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Mike Barnhardt, Author at clemmonscourier

Opinion

Editorial: Summer time, and the livin’ is not-so easy 

Summer time, and the livin’ is easy. At one point in my life, I may have believed that. The heat and humidity this area gets ... Read more

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

Opinion

Editorial: Rude hospital patients and stupid commercials

Being in a hospital bed for days is, to say the least, boring. Boring may not be the right word for being in a hospital. ... Read more

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

Opinion

Editorial: Golf is fun playing with right people 

I once loved to play golf. Two or three times a week, sometimes more, I would hit the links just to knock a little ball ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Fire service changing in rural areas 

You work third shift, and you’ve put in a long, hard night at work. You get home, ready to relax, but the kids are just ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Remember Greenwood? I didn’t 

I’ve heard and seen enough about the Tulsa race riot of 1921. If I had heard of it before this year, it didn’t make a ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Remembering military heroes

It was an early morning in August of 1945. The United States, with the help of Davie County hero, the late Tom Ferebee, had just ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:00 am

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

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