Cops and teachers: Underpaid and under appreciated

Events this week remind of two professions that provide a great service for all of us and get very little in return when it comes to salary and benefits. The tragic shooting of four deputies in Buchanan County — with two dead, one clinging to life and the fourth in serious condition — should send […]

A back room deal by Floyd's school board

It’s damned embarrassing to pick up a copy of The Roanoke Times and find a story that should have been ours.  I have nothing against the Times. I worked there in the 60s. Shawna Morrison, who covers courts, is a good friend. So are some others. But picking up the New River Current this past […]