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RANDY HUFF: Ode To A Four-Legged Gift

Somewhere in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky a puppy was born. No one knows where, except God, and I am sure He gave attention for this particular pup was...

SERWAN ZANGANA: Cobb Refrains From City Council Vote on Pay Increase But Shares Dishonest Intentions

The Roanoke City Council has always reminded me of most of the Iraqi officials regarding...

BOB BROWN: Why I Love The Jews

I wrote Kindness, Dignity, and Respect (2023) to share my Christian testimony, as honestly as...

ROBERT L. MARONIC: Joe Must Go! Joe Must Go!

I take no joy in writing about the cognitive decline of a sitting U.S. president....

MELINDA MYERS: Prune Raspberries For An Abundant Harvest

A bit of summer pruning goes a long way to keeping your raspberries healthy and...

Instilling the Love of Language and the Written Word

Staring at a blank sheet of paper reminds me of Dr. Mahler’s class, English 10, at Mary Baldwin College in the early ‘50s. When...

Preacher’s Corner: The Gift of Lent

Many people see Lent as a somber season of heavy clouds and weary faces.  Some grew up fasting during Ash Wednesday and the...

After Divorce, Slow Down

It is an unfortunate reality that divorce is so common in our children’s lives today.  Some would say that we don’t see divorce as...

The Happy Chef: Steak-Cut Oven Fries with Blue Cheese Dip

So Lent is here and once again I am choosing to give something up. (This year it is cheese again - a HUGE...

Local Talent: A Vibrant Future

Every person has a breaking point – that moment when frustration begins to boil into anger.  I am hovering at that point and feel...

Preacher’s Corner: From the Older Brother’s Room

For the past several months I have been directing our attention to Jesus’ parable in Luke 15.  The parable that is commonly referred...