A letter to Santa Claus

A letter to Santa Claus

It’s that time of year when it somehow does not seem quite right to write a column about anything except the holidays, so here we go.Someone ask...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


Eventful year for local columnist

Eventful year for local columnist

I was introduced to Gary Abernathy, the publisher and editor of The (Hillsboro) Times-Gazette, twice. My first introduction came through his writing, ...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Can the GOP finally deliver?

Can the GOP finally deliver?

Everything we see and read indicates optimism from Republican leadership that the House and Senate are on the verge this week of passing a tax reform ...

December 18th, 2017 |  



The magic of Christmas

The magic of Christmas

Walking into my living room after work one evening this week I was surprised to find my 24-year-old son and my wife watching “The Polar Express,...

December 15th, 2017 updated: December 15th, 2017. |  


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 |