Moving on but not forgetting

Moving on but not forgetting

It has struck me often in the past decade or so as I watched classmates of the late Anna Reno, and others of all ages, walk around uptown Hillsboro. I...

April 20th, 2018 |  


The men of the Flying Boxcars

The men of the Flying Boxcars

The Wilmington News Journal, a sister publication of The Times-Gazette, is publishing a daily story on the 1964 air tragedy through Saturday, the day ...

April 18th, 2018 |  


No place else I’d rather be

No place else I’d rather be

As you sat there last Monday morning, looking at the layer of snow on the ground in front of you and realizing Easter was behind you, everyone would h...

April 17th, 2018 |  



An interesting week in local politics

An interesting week in local politics

There’s never a dull moment in local politics, and last week was no exception. Three items of interest…Gary LewisIt took nearly four weeks...

April 16th, 2018 |  


The battle was over ballots

The battle was over ballots

A road trip with my late brother, Jim, was always an adventure, and usually not uneventful.He was an ideal traveling companion — fun loving, fun...

April 11th, 2018 |  


A few things about autism

A few things about autism

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Earlier last week was World Autism Awareness Day.My awareness of autism spectrum disorder is not limited to ...

April 10th, 2018 |  


Satan and his minions plan the apocalypse

Satan and his minions plan the apocalypse

The following column originally appeared June 26, 2012.“The time has arrived for us to bring about the final destruction of the world,” Sa...

April 9th, 2018 |  


He speaks in the seasons

He speaks in the seasons

Of all the voices the Almighty uses to speak to his children, I find the changing seasons to be one of the most subtle and holy.There is warmth and li...

April 6th, 2018 |  


Everyone can skate, but can you?

Everyone can skate, but can you?

“Do you think I can skate?” I asked the burley man with the big smile standing inside Roller Haven’s skate storeroom.“Everyone...

April 4th, 2018 |  


There are two ways to be an auditor. This way works best.

There are two ways to be an auditor. This way works best.

Serving as an elected auditor of a municipality or county can be a peaceful, low-stress job.You have clerks who handle the bulk of the day-to-day acti...

April 2nd, 2018 |