On Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as President of the United States. A year ago, I wrote in this space it would never happen, and simply could not envision it as a possibility. Even though I thought that once Barack Obama took Hillary Clinton down she was done for, it seemed inevitable she would be in the White House. As we saw in this part of the world, a lot of folks sure are tore up about it. As a matter of fact, about 50 percent of America is devastated.
I was sad to hear of Commissioner Billy Morgan's passing last week. Mr. Morgan was a good man, a man who truly loved Nash County. His death will certainly be a loss to our county. The past few months, as Mr. Morgan's time on the board was coming to an end, I caught myself grinning at his comments during meetings. I didn't grin because they were funny but because in the almost 11 years I've been at the Graphic, I've come to know just what he's going to say each and every time.
Dear Editor: Duty, Honor, Sacrifice. On January 19, and January 21, 2017 we will honor the birthdays of two great Southern men, Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson. These two gentlemen brought character to the words, "duty, honor, and sacrifice." In our modern day and age these words are rarely spoken when we discuss the current supposed heroes or stars of our time.
Dear Editor: Looking at the cursive review of how a top player in the NFL has seemed to perhaps lost some of his edge; I could not but feel this needed a slant from the defensive side. As a player and coach : I noted that QB's that are of the aircraft carrier types e.g. Jim Kelly, Ben Rotheliesberger - The things that commonly work are caused by the Panthers lack of offensive line skills.
This photo was originally published in The Graphic on January 24, 1974. Southern Nash students captured top honors in the Parliamentary Procedure competition sponsored by the Future Farmers of America. From left to right are members of the winning team: Gary Joyner, Willie Joyner, Brice Poland, Henry Pipkin, Shelton Baker and Allen Rose.