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Editorial: Summer time, and the livin’ is not-so easy 

Summer time, and the livin’ is easy. At one point in my life, I may have believed that. The heat and humidity this area gets ... Read more

7 days ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Editorial: Rude hospital patients and stupid commercials

Being in a hospital bed for days is, to say the least, boring. Boring may not be the right word for being in a hospital. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Buice column: Residential development: Is it a losing proposition?

Like many others in Clemmons, Allen Daniel wasn’t real happy when he heard that the village was considering raising the tax rate from 11.5 cents ... Read more

1 month ago by Jim Buice.

Editorial: Golf is fun playing with right people 

I once loved to play golf. Two or three times a week, sometimes more, I would hit the links just to knock a little ball ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Editorial: Fire service changing in rural areas 

You work third shift, and you’ve put in a long, hard night at work. You get home, ready to relax, but the kids are just ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Buice column: RiverRun’s drive-in closing a hit

After enjoying quite a few films during the RiverRun International Film Festival in 2019, I looked forward to even more last year. But then along ... Read more

2 months ago by Jim Buice.

Editorial: Remember Greenwood? I didn’t 

I’ve heard and seen enough about the Tulsa race riot of 1921. If I had heard of it before this year, it didn’t make a ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Editorial: Remembering military heroes

It was an early morning in August of 1945. The United States, with the help of Davie County hero, the late Tom Ferebee, had just ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Tim Istock column: Thinking outside the bowl 

By Tim Istock For the Clemmons Courier Recently, our 12-year-old senior canine, Maggie, an adorable if not admittedly quirky cocker spaniel, has been acting stranger ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

The scoop on Stormwater

By Shannon Ford For the Clemmons Courier What is stormwater and why should I care about it? When rain, snow, or another type of precipitation ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Get the vaccine

Yes, I got the COVID-19 vaccine — the Johnson & Johnson one-shot deal. No side effects whatsoever. For months leading up to that day, I ... Read more

3 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Buice column: Yum: Steak on a Stone, fries in a sandwich

Ever heard of eating a steak on a stone? Or how about french fries in the middle of a sandwich? Well, on my recent excursion ... Read more

3 months ago by Jim Buice.

Editorial: Even one of Davie’s best ‘Afros’ didn’t impress the coach 

He could hit a baseball farther and harder than anyone else on our Little League baseball team. I called him Hank Aaron. Not knowing at ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Hogwash to cancel culture, political correctness 

As I get older, my arms are getting shorter. My walk, once straight, elegant and determined — is now choppy and awkward. My speech is ... Read more

3 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Editorial: Big Brother watching our every move

Yes, Big Brother is watching us. Almost every move we make. I’m talking about cameras, and our reliance on them may be going a bit ... Read more

4 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Buice column: A history lesson that will live on

When I signed up along with a group of fellow explorers to walk in the footsteps of the pioneers as part of the Shallow Ford ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Next step for achieving equity — dismantle high-poverty public schools

By the Coalition for Equity In Public Education The School Choice application season for children starting kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

The Resurrection

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Letters to the editor — April 1

Domestic violence is too common Domestic violence is a huge issue in our world, as seen by the recent murder of Paula Marie Booth on ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Editorial: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day again in Davie 

I’m celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year the same place I celebrated last year — at O’Callahan’s Publick House in Downtown Mocksville. I was there ... Read more

5 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Barnhardt column: Spring is the favorite season for a reason 

Ahhh. Spring is just around the corner. Literally. As we enjoy the warm weather this week, our minds wander. Fresh, warm air. Light breezes, bringing ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Buice column: Will we ever be able to hug and shake hands again?

In some ways, it seems like it was only yesterday, but then again, it feels like it was a long time ago. A year, in ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Tim Istock column: Pass the peas, please … right on by!

By Tim Istock For the Clemmons Courier I’m not exactly sure when I officially became a picky eater, but I strongly suspect I was born ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Editorial: Joys of freedom slowly returning 

Walking through the grocery store on Saturday morning, my big head got in the way. One of those little straps that held my face mask ... Read more

5 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Editorial: The Supremes — part of early music education

There weren’t a lot of frills to the house my family grew up in off Oak Grove Church Road near Mocksville. It was an old ... Read more

5 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Letter to the editor — Feb. 25

The morals of a nation Something is happening in America that is un-American. We are being told to shut up. Social media platforms run by ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Counties once again looking to operate in the dark

By Philip M. Lucey Like a bad penny, legislation to hide public notices from the public is back in N.C. General Assembly. House members have ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

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