Memorial Day celebration to be held at Ridge Ferry Park on May 25

Those who wish to stay after the program can visit the displays, enjoy barbecue and Brunswick stew made available by the American Legion Post 52, chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-A, and a variety of other items from the Greater Rome Area Young... This program is organized by the Americanism Committee of the Exchange Club of Rome with assistance from local veterans and their respective organizations. The Exchange Club is a true community service club. The club is trying to meet the need to restore the true purpose of Memorial Day in honoring and remembering those who sacrificed their lives on the battlefields for our country and the freedoms we enjoy. The Memorial Day program will begin at 10 a. m. and conclude by the noon hour. Their choir director, Marvin Williams, will sing the Star-Spangled Banner.

Former book editor's columns get new life

  1. The sun sets on the Roanoke River Lighthouse as it stands in the Harbor of Edenton on May 14. The lighthouse, originally built in 1886, has been moved several times. It was renovated, then reopened to the public in August 2014. | Chuck Liddy 
  2. Peder Zane was taken aback when a publisher expressed interest in columns he wrote as the book review editor at The News & Observer. “I assumed my newspaper columns had the shelf life of yellow bananas,” he said. “Off the Books: On Literature and 
  3. On this three-day holiday weekend, as we chow down grilled flesh saturated with ketchup and consume copious quantities of questionable potato salad to honor those who fought in our country's name, Charlottesville Fire Chief Charles Werner is asking us