Opinion

07/17/2019 - 10:42am
Age of the Geek Column: In 2003 I used a chunk of my high school graduation money to hop on a plane and fly out to San Diego for my first Comic-Con. Meeting up with a group of people I'd only known from internet message boards, it was a crazy week of shopping, meeting artists and writers of various comics, and getting the autographs of minor TV celebrities. I returned with a stack of hard-to-...
07/17/2019 - 10:37am
It’s fair week! The Franklin County Fair kicked off yesterday with the ever-popular parade and continues today through Sunday with a bevvy of events. Grandstand concerts, free entertainment, games, rides and animals galore will pack the grounds for fairgoers to enjoy throughout the week. The Franklin County Fair has become one of the premier...
07/17/2019 - 10:35am
To the editor: I would like to thank everyone for joining us on July 3 at the fairgrounds for the fireworks show, which was sponsored by the Hampton Rotary Club and the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. The goal was to bring the community together for an evening of fun and fellowship. Despite some unfavorable weather earlier in the day...
07/10/2019 - 9:52am
Age of the Geek Column: Oh, Nike, what have you done now? The shoe company has made headlines after announcing and then un-announcing the release of some star-spangled sneakers decorated with the original flag of the United States. Set to release for Independence Day, Nike pulled the sneakers, reportedly due to intervention of Collin Kaepernick,...
07/10/2019 - 9:50am
Alternative Column: I can hear the neighbor kids playing in the yard. It's sum-mer. Only the biggest nerds don't look forward to a break from the books. As we grow older those nerds go from an object of ridicule to admiration. They are the ones most likely to benefit from college. The rest of us straddle a line where we could work low-wage...
07/10/2019 - 9:49am
Column: This isn’t easy to write. It never is. Imagine the shock to the system after taking a few days to spend with family over the Fourth of July weekend as I came to find out a big supporter of Bulldog athletics and youth sports in the community and area was lost after a car accident on the Fourth. I personally didn’t know Kevin...
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