The Titanic visits Virginia Beach

The Titanic visits Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Va. is an old town. In fact, the Jamestown colonists first arrived in the area in 1607.The coast is lined with hotels and resorts, and...

December 13th, 2017 |  


My favorite Christmas gift is a quick checkout experience

My favorite Christmas gift is a quick checkout experience

By Gary Abernathy My first go-round this week at commenting on the relationship between customers and store clerks at some of the chain stores — ...

December 12th, 2017 updated: December 12th, 2017. |  


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. |