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Editorial: Chug-a-lug at 5 mph behind an … 

It’s a silly song, really. Like most singer/songwriters, it definitely wasn’t considered among his best — not by him or many others. I’m the son ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Editorial: Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001?

Do you remember where you were on Sept. 11, 2001? Chances are you do (if you are old enough to harbor such memories). And chances ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Letter to the editor for the week of Sept. 9

Curbing gun violence Several days have passed since the Winston-Salem and Forsyth County community lost William Miller Jr. to senseless gun violence while receiving his ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Letter to the editor — Sept. 2

Mask mandate needed I am getting more and more angry over the failure of the Clemmons Village Council to protect us with an indoor masking ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Buice column: Farmers Market has lots of stories

There’s lots to like about the Clemmons Farmers Market. I remember walking through all the booths while visiting the market at the Jerry Long Family ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jim Buice.

Editorial: MerleFest lineup still impressive

If you’ve never been to MerleFest, this should be your year. If you’ve been before, well, chances are you are either planning to attend this ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Letter to the editor — Aug. 26

Freedom and baseball I would like to respond to Mr. Barnhardt’s last two articles. First, why do you and other like-minded folks confuse the freedom ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Editorial: Superintendent makes right mask decision

Just wear the mask. Davie County Schools’ Superintendent Jeff Wallace has been taking a lot of heat recently when he decided that students should wear ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Editorial: Are freedom and science headed for a collision?

Should we be wearing masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus? Or maybe the better question is: Should we be required to wear ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Buice column: Clemmons residents let their feelings known

When the Clemmons Village Council got word about the possibility of a 50,000-square-foot agricultural multi-use event center coming to Tanglewood Park, the council immediately formed ... Read more

2 months ago by Jim Buice.

Editorial: Keep politics out of sports, entertainment

I’ve enjoyed watching the sports television coverage of Hank Aaron’s accomplishments. There were specials all weekend on the Atlanta Braves’ network. I’ll not go into ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Tim Istock column: The poop on elephants 

By Tim Istock So recently, I asked our adorable 3½-year-old neighbor what she enjoyed most about her previous days trip to the zoo. “Zebras and ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

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

2 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

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

3 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Buice column: Residential development: Is it a losing proposition?

Like many others in Clemmons, Allen Daniel wasn’t real happy when he heard that the village was considering raising the tax rate from 11.5 cents ... Read more

3 months ago by Jim Buice.

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

3 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

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

4 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Buice column: RiverRun’s drive-in closing a hit

After enjoying quite a few films during the RiverRun International Film Festival in 2019, I looked forward to even more last year. But then along ... Read more

4 months ago by Jim Buice.

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

4 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

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

4 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Tim Istock column: Thinking outside the bowl 

By Tim Istock For the Clemmons Courier Recently, our 12-year-old senior canine, Maggie, an adorable if not admittedly quirky cocker spaniel, has been acting stranger ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

The scoop on Stormwater

By Shannon Ford For the Clemmons Courier What is stormwater and why should I care about it? When rain, snow, or another type of precipitation ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

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

5 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

Buice column: Yum: Steak on a Stone, fries in a sandwich

Ever heard of eating a steak on a stone? Or how about french fries in the middle of a sandwich? Well, on my recent excursion ... Read more

5 months ago by Jim Buice.

Editorial: Even one of Davie’s best ‘Afros’ didn’t impress the coach 

He could hit a baseball farther and harder than anyone else on our Little League baseball team. I called him Hank Aaron. Not knowing at ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

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

5 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

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

6 months ago by Mike Barnhardt.

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