Progress has been made toward addressing abuse of prescription pain pills, but obviously not enough when they still dominate the illegal drug scene as much as arrests in Wilkes County indicate.
How open and transparent is state government in North Carolina? Not very.
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 day after Thanksgiving is one of the best food days of the year.
I know it has four letters, but I’ve still never understood why “toll” is such a bad word in North Carolina.
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.”
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.