March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Opinions

What draws many Washington visitors may be a simple child’s feeling of peace

Well, it’s springtime again, and just as predictably as the return of warm days and dogwood blossoms, visitors from all over are coming to visit Washington and Wilkes County. But what draws them to this small town?  More...

Small-town humility, perspective provided wisdom in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – When Powell Moore was coming along in Milledgeville, the son of a highly regarded newspaper editor, the thing that meant the most to him was his daddy’s friendship with Georgia coach, Wallace Butts. More...

Book Review

The Genius of Birds

The next time that someone calls you a “bird brain,” receive the remark as a compliment. Jennifer Ackerman is a science and nature writer. She has gathered in this book research and anecdotes about how smart birds really are. More...

Wild pigs and poisoning

Wild pigs cause billions of dollars worth of damage across the country every year in the form of crop damage, property damage, environmental degradation, and predation of livestock. More...