Steve Jones makes one last tackle

Steve Jones makes one last tackle

He was raised by his grandmother in a trailer in Hoagland, his friends say, and if you didn’t know him well, you might have thought Steve Jones ...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


Dad released from two jails

Dad released from two jails

Years ago, the city of Wilmington operated an old jail.The previous Wilmington City Building, now torn down, housed a jail in the back of the building...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Shane Wilkin an unlikely anti-establishment candidate

Shane Wilkin an unlikely anti-establishment candidate

Shane Wilkin won’t formally announce his candidacy for state representative from the 91st District until sometime next week. But he took out pet...

January 29th, 2018 updated: January 29th, 2018. |  



Some lessons not in a classroom

Some lessons not in a classroom

When the gymnasium lights went out and a single spotlight beam flashed across the floor, I figured things were about to get good. But when a name was ...

January 26th, 2018 |  


Darkest hour and finest hour

Darkest hour and finest hour

It was a dark time.In early 1940, Hitler had invaded France and Belgium, who were now on the cusp of surrendering. Simultaneously, every periscope and...

January 24th, 2018 |  


Government too hungry to shut down; reflections on Fox in Hillsboro

Government too hungry to shut down; reflections on Fox in Hillsboro

The so-called “government shutdown” ended Monday afternoon after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer recognized that the Democrats were p...

January 22nd, 2018 updated: January 22nd, 2018. |  


A friend on a snowy night

A friend on a snowy night

Sometimes when I get off of work on a Friday evening I like to hop in my car, tune the radio to a ball game, head for a country road and let the sight...

January 19th, 2018 |  


Mister Rogers and snow Spring St.

Mister Rogers and snow Spring St.

There is peacefulness about snow. The snow came last week as it always does, and shares what it wants to share with us regardless of what the weatherm...

January 17th, 2018 |  


‘Fox & Friends’ visit to Hillsboro should be fun

‘Fox & Friends’ visit to Hillsboro should be fun

If the creek don’t rise and the snow and ice take a break – and all signs (forecasts) look good — Momma’s West Main Café ...

January 15th, 2018 updated: January 15th, 2018. |  


Saying goodbye to old friends

Saying goodbye to old friends

The fireplace crackled as the large grandfather clock in our living room slowly ticked away the old year. The old clock began to strike midnight as th...

January 10th, 2018 |