Several years ago when the late Joe Surwill convinced Sean Matthews to join a Lake Gaston Resort bowling team, Matthews thought, “No. Who bowls?”


To understand the significance of Joey Baird’s $10,000 donation to the Gasburg, Va. Volunteer Fire Department, the story of Brenda Child’s rescue on Oct. 13, 2018 during Hurricane Michael must first be recounted.

The Warren County Board of Education voted unanimously for the local school system to continue virtual learning through the end of this semester on Dec. 18 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The decision came during the board’s Sept. 8 regular meeting.


The Warren County Board of Adjustment public hearing for the proposed Chateau at the Lake hotel project has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 30 following the Warren County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday night.

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, North Carolina’s hospitals and frontline healthcare workers have performed heroically to treat unprecedented influxes of patients and help defeat this pandemic.

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When Baltimore Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander smoked an opposite-field, three-run jack over the left field fence Saturday evening against the Washington Nationals, I raised a fist skyward from the living room couch. I may or may not have yelled something. 

I must have missed something in the governor’s order requiring masks to be worn when in public. There was evidently an exclusion for boaters which I didn’t see. I understand that while in a boat underway, there is plenty of fresh air and probably not much need for a mask.