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Mike Barnhardt, Author at clemmonscourier

Opinion

Get the vaccine

Yes, I got the COVID-19 vaccine — the Johnson & Johnson one-shot deal. No side effects whatsoever. For months leading up to that day, I ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:00 am

News

Hayden Miles winner of Bracket Challenge

Hayden Miles knows basketball. He’s not too shabby at his football knowledge, either. And his knowledge of college sports landed him a $100 gift card ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Hogwash to cancel culture, political correctness 

As I get older, my arms are getting shorter. My walk, once straight, elegant and determined — is now choppy and awkward. My speech is ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Big Brother watching our every move

Yes, Big Brother is watching us. Almost every move we make. I’m talking about cameras, and our reliance on them may be going a bit ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day again in Davie 

I’m celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year the same place I celebrated last year — at O’Callahan’s Publick House in Downtown Mocksville. I was there ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Joys of freedom slowly returning 

Walking through the grocery store on Saturday morning, my big head got in the way. One of those little straps that held my face mask ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: The Supremes — part of early music education

There weren’t a lot of frills to the house my family grew up in off Oak Grove Church Road near Mocksville. It was an old ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Hank Aaron lived his life with dignity 

I was there for No. 709. I had been to a few games prior to this one, so I may have seen Hammerin’ Hank Aaron ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: COVID relief bill includes not-so-obvious expenditures 

I was somewhat amused at the Facebook uproar over the recent COVID relief bill. It included a government spending plan that sent millions to overseas ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: One issue doomed Dan Forest 

Remember all of those pundits who said the coronavirus would be gone after the election? It isn’t. And it doesn’t matter who wins or won ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Don’t let pandemic stop you from honoring veterans 

What do you say to Harold Frank of Cornatzer, the Davie man who went through hell in a German prisoner of war camp during World ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Farming is an honorable ad needed calling

I should have been a farmer. Even as a child, I loved working in the family vegetable garden. I didn’t mind using a hoe to ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Will politics as usual ever be the same again? 

I’m beginning to agree with some advice found within a song of the late, great songwriter John Prine. The opening line of the chorus of ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Southern science helps predict the weather

Hold on tight, folks. There’s almost three months left in 2020. We all know about 2020 — the year we wish had never happened. The ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Board made right decision in denying gun range permit 

It was better than a television drama show. When the Davie County Board of Adjustments met last week to decide whether to issue a special ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Davie always a leader in recycling 

We’ve had it made here in Davie County for years. We’ve taken it for granted. And now, we’re going to have to pay the cost. ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Coronavirus proves we detest change

If nothing else, the coronavirus has proven that we aren’t prepared. And it has nothing to do with the number of respirators (remember when that ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: WWII stories ring true for many veterans 

Sheek Bowden Jr. came into the office Monday morning with two short stories he wanted to share. Interesting and cute stories, sure. Stories of widespread ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Jim Rumley helped shape Cooleemee’s reputation 

Cooleemee has been called a lot of different things over the years; and often from those who lived elsewhere, those names weren’t flattering. Those people ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Postal service does a good job of delivering bills 

For more than 50 years, I’ve depended on the United States Postal Service. And to tell you the truth, I don’t think they’ve once let ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, August 20, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

10 to Win! Initiative aims to support Davie educators 

It was an old stone building, on a side street in the sleepy little town of Mocksville. But it scared me half to death. I’m ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

WWII veteran Tom Ferebee a true hero

Sometimes, this job does have its perks. I’ve met presidential candidates Bob Dole and Al Gore. I’ve played golf with Patrick Duffy and Bill Smitrovich. ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:00 am

Local News

Mocksville, Clemmons fire departments take part in training

By Mike Barnhardt Davie County Enterprise Record Safety first. Jay Kimura, plant manager for The Andersons facility on Industrial Boulevard in Mocksville, stresses that every ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:41 am

Opinion

Editorial: Virus can’t stop the true joy of summer 

The summer of 2020. Will we ever be able to forget it? Wearing a face mask in the sweltering heat is no fun. Heck, wearing ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Superintendent, school system doing their best 

Kudos to Jeff Wallace and his team at the Davie County School System. Admittedly, I was skeptical when he was named superintendent. It looked like ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Police dept. in the news for wrong reason 

Mocksville Town Manager Matt Settlemyer could take a lesson from Terry Bralley. Way back in the mid-1980s, Bralley, the current economic developer for Davie County, ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Humor quickly fading from coronavirus 

It was easy to write a humorous column about the toilet paper shortage in early April. The shortage is still going on. It’s not funny ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:00 am

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