Right place but the wrong time

Right place but the wrong time

I borrow the words of the title from a Rhythm and Blues song released in 1973 by artist Dr. John. It is one of my favorite songs; it has a great beat,...

January 5th, 2017 updated: January 5th, 2017. |  


Tales of holiday treasurers

Tales of holiday treasurers

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is decorating the tree. Now that I’m married I’m lucky to get to decorate two Christmas tre...

December 22nd, 2016 |  


Citizens’ Sentiments

Citizens’ Sentiments

Crystal Sprague of Yadkinville — “Christmas to me means that Jesus came and we have the gift of eternal grace. It’s also a time with...

December 22nd, 2016 |  


Citizens’ Sentiments

Citizens’ Sentiments

Norma Schoffstall (Elkin) “When we got to the moon.”Greg Hamlin (Roaring River) “Neil Armstrong landing on the moon and the space sh...

December 16th, 2016 |  


The case of the missing pea salad

The case of the missing pea salad

A few weeks ago as I was preparing Thanksgiving dinner, I kept thinking that I was forgetting something. I wasn’t actually forgetting anything, ...

December 15th, 2016 |  


Citizens’ Sentiments

Citizens’ Sentiments

Debra Benifield (Elkin) “My husband is working all the time. The kids make it to the grandparents before we do.”Pam Philips (Courtney) “...

December 8th, 2016 |  


So much more than honey

So much more than honey

Several years ago, I decided I wanted to become a beekeeper, but I cannot for the life of me remember why. I say this because had I known the frustrat...

December 1st, 2016 |  


How will you spend your Thanksgiving holiday?

How will you spend your Thanksgiving holiday?

Andy Green (Jonesville) “I’ll spend it with family.”Cody Amburn (Elkin) I will be here at the bookstore for Black Friday sales and s...

November 18th, 2016 |  


Mastering biscuit making

Mastering biscuit making

One of my culinary life goals is to master biscuit making. Thus far in life this skill seems to have alluded me. I have a tendency to mess with the do...

November 17th, 2016 |  


Citizens’ sentiments

Citizens’ sentiments

Sherry Berman, Elkin, is not a veteran but says, “I am going to be participating in veterans pinnings for Hospice. I have three or four events.&...

November 10th, 2016 |