Day: August 6, 2015

A busy weekend

The weekend approaches and music dominates the scene, as it often does this time of year. The Old Times Fiddlers’ Convention in Galax continues Friday

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An apology tour

Jim Echols, the city editor at The Roanoke Times when I joined the paper in 1965, used to say “there are three sides to every story: Your side, my side and the facts.”

Sometimes I forget that piece of advice when passions overtake reason. I’m guilty of it more often than not and, when you write an opinion column along with covering news, I have a bad habit of getting on roll.

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An apology

A deputy sheriff in Floyd County questioned me about quotes attributed to Kanawha Valley Arena owner Tommy Brown.  He felt the quotes were wrong. I

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