I am sure you will receive many responses to the article in the Dec. 3 issue, “Need for unity in Wilkes cited.”
I applaud the plain and frank words of Larry and Diane Stone in the Dec. 3 issue of the Wilkes Journal-Patriot (“Need for unity in Wilkes cited,” speaking on the need for unity in Wilkes.)
I have a memory dating back to early childhood, probably around age 4. It was summertime, and I was standing in the driveway of my family’s home on Emory Street in North Wilkesboro’s Highland Park neighborhood.
RALEIGH — While the health care debate has usually focused on questions of insurance coverage and finance, the composition and delivery of medical services have been changing significantly. Some of these changes are worrisome. Others are promising.
Wilkes County’s placement among the state’s 40 most economically distressed counties in an N.C. Department of Commerce report released last week should give the county commissioners added incentive for helping with the purchase of a large tract in Wilkesboro for economic development.
In the past few years, large public universities have garnered headlines by freezing tuition. Purdue University, Pennsylvania State System and every public four-year university in Virginia all froze tuition and fees. Three University of North Carolina schools—UNC Pembroke, Western Carolina U…
Nov. 21 was National Rural Health Day – a day to celebrate the grit and ingenuity of rural communities like Wilkes County. It was a time to give thanks to tireless and selfless rural healthcare providers, community health workers, health educators, public servants and others who work to keep…
A new documentary produced by Appalachian State University faculty, staff and alumni tells the most unusual story of Dulatown, a predominantly African American community in Lenoir.
We venture to say Wilkes County is among the few communities of any size nationwide fortunate enough to have a music festival that raises over $450,000 annually for dozens of local non-profit organizations.
In six short days, people from across our great nation will gather to give thanks for our many blessings. It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving and the holiday season are upon us.
Limits on the density of development on over 13,000 acres as a result of North Wilkesboro establishing a raw water intake on the Yadkin River are another reason the North Wilkesboro commissioners should seriously consider buying water from Wilkesboro instead.
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released data from its 2018 American Community Survey (ACS), revealing some interesting trends about people who live in North Carolina and here also in Wilkes County.
The inability of Democrats and Republicans in Congress to work together for the public is grossly obvious in their failure to repair a glitch in the 2017 federal tax law that heavily increased taxation on survivor benefits for children of military personnel who died during wartime.
“Insanity,” said Albert Einstein, “is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” What we are doing in public education isn’t working for many of North Carolina’s children. Our leaders and educators obviously didn’t get Einstein’s message.
A few years ago on our wedding anniversary, my husband, Drew, gave me a cooking gadget he thought I needed to have, a Cuisinart pressure cooker. This was before the Instant Pot pressure cooker became all the rage. A pressure cooker uses steam for the cooking process.
There are lots of us out here - veterans that is. We appreciate not only well-wishers, but also our service to our nation. Some were drafted, some enlisted and some commissioned, and yet the words duty, honor, and country impressed us enough to fulfill that duty.
It won’t be long until the first commercial beer brewed right here in Wilkes County will be poured into a frosty mug and served to a thirsty patron. It’ll be liquid history paired with a pretzel or two.
In June, I wrote a column about the Northwest Visitor’s Center on U.S. 421, just past exit 282, a tourist stop in our county that is largely forgotten. Local people pass by every day, but don’t think about stopping in.
Sometimes seen as an overlooked aspect of poverty, lack of reliable and affordable transportation often is a major reason people - especially older adults – don’t get the health care, food and other basics they need.
In the early 1980s, students at C.C. Wright Elementary School produced “Ghost Stories from the Bottom of the Brushies and Beyond,” largely from their families or based on interviews with adults in the community.
RALEIGH — So far this decade, North Carolina’s economy — as measured by inflation-adjusted gross domestic product — has expanded by an average of 1.7% a year. That’s a bit faster than the Southeastern average but slower than the national one.
When it comes to catching up on the classic horror movies I loved as a child, Halloween is a bountiful season. Particularly with the online “streaming” version of television my wife and I use, these obscure scary flicks are available at just about the touch of a button.
A new report on a National Audubon Society study says climate change threatens the survival of about two thirds of bird species in North America, including over 200 species in North Carolina.
The recent skirmish between the State Board of Education and superintendent for public instruction is yet another reminder of the longstanding debate about just who is in charge of public education in our state.