Sports: Columns


Aug. 17, 2013 @ 08:44 AM

Southern football takes center stage









Apr. 17, 2013 @ 03:07 PM

Off the Porch: The miracle of a singing bird

Life is hectic these days, of that there is no doubt. Sometimes we just need to stop and spend a little time thinking about what’s really valuable.


Apr. 03, 2013 @ 11:04 AM

Myers continues to wait for opportunity

Will start season with Durham Bulls



Mar. 20, 2013 @ 11:25 AM

ACC faces possible tourney heartache

Duke, Miami, N.C. State and North Carolina represent league


Mar. 13, 2013 @ 12:22 PM

Devilish time awaits NCAA tournament field

The last time Duke swept a season series with North Carolina, coach Mike Krzyzewski cut down the nets for his fourth national championship.


Feb. 20, 2013 @ 10:47 AM

A shifting culture of fandom





Jan. 09, 2013 @ 01:04 PM

Solving the mystery of the southeast


Dec. 22, 2012 @ 09:24 AM

Off the Porch: What makes a good Christmas

There are a million Christmas programs it seems. Some are downright irritating to me but one will stop me in my tracks and put me on the sofa until the credits run.


Dec. 18, 2012 @ 01:02 PM

Brown right man for the job


Dec. 13, 2012 @ 01:35 PM

Former Thomasville player finds new home

The Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays shook up Major League Baseball on Sunday with a blockbuster trade.
At the center of it was Thomasville native Wil Myers, rated at the time of the trade as the Royals' top prospect by Baseball America. Myers is a converted catcher who will now find a home in Tampa as a corner outfielder.


Nov. 16, 2012 @ 03:53 PM

Off the Porch: Supper is almost ready

Today, most folks would think dropping in at supper time inconsiderate, but in my family, we saw it as a way of life. Perhaps, some would think my family was inconsiderate, but I think it was because we were close.


Nov. 13, 2012 @ 09:33 PM

No place like home, Bluefield

Davidson County will always be home to me, but two weeks ago I had the privilege of returning to a place I have fond memories of — my alma mater.


Oct. 31, 2012 @ 03:55 PM

OFF THE PORCH: Front porch reunions

This week, my cousin Darrel, from Indiana, dropped by for a visit. I was just beginning a shooting lesson with a client when his van pulled up the driveway. He and his daughters, Roxie and Harriet, were on a trip back to his North Carolina home and just dropped by to reconnect.