Tag: News

All the news that’s fit to read

At 10:04 a.m. Thursday, I started browsing newspapers and media web sites while eating breakfast at Bob Evans restaurant in Wytheville, VA.

By the time the plate that arrived filled with a spicy omelette, hash browns and wheat toast sat empty as the waitress filled the coffee cup for the umpteenth time. I had finished reading articles in the New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Roanoke Times, CNN, MSNBC, Newsweek and Time.

Where did I get all those papers and/or TV access? Online, of course, not on a laptop or a tablet, but the screen of my iPhone 7 wit the feed via Wi-FI provided by the restaurant.

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Shooting, firing and sex topped 2016 news

We head into the final week of 2016, finishing the year in controversy but heading into another 12 months of much concern, controversy and consternation.

In Floyd County, we wrap up a year that saw a shooting of a deputy, firing of a controversial school superintendent, news of sexual abuse by a hardware store employee in Harrisonburg who talked a county high school student to pose nude and pleasure herself on a webcam and smartphone and merger of Floyd’s local bank with one in Grayson County.

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Enough already!

Time to get back to basics. It’s been a hectic and, in many ways, interesting year so far. Nationally, election of a political neophyte and

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Yes, it’s cold outside…

We finally fired up our heating system last night. Good thing. The thermometer sits at 20 degrees on our back porch this morning.

Guess winter is rapidly approaching

Looks like adding anti-gel and winter supplement to the tractor Saturday afternoon.

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Why I do what I do

Threats, criticisms and personal attacks go with the territory when you cover news.  When a shooter killed John Lennon many years ago, I wrote about

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