NFL Hall bypasses Greene again

NFL Hall bypasses Greene again

The NFL will be inducting the Class of 2015 this weekend, but it will be missing one retired star with Carolina ties.For a decade now, former outside ...

August 6th, 2015 |  


Extending rights to chimps; Yeah, I’m serious

Extending rights to chimps; Yeah, I’m serious

The other day I was listening to talk radio as I returned from covering one of the many events on my watch in Mount Airy. The host was talking about t...

August 5th, 2015 |  


How a life should be lived

How a life should be lived

It was a cool spring day in 1969, and I was a very young child. We had just moved to the house that would be the family homeplace for the next four de...

August 3rd, 2015 updated: August 3rd, 2015. |  


A tale of city starving for restaurants

A tale of city starving for restaurants

“You can see a lot just by looking” is one of those cockeyed bits of wisdom from longtime baseball legend and esteemed philosopher Yogi Be...

August 1st, 2015 |  


How many made-up holidays do we need?

How many made-up holidays do we need?

I missed out on National Chicken Wing Day on Wednesday. The very same day came and almost went before I found out it was also National Lasagna Day.So ...

July 30th, 2015 updated: July 31st, 2015. |  


Blurring black and white

Blurring black and white

Last week the Surry County director of health and nutrition sent a letter, meant as an informational piece, to Surry County Commissioners.Samantha Ang...

July 28th, 2015 updated: July 29th, 2015. |  


Investigation Shines Light on Pay-to-Play Politics

RALEIGH – The recent State Board of Elections probe into contributions made to political candidates from the sweepstakes gambling – althou...

July 27th, 2015 |  


Phones are smart — but people, not so much

Phones are smart — but people, not so much

I like to think that newspaper readers are intelligent and thoughtful people who are a breed apart in these superficial times in which we live —...

July 25th, 2015 |  


A good day for karma

A good day for karma

Being the victim of a corporate or governmental security breach and having your personal information fall into the hands of criminals is no fun. Wheth...

July 24th, 2015 |  


Terror in our own backyard

Terror in our own backyard

Last week we learned that a tragedy had occurred. Four Marines and a Sailor were killed as they sat in their offices by what seems to be a lone Islami...

July 22nd, 2015 |