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October 17, 2017


The Shadow - 'A Road To Nowhere' Or A Road To Possibilities?

Ah, the feel of autumn is in the air as the kids have gone back to school, the nights are getting a little cooler and fall sports have begun.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a Cougar, a Mountaineer or a Charger (we can’t forget Bath County).

We all need to support these kids, no matter what sport they play — whether it’s football, volleyball, cross country or golf — or whether they are focused on their academics or are involved in some form of the arts.


Thursday, September 7, 2017
The Shadow - "Wrong Way" Down A One-Way Sidewalk

It’s great to be back in the Alleghany Highlands after an all-too-short respite exploring the North Carolina coast.

I have to say, the Hatteras Lighthouse is one of my favorite places to visit every time I’m down that way.

Well, enough of the small talk. Let’s get started, shall we?


Tuesday, August 8, 2017
The Shadow - Swinging Votes, Squashed Hopes & A $300,000 Noose

As I write this week’s column, there’s a great deal of disappointment in Clifton Forge, as the Clifton Forge Rescue Squad had its hopes for a new squad facility squashed by the town planning commission last week.

From my discussion with a member of the squad, the plan will still go before Clifton Forge Town Council, which can override the planning commission’s vote; but, from what Councilman Jeff Irvine has told the squad’s leadership, council will probably vote to uphold the commission’s ruling.


Monday, July 24, 2017
The Shadow - "A Cracker Barrel Of Flying Monkeys"

I’m going to dispense with the usual pleasantries this week and dive right into the deep end.

I’ve received quite a few emails from readers this week asking questions, complaining about how crude I am and various other sundry topics.


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