The Good Shepherd and His Sheep – Part 3

The Good Shepherd and His Sheep – Part 3

When Jesus said, “I am the Good Shepherd,” He was using one of the most beautiful metaphors in the Bible. Those living in the Holy Land ar...

March 17th, 2017 |  


Saints and snakes, corned beef and beer

Saints and snakes, corned beef and beer

Saint Patrick and I have a complicated history.This year, for the first time in many years, I have plans for the holiday. Beulah Methodist Church̵...

March 16th, 2017 updated: March 16th, 2017. |  


Where’s the justice in our system?

Where’s the justice in our system?

I’ve written a couple of columns in the past year complaining about the slap on the wrist many criminals have received in Surry County courts.Ho...

March 16th, 2017 updated: March 16th, 2017. |  


Lady Bears rose to the occasion

Lady Bears rose to the occasion

Some things in life never get boring.A Facebook friend of mine put up a question over the weekend, asking her friends to describe their job in a sente...

March 15th, 2017 |  


The art of oral flatulence explained

The art of oral flatulence explained

As my family and the associated responsibilities have grown over the past couple of years, I have noticed the number of folks from whom I garner advic...

March 15th, 2017 updated: March 15th, 2017. |  


Pay raises long overdue for police, deputies

Despite some heated words and push back from City Manager Barbara Jones and Human Resources Director Becky McCann, it appears Mount Airy’s commi...

March 12th, 2017 |  


Street Scene

Street Scene

As a North Surry High School student, how do you explain the unusual situation that saw both both its boys and girls basketball teams playing for stat...

March 11th, 2017 updated: March 12th, 2017. |  


Teams seek the ultimate prize today

It’s tempting to call it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.Except it’s not. For many — for most — it’s an opportunity tha...

March 11th, 2017 |  


Oh, to be a Syrian refugee

Oh, to be a Syrian refugee

I have always been proud of being an American and consider myself lucky to hail from what is truly the land of opportunity.Contrary to popular belief,...

March 10th, 2017 |  


The good shepherd and his sheep, Part 2

The good shepherd and his sheep, Part 2

The shepherd metaphor is recorded more than 500 times in Scripture, both in the Old and New Testaments. Over and over the gentle, caring relationship ...

March 10th, 2017 |