Clinging to chances for hope

Thankfully, there is Circuit Court on this warmer than normal Tuesday here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia. In court, I can concentrate on covering news about crimes against society: Breaking and entering, grand larceny, drug abuse as well as probation violations from those convicted on other criminal actions. It will give some […]

Misdirected anger

  Perhaps, as a reflection of society in general, an anger exists in Floyd County and surrounding Southwestern Virginia nowadays, an attitude of “I’m fed up and I’m not going to take it anymore.” We see anger is violence against each other.  We see torment, both mental and physical, of others with different ancestries, different […]

Jimmy Carter walks away from religious bias

Jimmy Carter was one of the most religious men to serve as President of the United States.  He was a lifelong Southern Baptist. But Carter has left the church.  Like a growing number of Americans, he finds organized religion has “a twisted interpretation of the word of God.” Writing in TheAge.Com, Carter says: I have […]