Day: December 20, 2015

Don’t like ‘the media?’ That’s your problem

Randy Hallman, a friend from high school days and son of the couple who guided me into a career as a newspaperman, has long reported for The Richmond Times-Dispatch and was also an acknowledged sportswriter who covered NASCAR in its formative days. Like many of us who love our profession and has watched it supplanted

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School boss’s temper spotlighted

Embattled Floyd County School Superintendent Kevin Harris, whose hair-trigger temper and prevalent ego gets him into embarrassing public stunts, is a recipient of one of the “Dano” awards from Roanoke Times columnist Dan Casey in Sunday’s paper .  A Dano is a tribute to something stupid by someone. Writes Casey: The Dano for Best Intimidation

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Confederate display issue continues

Looks like things Confederate, or the desire to purge them from American society, will continue into 2016. New Orleans kept the debate brewing this week with Mayor Mitch Landrieu signing a new law to remove statutes of Gen. Robert E. Lee, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard.  Also slated for removal is a monument

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