Flipping through the pages of time

Flipping through the pages of time

Many years ago when I was a sports editor for this paper I found myself with a little extra time during the summer months. We were a two-day-a-week pa...

September 30th, 2016 |  


The folk of Walton’s Mountain

The folk of Walton’s Mountain

The rain splashed against the windshield as we passed the green fields and high mountain ridges a few miles from our new home in Staunton, Va. We slow...

September 29th, 2016 |  


Fear of drugs vs. chronic pain

Fear of drugs vs. chronic pain

A couple of weeks ago, I received several calls and texts asking what we knew about Highland District Hospital possibly opening a new “pain clin...

September 26th, 2016 updated: September 26th, 2016. |  


Council, the mayor, and loops

Council, the mayor, and loops

When Mayor Drew Hastings last Monday submitted the names of Design Review Board members for Hillsboro City Council’s approval, council approved ...

September 19th, 2016 updated: September 19th, 2016. |  


There was a twinkle in his eyes

There was a twinkle in his eyes

What do you write when you feel like you have something you want to say, something you feel needs to be said, but the appropriate words seem elusive? ...

September 16th, 2016 updated: September 16th, 2016. |  


Hillary’s health, Trump’s racism

Hillary’s health, Trump’s racism

For daring to ask Hillary Clinton several questions and follow-up questions about her disregard for national security in regard to her use of private ...

September 12th, 2016 updated: September 12th, 2016. |  


Old sports writer rides again

Old sports writer rides again

For the first time in a long time I covered a high school football game last week. It was not how I intended to spend my Friday evening when I woke up...

September 9th, 2016 updated: September 9th, 2016. |  


The old man and the baby

The old man and the baby

The old man sat down in the overstuffed chair while the rest of the family gathered in the kitchen and the other rooms in the large house, chatting, l...

September 5th, 2016 |  


The history of school dress code

The history of school dress code

Much like parents around the county, I shipped my kid off to school last week.Unlike many other parents around the county, I didn’t post the cla...

August 30th, 2016 updated: August 30th, 2016. |  


Colony plan good compromise

Colony plan good compromise

The latest plan in regard to the Colony Theatre seems like a good middle ground between trying to salvage the landmark and demolishing it completely.M...

August 29th, 2016 |