“Tina, what do you want to be when you grow up?” asked my third-grade teacher. I remember the scenario clearly. It was early in the school year and my teacher asked me and my 8-year-old classmates what we wished to be in the future. There was a chorus of “doctor,” “veterinarian,” “police officer” and one student shouted “millionaire!” When it was my turn, I puffed up my chest and proudly stated, “I want to be a writer.” Fast forward nine years later and my goal has roughly stayed the same. In fact, here I am today, working for the newspaper. It’s temporary and I’m just an intern more or less, but I consider it to be one of my greatest achievements. But how did I get here? It’s kind of a long story…
Former Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office spokesman indicted for sexual assault of a minor
A former public information officer for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has been indicted on charges of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student in an ...
Coroner identifies man who fell from Myrtle Beach hotel
A man who fell to his death from a Myrtle Beach hotel Wednesday evening has been identified, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden. She said Timothy Bartholomew of Raleigh had a "sudden medical event."
A Special Prosecutor . . . For What?
So, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself. Great Just one question: From what? Yes, yes, Sessions is a good and decent man. He is a scrupulous lawyer who cares about his reputation. Thus, in stark contrast to Obama administration attorneys general, he strictly applied — I’d say he hyper-applied — the ethical standard that calls on a lawyer to recuse himself from a matter in which his participation as counsel would create the mere appearance of impropriety. The standard is eminently sensible because the legitimacy of our judicial system depends not only on its actually being on the up and up but on its being perceived as such. If it looks like you’re conflicted, you step aside, period. Simple, right? Well . . . Much as I admire our AG’s virtue (and…
How Skipping Church Affects Our Children
In a Q&A, Carl Trueman was asked about why churches today are losing their young people. Typical answers to this question range from things like the temptations of this world or the irrelevance…
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Kamiak sophomore wins 4 events
Courtesy of: Jen Dumas Simone Dumas-Guzman, a sophomore at Kamiak High School, took first place in her age group in the beam, vault, bars and all-around events at the Washington State Optional Championships March 17-20 in Vancouver. Dumas-Guzman, a Level 8 gymnast, also took third in the floor event and was fourth across all age groups. She was one of eight gymnasts selected to represent Washington at the Region 2 Championships April 7-9 in Boise, Idaho.
Police blotter — Feb. 15, 2017
The weekly police blotter includes incidents that occurred in the City of Sequim and in unincorporated Clallam County in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area.
Driver killed in crash at Wheat and Main roads in Vineland
A Minotola man was killed Sunday morning in a one-car crash at the intersection of Wheat and Main roads.
Coroner: 13-month-old Ohio girl dies from opioids
DAYTON: Authorities say a 13-month-old Dayton girl died in May from the synthetic drugs carfentanil and fentanyl.