There is an old expression regarding medical procedures that most everyone around these parts has probably heard, and it clarifies the distinction between major and minor surgery. Minor surgery is when someone you know is being operated on; major surgery is when you are the one facing an operation. As someone who managed to evade even so much as an IV or regular medication for nearly half a century, I recently lived this exact frame of mind.
"When the media in the USA cannot be fair in its coverage, and instead follows a party line (no matter which party), then the freedom of the press has not only been disgraced, it has been lost!" That was a quote by Mitchell Oakley, my former publisher at my first newspaper gig in Pitt County. And how true it is!
Dear Editor: When you're making history you become a lightening rod of sorts. That's true of Donald Trump. He's bested all his challengers so he attracts the attention. It goes with the territory. Not that it really matters now, it doesn't, but Jeb Bush said of Trump, "You called John McCain a loser."
This photo of the John Sustare Ford Dealership in Nashville was found in The Graphic's 1966 archives. This building was purchased by the Town of Nashville and refurbished into the town's police and fire departments.