Halloween is the best festive holiday

Halloween is the best festive holiday

The Academy Awards, Emmys and Grammys honor achievements in movies, television and music, and about every other week a country music awards show of so...

October 31st, 2015 |  


My love affair with bacon must end

My love affair with bacon must end

When I meet someone new and tell them I work for a newspaper, it’s not uncommon to hear something like, “I don’t like news. It’...

October 30th, 2015 |  


Mashing buttons, not potatoes

Mashing buttons, not potatoes

I’ve had to get used to a number of things since moving to North Carolina. It’s just a little different than what I was used to in Ohio.Of...

October 28th, 2015 |  


Halloween memories of having fun

Halloween memories of having fun

Halloween is just around the corner, and while I risk being labeled some sort of heretic pagan by some of my more conservative friends every time I sa...

October 25th, 2015 |  


Taking Facebook talk with a grain of salt

When the Founding Fathers established our system in the late 1700s and basic principles such as the right to free speech, I doubt any of them envision...

October 24th, 2015 |  


Objecting to a conscientious objector

Objecting to a conscientious objector

Last Tuesday evening I was laying in a hospital bed at the Veterans Affairs medical clinic in Salisbury. With little else to do I tuned into the Democ...

October 21st, 2015 |  


Debates are a waste of good air time

Debates are a waste of good air time

I am certainly a political junkie, but not to the point of being addicted to one of the major controlled substances of our election system nowadays: t...

October 17th, 2015 |  


Tucking in your shirt makes you happier and richer

Tucking in your shirt makes you happier and richer

Somewhere around the turn of the millennium, I decided it was hip not to tuck in my shirt. Been walking around ever since with shirt tail flapping, cu...

October 16th, 2015 |  


Playboy’s risque, err risky move

Playboy’s risque, err risky move

On Tuesday evening as I write this, a rumor that has been swirling for a couple of years finally was proved true.Playboy magazine will no longer featu...

October 15th, 2015 |  


Why can’t voters decide issues?

Why can’t voters decide issues?

Recently I wrote an article regarding a local woman who is lobbying against a dog tethering law in Surry County.Her cause seemed just enough, and her ...

October 14th, 2015 updated: October 14th, 2015. |