A tale of two states

From the News and ObserverFormer North Carolina Sen. John Edwards turned the phrase as he campaigned as the Democratic vice presidential candidate in ...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Atkinson will be hard act to follow

The announcement came as a bit of a shock: Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson, who has spent 32 years working in the sheriff’s office in one c...

March 26th, 2017 |  


Reader takes exception to column

To the Editor,It is with tired disappointment that I type this message, a response to Jeff Linville’s so-called opinion piece titled “Wher...

March 26th, 2017 |  


Street Scene

Street Scene

Why is the Republican-led Congress having such a hard time repealing Obamacare? .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin: 0px 0...

March 26th, 2017 |  


‘Tis the season for a tax horror story

‘Tis the season for a tax horror story

Most everyone has an “IRS horror story” to tell, and mine isn’t so much centered on well-documented problems with the Internal Reven...

March 25th, 2017 |  


A lifelong obsession with dirt and the ongoing quest for homegrown ratatouille

A lifelong obsession with dirt and the ongoing quest for homegrown ratatouille

This time of year as the air begins to warm and the days to lengthen, I am obsessed by the idea of growing my own food.The conversion of dirt, water a...

March 24th, 2017 updated: March 24th, 2017. |  


The Good Shepherd and His Sheep – Part 4

The Good Shepherd and His Sheep – Part 4

The Lord Jesus Christ said in John’s Gospel, chapter 10, “I am the Good Shepherd.” One can look at His life and ministry to see how ...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Foxx proposal a big step toward genetic profiling

Over the years there have been countless movies, novels, and short stories built around the theme of misuse of genetics to discriminate against indivi...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Dating scene nothing like the sitcoms

Dating scene nothing like the sitcoms

Ever been watching a sitcom and think to yourself, “This could never happen in real life”?I don’t mean the absurd circumstances like...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Trump’s budget cuts a good start

Trump’s budget cuts a good start

Since I’m no longer involved in politics I may now call things as I see them.Those who remain involved in that sport don’t have that oppor...

March 21st, 2017 |