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Opinion

Editorial: Music can bring back memories

It’s amazing how music can affect us. Just a line from a song can remind us of a loved one who has passed, remind us ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Mule Days a festival like no other

Yee haw. Yee haw. Clippity clop, clippity clop. I went to sleep hearing those sounds one weekend every year for four years. I smelled the ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: ‘Come and listen to a story about a cat with no name’

My apologies to Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and lovers of “The Ballad of Jed Clampitt” everywhere, but here it is: “Come and listen to ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial — Town board members need to better understand their roles

Sarge Butters’ removal from the Mocksville Police Department created quite the stir. It wasn’t entirely necessary. The decision came to the desk of Town Manager ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Let the manager’s home stay in county

Mocksville town board members are considering annexing a residential lot about a half mile from the current town limits. It’s a bad idea. Sure, it’s ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Reminiscing about our farming legacy

I bumped into Edwin Boger the other day at the store. We reminisced. It made me remember that our past is not only important, it’s ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Recycling profits dwindling

We’re trashy. Really trashy. But to make up for all of the throw-away things we use on a daily basis, we recycle. We love to ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Jeremy Walker another reason to be DC proud

As a lifelong baseball fan, Wednesday, July 24, was a day to remember. Two players from Davie County were on the same field in a ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: “I know what this country needs; homegrown tomatoes in every yard you see”

It’s that time of year again to pay homage to one of the most versatile vegetables, or fruits — we’ll get to that later — ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

A trip to the beach more complicated, but better

A trip to the beach with the family was a wonderful distraction last week. Relaxing. Fun. Bonding. Growing up in the ’60s, I remember we ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial — Wagon train a good lesson in U.S. history

I went on a wagon train a couple of weeks ago. Not a big one. Just 60 or 70 wagons and about that many people, ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Leave fireworks to the experts

I love fireworks. Don’t ask me why, because it doesn’t make any sense. Probably my first experience at handling fireworks came when I was a ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Grimes Parker deserves most recent honor

Who wants to spend a week with a bunch of elementary age kids all excited about being out of school for the summer? In a ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Being a kid today ain’t what it used to be

Summer vacation ain’t what it used to be. Better? You decide. One thing has remained the same, however; summer vacation is on the minds of ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Remembering the best dad ever

Unfortunately, I’ve been called a mother more than I have a father. But that’s for another story. Father’s Day is Sunday, a time to celebrate ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Use social media for the positive; and a true hero

Oh, the power of social media. It can influence elections. It can influence minds. It can influence our lives in ways we don’t even realize. ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Let’s hope sale of Village goes as purchasers say 

County commissioners were caught by surprise last month when representatives from Montage Living came to visit at their regular monthly meeting. They needed an official ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Red poppies a deserving symbol of Memorial Day

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Mothers deserve love and respect every single day

Thanks, mom. All too often, we’re way too old before we say this. Mother’s Day was last Sunday, a day we set aside our own ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Drone operators need to show some responsibility

Isn’t technology wonderful. It’s only been a dozen or so years since the first smart phone as we know it hit the market. Now, they’re ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Is growing older really just a state of mind?

They say that being old is a state of mind. Maybe, but there’s a lot more to it than that. I’ve always gone by the ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Crosswalks need better markings; motorists need to obey the law

Sometimes, it takes a tragedy, which in itself, is another tragedy. Such is the case with the crosswalks in Downtown Mocksville. A woman died after ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Sara Campbell: ‘Mrs. Enterprise’

A newspaper and some conversation. The newspaper part was optional. Sara Campbell, Mrs. Enterprise, died last week. She had worked at the newspaper for 67 ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Gardeners love to complain about the rain, or lack thereof

We gardeners love to complain about the weather. And for good reason. The winter rains made it nearly impossible to get the soil ready for ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Take the United Way survey; respect initiative reaches Africa

From time to time, we’re asked to complete a survey so a government or community agency can know more about us — what we want ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Obama and Trump on the same page? Thank veterans

Can you believe that former President Barack Obama and current President Donald Trump support the same cause? It’s true. Next week, on March 29, the ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Access to good music makes life here better for all

I love live music. And while economic developers tout Davie County as the perfect place for business because of the roads and location between major ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:00 am

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