Opinion: Columnists View All »

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

JANARD: What I want for Christmas? For sickness to leave Rutherford County

I was lying prone in the doorway of the upstairs bathroom when I had the revelation: wouldn't it be fabulous if doctors made house calls again? 

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 10:29 AM

JONES: Christmas lights up the world

I am so amazed by the Christmas lights; the beautiful arrangements in store fronts, and the imaginative décor at various homes. 

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 09:59 AM

People matter the most

Death and funerals are a weird thing, but I've learned that what keeps you going is the people around you.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

HOOD: Wake up with a start up

The U.S. economy continues to recover from the depths of the Great Recession, and North Carolina continues to recover at a faster rate than the national average.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Christmas Eve at Grandma's house

I have never had to go over the river and through the wood to get to Grandma's house. In my childhood hometown of Rochester, N.Y. it was instead by way of icy roads and along snow-covered canopies.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 11:06 AM

DUPUY: We are a nation of laws

Torture is illegal. Period. End of debate. There is no legal, moral or probable justification for torture.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

WAGNER: You are going to need a bigger eraser

It happens every year about this time; it is as predictable as the rising of the sun. No, it is not Christmas to which I am referring.  

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 08:01 AM

MCKOOL: Getting to the root

The other day I met the ideal person that I love to work with. There was a man who came into the store looking for a supplement to help control his diabetes.  

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 10:21 AM

GUEST COLUMN: Housing Partnership continuing mission

Twenty years ago, a new organization formed here in Rutherford County – a grassroots effort of individuals who saw a need and responded. 

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 09:08 AM

CLARK: One excuse is just as good as another

As a new father, one thing I have learned a great deal about in the last three years is the number of excuses kids can come up with to not do anything.