One of God’s greatest gifts

One of God’s greatest gifts

We greet you in the name of the lord and savior Jesus Christ. We so appreciate your loyalty in reading these articles, it is an honor and a privilege ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Unreasonably beautiful with a plan

Unreasonably beautiful with a plan

One of the perks of being so unreasonably beautiful as to be a borderline genetic mutant is an unlimited supply of free drinks.Not that I would know t...

February 23rd, 2017 updated: February 24th, 2017. |  


Time to take society’s trash to the dump

Time to take society’s trash to the dump

I try hard not to get emotionally involved in any news article I write. It would be inappropriate for me to interject my opinion into a news piece. I ...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


‘Day without immigrants’ misguided, as usual

‘Day without immigrants’ misguided, as usual

I don’t know about you, but my existence wasn’t affected the least little bit by Thursday’s so-called “Day Without Immigrants&...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Love conquers all

Love conquers all

We greet you in the name of the lord and savior Jesus Christ. We so appreciate your loyalty in reading these articles, it is an honor and a privilege ...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Better bring your A-game for Valentine’s Day or you could be single next year

Better bring your A-game for Valentine’s Day or you could be single next year

Valentine’s Day is behind us once again, and I sincerely hope all of you survived the hoopla and drama of unmet expectations and broken dreams b...

February 16th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


The state lottery isn’t doing its job

The state lottery isn’t doing its job

When I was in middle school, the General Assembly was discussing a temporary half-cent sales tax increase to build new schools.I thought this sounded ...

February 15th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


Dems should filibuster SCOTUS nominee

Dems should filibuster SCOTUS nominee

It will be interesting to see what Democrats in the U.S. Senate do regarding the confirmation of President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme ...

February 14th, 2017 updated: February 14th, 2017. |  


Reader Diary: Requiem for the heart of Elkin

Reader Diary: Requiem for the heart of Elkin

Editor’s Note: Reader Diary is an occasional feature column penned by area readers. If you’d like to participate by sharing a particular m...

February 13th, 2017 |  


A little empathy goes a long way

A little empathy goes a long way

I shared this story once before, in a column maybe 7 or 8 years ago, but I think it bears repeating today.My first editor’s post was at a tiny w...

February 12th, 2017 |