The Panthers’ future looks uncertain

The Panthers’ future looks uncertain

Two weeks ago, the Carolina Panthers were 11-4 and one win away from taking the NFC South title and home field advantage for the first game of the pla...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Burciu joining Northern Hospital staff

Burciu joining Northern Hospital staff

Dr. Catalin Burciu, a highly regarded physician in the Mount Airy community for the past 18 years, has joined Northern Hospital of Surry County as a h...

January 7th, 2018 |  


Warming up to weird weather patterns

Warming up to weird weather patterns

I usually don’t spend much time contemplating situations that are larger than what a mere mortal can comprehend or control, such as the forces o...

January 6th, 2018 |  


Hear and listen, God is calling you

Hear and listen, God is calling you

This New Year, we have a new opportunity for a fresh start. As we look back, we see where we’ve had some struggles, some failures, but hopefully...

January 5th, 2018 |  


Adventurous matters of water and sewer

Adventurous matters of water and sewer

A decade and a half ago, when I moved to Jonesville — or as I like to call it, the Left Bank — everyone I met in my new home asked me if I...

January 5th, 2018 |  


Ranking the best hoops classes ever

Ranking the best hoops classes ever

In last week’s column I wrote that this year’s potential basketball Hall of Fame class could be heavy on star power.So how does it stack u...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


John Phillips

John Phillips, age 60, of Westfield, passed away on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held Monday, Ja...

December 30th, 2017 |  


Anti-cursing law is #@!#ing ridiculous

Anti-cursing law is #@!#ing ridiculous

If you happen to be in nearby areas of Virginia and desire to cuss someone out, hopefully it’s for good reason — but be advised that it is...

December 30th, 2017 |  


Stalking Santa reveals his secret

Stalking Santa reveals his secret

Saturday evening I was accused of stalking, which probably happens to reporters from time to time, especially if a source is not all that keen on bein...

December 29th, 2017 |  


Merry fifth day of Christmas

Merry fifth day of Christmas

When I went to stores during December, it did not bother me if the clerks did not say “Merry Christmas.” But it does bother me when someon...

December 29th, 2017 |