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Today's Opinions

  • Newspaper to move back to Thursday publication day

    Richard Nixon was president, cigarette ads were banned from television, Greenpeace was founded and the voting age was lowered to 18 as the nation remained mired in an unpopular war in Vietnam.

    The year was 1971.

    That also was the year when The News-Democrat moved from publishing on Thursdays to Wednesdays.

  • Davy continues his mission in Kenya

    Editor:

    Greetings from Kenya!

    I continue enjoying my ministry in Kenya in good health and in high spirits. Last week our CMI fathers opened Emmaus Retreat Center in Muranga Diocese, Kenya. During the blessing ceremony, Bishop James Maria Wainania thanked the CMI fathers for opening the first and only retreat center in the diocese.

  • Hot brown recipe offers up a simple, complete meal

    Hello once again my friends. As I sit here typing this article, I am surprised at how fast the summer has gone. It seems like only yesterday I was writing about how warmer weather was on its way and, the summer grilling season would soon be upon us.

    Warmer weather is here and has been for a while. As a matter of fact, it’s almost time for me to start talking about how soon it will be for cooler weather to arrive. As for now however, I’m going to stop weather prognosticating and talk about food.

  • Hot brown recipe offers up a simple, complete meal

    Hello once again my friends. As I sit here typing this article, I am surprised at how fast the summer has gone. It seems like only yesterday I was writing about how warmer weather was on its way and, the summer grilling season would soon be upon us.

    Warmer weather is here and has been for a while. As a matter of fact, it’s almost time for me to start talking about how soon it will be for cooler weather to arrive. As for now however, I’m going to stop weather prognosticating and talk about food.

  • Hornback becomes state senator for Carroll under redistricting plan

    Hello. I’m Paul Hornback, and I am honored to be your new state Senator, representing Carroll, Henry, Shelby and Trimble Counties, as well as part of Jefferson.

    You may be wondering how this has happened, especially since my friend, Sen. Ernie Harris, has served you well, so let me explain.

  • Poker Run raised more than $7,000

    Editor:

    We would like to say “thank you” to everyone who participated in the Christmas in August Poker Run on Sunday, Aug. 18.

    We had more than 200 bikes and more than 300 riders. We raised $7,014. We hope it was an awesome day for all who rode and all who worked the run. All of you is what makes the run a success.

    Thanks to the ladies who didn’t ride and stayed at Sunset taking care of business. They are Cherry Reynolds, Garlena Baumgardner Wilkerson, Kathy Meadows, Bard Couch and Connie.

  • Champions group works to address epidemic of drugs

    As Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County coordinator and after being involved with the coalition since 2006, it amazes me the number of people that still do not know about this wonderful organization or exactly what it is we do.

    “I don’t think people know what Champions is,” Carroll County Middle School Principal Dana Oak said. Sadly, I think she’s right.

  • Watching King speak at march is a memory that’s still fresh

    I am going back in history this week. (I am old enough to do that.) I was home from my sophomore year in college in 1963 and on Aug. 28, sat mesmerized as I watched the March on Washington on CBS. For what seems like the entire day, I watched speaker after speaker, as well as some of my favorite performers — Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, and others.