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Letter to the Editor

Subscriber onlyVFW says thank you Continue reading...

Glen Campbell struggles with Alhzeimers

Subscriber onlyWe watched the special Glen Campbell show on CNN Sunday night. It was called "I'll Be Me." Continue reading...

Happy Birthday, America!

JULY 4TH HAS MANY MEANINGS, BUT STILL REVERED AS HOLIDAY

Subscriber onlyI guess if the headline didn't give it away, this weekend we should all say "Happy Birthday, America." Continue reading...

The movement to remove

Subscriber onlyThere is a strong movement underway in these parts -- a movement to remove all vestiges of the Confederacy from the South. It begins with removing its most noticeable symbol, the Stars and Bars. This was the battle flag used by the 11 seceding Southern States, and it probably should have been retired long ago and removed from any official capacity on April 9, 1865. Robert E. Lee surrendered his forces to Ulysses S. Grant that day at Appomattox Courthouse. But it wasn't retired and now the time has come. It has been forced upon us by a simple-minded, hate-filled murderer who championed it while committing an almost unspeakable crime, the cold-blooded killing of nine innocent people in Charleston, S.C., during a Bible study. Continue reading...

The Dawn Hill that was ... and could be

Subscriber onlyThis is about the Dawn Hill I've known and what I hope it can be and will be. It's written from the heart. I'll delve into a little history, most of it based on fact and some based on recollection. I am definitely an interested party and not just an observer since I've lived at Dawn Hill for 17 years and I've known about the community and golf course for well over 30 years. The front page story about Dawn Hill in the June 10 issue of the Herald-Leader was both interesting and factual -- up to a point. Continue reading...

Senseless murders in Carolina

Subscriber onlyI was going to begin my column today by saying there is so much in the news of the day for me to opine on that I wasn't sure where to begin. Then came the tragic news about the horrific shooting in South Carolina. Wow. What a dreadful, heinous crime; nine people murdered in cold blood by a vicious, spiteful racist. How can anyone hate so much? It is unfathomable and totally beyond my comprehension. Continue reading...

The South Carolina church shooting

Subscriber onlyThe shooting of nine black worshippers at their church during a prayer meeting is an obscenity beyond words. Once more, a hate-filled loser opened fire on innocent people, assembled to worship God, in this case. The admitted killer, Dylann Roof, says he was trying to rid the world of blacks and to start a black-white race war. Continue reading...

Letter to the Editor

Subscriber onlyThank you to Gary Baird Continue reading...

'Open carry' makes most folks nervous

Act 746 oF 2013 is not clear; toting a gun for no reason, isn’t either

Subscriber onlyRight up front, Gentle Readers, I am NOT opposed to the 2nd Amendment which grants us all the right to "...bear arms.." in the context of the Constitution. Continue reading...