Battle against overdoses needs a community response

At one point, Wilkes County had the third highest number of deaths from opioid overdoses of any county in the nation. And as the epidemic spread, it c...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Stone Mountain News

The Traphill Road will be closed for about three weeks at the Hutchison Dairy, which is south of the Traphill Branch Library. There will be detour sig...

July 27th, 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 |  


Democrats gathering for their convention

For Democrats, the upcoming convention in Philadelphia offers a chance to do what Hillary Clinton’s campaign so far has struggled to do.Build ex...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Let’s put the elk in Elkin

Let’s put the elk in Elkin

I invited my brother-in-law and his two boys — city slickers from Down East — to the mountains one time, specifically to the Great Smokys,...

July 25th, 2016 |  


A step back in time

A step back in time

Growing up, one of my favorite summer treats was a trip to Shatley Springs. In today’s world of farm to table restaurants with fancy upscale ver...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Stone Mountain News

Piney Grove Baptist Church is having vacation Bible school this week through July 22 at 7 p.m. with classes for all ages. Pastor Larry Teague invites ...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Convention needs to be more than pep rally for GOP

The hugs, handshakes and energizing sound bites that have become the hallmarks of national political conventions won’t be enough.The Republican ...

July 18th, 2016 |  


Take comfort, my people

Take comfort, my people

A couple of counties to our west, folks there were inundated by a wave of bomb threats. On one day they counted 75 threats made in Catawba, Burke and ...

July 18th, 2016 |  


Stone Mountain News

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

July 13th, 2016 |