Elkin Tribune- RSS OPINION Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/OPINION http://elkintribune.com/section/OPINION Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:11:24 EST 1800 Letter to editor http://elkintribune.com/news/letters/153024491/Letter-to-editor To the editor, Wed, 22 Apr 2015 01:35:23 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153024355/Stone-Mountain-News Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church on the Traphill Road is having revival through April 24 at 7 p.m. Travis Lloyd will be preaching on Monday through Wednesday and Chris Park will be preaching Thursday and Friday. Pastor Ritchie Harris and the... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 01:35:22 EST Revival, with a green hue http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152971904/Revival-with-a-green-hue The well wishes from the other end of the telephone line last year gave me pause.“Happy Earth Day,” came the cheery closing as a gentleman bid me goodbye. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 02:50:21 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152917037/Stone-Mountain-News There will be a fundraiser for the Austin Community Center BROC meal site on Saturday at Thurmond Community Center from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be gospel singing with the Gospel Four, Couch Family, Heartsong and Nunn Family. You can get a meal of a hot... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:25:22 EST The glory of new beginnings http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152842606/The-glory-of-new-beginnings Spring is busting out all over. And in some unexpected places.I had to blink my eyes and refocus. I saw a tiny head sticking out of the side of my old oak tree next to the porch. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 04:35:21 EST Façade fate depends on residents’ voices http://elkintribune.com/news/editorial/152836904/Faade-fate-depends-on-residents-voices This isn't a new topic around town — that of what to do with the granite façade at 115 W. Main St. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 03:35:22 EST Cat planting and the Pony Express http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152737904/Cat-planting-and-the-Pony-Express You've seen them and so have I. Mon, 6 Apr 2015 04:40:21 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152638503/Stone-Mountain-News Mount Pisgah Baptist Church will have an Easter sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. Sunday school will be at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m. Pastor Terry Foster and the congregation invite you to attend. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 13:10:22 EST Not in the script http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/152578477/Not-in-the-script Ray sprang to attention at the end of a staff meeting that had dragged on for too long to allow for full concentration. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:00:21 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152538433/Stone-Mountain-News Saturday is the last date you can sign your kids up to play ball at the Austin Ball Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $30 per player, $60 for a family up to four players with $10 for any over four in the same family. Ages 5 & 6 play Tee-Ball, 7... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 03:10:25 EST South’s biscuits rising again http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152498512/Souths-biscuits-rising-again Nearly three and a half decades ago in Cleveland, Ohio, we stopped one morning at a Big Boy restaurant — the North's version of Shoney's — for breakfast. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:10:21 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152403123/Stone-Mountain-News You can sign your kids up to play ball at the Austin Ball Park on the next two Saturdays, March 21 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $30 per player, $60 for a family up to four players with $10 for any more than four in the same family. Ages 5... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:30:21 EST The day they drive ol’ Dixie down http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152363309/The-day-they-drive-ol-Dixie-down Word has reached my hometown news desk that the city of Charlottesville, Va., home of that highly ranked college basketball team (aargh), earlier this month dropped its Lee-Jackson holiday that had been observed each January. City workers no longer... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 01:35:21 EST Letter to the editor http://elkintribune.com/news/letters/152257687/Letter-to-the-editor To the editor, Wed, 11 Mar 2015 03:05:21 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152258527/Stone-Mountain-News You can sign your kids up to play ball at the Austin Ball Park on the next three Saturdays, March 14, 21, and 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $30 per player, $60 for a family up to four players with $10 for any over four in the same family. Ages... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 01:30:21 EST The business of government http://elkintribune.com/news/opinion/152224588/The-business-of-government It's a tough call. Coke or Pepsi. The beach or the mountains. Chocolate or vanilla. Great taste, less filling.And may I add one more. Business incentives — yes or no. Mon, 9 Mar 2015 02:25:21 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152127750/Stone-Mountain-News There will be a chicken stew fundraiser for the Baker/Spicer family on Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Traphill Fire Department. There will be lots of good food, music, games and fun. All proceeds will go toward medical expenses. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:30:23 EST A biblical plague upon my house http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152093020/A-biblical-plague-upon-my-house Any old-time, fire-and-brimstone preacher would gasp in envy over the orations that I've been enjoying this winter. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:25:22 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152002341/Stone-Mountain-News There was a great turnout at the Traphill Fire Department for the fundraiser for one of the firefighters, Charlotte Sloan, who lost her home to fire last week. If you couldn't make it because of the weather and would like to donate to this... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:35:21 EST