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Lawmakers must rein in the president

September 7, 2013 “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” — Isaac Asimov “I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.” — George McGovern We live in perilous times. more »»

Eggy face preferable to disaster

September 7, 2013 For the time being, President Barack Obama slowed the rush to conflict in the Middle East. more »»

You can’t go home again

August 31, 2013 I have experienced a long, long list of emotions over the past eight months. In January my sister, Juanita, suffered a fatal heart attack. She was in a coma until Feb. 1, when she passed away. more »»

Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Einstein’s concept of imagination is valuable for parents and teachers. Too often they worry about test scores without realizing

August 31, 2013 Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Einstein’s concept of imagination is valuable for parents and teachers. more »»

Consumers should pick TV channels

August 31, 2013 Cultural trends can be confusing, conflicting and troubling, and we see that in today’s TV programming. more »»

Turning back the clock?

August 31, 2013 For Republicans, Barack Obama’s election and re-election have been events that they yearned to reverse. more »»

States can take control of Washington

August 24, 2013 Symbols are sometimes powerful. Last Sunday morning, the preacher emphasized a point in his sermon by waving his Bible in the air. It looked tattered. Well-used. more »»

Dems lose touch with workers

August 24, 2013 Democrats face a daunting task in 2016, as they contemplate a new leader for the party. more »»

River boats on the Little Kanawha

August 24, 2013 If you think that American river boats only navigated great rivers like the Mississippi, come to the Fair at the Crossroads at Kump Center August 31st to see models of the river boats that once... more »»

Kids set to return to school

August 17, 2013 Hello from Barbour County! Summer has come to a close, and it’s now time for kids and teachers to go back to school. School in Barbour County begins on Aug. 22. more »»

Bezos could put the Post back on track

August 17, 2013 Many in the Fourth Estate were recently saddened by news that The Washington Post and related publications are being sold to Jeffrey P. Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon. more »»

Is party over for the Tea Partiers?

August 17, 2013 After the Tea Party’s ascendancy, attention is now being paid to those traditional conservatives like John McCain and Tom Coburn who want some co-operation with President Barack Obama. more »»

U.S. must rethink its foreign policy

August 10, 2013 The Arab world is on fire, and 19 U.S. embassies have been closed all week as a result of threats from al-Qaeda. more »»

U.S. needs to get house in order

August 10, 2013 When the Arab “spring” spread from Tunis to Egypt in 2011, there was a sense of triumphalism among interventions of all types - Liberal or Conservative. more »»

‘Hoodwinked in Richmond’ set to debut

August 3, 2013 “Hoodwinked in Richmond,” an original one-act play by Jane Birdsong, will debut at 2 p.m., Aug. 31, at Kump Education Center in Elkin. more »»

Speak up; we can stop ObamaCare

August 3, 2013 The 113th Congress has adjourned, thankfully. more »»

Obama remains a polarizing figure

August 3, 2013 For Barack Obama, his fifth year must seem a dull repeat. Once more a tour around the country to drum up support for initiatives seemingly permanently stalled in Congres. more »»

Fruit harvest promises fine dining

August 3, 2013 As early morning coolness greets us and our summer begins to slip away, we see welcome sights dotting our countryside with the appearance of farmers market fresh fruit varieties that promise the bes... more »»

Year of firsts for FFA students

August 2, 2013 First words, first love, first kiss, first day at school and first steps are all milestones which are special to those who witness or are a part of these events. more »»

Obama hits the road for Obamacare

July 27, 2013 President Barack Obama is oftentimes a national embarrassment, and last Wednesday was one of those times. more »»



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