Reader upset with runaway General Assembly

To the editor,I am writing today because I am distressed at the convening of the second day of the special session of the North Carolina Legislature.A...

December 18th, 2016 |  


Take the time for a second letter

Take the time for a second letter

Once upon a time, a very young Marcel Proust published his first book, a collection of stories and sketches called “Pleasures and Regrets.”...

December 15th, 2016 |  


Gov. McCrory and his great triumph

Gov. McCrory and his great triumph

Last week Gov. Pat McCrory conceded his defeat in the state election.A day or two later a Facebook friend posted a story from Forbes that bragged on M...

December 15th, 2016 |  


What do you think about the Starbucks coming to Mount Airy? .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; } .neFil...

December 10th, 2016 |  


Yes, Virginia, they’re banning books

Yes, Virginia, they’re banning books

Though I wouldn’t favor either, a ban on classic novels in schools might be more acceptable if the detractors also targeted rap song lyrics that...

December 9th, 2016 |  


Prologue to the Gospel of John: John The Baptist

Prologue to the Gospel of John: John The Baptist

A man came, he was sent by God.His name was John.He came as a witness,to bear witness to the light,so that everyone might believethrough him.He was no...

December 9th, 2016 |  


No reindeer, no sleigh, no pizza

No reindeer, no sleigh, no pizza

It may be a little early for the obligatory “Christmas ain’t what it used to be” column in which an old geezer like myself moans and...

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


My childhood attempt at crime

My childhood attempt at crime

I read an article Tuesday where parents talked about some of the foolish ways young children tried to pull a fast one on their parents.Some were quite...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Ten best holiday meal planning tips

Ten best holiday meal planning tips

Let’s face it. When your 20 guests arrive for Christmas dinner, are they going to see the back of your disheveled head as you run from the room ...

December 6th, 2016 |  


Street Scene

Street Scene

Are you spending more or less this Christmas season, and why? .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; } .neF...

December 3rd, 2016 updated: December 4th, 2016. |