Writing about death is never easy

In more than a half-century of reporting news, the hardest stories to write have always been about death. In the 1960s, as a young reporter for The Roanoke Times, one of my assignments for the paper required contacting the families of soldiers killed in Vietnam to obtain information for stories about their deaths. I encountered […]

Amy joins the motorcycle ranks

Amy Thompson is now a licensed motorcycle rider after having completed the three-wheel “trike and sidecar” class at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg. We are now in the market for a three-wheeler for her, preferably a Can-Am that has two wheels in the front. Related articles Trikes are on the rise in motorcycle culture […]