Let me tell you about a good deed done recently by a selfless person here in Wilkes.
After last year’s lockdown, it’s great to once again gather with family for the holidays. Some will be traveling “over the river and thru the woods to grandmother’s house.” During the holidays our already crowded and inadequately maintained roads will be strained, especially since speeding h…
I was struck by what a Vietnam War veteran said he has sometimes done when life got tough for him, as reported by Margaret Martine in her “Ferguson News” column in last week’s issue of this newspaper.
Maybe you remember the classic 1975 film, Network, where the anchor Howard Beale, throws open a window and shouts, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.”
I’ve been following the analysis by pundits, partisans and pollsters about the recent November elections, especially the gubernatorial races in neighboring Virginia and New Jersey. Opinions and suggestions are all over the board, but one column started me thinking.
Accounts of harassment and intimidation tied to race, ethnicity or sexual orientation in Wilkes County public schools are told in a new site called “Stop Wilkes Hate” on the social media platform, Instagram.
My walk to and from school in first grade was past the house of the neighborhood bully. Day after day I came home crying. Finally, my mother told me, “I don’t like fighting, but I am sick and tired of you coming home every day crying because of that bully. The next time he starts in on you, …
There is considerable interest in the North Wilkesboro mayoral election this year, seen in the fact that four people (including the incumbent) are running for that office.
A singer, guitarist and songwriter who performed at MerleFest for the first time Saturday and Sunday represents the deeply-rooted connectedness and influence of Americana (or roots) music.
If you follow national politics, you’ve likely seen or heard references lately to the “Byrd Rule” as it pertains to how federal budgets are debated—and eventually passed—in the legislature.
Back on July 28, I introduced you to Wilkes County native Zachary Sheets, who was recently nominated for an Emmy Award for his costume work on the HBO series “Lovecraft Country.”
As a lifelong Wilkes County resident, taxpayer, library user and Wilkes County Library Research Committee member, I wanted to give my take on the committee’s first meeting on June 14. The county commissioners appointed the committee after pulling the Wilkes County Library out of the Appalach…
Two Wilkes County all-star softball teams won district titles this past weekend in Wilkesboro, and a baseball team came within two runs of making it a clean sweep for our local squads.
In a high school sports year filled with pandemic protocols, the wearing of face masks, fan limitations and fearful uncertainty, Wilkes County prep athletes rose to the occasion in 2020-21.
No offense to admirers of the red leaves and berries of nandina shrubs and the way butterfly bushes attract pollinators, but these foreign invaders are prime examples of why planting native species is a much better option for the ecosystem.