Panthers’ offense a work in progress

Panthers’ offense a work in progress

The Carolina Panthers are off to a great start at 3-1, but what about the sluggish offense?Last year the Panthers went 6-10 and missed the playoffs fo...

October 4th, 2017 |  


NFL protesters playing a losing game

NFL protesters playing a losing game

Just because people possess “the right” to do something, does it mean they should always exercise that right?I mean, given that you most c...

September 30th, 2017 |  


Habakkuk – when life does not make sense

Habakkuk – when life does not make sense

Why do good people suffer? Why does it seem like evil goes unpunished? If God is such a good God, then why does evil still exist? These have been ques...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Reader: Support Trump tax plan

Dear Editor,It astonishes me that the last time our elected officials passed comprehensive tax reform was in 1986. Thirty-one years ago during the Ron...

September 29th, 2017 |  


From Austin Powers to gold balloons

From Austin Powers to gold balloons

As a returning resident of North Carolina about 14 years ago, it became clear that being able to dance the shag was an important life skill.I hadnR...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Making time to ‘smell’ the roses

Making time to ‘smell’ the roses

Life gave me a subtle nudge this week. Okay, more of a 2x4 upside the head.Last week was pretty stressful around the office, and I certainly was feeli...

September 28th, 2017 |  


Who doesn’t want a ‘Mayberry escape’?

Who doesn’t want a ‘Mayberry escape’?

If you suddenly woke up from a two-year amnesiac coma and didn’t have a calendar handy, you’d still know Mayberry Days was under way in Mo...

September 23rd, 2017 |  


Obadiah – little book, big message

Obadiah – little book, big message

Obadiah, an Old Testament Prophet, lived during the time of the reign of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel. According to Jewish historians, Obadiah tended t...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Nostalgia needs a plan, and some focus

Nostalgia needs a plan, and some focus

On the way to work today, I somehow ended up behind a sort of faux-Conestoga covered wagon which was impeding traffic considerably. But why should I b...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


County budget choices leave bad taste

County budget choices leave bad taste

On Monday night, the Surry County Board of Commissioners chose not to amend its budget to assist three local fire stations.That is perfectly within th...

September 21st, 2017 |