You have read, many times over the need for adequate numbers of properly operating smoke alarms in your home. You have also read about the need to perform exit drills in your home to ensure that everyone wakes up when the smoke alarms are activating. The third thing that... Read more
Max’s Journey
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound where we continue the storyline that we started last week. As a reminder, in case you missed the last issue, I had to put my best buddy, Max, to sleep after 14 plus years. It was the best... Read more
Confederate events and philosophies are covered in several areas of the paper this week. Some columns, letters and articles revolve around agreement or disagreement about how history should be remembered today. Sunday was a great day for a car ride in the country so my daughter Marly, her husband... Read more
As I scrolled through Facebook on our rainy Saturday, I was very disturbed by a video that was posted. This video was taken in the Food Lion parking lot on Jefferson Davis Highway. The video showed a scene that will take many straight back to the days of the... Read more
To the Editor: As I get older, I find myself getting crankier and crankier. Chris Weigard’s recent column on Confederate flags and statues fed this condition. He says, stop celebrating Confederate Heritage Month, and call it Civil War Heritage Month. Well, apparently it isokay to have Black History Month... Read more
In last week’s column, I explored the lingering legacy of the Civil War in terms of flags, statues and hurt feelings.   In our local and national discourse, we sometimes lose perspective on any topic that engages our emotions. There is a danger of losing track of timeliness in our... Read more
After my retirement from the fire service, I let my paramedic certification expire. I guess that many believe “once a paramedic, nurse or doctor, always one.” Many of my immediate, extended and church family still come to me when an injury or illness occurs. Last week was no exception,... Read more

Max

DogpoundUncategorized July 15, 2015

Welcome to the Dogpound where we have a sad announcement to make. With a heavy heart I had to make the tough decision to put Max asleep. He was no longer mobile without my assistance, he barely ate which caused him to continue to lose weight, and his bed... Read more
Nowadays, honeymoons do not always start at the foot of the church steps with rice raining on the happy couple as they hop into the in-law’s convertible and drive away to Niagara Falls. In fact many couples are not married in a church at all. My favorite trend is... Read more
Whether it is a summer visit to the ocean or the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, jellyfish stings are relatively common problems for swimmers, waders, and divers in all types of seawaters.  The long tentacles trailing from the jellyfish body can inject victims with venom from thousands of microscopic... Read more