Women athletes deserve credit they are due

Women athletes deserve credit they are due

Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú, aka the “Iron Lady,” swam the race of her life on Aug. 6, claiming Olympic gold and shattering a wo...

August 19th, 2016 |  


A veteran contemplates Aug. 18

August 18 is not a particularly meaningful day in the history books. Certainly not a holiday — religious, secular, national, or otherwise. And y...

August 18th, 2016 |  


Camp iRock puts effort where it’s needed

I had a chance to visit Camp iRock toward the end of July. It is a combination school district-YMCA-United Way summer camp with the focus on reading i...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Addiction can be beaten

I found Alex Saitta’s letter, on the growing meth problem in the county, to be very insightful. Alex is a problem solver, I think we would all b...

August 10th, 2016 |  


We count on the mail

I got the mail today. A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. (Wonder what that w...

August 9th, 2016 |  


Camp iRock is a true blessing

Camp iRock is a true blessing

I simply can’t believe it. After a year of planning, recruiting, fundraising … with a little anxiety thrown in … Camp iRock is over....

August 5th, 2016 |  


Give baseball the credit it’s due

Give baseball the credit it’s due

Recently, I was asked to cover the Big League World Series, an assignment to which I readily agreed. I’d never covered baseball before, but I kn...

August 5th, 2016 |  


Pumpkin spiced coffee, football and politics

Pumpkin spiced coffee, football and politics

The first week of August has arrived, which means it’s time to begin preparing for fall and all the wonderful things that come with it. Things l...

August 4th, 2016 |  


FIRE has strong showing at nationals

What outstanding folks we have in this area. When our 12 and under Carolina One Volleyball Team qualified for the 2016 USAV Junior Nationals in Indian...

August 3rd, 2016 |  


Addiction is no laughing matter

Addiction is no laughing matter

My sister-in-law posted an old photograph that she had found of my brother on Facebook a few days ago … and it broke my heart. Not a normal reac...

July 29th, 2016 |