Thank you, from all of us

Thank you, from all of us

Some things seem to go hand-in-hand, and for as long as I can remember, attending a Hillsboro basketball game and seeing Galen Neal sitting at the sco...

December 8th, 2017 |  


The little red Arvin radio

My mom had a small, red Arvin radio that sat on top of our refrigerator for as long as I can remember. My family would play it every morning as we ate...

December 6th, 2017 |  


A last look at Hillsboro City Council races

A last look at Hillsboro City Council races

Now that the results are final after the validity of provisional votes was determined, let’s take a last look at the outcome of Hillsboro City C...

December 4th, 2017 |  


Where could that thing be?

Where could that thing be?

Running, or more accurately slowly jogging, up and down a basketball court while officiating some youth games on a recent Saturday I caught a familiar...

December 1st, 2017 |  


We remember Lee Hendee

We remember Lee Hendee

Is Seneca Falls, New York, the inspiration for Bedford Falls, the fictional mill town setting for “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Frank Cap...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Can’t afford Christmas? You’re not alone

Can’t afford Christmas? You’re not alone

A friend posted on social media that her family cannot afford a Christmas tree, and feeling depressed, said she cannot afford Christmas this year. Ano...

November 29th, 2017 updated: November 29th, 2017. |  


The Hounds of the Road

The Hounds of the Road

Natural Bridge is nestled in the mountains and rests within a gorge in Rockbridge County, Va. It’s midway between Lexington and Roanoke, and har...

November 28th, 2017 updated: November 28th, 2017. |  


A forward-looking project that’s already paying dividends

A forward-looking project that’s already paying dividends

A great example of a forward-looking project that originally brought ridicule but is already proving its worth is the Hobart-Carl Smith Drive road.The...

November 27th, 2017 updated: November 27th, 2017. |  


An open letter on suffering, giving

An open letter on suffering, giving

This report I read recently sent a chill down my spine.A video published by CNN appeared to depict a slave auction in Libya, where migrants fleeing co...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Be grateful, even with challenges

Be grateful, even with challenges

There are some moments when it is easy to feel immensely grateful.For me, I think of the day, four years ago, when my son Brad Jr. was born. Or when I...

November 22nd, 2017 |