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 |