Elkin Tribune- RSS OPINION Feed http://elkintribune.com/section/OPINION http://elkintribune.com/section/OPINION Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:34:43 EST 1800 Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150560314/Stone-Mountain-News Local author, Diane Trott, will be at BookFest in Sparta on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. selling her recently published book, “Cherokee Inc. The Case of the Incinerated Indian,” and signing them. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:03:12 EST Ol’ MacBambi in a farm http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150554280/Ol-MacBambi-in-a-farm I grew alarmed when I came upon daddy's old rose bush practically denuded of leaves.I'd been nursing the struggling plant since the lady of the house cut it back too much a few years ago and it almost died. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:37:09 EST Home at last http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150518952/Home-at-last I was surprised and flattered to be a part of the video about Elkin being a great place to live. I am the crazy lady trying to flatfoot towards the end in my usual uniform of bib overalls and a white blouse. The song “Home” really made me... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:46:05 EST The perfect diet http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150518703/The-perfect-diet I found it after months of trying to lose weight. It works. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:37:06 EST An encounter with Jim Stafford http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150497603/An-encounter-with-Jim-Stafford Have you ever had one of those days where something which should have been blindingly obvious just whizzed right by you and you never even noticed? That happened to me recently; fortunately, I woke up in time to realize how dumb I had been. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:09:04 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150477962/Stone-Mountain-News Crabgrass will be playing at New Life Baptist Church on Saturday at 5 p.m. for their wildlife supper in the fellowship hall. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:29:11 EST One night in prison enough http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150450328/One-night-in-prison-enough Such a shocking collection of prisoners will never be seen again.There were judges, state senators, pastors and even a police chief. All of them getting hauled off to prison.Oh, and there was me. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 03:36:06 EST Letter to editor http://elkintribune.com/news/letters/150462575/Letter-to-editor To the editor, Mon, 10 Nov 2014 02:09:04 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150399017/Stone-Mountain-News The Ladies Circle at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church will have a fall craft bazaar on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be handmade crafts, home canned food and baked goods. All proceeds will go to help cancer patients and needy families in the... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 03:21:06 EST College athletics and scandal http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150387696/College-athletics-and-scandal At the tender age of 17 I left the hometown for school Down East. I reveled in the excitement of youth and freedom and the commencement of college life. Mon, 3 Nov 2014 00:50:02 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150311230/Stone-Mountain-News The firefighters at Traphill Fire Department will be giving out treats on Friday, beginning at 6 p.m. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:48:09 EST A special place in my heart http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150282066/A-special-place-in-my-heart The teacher announced that our sixth-grade class would have its own little science fair. It would be our first. In our first five years in school here in the hometown we hardly had any science instruction. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 01:49:02 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150242852/Stone-Mountain-News Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church on the Traphill Road will have revival this week through Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Tommy Shelton. Pastor Ritchie Harris invites everyone to worship with them. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:13:10 EST Letter to editor http://elkintribune.com/news/letters/150230196/Letter-to-editor To the edt Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:59:08 EST Tobacco out of the woods? http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150217702/Tobacco-out-of-the-woods I saw a golden (leaf) opportunity.A tobacco field lies just 30 feet from the edge of my porch. That has aroused some bemused curiosity among folks in the office down in the city who probably have never seen a tobacco plant. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:15:09 EST The Theory of Wavitivity http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150191935/The-Theory-of-Wavitivity What is the theory of wavitivity? Simply put, that if you wave to someone, they will wave back to you. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:58:13 EST Stone Mountain News http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150160736/Stone-Mountain-News All descendants of Brownlow and Sallie Ann Holbrook are invited to a family reunion on Saturday at Old Roaring River Baptist Church fellowship hall. Bring something good to eat and catch up with all the family. Plan to eat about noon. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:39:13 EST A big splash in Elkin http://elkintribune.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150136898/A-big-splash-in-Elkin So what could make the hometown better? Not that there's anything in particular wrong with things here now; there's not. But I got to thinking. What could make Elkin and Jonesville an even better place, a more exciting place? Mon, 13 Oct 2014 01:04:04 EST Newspapers will not die http://elkintribune.com/news/editorial/150110114/Newspapers-will-not-die Forgive us if we're not willing to write an obituary for newspapers — and will even challenge those who would espouse the idea.Pundits and skeptics use clever connotations such as dinosaurs facing extinction. Thu, 9 Oct 2014 10:25:10 EST Matthew Hodge http://elkintribune.com/news/opinion/150083274/Matthew-Hodge ELKIN — On Oct. 3, 2014, God called home Mr. Matthew Paul Hodge, of Elkin, at Forsyth Medical Center after a short-term illness. He was a very special gift from God, and we were blessed to have him for 40 years on earth. Although Matthew is no... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 14:38:03 EST