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What’s wrong with a nose full of asphalt and rubber? - Points on the curve UPDATED

What’s wrong with a nose full of asphalt and rubber? - Points on the curve

BY MICHAELE DUKE

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 2:16 p.m.

I haven’t been to a NASCAR race since I was in high school. Honestly, I didn’t have the urge to attend another one but when this …

Surviving mushrooms and other deadly food: Points on the curve

Surviving mushrooms and other deadly food: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:44 a.m.

Obviously the giant brain mushroom that I reported on last week wasn’t poisonous; otherwise my spectacular funeral would be headlining the …

Cuba and the Copa Cabana: The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Cuba and the Copa Cabana: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:48 a.m.

Ah Cuba. That beautiful little island only 90 miles from Key West. So close and yet so far.

Explanation of crop insurance hidden benefits

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:37 a.m.

Dear Editor, During the last farm bill debate we heard congressional leaders say, farmers don’t get a check, they get a bill for their crop insurance.

Campaigning and the state fair: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

Campaigning and the state fair: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 7:49 p.m.

State fairs are cranking up and politicians are headed out to meet all the registered voters. A state fair is a perfect place to see all sorts of …

Radical professor and university

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 8:04 p.m.

Dear Editor, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a new course for the young Progressive students.

Mushrooms for brains: Points on the curve

Mushrooms for brains: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 7:55 p.m.

Egg noodles, a coral reef, a brain: Take your pick, those were some of the varied descriptions given a huge mushroom that was sitting prominently on …

The Story of Ruth: The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

The Story of Ruth: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Thursday, September 3, 2015 5:14 p.m.

I was recently talking to my old friend David Rodgers. We have been friends for 40 years. We were discussing writing. David used to write stories …

Standing Up for Rural Postal Delivery

Thursday, September 3, 2015 5:20 p.m.

Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some communities, a link to prescription drugs and other services.

Camo, ammo, and a caboodle of corn; nothing beats this time of year: Points on the curve

Camo, ammo, and a caboodle of corn; nothing beats this time of year: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 5:07 p.m.

Hunting season is upon us and that means camo, ammo, and corn. From what I’ve seen on everybody’s deer cams there should be a few …

Expensive shotguns: The Mt. Hope Scrolls UPDATED

Expensive shotguns: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 1:19 p.m.

Hunting season is almost here. This year I have a different plan.

No, the nose doesn’t always know: Points on the curve

No, the nose doesn’t always know: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 3:59 p.m.

I know I’m getting old when my attention is drawn to an article about a food sniffer. Poison food sniffers? That’s right, a company has …

My new television show: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

My new television show: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 4:06 p.m.

Do you ever watch one of those television shows where people just argue? I’m thinking about getting a show like that.

Residents and voters of Williamsburg County

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 4:22 p.m.

Dear Editor, This message is for the residents and voters of Williamsburg County.

Racing Cale Yarborough: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

Racing Cale Yarborough: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:16 p.m.

There shouldn’t be any reason for me to explain who Cale Yarborough is. He is just the greatest racecar driver in the world. Daytona 500, …

Our students as leaders

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:20 p.m.

Dear Editor, The tragic killings of members of Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church demonstrated that racism and racial violence are still a painful reality in our community.

Winning the memory loss game: Points on the curve

Winning the memory loss game: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 6:37 p.m.

Technology has become part of our everyday lives. In fact it has become my coach, secretary and more recently, my brain. Over the years I’ve …

“No boots on the ground,” and other fairy tales

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Dear Editor, Last August the president began his air war against the Islamic State, which controls two Iraqi provincial capitals and the city of Falluja. Obama declared that his purpose was to “dismantle” the I.S.

Cafeteria food and capitalism - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

Cafeteria food and capitalism - The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 5:04 p.m.

My goodness! Kids are complaining about cafeteria food. “Well, who doesn’t know that?”

Insects can bring out the baby in us all - Points on the curve

Insects can bring out the baby in us all - Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 5:04 p.m.

It must have been a sight to see as I staggered toward the house, which was a quarter a mile away. My body hunched over in pain, one hand covering my …

No better

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:04 p.m.

Dear Editor,

Good things are happening at The News - Points on the Curve

Good things are happening at The News - Points on the Curve

By Michaele Duke

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:07 p.m.

Last week I sat with fellow reporters at the Georgetown Times to learn about some new technology. The News and our sister papers have added video to …

Salute from the Shore - Mt. Hope Scrolls

Salute from the Shore - Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:05 p.m.

The mission of Salute from the Shore is to salute and honor America’s Armed Forces on the Fourth of July. The sacrifices and commitment of …

I am a denier

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 7:47 p.m.

Dear Editor,

Hunting for escaped convicts: Mt. Hope Scrolls

Hunting for escaped convicts: Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 7:52 p.m.

Well, thank goodness, they have found the escaped convicts in New York State. I’m sure that is good news for a lot of people; 1,300 law …

We have the workforce but it’s the details that count: Points on the curve

We have the workforce but it’s the details that count: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 7:52 p.m.

Who said there aren’t any jobs around here? Ken Sales, who is the Implementation Director for Williamsburg County Economic Development …

Random thoughts from a wayward mind: Points on the curve

Random thoughts from a wayward mind: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 1:57 p.m.

So many things have been happening these past few weeks that it’s hard to keep up. Some have had happy endings while others hint at worrisome …

Town council

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 1:57 p.m.

Dear Editor,

Evelyn Rose Air racing team part three: The Mt.Hope Scrolls

Evelyn Rose Air racing team part three: The Mt.Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 1:57 p.m.

The last day of any school or seminar is usually hectic. The pylon Racing Seminar was no exception. All the written tests were completed. …

Evelyn Rose’s Air Racing Team part two: Mt. Hope Scrolls

Evelyn Rose’s Air Racing Team part two: Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 3:03 p.m.

We leave Utah for the last leg of our trip to Reno. It’s still hot up at 12,500 feet. This T-6 is a racer and all the vents have been taken …

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