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Mike Barnhardt, Author at clemmonscourier

Opinion

Editorial: Help the police; old buildings; and old bodies

Lock your cars at night, folks. And be aware of the goings on in your own neighborhood. Last week, several areas of Davie County and ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Missing baseball and wondering about unions

I miss baseball. To be specific, I miss watching the Atlanta Braves on television. I’m sure my Yankee friends feel the same about their team. ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Say it, white people: black lives matter

Black lives matter. There. I said it. If you’re white, you should say it, too. Out loud. Write it down and put it on your ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Pandemic just a roadblock for Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 is something special. Forty-four years from now, I bet they’ll remember waiting in their cars to get a diploma, taking classes ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Yearning for some more live music

So we’re in another phase of reopening the economy from the coronavirus. More businesses are open. More could open, but aren’t. We only hope it’s ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Let’s get Goss marker corrected

U.S Marine Lance Cpl. James Spurgeon Goss was a hero. The young man had a tough home life growing up in Davie County, but he ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Can staying at home cause hallucinations?

Has Roy Cooper had a haircut recently? I tend to be on the yes side. Others say he’s bushier than before in the back, and ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial — Davie loses two of its finest residents

Two of the people who have made Davie County great have left us over the past couple of weeks. Both held special places in my ... Read more

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

Opinion

Editorial: Our lives filled with ‘new normals’

They say we’re in for a new normal when governments start easing coronavirus restrictions. A new normal? I’ve been dealing with that all of my ... Read more

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

Opinion

Editorial: Songwriting master dies from COVID-19

On Tuesday, April 7, I was doing what I normally do during this coronavirus quarantine — sitting on my patio, enjoying a cold one, smelling ... Read more

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

Opinion

How much toilet paper has Burr stockpiled?

I wonder how much toilet paper Richard Burr has stocked up at home. One roll, two rolls, 200 rolls? You know Richard Burr. He’s our ... Read more

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

Opinion

Editorial: Barbers, beauticians really are essential

As I said last week, don’t panic, we’re all in this together. I keep saying that to myself over and over. After Monday’s announcement that ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Don’t panic, we’re all in this together

We’re all in this together, folks. Black and white, Muslim and Christian, Republican and Democrat. We’re all in this together. It’s somewhat understandable about the ... Read more

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

Opinion

Editorial: Interracial couple may have been first in state

Omelia Diane Farrington Garner didn’t grow up in Davie County, but she spent quite a bit of time here visiting her aunt, the late Lillian ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Open meetings should be goal of all boards

It seems that every candidate for office promises to have an open door. They want to hear from their constituents on just about every issue. ... Read more

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

Opinion

John Butero a good man; crosswalk woes

He was a good man. How could any one of us want anything more to be said after we’re gone. In fact, it’s said a ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:00 am

Local News

Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

By the president of the United States of America, a proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Remembering local heroes from WWI

Sept. 29, 1918 was a big day for Allied Forces fighting in World War I. They broke through the Hindenburg line, pretty much spelling defeat ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Mocksville right to close streets for Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner. It’s my favorite holiday. No, I don’t really care about being scared. I really don’t care about going through ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Should prescription medications be widely advertised?

I wonder if Richard Nixon would approve. He started the war on drugs, you know. If you spend any amount of time at all watching ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Weather in everyone’s conversations

What time of the year is it? It’s so confusing these days. Is it summer? Is it fall? Do we live in a desert all ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, October 3, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Music can bring back memories

It’s amazing how music can affect us. Just a line from a song can remind us of a loved one who has passed, remind us ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Mule Days a festival like no other

Yee haw. Yee haw. Clippity clop, clippity clop. I went to sleep hearing those sounds one weekend every year for four years. I smelled the ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: ‘Come and listen to a story about a cat with no name’

My apologies to Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and lovers of “The Ballad of Jed Clampitt” everywhere, but here it is: “Come and listen to ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial — Town board members need to better understand their roles

Sarge Butters’ removal from the Mocksville Police Department created quite the stir. It wasn’t entirely necessary. The decision came to the desk of Town Manager ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Let the manager’s home stay in county

Mocksville town board members are considering annexing a residential lot about a half mile from the current town limits. It’s a bad idea. Sure, it’s ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Reminiscing about our farming legacy

I bumped into Edwin Boger the other day at the store. We reminisced. It made me remember that our past is not only important, it’s ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:00 am

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