July 7, 2011 RSS feed / Opinions

If I’m not wearing hot military gear, I shouldn’t complain about the heat

When it gets as hot and miserably humid as it’s been this week, it reminds me of when I really and truly found out what hot and miserable can mean.  It was 30 years ago, but I still measure misery by it.  More...

Georgians find Nantucket a charming, exclusive place to live

NANTUCKET, Mass. – A flyer here notes that Nantucket is an island, a county, and a town, making it the only place in the U.S. with the same name for all three. More...

Stock of the Week

Windstream Corp. WIN/NASDAQ

Investing just on the basis of an attractive yield can sometimes lead to stocks in highly speculative companies ... either stocks or debt instruments (bonds). More...

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Book Review

Southern Farmers Market Cookbook By HOLLY HERR

Washington-Wilkes has its own Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, and certainly it is southern. Now cooks can find recipes for some of those market products in this new book. More...

Money must be saved every step of the way

Every time a piece of legislation crosses my desk, I apply the same four-way test. The test reads: Is it Constitutional? Is it morally right? Is it something we need? Can we afford it? More...