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 |  


Her vote didn’t count, but it represents hope for Hillsboro

Her vote didn’t count, but it represents hope for Hillsboro

Thank you, Isabelle Bourne. You represent hope for the future of Hillsboro.Isabelle is the student representative on the Hillsboro City Schools Board ...

November 20th, 2017 |  


We honor our veterans with music

We honor our veterans with music

Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones reminded us that “Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, ...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Solutions journalism is here for your community

Solutions journalism is here for your community

Have you ever considered working as a reporter or journalist? I’ve met a lot of folks who have told me that they would like to. Sometimes people...

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


Current council has duties; enjoyable visits here and elsewhere

Current council has duties; enjoyable visits here and elsewhere

While we await final results from last Tuesday in local races that are so close they won’t be decided until provisional votes are considered, le...

November 13th, 2017 updated: November 13th, 2017. |  


Here’s to you, John Wend

Here’s to you, John Wend

I do not know when or where I first met John Wend, but I am certain it was at some kind of ball game somewhere. John passed away last week at the age ...

November 10th, 2017 |  


Trying to make sense of it all

Trying to make sense of it all

One of the more important lessons my mother has taught me in my 35 years on this earth is, “if you can’t say something nice, don’t s...

November 7th, 2017 |