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Firefighters air grievances at South Hill meeting

Nearly a year after members of the South Hill Volunteer Fire Department ousted longtime fire chief Rosser Wells, members of the department say he and town officials are harassing them…


Mecklenburg supes get draft budget plan for $240.5 million, but no tax hike


Comets slip past Bassett

Pick up 1-0 victory in a pitcher’s duel





Southside’s new jewel

Let’s pick up an item from last week’s front page ...

Measures of justice

I don’t have anything special to add to the conversation in the aftermath of Tuesday’s guilty verdict for the racist Minneapolis police officer who murdered George Floyd, except to express the same emotions that so many others have articulated more gracefully than I’ll ever manage — relief, gratitude, joy leavened with sadness, and a small measure of hope.

Overdue break from the past

Honest question, hoping that readers will weigh in with honest answers: Which do you think is worse, legalized gambling or legalized marijuana?

New directions

Let’s see in how many directions this thing can fly off the handle:

Close to home

A link to an article that ran this week in The Washington Post came over my email and I couldn’t bear to click. It was titled, “He said he was going to watch cartoons. Instead, he opened his dad’s gun safe.”

Just around the corner

Ever hop on a flight or get invited to a party and find yourself rubbing shoulders with a famous person in the news? Yeah, me neither.

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