A bird’s-eye view

A bird’s-eye view

I’ve always thought I lived in a beautiful place. A few weekends ago I got a bird’s-eye view of that beauty from a hot air balloon. It was...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Getting ready to find my park

Getting ready to find my park

From my earliest childhood memories I can recall, some of my fondest and favorite times were spent in public parks. As a family of four, of which just...

August 24th, 2016 updated: August 24th, 2016. |  


Food: a language of love

Food: a language of love

A few years ago this book called “The Five Love Languages” came out. I never read it though I remember a lot of people talking about it. I...

August 18th, 2016 |  


Slavery Next Door: The Danger of Trafficking to North Carolina’s Youth

Editor’s note: The identity of the author of this series of articles, the second running in this edition, has been altered for her protection. R...

August 18th, 2016 |  


Slavery Next Door: The reality of human sex trafficking in North Carolina

Editor’s note: The identity of the author of this series of articles, the first running in this edition, has been altered for her protection. Re...

August 11th, 2016 |  


Talking to llamas

Talking to llamas

Like many of those bike riding trespassers from Forsyth County, I love biking in Yadkin County. Low traffic density and the beauty of country lanes cu...

August 11th, 2016 |  


We count on the mail

I got the mail today.A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. (Wonder what that wa...

August 9th, 2016 updated: August 9th, 2016. |  


Make America musical again

Make America musical again

When I began writing this personal opinion column for The Yadkin Ripple, I chose the topic of food because it’s something I like a lot and it...

August 4th, 2016 |  


Battle against overdoses needs a community response

At one point, Wilkes County had the third highest number of deaths from opioid overdoses of any county in the nation. And as the epidemic spread, it c...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Democrats gathering for their convention

For Democrats, the upcoming convention in Philadelphia offers a chance to do what Hillary Clinton’s campaign so far has struggled to do.Build ex...

July 26th, 2016 |