There are positive trends across the rural landscape. Instead of telling rural places what is wrong with their communities and what needs to be fixed, let’s listen more faithfully and then roll up our sleeves.
Predominantly black and brown communities and schools have suffered from and protested against gun violence for years. Yet it is only now when gun violence targets a white and affluent area that people start to listen.
For those young people and older bystanders who regret missing the passions and excitement of the Vietnam War era, you’re in luck. Thanks to the NFL and President Trump, the same divisive rhetoric and posturing over the nature of patriotism prevalent in those days has resurfaced, through the sanitized precincts of pro football, no less.
Daddy’s Hillsborough patients often bartered medical care in exchange for country ham, scuppernong wine, veggies, jams, pickles and home-smoked BBQ. This girl got addicted to the real, hickory-smoked Q during her first visit to Lexington’s BBQ Festival.
Regarding “Trump’s NC judicial nominee has ties to ‘racist organizations,’ Democrats warn” (May 23): The continuing campaign to defame Tom Farr as a racist is reprehensible, completely untrue and designed to destroy the reputation of an honorable man.