Our View: Two wrongs certainly don't make it right
Thumbs-up: to myriad Fourth of July celebrations in the High Country. With firework launches resounding from our mountains, you haven't heard a July 4 celebration until you've heard it in Watauga County. Our community parades and celebrations were a fitting tribute to the Independence Day celebration of our nation.
Thumbs-up or thumbs-down: you decide. Summer heats up, and up, in the High Country. New record highs set on Grandfather Mountain cast no shadow on the season — but do raise safety concerns, especially among the elderly and the very young. Now, if we could only muster a bit of snow come winter.
Thumbs-up: to a story of survival and faith. Following an explosion on an oil rig and third-degree burns on 95 percent of his body, Billy Jack McDaniel should not be alive today. He and his family share their story of recovery in the book, “Dead Man Breathing,” and in person at Bethel Park Sunday morning.