The whole concept of Thanksgiving is appealing because it’s supposed to be a time to take stock of what we have instead of dwelling on what we don’t have.
A milestone in local recreational and exercise opportunities was achieved when Wilkes County and Wilkesboro government officials reached an agreement on Wilkesboro’s lease of about 63 acres of the county-owned “Call property” for building about seven miles of multi-use trail.
The National Cancer Institute ranks Wilkes County among the top one fourth of North Carolina counties in incident rates of pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest forms of cancer.
The Charlotte Observer is running an interesting series on the outlook for North Carolina’s water resources in the coming decades.
Wilkes County’s volunteer firefighters often work long hours in adverse conditions. To serve others in emergency situations, they leave their families and their jobs and risk their personal safety.
Every magazine I’ve looked at lately seems to be geared to fixing that staple of Thanksgiving...the turkey. All seem to promise that “their way” guarantees that your turkey will be moist and delicious, and their pictures show a fat, glistening bird cooked to perfection.
“There is something about the holidays,” says Chapel Hill minister Bob Dunham, “that stirs memories and longing for home.
According to Webster’s dictionary, the word, “thanks,” means “an expression of gratitude.”
RALEIGH – When video sweepstakes executive Chase Burns sent about $270,000 in campaign donations to dozens of North Carolina state lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory a few years back, it was clear what he wanted.
Finally, something to brag about, I thought as I made my way to the annual dinner for the presentation of this year’s North Carolina Awards.
Christmas is a special time for most and stirs for many the warm memories of Christmases past.
I would like to take this opportunity to express thanks to Trooper J.G. Crane of the N.C. Highway Patrol for his help when the van I was driving for Brushy Mountain Group Home stalled in the middle of U.S. 421 in front of Taco Bell on Oct. 30.
Thank you to all the students and teachers in the county who honored veterans with special programs at their schools recently, especially Mountain View Elementary School, kindergarten through fifth grade.
Thanks to Jule Hubbard for elaborating on the paper treasures of our ancestors (Viewpoints column: “” Nov. 2, 2015).
I would like to thank Ralph C. Broyhill, Wilkes veterans service officer, for all of the hard work and dedication that he has shown to all of the veterans and their families.