A few thoughts on a cold Sunday

A few thoughts on a cold Sunday

Damn, it’s cold out this morning. Probably some black ice on some of Floyd County’s secondary roads. Think I will wait until the thermometer hits 40 or so today (the forecast calls for a high of 44) before venturing out to pick up wife Amy’s meds. If...

Lots of anger and some threats over the years

As a newspaperman who has also written opinion columns for most of my professional life, I have also received threats over one column of another. One who disagreed cut the brake lines of my English sports car during my times as a reporter and columnist for The...
More jobs lost in Southwest Virginia

More jobs lost in Southwest Virginia

More job losses for The Roanoke Times, my first daily newspaper gig back in the 1960s. In August, the paper will move its printing operations to Lynchburg, where it will be printed by the News & Advance press.  Print advertising inserts of sale items will be...
Enemy of the State

Enemy of the State

I’m less than a year from reaching my seventh decade of living. At 69, I will turn 70 by the end of the year, if I’m still breathing and above ground. I do so as “an enemy of the state.” No, a local or state or federal grand jury has not handed...