We heard talk at the public comment meeting before the board of supervisors earlier this month about the need for a “militia” and a promise to actively resist any attempt from the new Democratically-controlled Virginia government to enact measures on gun control.
Don Imus, the high-school dropout who helped start the “shock jock” movement in radio and became a “must appear” for politicians as he made millions trading insults and slinging racists epithets that got him fired time and again over a career that spanned more than 50 years, died in a hospital in College Station, Tex.
Today marks the 15th Christmas that wife Amy and I have celebrated here at our Blue Ridge Mountain home in Floyd County, Virginia. We closed on the purchase of the house on Dec. 1, 2004, and officially moved in on Dec. 24 after Sam Hancock completed new flooring in the entry alcove and dining room
‘Tis the holiday season. Enjoy Christmas or Hanukkah, if you prefer. Either way, the last weekend of 2019 also brings music and other events.
Four decades ago, on Dec. 15, 1979, Amy and I stood before the Rev. Lawrence Jackman in Alton, Illinois, to take the vows to become man and wife. We had become a dating couple more than a year before after meeting to become cast members of a charity melodrama for Alton Little Theater’s summer fundraiser.