Opinion: Commentary

Mar. 31, 2014 @ 03:58 PM

Get the television out of the bedroom

The latest research confirms that one of the best ways to keep your kids healthy is to make sure they never have a television in their bedroom.

Mar. 26, 2014 @ 11:11 AM

Aunt Mary: ‘Here am I, send me’

For my great-aunt Mary Maness, following the Great Commission in Matthew 28:16-20 was a natural extension of the faith on which she was raised. At the age of 23, she said good-bye to her family to spread the gospel message in Peking, China.

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 04:54 PM

30 million word gap by age 3

Teachers have known for years that some children come to kindergarten with a wealth of literary experience and a strong vocabulary while others lag far behind their peers even from the first day of school.

Mar. 18, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

My new friends were heaven sent

On Sunday, March 9, as I was working in my front yard trying to clean up from the fallen trees and debris the last snow, ice, sleet storm left behind, a couple of heaven-sent new friends stopped by to help me.

Mar. 10, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

Falling is hard on the ‘backside’

Are you ever just amazed at some of the dumb things you do or forget to do? Have you felt like just sitting down and laughing, or maybe crying, at yourself?

Mar. 04, 2014 @ 03:54 PM

Library cards, chapter books and achieving a childhood dream

Once upon a time, there was a little girl with determined eyes and her very first library card. She was a girl on a mission — find a copy of Marguerite Henry’s “Stormy, Misty’s Foal.” With a little guidance from the friendly children’s librarian, she happily checked out the chapter book and changed the course of her life.

Feb. 26, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

New year brings mixed blessings

Betty Linthicum on the new year, mixed blessings and a sad ending to a sweet love story.

Feb. 24, 2014 @ 01:52 PM

Archdale officer a bright light on a dark night

This past December, my two dogs and I were about 25 miles short of completing a trip from Charleston to Greensboro when the van stopped dead in the center lane of Interstate 85. 

Feb. 10, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Cold fries are not for me

Several people have asked why I haven’t written a column lately for the Archdale-Trinity News. I just haven’t had an urge until last week when I began thinking about pet peeves and French fries.

Feb. 03, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

Speak, and they will listen

Good teachers inspire us to great things. Some of my memorable teachers read aloud to my classes and, for sharing the glorious world of literature, I am extremely grateful.

Jan. 20, 2014 @ 03:52 PM

Grant to improve services for special needs children

In 2008, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation convened the Commission to Build a Healthier America to help us find better ways to improve the health of our nation. 

Jan. 13, 2014 @ 05:02 PM

Grateful for community support

The Pioneer Family Restaurant and Steakhouse and Guil-Rand Fire Department teamed up to raise money for Relay for Life 2014, Wake Forest Baptist Cancer Center and Randolph Cancer Center with a goal of $30,000.

Dec. 25, 2013 @ 01:18 PM

Go digital on ‘Unboxing Day’

Many of you have just opened exciting electronic presents. The great news is that your local library provides plenty of free content to help you maximize enjoyment of your new gadgets and gizmos.

Dec. 23, 2013 @ 04:39 PM

Does God exist in our schools?

I have heard stories from elders about going to school, saying the Pledge of Allegiance and then actually praying. This country was built on a Christian foundation. So who has told us we can’t pray in schools and other government places?

Dec. 09, 2013 @ 04:26 PM

The power of giving

It can be tough to teach children the value of giving in a season when they’re surrounded by messages about the value of getting. Here are six ways to start.

Nov. 18, 2013 @ 05:14 PM

Local pharmacy goes above and beyond

The pharmacists and staff at Archdale Drug in Archdale have been a godsend to me. Their service has gone far and beyond what I ever received anywhere else.

Nov. 11, 2013 @ 05:33 PM

Wade’s Team raises $10,000

Wade’s Team members are honored to be a part in a wonderful example of humanity in our tri-communities for Wade’s Ride cancer benefit on Nov. 2.

Oct. 31, 2013 @ 08:05 AM

Language gap is wide at an early age

Nearly two decades ago, a landmark study found that by age 3, the children of wealthier professionals have heard words millions more times than those of less educated parents, giving them a distinct advantage in school. Now a follow-up study has found a language gap as early as 18 months.

Oct. 29, 2013 @ 11:01 AM

Red leaves, pet peeves and a sweet love story

Hello to all you seniors out there. I hope you are enjoying the beautiful days of autumn. This is that time of year when mother nature puts on her magic show by setting the green foliage ablaze with colors of red, yellow, orange and golds. 

Oct. 28, 2013 @ 02:11 PM

Exercise your right to vote

I found the Saturday, Oct. 12, claim by Karen Bridges as a write-in candidate for Trinity mayor as a slap in the faces of citizens.

Oct. 28, 2013 @ 02:08 PM

Resident explains Trinity candidate picks

For those Trinity citizens still deciding who will get their vote, I would like to share my choices and why. 

Oct. 25, 2013 @ 03:39 PM

Creating a community that is healthy and fit

The Randolph County Partnership for Children is one of three Partnerships selected by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation to convene a Leaders 4 Change Summit.

Oct. 22, 2013 @ 10:35 AM

‘Blink and you’ll miss me’

One entertaining pastime for the movie buff is to try to spot famous people in unexpected cameo roles. A cameo is a minor part featuring a well-known person and, in some instances, the performer portrays his or herself but is often just an “extra.”

Oct. 21, 2013 @ 02:53 PM

Good folks on both sides

There are dashing mavericks on “both sides,” so hopefully everyone in Trinity will just vote, because there are some really good folks running for office this time — great candidates on “both sides!”

Oct. 21, 2013 @ 02:39 PM

Growth will keep taxes low

When we voted to pass the sewer bond, we as citizens of Trinity actually said we would be responsible to pay the $15 million back, if not through the city then through out own pocket books.