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 |  


A night of horror, 100 years ago

A night of horror, 100 years ago

Darling,When rocks and hills divide usAnd we are far apartOthers may have my companyBut you may have my heart.- Linnie Famon Caudill, Basin Creek Cove...

July 11th, 2016 |  


Stone Mountain News

Many thanks go to the Traphill Fire Department who did so much work to make the annual Fourth of July Celebration a great success. Everyone enjoyed th...

July 7th, 2016 |  


‘Appreciate all that liberty bestows’

‘Appreciate all that liberty bestows’

A routine morning one time long ago was grinding along in a newsroom in another town. Then something odd happened.A phone call came in with a hot tip....

July 4th, 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 |