My mama and I were both voracious readers when I was growing up. However, we never got to meet many writers -- just two that I can recall. One was Roy Wilder Jr. of Spring Hope, a local character who found some national success with his book, You All Spoken Here. And then there was longtime News and Observer columnist Dennis Rogers.
Just after dark Monday night I heard fire trucks pull into downtown, which isn't unusual. Typically they're headed over to the jail for either a first responder call or due to a fire set in the jail. But the sound was a bit different, and I could tell there were multiple engines. When I stepped out the door, I saw the entire downtown blocked off by trucks.
1958 CHAMPIONS - This photo first appeared in The Nashville Graphic on July 17, 1958. The 1958 champions of Church Baseball League. The squad, representing the Elm Grove Community, had a season record of 10 wins and no losses.