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 |  


A lesson we could all learn

A lesson we could all learn

There’s a lot of controversy going on in our society of late.People are screaming at and cursing one another over a piece of cloth known as the ...

July 19th, 2015 |  


There was truth in Trump’s statements

There was truth in Trump’s statements

It’s funny how everyone always thinks freedom is such a great thing — until somebody exercises it in a way that doesn’t please certa...

July 18th, 2015 |  


You’re old, fat. Get some exercise.

Doctors can be such a drag.When you reach a certain age, they keep hounding you to lose some weight, get more exercise, don’t eat anything that ...

July 17th, 2015 |  


Fundamentals for revival

Fundamentals for revival

Let us look at 2 Chronicles 15-16. We can see what it takes to experience a revival in our lives and land. Let’s look at some background leading...

July 17th, 2015 |