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Another banner season for area ball teams

It’s almost become an annual ritual at The Gazette-Virginian once Dixie baseball and softball teams, as well as Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth teams, are selected for post-season tournaments.

A good man

Our community lost a good man last week, and yours truly lost a fine friend… Samuel Lacy Riddle Jr., or Sonny to his family, friends and co-workers.

So, it’s your birthday

Birthdays are funny things, celebrated by some, cursed or despised by others, simply because you add another year to your life.

Dog days are here again

The “Dog Days” are here again, the never-seeming-to-end summer days of 90 plus degrees, sultry nights and – for some people – droopy hairdos.

A look back

If I find time to do so, and believe me with almost 10 all-star ball teams in tournaments this past week, time is at a premium, I peruse our archives to find hidden gems from yesteryear, stories and events I may have forgotten.

Goodbye Andy and Ernie

As a reporter, I’m sometimes typecast as someone always with a notepad and camera ready to record news or sports, and that’s not a bad role to have, in my opinion.

One scary storm

I grew up in a time where thunderstorms were just that — thunderstorms with no accompanying notation of severity, but the garden variety type of thunderstorms we had back in the day seem to be gone forever.

Waxing nostalgic

I have to admit I never pulled a leaf of tobacco in my life, but I had to wax a little nostalgic coming to work Monday morning and seeing the last of twin tobacco warehouses in Riverdale being dismantled.

Cartoons 101

I was fortunate enough to grow up in what may be the golden age of cartoons.