Letter to the editor

To the editor,On March 23, the Wilkes Surry Chapter of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association sponsored tours for students at Elkin High School. T...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Letter to the editor

To the Editor:As many of you are aware, on October 11, a historical shift occurred when Boy Scouts of America voted to accept girl members into the Bo...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,In this day and age, it is not often that we speak of community coming before self, it is also common knowledge that, as a whole, we loo...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,Loved by AllI was very sad when I heard about Dr. Nabors passing. He was my Doctor at a time in my life when things were not going so we...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,As we shop for Christmas presents for our family and friends, it is important for us to remember to give to the less fortunate. I learne...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,Alumni from the Elkin High School Class of 1967 were recently in town to celebrate our 50th high school reunion. We were pleased to see ...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,“If it ain’t broke …”What is so broken about Elkin’s traffic situation that regressing from lights to 4-wa...

October 6th, 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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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. |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,Yesterday, Sunday, November 13, I was driving home to western Maryland, from the Charlotte area, after a 5-day visit to see my daughter,...

November 20th, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,The climate of our recent election, with its frequent insults, accusations and name calling, is completely counter to Christ’s mis...

November 11th, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,Hillary champions women’s rights, yet enables the worst serial abuser in political history.Hillary wants us to believe she is read...

November 4th, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,An Effective School Board:An effective school board plays an important role in keeping our schools on track, and setting policies that a...

November 4th, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,While most indicators suggest that the Great Recession is finally over, if you travel to the side streets of Boone or Greensboro, to the...

November 2nd, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To The Editor:Of all the many reasons that Donald Trump is unqualified for the position he is running for, perhaps the most compelling is his blatant ...

October 28th, 2016 |  


Letter to editor

Dear School Board Voters:When someone asks my advice about running for public office, I usually say “anything but school board”. It’...

October 27th, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,Liberal loonism is alive and well in the national, state and local media. As demonstrated by the reaction to an eleven year old conversa...

October 17th, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,Our government is so corrupt they don’t even try to hide it anymore. Hillary has repeatedly lied under oath (perjury), deleted tho...

October 17th, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,If you want to prepare your children for a political career, teach them first of all to lie, loudly and with conviction. Then they shoul...

October 10th, 2016 updated: October 10th, 2016. |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,When Judy Wolfe died in the early hours of Sept. 8, Jonesville lost its most dynamic leader for the preservation of its history. She was...

September 14th, 2016 updated: September 14th, 2016. |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,My husband and I live on Old Hwy. 21 not far off of Hwy. 21. On Tuesday, September 6th, sometime after 3 p.m. in the afternoon someone s...

September 14th, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,Our school system once was and should be again about the students and the teachers that walk into those classrooms everyday! It should b...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,I am a 2016 retiree from Elkin City Schools and over the last few years I’ve watched many of our great teachers and employees leav...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,Thank you for the coverage of the Flag Retirement Ceremony at Chatham Park. The event was organized by the local Sons of the American Re...

July 1st, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,“… do you have a cure for a bad case of Weltschmerz accompanied by a serious variety of the Nihilism bug? In my quest for ba...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,My name is Melody Hayes and I have worked for Elkin Elementary School for many years. In 1997 I was diagnosed with Breast CANcer and the...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,Dr. Randy Bledsoe will retire on June 30, after serving as Superintendent of Elkin City Schools for seven years. I want to introduce the...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the Editor,The recent resignation of Dr. Randy Bledsoe as Superintendent of Elkin City Schools poses many questions and few answers. Why the sudden...

June 8th, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,As your Sheriff I have the opportunity to witness firsthand the performance of our criminal justice system. Law Enforcement Officers liv...

June 6th, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,Splitting Hairs: The Right or Privilege to Admit and to Attend Elkin City SchoolsA right is a moral or legal entitlement to have or obta...

June 6th, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the Editor,Farewell, Mrs. ThomassonTo the woman who tamed the 3D printer and utilized the Dewey Decimal System with finesse:I recently heard of you...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

Editor’s Note: This letter addressed to Elkin City Schools Board of Education member Frank Beals was submitted as a letter to the editor to The ...

May 18th, 2016 updated: May 18th, 2016. |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,Before Elkin Schools Superintendent, Dr. Randy Bledsoe retires, he needs to address the budget deficit that has occurred during his admi...

May 18th, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,I would like to give you a report on our Staurolite Crystal show in Jonesville on the 8th, 9th and 10th of April, but first I would like...

April 29th, 2016 |  


Letter to the editor

To the Editor,People in our community (and all over the world) partner with Habitat for Humanity to build a place they can call home. These Habitat ho...

April 27th, 2016 |