Money, not race, divides ‘Mayberry’

Money, not race, divides ‘Mayberry’

If my memory is correct, I moved to Mount Airy 38 years ago this coming spring, and something I noticed right away was the glaring absence of a middle...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Whatever happened to flying cars?

Whatever happened to flying cars?

The promised Modern World from my childhood remains elusive.George Jetson had a flying car in 1962 and to this day, my car refuses to leave the ground...

January 13th, 2017 |  


The name above every name

The name above every name

Last week as we began our study of the names of GOD, we looked at the name I AM, found in Exodus 3:13-15. This is the name GOD introduced Himself as t...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Zombie apocalypse or 6 inches of snow?

Zombie apocalypse or 6 inches of snow?

This is now my third winter in the area, and every winter the local reaction to snow, ice and overall wintry weather boggles my mind. You would think ...

January 10th, 2017 |  


Washington Post pulled a good old-fashioned hatchet job

Washington Post pulled a good old-fashioned hatchet job

It was a hatchet job, pure and simple.I’m talking about the Jan. 5 Washington Post article “How nostalgia for white Christian America drov...

January 8th, 2017 |  


NC should dial up Calif. cell-phone law

NC should dial up Calif. cell-phone law

I usually don’t think copying California is necessarily a good thing, given that the large state on the West Coast tends to be a trend-setter fo...

January 7th, 2017 |  


Retail stores dropping like flies

Retail stores dropping like flies

Store closings are coming so fast and furious it’s getting hard to keep up. On Thursday, Macy’s and JC Penny were the most recent followin...

January 6th, 2017 |  


Some tips before hiring a photographer

Some tips before hiring a photographer

Earlier this week I was talking to a young bride-to-be about the wedding. Specifically, about wedding photos.With the improvements in digital cameras ...

January 5th, 2017 |  


We lead in a lot, but not in healthcare

We lead in a lot, but not in healthcare

I spent the first decade or so of my adult life as a hard-line Republican. An 18-year-old Andy would have sung the party tune and marched behind the N...

January 4th, 2017 |  


‘Scared Straight’ after just two hours

‘Scared Straight’ after just two hours

Perhaps you are familiar with a program in America’s criminal justice system called “Scared Straight,” which attempts to shock juven...

December 31st, 2016 |