Big thank you to uptown Hillsboro

It seems we are so quick to criticize, but very reluctant to give praise. I just want to say a big thank you to the uptown Hillsboro area for their ou...

September 27th, 2021 |  


Being a coach: What an honor

Being a coach: What an honor

About three years after moving to Wilmington, I found myself living the life of a single father. Danny was in the first grade. Josh was starting third...

September 24th, 2021 |  


Lending a hand when she can’t

Lending a hand when she can’t

It’s really quite a dramatic story how my wife broke her wrist last week.She was out in the savage animal’s natural habitat. In her quest ...

September 23rd, 2021 |  



Concerned with John Street fair traffic

Editor’s note — This letter was originally written to Wayne Bowman, a member of the gate committee at the Highland County Fair, before the...

September 23rd, 2021 |  


The monkish roots of brew

The monkish roots of brew

With the season of Oktoberfest already upon us, I thought this week I’d take a bit of a deep dive into that topical vat of beer. My subject choi...

September 22nd, 2021 |  


Life of Earth is changing

Life of Earth is changing

The dry west coast burned, and the east coast drowned in a deluge of water. Much of the rest of the country breathed in the smoke of the summer fires ...

September 21st, 2021 |  


Inexplicable occurrences

Inexplicable occurrences

My husband Peter and I were at my parents’ cabin in the woods. The weather was perfect for a bike ride so we took a long one. We had not all bee...

September 20th, 2021 |  


Baffled by fog-shrouded friends

Baffled by fog-shrouded friends

Wistful memories of days long past danced through my mind and a wry grin spread across my face, when I saw a Facebook post this week asking if anyone ...

September 17th, 2021 |  


Doctor went toward danger on 9/11

Doctor went toward danger on 9/11

It’s 20 years later, but Dr. David Lamont describes it as vividly as if it happened yesterday.The Bath High School graduate was 27 and working i...

September 16th, 2021 |  


Invisible enemy in our midst

Invisible enemy in our midst

Prior to starting to medical school, I recall reading the phase, “May you be born during interesting times.”Like the vast majority of you ...

September 15th, 2021 |