Abnormal ears found in cornfields

Abnormal ears found in cornfields

Harvest progress was halted abruptly with several inches of rain last week. Only a limited amount of field work was seen by late week.Looking forward,...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Downtown Redevelopment Districts, and uptown, downtown, even at the fairground

Downtown Redevelopment Districts, and uptown, downtown, even at the fairground

When any municipality has the opportunity to attach Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to a project or district, the only question should be, “How so...

October 16th, 2017 updated: October 16th, 2017. |  


At home down on the farm

At home down on the farm

For most of my life I was never much of an animal owner. It’s not that I don’t like animals, I really do. Maybe it’s because I was n...

October 13th, 2017 |  



Johnny Paycheck and Clinton County

Johnny Paycheck and Clinton County

Gary Abernathy’s recent article in The Times Gazette about the new television show detailing the wild life and times of country music star and G...

October 11th, 2017 |  


From Paycheck show, Rocky has a new official portrait

From Paycheck show, Rocky has a new official portrait

I enjoyed the Mike Judge show on Cinemax about Johnny Paycheck from the “Tales From the Tour Bus” series, even though it was riddled with ...

October 9th, 2017 updated: October 9th, 2017. |  


Maybe I’m just old-school

Maybe I’m just old-school

Maybe I’m just old-school. Maybe I’m completely politically incorrect. Maybe I’m just plain ignorant. Maybe I don’t care.Regar...

October 6th, 2017 |  


I’m sorry if you offended me

I’m sorry if you offended me

I’m sorry if you’ve ever said something offensive about me and I didn’t notice.I’m sure that’s happened, and the more ti...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


No, it shouldn’t be that way

No, it shouldn’t be that way

When my office phone line rang the other day it was a slow news day, and I was hoping someone might be calling with a story idea.Instead, the elderly-...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Murphy Theatre a community treasure

Murphy Theatre a community treasure

Mary Lou Sprowle, a former Wilmington resident, loves the Murphy Theatre. During her Wilmington years, she lived just down the street near the old Gre...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Another sequel; Trump v. the NFL; Skyping with future journalists

Another sequel; Trump v. the NFL; Skyping with future journalists

More sequelsAfter Drew Hastings’ trial ended last November with his acquittal, I don’t know about you, but I was exhausted with five years...

September 25th, 2017 |