Sunday sampler

Greensboro: Two men – one a former symphony musician – are killed, four people are arrested, and many questions remain unanswered. This is a story in the News & Record about how good people, sick people and talented people live lives that many of us don’t understand.

Greensboro: The News & Record also showcases a story about an 89-year-old High Point doctor who has seen a lot — too many bad things. “Over 46 years, Tillman delivered 3,000 babies in High Point during segregation and found out that even being a doctor was no protection against racism in the South.” A story: “Once when visiting Philadelphia, the avid golfer took the opportunity to see pro Ben Hogan play a round at a nearby country club. While he was there, a white caddie began having seizures. Tillman ran to his side, told him he was a doctor and tried to help. To his surprise, the man recoiled and yelled, ‘I don’t care what you are! I don’t want any n*** to lay a hand on me!””

Winston-Salem: So the legislature is back in the business of telling local governments what it can and can’t do with statues and monuments, regardless of how offensive they are. This story has been around a few days, and normally I wouldn’t include it. But the issue is important to me because it shows how uncaring and out of touch some legislators are. “This is purely stupid,” said State Rep. Evelyn Terry, D-Forsyth.

2 thoughts on “Sunday sampler

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *