A death wish for debate

A death wish for debate

I loved John McCain’s speech on Tuesday.And I am not the biggest fan of John McCain. He is personally responsible for unleashing Sarah Palin and...

July 28th, 2017 |  


Dale Jr. retiring rates a big ‘so what’

Dale Jr. retiring rates a big ‘so what’

I can’t recall my exact reaction when first hearing that Dale Earnhardt Jr. was planning to retire, but I’m pretty sure it involved a grea...

July 21st, 2017 |  


Faithful soldiers of the cross, part 1

Faithful soldiers of the cross, part 1

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part column by Rev. Tim Burton. The second part will publised on Friday, July 28.When we read PaulR...

July 21st, 2017 |  


“Artsy” horse is out of the barn

“Artsy” horse is out of the barn

Sometimes I hear people complaining that Mount Airy shouldn’t try to be something it’s not. And what it presumably is not is “artsy....

July 20th, 2017 |  


It must be nice to never be wrong

It must be nice to never be wrong

They say that even a stopped watch is right twice a day, but unfortunately no clever saying has been devised for those who are never wrong.While this ...

July 15th, 2017 |  


Real worship

Real worship

What is real worship?If you ask people that question you will get a host of answers. Attending church, reading the Bible, praying, singing in the choi...

July 14th, 2017 |  


How do you sweeten your tea?

How do you sweeten your tea?

“Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.”Henry Fielding’s rumination on the eternal popularity of gossip rings as true toda...

July 14th, 2017 |  


NBA spending spree is dizzying

NBA spending spree is dizzying

Every time I’ve visited ESPN.com this month, my head has felt swimmy.The NBA draft is behind us, and now teams are signing free agents. It’...

July 13th, 2017 |  


I blame the heat for my defeat

I blame the heat for my defeat

Since I began this job, I’ve noticed people cling. They find their “in” at the newspaper, and that “in” becomes the pers...

July 12th, 2017 |  


Latest Amelia story doesn’t fly

Latest Amelia story doesn’t fly

I don’t know why, but we as a society are always looking to make a mountain out of a molehill as far as turning every major thing that has happe...

July 8th, 2017 |