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Relinquish your seat, Commissioner Yokeley

To the Editor, Putting aside the fact that our elected officials were blindsided by the terms of a recent $1.73 million federal grant they accepted…

Fireflies mark warming spring nights

Fireflies zooming across the deck and porch There are many fireflies as we come to the end of May. They are flying lower than usual…

Sometimes, you win when you wait

Rulers, scholars, and commoners — history shows people from all walks of life have made errors in judgement that cost them something. In the Shakespearean…

Glad commissioners made a stand

To the Editor, Thank goodness Surry County Commissioners have some sense. Larry Johnson probably has stock in Coca Cola; ergo, his attempt to abstain on…

White privilege or simple values?

To the Editor, Recently we’ve been told by the Democrat-Left that financial success in the U.S. is due to ‘white privilege,’ meaning whites are better-connected…

What harvest can you expect?

A favorite hobby of mine, that I share with many others, is working in a garden. There’s a wonderful feeling as you get out on…

Many are underdogs at some point

Everyone loves an underdog story; A tale of someone who had the odds stacked against him, surrounded by people telling him it can’t be done,…

A plant for all seasons

The colorful and beautiful Columbine During the cold winter days, the perennial Columbine certainly looks like it is dead, but when March arrives it produces…

From hyphens to hate to race-based hypocrisy

The president of the United States of America believes the nation is systemically racist. The vice president of the United States believes one of the…