November 10, 2011 RSS feed / Opinions

We’re still ‘One Washington’

Eight years ago Willie E. Burns was elected mayor of the City of Washington and since that time he has led the city he loves, serving his constituents by finding grants and programs to help with utility bills, job searches, and even health issues. More...

Packing for Mars

By MARY ROACH

The subtitle of Packing for Mars is “The Curious Science of Life in the Void.” Mary Roach has written a wellresearched book about astronauts, space missions, and life in space. More...

The Boston Red Sox were my sports heroes before Bulldogs

Before becoming an avid Georgia Bulldog fan, I was first a Boston Red Sox fan. It came about down on the farm, before the family subscribed to a newspaper and before I knew there was a town named Athens in our state.  More...

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STERIS Corp. STE/NYSE

Sterilization has been an important concept in the medical field since Louis Pasteur discovered infections are caused by germs. However, in our modern society ... (not to mention less developed countries) ... More...

Some city leaders charge citizens have daily complaints about police profiling

Washington Mayor Willie Burns and two city councilmen have accused the Washington Police Department of using racial profiling in making traffic stops.  More...

Shoeboxes show how local folks are still open-hearted and open-handed

I t’s November, and pretty soon my dining room is going to start filling with warm socks and skin lotion and other small gifts of comfort for Wilkes County seniors. It’s time to fill the Shoeboxes of Love.  More...

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ALL ABOUT BOOKS – FINE, RARE, & COLLECTIBLE

WWII books gain in popularity

Sadly, we’re reminded daily that members of “the greatest generation” are rapidly passing off the scene. That may be the principal reason that books on or about World War II are growing at such a rapid rate of popularity. More...