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 |  


Community Commentary

Community Commentary

Jo Ellen Lyon (Ronda) “I love to go fishing or take a walk on Stone Mountain. And being outside with friends like I am now.”Pat Kelley (El...

March 24th, 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 |  


Community Commentary

Community Commentary

Curtis Taylor (Beulah) “Those little Delights.”Steve Owings (State Road) “I really don’t like Girl Scout cookies. The lemon on...

March 10th, 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 |  


Community Commentary

Community Commentary

Jack Richardshon (State Road) “Carolina. They’ll beat Duke by about eight points, even though they didn’t look like it last night.&#...

March 3rd, 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 |  


Community Commentary

Community Commentary

Sherry Ball (Elkin) “Red Fish Blue Fish. I just like that book.”Robin Popiolkowski (Los Banos, California) “Cat In The Hat. ThatR...

February 24th, 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 |  


Community Commentary

Community Commentary

Gregory Coleman (Roaring River) “I think that we suffered a terrible loss when our cobbler died. Everyone was really broken up and now we have n...

February 17th, 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 |  


Community Commentary

Community Commentary

Tina Brown (State Road) “My husband surprised me with tickets for the Island Ford Baptist Church Banquet on the 11th. Terry’s Cafe is cate...

February 10th, 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 |  


Community Commentary

Community Commentary

Moon Mullins (Dobson) “Take care of the disabled people. Stop taking money out of their disabilty check. Double Social Security checks. Take car...

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 |  


Community Commentary

Community Commentary

Faith Trivette (Jonesville) “Two winters ago I was sledding with my cousin. She hit a tree and we thought she broke her leg.”Cole Bauguess...

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 |  


Community Commentary

Community Commentary

Linda Erlandson (Elkin) Obama and Kennedy. We were happy. It was an uplifting time.Dr. Jim Harrell Sr. (Elkin) “Franklin Roosevelt. We were in t...

January 20th, 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 |  


Community Commentary

Community Commentary

Christie Harrison (Elkin) “Before becoming involved in Foothills Theatre, I hadn’t done anything related to theater. Leighanne Martin Wrig...

January 13th, 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 |  


Community Commentary

Community Commentary

Richard Dale (State Road) “Read. That’s why I’m at the library.”Hayden Snow (Elkin) “Be outside and play in the snow....

January 6th, 2017 |  


White guy lookin’ for chitlins

Wafting over the office partitions came the magic word. I raised my head trying to capture the magic.You can tell by my photo why I grew up here in th...

January 5th, 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 |  


Community Commentary

Community Commentary

Duane Long (Yadkinville) “Family, the birth of Jesus and friends. And food!”Taylor Briscoe (Washington D.C.) “Family and friends and...

December 23rd, 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 |  


Community Commentary

Community Commentary

Aaliyah Ganzzermiller (Elkin) “John Glenn’s death. That really struck me.”Norma Schoffstall (Elkin) “When we got to the moon.&...

December 16th, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,As if a metaphor were needed for Government corruption, maggots have been found at a Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Oklahoma...

December 16th, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,It is again the holiday season, the giving season — and the season for rumors. The one about Santa Claus is true, but many others ...

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 |