It was a newspaper marriage, right down to the invitation

AUTHOR'S NOTE: I first wrote this in 2007, on the 10th anniversary of my marriage to the former Roselee Papandrea. I'm sharing it again today on our 22nd anniversary. And this time I was able to include the unusual wedding invitation referenced in the story. --- It was a newspaper marriage right down to the … Continue reading It was a newspaper marriage, right down to the invitation

Wanted: A gathering of Burlington newspaper people

Sunday afternoon we said goodbye to one-time newspaper colleague and lifetime friend Don Bolden, who died Aug. 2, 2018 at age 85 after an eight-month fight with cancer. I made the short drive from my house in Burlington to First Baptist Church in downtown just a few miles away. Others traveled far greater distances to … Continue reading Wanted: A gathering of Burlington newspaper people

Throwback Thursday: Ric Flair used to date a girl from Richlands

Another in a series of recently unearthed columns written for the Jacksonville Daily News last century, Feb. 23, 1997 to be exact. This one was sparked by what else, a random newsroom conversation. I'm still friends with the major players and Richlands -- pronounced Rich-lands -- is still the center of the known universe (I … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Ric Flair used to date a girl from Richlands