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 |  


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 |  


Stone Mountain News

Vacation Bible School at Roaring Gap Baptist Church in Thurmond will be this week through July 1 from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. with dinner being served each ...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Danville Dilemma flowing down here?

Danville Dilemma flowing down here?

Folks up in Danville, Virginia, are puzzling over what to do with an old mill dam on the Dan River downtown.As more and more folks come to the Long Mi...

June 27th, 2016 |