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Friday, April 28, 2017

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: To Tell The Truth

One of the first stories we heard as children was the famous cherry tree sacrifice at the hands of a boyhood George Washington.  “I...

DICK BAYNTON: School Daze

“School days, school days, Dear old Golden Rule days, 'Reading and 'riting and 'rithmetic, Taught to the tune of the hick'ry stick. You were...

What To Do With Injured Wildlife

We at Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke have found that our neighbors in southwestern Virginia are very concerned about wildlife, so we want...

LIZA FIELD: Trees Please

  I went out to the hazel wood, Because a fire was in my head. —William Butler Yeats People feel better out under the trees. So do most songbirds,...

DICK BAYNTON: Let Freedom Ring

Both Democratic candidates for Virginia Governor recently spoke at a forum in Roanoke sponsored by the Virginia Education Association (VEA). These candidates seem to...

LUCKY GARVIN: Prayer As Divine Conversation

I do not pray. But wait! Before you kick me out, hear me out. As a child, I was influenced more than I knew as...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: Only We Can Do It

Many of us remember the multiple jaw-dropping moments in the run up to the election when candidate Trump announced that, “Only I can do...

JOHNNY ROBINSON: Forgotten Farmsteads

The rock piles are the first things I notice that tell me I'm in the vicinity of an old farmstead. They're made of stones...

JEFF ELL: Sometimes The Best Way to Find Something Is to Stop Looking For...

Every time I find a shed I do a happy dance. I’m glad no one sees me, because I’m not a very good dancer....

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: Preparation—Part I

Everyone knows the familiar Boy Scout motto:  Be Prepared.  Whether we acknowledge it or not we are always thinking about preparation.  We spend the...