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May 28, 2016

One of the great benefits of living back in East Tennessee is the proximity to drive-in movie theaters. They are few and far between these days, and that's a shame.

Minutes from our home are two awesome drive-ins: State Line in Elizabethton and Twin City in Bristol. For my money, drive-...


Well deserved recognition and honors to leaders of many stripes

May 28, 2016

Laurels

To local leaders in community service, Raymond Reddrick and Leroy James for being recognized with the state’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine, an award recognizing exemplary service to the state of North Carolina and local communities. Reddrick is a retired educator, who worked...


Denying climate change no longer has legitimacy

May 27, 2016

Our elected officials often must make decisions on complex issues that include interrelationships of scientific, economic, historic, cultural and political factors. They are expected to gather and weigh the best information on these factors. Reasonable people might be expected to make different...


Seeking higher ground

May 27, 2016

A major sticking point among those opposing easier access to cannabidiol — the oil extracted from marijuana — for extremely ill Iowans has been the failure of the federal government to reclassify it for prescription use.

Ill Iowans and their supporters have been literally...