Never forget

There comes a point that every event, no matter how tragic or how deeply it affects a nation, becomes consigned to history.What is important is that i...

September 9th, 2016 |  


Series encourages readers to ‘Find Your Park’

The first national park was designated 144 years ago with Yellowstone, but the National Park Service as an organization will celebrate its centennial ...

August 24th, 2016 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


Looking forward to 2016

While in large cities around the world, 2015 went out and 2016 came in with much fanfare, singing, dancing, fireworks and celebrating, here in our sma...

January 1st, 2016 |  


Elkin DMV office closing on Tuesday

The Elkin Driver License Office will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 8, for equipment installation work. The office is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, De...

December 3rd, 2015 |  


Legislators need to finalize budget, leave TAs, driver’s ed funding

State legislators still remain undecided on what to do about teacher’s assistant positions with the first days of school looming just a couple o...

August 7th, 2015 |  


Arts are an asset for Elkin area

The arts, in addition to recreational activities, are a key draw for communities wanting to appeal to families and those looking to relocate to areas,...

July 10th, 2015 |