Sept. 23, 2015 08:00
It’s never fun spending a morning in court. The drab Hall of Justice that sits in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem is both an eyesore and a stressor....
Sept. 16, 2015 08:01
It seems like the Ashley Madison thing won’t go away quietly after all, so I can finally write a bit about the steps I took to investigate allegations that local government employees were using the site on taxpayer time....
Sept. 9, 2015 08:03
In my weekend scroll of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – basking in the trifecta of Social Media interaction when I am either too bored to talk to the humans around me, or I am alone and just needing some validation that I’m not the only person who ate breakfast that day – I ran across a story on the Conservative Tribune website....
Sept. 2, 2015 08:08
I try to avoid watching MTV as much as possible. I do this because the MTV of the current is completely lacking in whatever made MTV great in the past....
Aug. 26, 2015 07:59
While I am not an avid consumer of golf, I must admit that it was quite intriguing watching Tiger Woods amass a vast crowd of onlookers as he knocked a dimpled ball around a green-saturated landscape at the Wyndham Championship this past weekend. Although he didn’t win, and many were perhaps hoping for that conclusion, it was still exciting....
Aug. 19, 2015 08:51
Growing up in the John Hughes, prep dominated Ronald Reagan 1980s in the mildly affluent western part of Winston-Salem rightly should have sheltered me from the emergence of hip hop from the gritty streets of NYC and the expansive neighborhoods of south central Los Angeles....
Aug. 12, 2015 08:43
I sometimes picture America as the Death Star after it was blown up by Luke Skywalker’s proton torpedoes, with people on the outside looking at us saying, “that thing is operational?!” Like we were once a viable country with something powerful to......
Aug. 5, 2015 08:54
For starters, summer hasn’t been official but for six weeks now and there are a good six and a half weeks left until it’s all said and done on Sept. 21. I never liked school much, and as soon as I could leave that mindset behind, I did so. Thus, I’m always caught miffed when the lament begins....
July 29, 2015 08:55
Sunshine Week is held every March and next year I plan not to forget it. Sponsored by a coalition of journalism associations and open government advocates, Sunshine Week is a time for reporters and the public to audit governments of all shapes and sizes on their public records policies....

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