Why don’t more city residents vote?

Why don’t more city residents vote?

Those who venture to downtown Mount Airy this weekend for the Autumn Leaves Festival no doubt will encounter mobs of people.Festival visitors will be ...

October 10th, 2015 |  


Being friends with God

Being friends with God

“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” Prov. 18:24 (KJV)Most fol...

October 9th, 2015 |  


Time to hurry up and get done, MLB

Time to hurry up and get done, MLB

There was a time when baseball was easily my favorite sport.I watched many games on a tiny 13” black-and-white TV in my bedroom because no one e...

October 8th, 2015 |  


Forgetting who the real boss is

Forgetting who the real boss is

As a public official I always found closed session, or “executive” session as we called it, a little bit annoying. I had to get up, go in ...

October 7th, 2015 updated: October 7th, 2015. |  


Planning for retirement when you are single

Planning for retirement when you are single

How does retirement planning differ for single people? At a glance, there would seem to be no difference in the retirement saving effort of an individ...

October 4th, 2015 |  


News flash: football possible in rain

News flash: football possible in rain

Over in Patrick County, Virginia, people still fondly recall the “Mud Bowl.”It was a high school football game played in the 1970s when th...

October 3rd, 2015 |  


Internet thieves steal your time

Internet thieves steal your time

Some days it is hard not to feel like the whole world is gunning for you. Like the old saying: It’s not paranoia if everyone really is out to ge...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Straight from the pen of rebels

Straight from the pen of rebels

Having received a quality public school education, I learned a little bit about the American Civil War in school. I learned a little bit more in an Am...

September 30th, 2015 |  


Astronomy teaches simple life lessons

Tonight, and maybe into the wee hours of Monday, we have a chance to witness a relatively rare occurrence — a blood moon and a super moon happen...

September 27th, 2015 updated: September 27th, 2015. |  


Life insurance with long term care riders

Life insurance with long term care riders

The price of long term care insurance is really going up. If you are a baby boomer and you have kept your eye on it for a few years, chances are you h...

September 27th, 2015 |