Our View: Down the political rabbit hole we go, but where's Alice?
Thumbs-up: to recent NASCAR champ Clint Bowyer as he paid tribute to a Valle Crucis boy who is battling lymphoma. Bowyer's team went full force in supporting 11-year-old Brady Bakken — including stripping Clint Bowyer's name from the passenger side of the No. 15 Toyota and replacing it with Brady's name for a race in Sonoma, Calif., on Sunday. After Bowyer rode into Victory Lane, he celebrated by sending out prayers to Brady — a class act.
Thumbs-down: to the number of blood donations to the American Red Cross in the month of June. The ARC is in a state of emergency need nationwide, and that includes the High Country. Visit http://www.redcrossblood.org to find a local blood drive.
Thumbs-down: and a second mention of Rep. Jonathan Jordan. Jordan's move to thwart passage of Boone's water intact project will probably die in committee, the state representative says. How convenient: Jordan gets to make nice with Ashe County while deflecting a real threat to Boone? Watauga County will not view this as water under the bridge.