It was the election of 2004 when I walked into Samaria Baptist Church's family life center to cast my ballot. My young daughter was holding my hand, always interested in the world's dealings. "I'm here to vote for George Washington!" she shouted as we stepped through the foyer into the voting hall. I wish, I thought at the time.
Red Oak, Nash County and North Carolina, well really the whole world, lost a very special person recently. Barbara High Tyre. Her unexpected, and untimely, death will be felt for a long time by many, including myself. I think about her and the life she led and there's no way I can adequately put into words the impact she had on so many.
Dear Editor: Recently, needing medical attention, I called my primary doctor to be told she was already overbooked, so I went to Boice Willis Clinic Immediate Care in Rocky Mount. I was met in the car by Dr. Leslie Browder and Michael Dial, PA and their staff.
Dear Editor: Stolen valor happens, but it's a mystery as to why it happens. Being a veteran gives one a certain self-satisfaction maybe, but besides that, the rewards of service are few. "Vets" rate a discount in certain quarters sometimes, but other non-vet types are extended discounts too, like senior citizens for instance.
OFF TO CAMP - This photo originally published in The Nashville Graphic on July 4, 1963. The group of 21 boys and girls were getting briefed prior to leaving for Camp Caswell at Southport by Rev. Joe Lister, pastor of Nashville Baptist Church.