy an evening of good bluegrass gospel music...

May 24th, 2017 |  


The newest thing under the sun

The newest thing under the sun

The excuse the old farmers offered for making illicit moonshine back during Prohibition days was that they couldn’t make enough money to feed th...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


How Do You Like Those Apples? Individual attitudes lead to town culture

How Do You Like Those Apples? Individual attitudes lead to town culture

This time last year we were really just starting to get used to being in our new home. Not only had we moved from the heart of the northern United Sta...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Wayne Overcash will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church Sunday at 9 a.m. Everyone is invited to worship in this historic church.Traphill Fire ...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Ready for some tunes downtown

Ready for some tunes downtown

The work needing to take place in the office was overpowered by the desire to socialize and eat good food. The aroma of fresh cooked food descended up...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Raw, naked, front-porch justice

Raw, naked, front-porch justice

A long time ago here in the hometown Mom would mention that her father, my grandfather Dave McCann, back in the day had been a justice of the peace. I...

May 15th, 2017 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,This brief letter appears as a requirement for a story in the local newspaper and is published as a humble and regrettable appeal for co...

May 12th, 2017 |  


How do you like those apples? Grief on Mother’s Day for many reasons

How do you like those apples? Grief on Mother’s Day for many reasons

Across the nation this weekend phones will ring, cards and gifts will be opened and families will meet for meals as they celebrate all things “m...

May 12th, 2017 |  


Community Commentary

Community Commentary

Cynthia Claywell (Dobson) “Autumn Leaves. That seems to be the one we go to the most. A lot of different food and vendors come there.”Tere...

May 12th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Derick Barker will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church Sunday at 9 a.m. Everyone is invited to worship in this historic church.Traphill Masoni...

May 10th, 2017 |  


Our king of the glamour shot

Our king of the glamour shot

During this prom season the state Transportation Department put out a press statement begging people to not take their glamour photos on railroad trac...

May 8th, 2017 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,I am writing in response to the 4-26-17 Letter to the Editor, written by Danielle Stanley, NP from the Addiction Recovery Medical Servic...

May 8th, 2017 |  


Community Commentary

Community Commentary

Laura Gwyn (Elkin) “Not torn down. I’d like to see something in the buildings.”Barbara Chatham (Ronda) “I wish there would be ...

May 5th, 2017 |  


How Do You Like Those Apples? Ed and Vi Eddy provoke thoughts in Beanie Taylor, others

How Do You Like Those Apples? Ed and Vi Eddy provoke thoughts in Beanie Taylor, others

On May 5, 1945, Marion “Ed” Eddy and Violet “Vi” Deeter were joined, beginning a long line of mindful giving of self and spiri...

May 5th, 2017 |  


Stone Mountain News

Adam Collins will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church Sunday at 9 a.m. There will be service every Sunday now through October. Everyone is inv...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,Alexander Tyler and Polybius, among others, considered Democracy a temporary state, and believed in historical cycles in which Democracy...

May 3rd, 2017 updated: May 3rd, 2017. |  


A reason to ‘brag a little’

A reason to ‘brag a little’

They tried and tried for years to keep up the historic, majestic, old school building in the little mill town of Hildebran, in Burke County. But commu...

May 1st, 2017 |  


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 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,I am writing in response to the recent comments regarding a “methadone clinic” coming to downtown Elkin. I don’t think...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Citizens’ Sentiments

Citizens’ Sentiments

Becky Cook (Jonesville) “All our kids’ friends came to our house to get their pictures made so we got to see all of them all dressed up.&#...

April 24th, 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 |  


Citizens’ Sentiments

Citizens’ Sentiments

David Lambert (Dobson) “The beach. It’s warmer.”Dylan Ramage (Sparta) “Mainly fishing.”From left, Molly Faulkner, Wade F...

April 14th, 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 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,President Trump’s attempt to reduce Federal funding for the ‘Meals on Wheels’ (MOW) programs has been met with critici...

April 10th, 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 |  


Citizens’ Sentiments

Citizens’ Sentiments

Matt Miller (Boonville) “The outdoor heritage we have here is a big draw. We have to appeal to a millennial audience so biking events, especiall...

April 7th, 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 |  


Letter to the editor

To The Editor,The recent Rev War Days event in Elkin was a sweeping success in many ways for the Wilkes/Surry Chapter of the Overmountain Victory Trai...

April 5th, 2017 |