Friday, July 26, 2019


It could be an interesting term for the first black female District Court Judge in Rockingham and Caswell Counties.
Erica Standfield Brandon was sworn in along with plenty of prayer and a repetition of "Don't tell me God isn't true" from Judge Brandon.
The courtroom was standing room only and the audience was probably 50% or more black. The courtroom had an air of a Sunday revival about it with a lot of "Amens!" from the congregation.
Presiding over the event was Judge Stan "Poe Lease" Allen. Judge Allen eased up on the restriction of no cameras or cell phones in the courtroom for the occasion.
Judge Brandon will certainly be an improvement over Judge Gentry who was said to be in office to round out his state retirement.
Governor Roy Cooper appointed Judge Brandon when Gentry retired.

Friday, July 19, 2019


Does this sign's words remind you of anyone?

I have learned something about this sign. Clark Turner may have quoted the sign, but he did not erect it. It was not posted in Smithfield, Virginia or Smithfield, Ohio or Smithfield, Nebraska. It stood on a main highway into Smithfield, NC until about 1975. It had been there since sometime in the 1960s. It came down only when it seemed not worth repairing.

Monday, July 15, 2019


Donald Trump's recent remarks directed at four Congresswomen reminds me of Reidsville City Councilman Clark Turner's comments about anyone who is not satisfied with Reidsville.
Trump suggested the Congresswomen should go back to where they all came from if they didn't like something about America. Trump was too stupid to know three of the four women were born in America and the fourth was a citizen of the United States.
Clark Turner made the same remarks at a Reidsville City Council retreat. All the boys got a big laugh out of Clark's rude and crude remarks.
Despite Turner's foolish comment, he was re-elected many times. The voters were too stupid to consider what Clark Turner had said.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018


I was in court again today (12/17/2018). This time I was not the defendant, but rather the plaintiff. Another someone had made a threat against my life. I recognized the person and swore out a warrant against them as directed by Reidsville Police Department Sgt. Kirk Wade.
I seem to be a popular target for people who want to beat my ass or kill me or sue me or prosecute me. Ten years ago I understood the hazards of being a newspaper/TV reporter. Today I live a hermit's life. I rarely go out in public. I make a few Facebook comments, but that's it.
A few months ago Rockingham County Republican Party Chairman Diane Parnell really turned my crank when she wrote on her Facebook page that Asshole Ron Price, who is now off the school board and working as an ordained minister, had defeated me and my wife in a $250,000 lawsuit for saying he stole Brad Miller campaign signs and replaced them with Vernon Robinson signs. According to Diane, Price's lawsuit also shut down my Neely Chronicle newspaper.
I should mention Price at one time declared himself to be a Sovereign Citizen. You can look it up if you don't know what a Sovereign Citizen is.
Everything Diane Parnell wrote was false, although she called it "FACTS AND TRUTH". All this lawsuit business went down ten years ago. I think it's safe to assume Diane has been spreading these rumors for ten years.
On two occasions I encouraged Diane to apologize and retract her false statements and on two occasions she refused and simply stated, "I'll check on it."
Of course, she never checked into anything and just let the the rumors simmer and do whatever damage they could.
Today while at the courthouse for a matter related to Bernie Parnell, Diane's husband, I decided to do the work Ms. Parnell would not do herself.
I went to the Clerk of Court's office and asked to see the file on the Ron Price lawsuit from ten years ago. The clerk was very helpful and produced the file in a matter of minutes. Near the top of the 25-page file was the dismissal notice just as I had encouraged Ms. Parnell to seek out before accusing me of losing a $250,000 lawsuit.
In case you don't understand the dismissal, here is Google's definition:
"In the formal legal world, a court case that is dismissed with prejudice means that it is dismissed permanently. A case dismissed with prejudice is over and done with, once and for all, and can't be brought back to court."
It's plain and simple - Ron Price's lawsuit was frivolous and totally without merit. He never denied anything I ever wrote about him. He simply did not like what I said and how long I said it. Much like Donald Trump, Price forgot he was a public official and subject to criticism.
I can only hope Ms. Parnell reads this and stops bearing false witness against me and my wife. Continuing to do so can have serious consequences for her.
If you know Mr. or Ms. Parnell, and I know some of you do, please ask them to come here and read this page to see what really happened rather than living a fantasy and spreading it around to anyone who will listen to their nonsense.

Below is a tidbit of what Diane had to say about Ron Price's lawsuit  I mention Lucy Price because Ron mentioned she and their son were in the car when Ron swiped the campaign signs.  Phil Price, Ron's son, would later confess his involvement when he called WGSR to complain about my criticism of the theft.

Reidsville Police Department report on Ron Price.

Suck on these FACTS AND TRUTH, Ms. Parnell.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


In an effort to keep millennials down on the farm, the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce has announced Reidsville's Walmart will be offering a free grocery pick-up service. The groceries are obviously not free, but you can drive to Walmart and pick them up for free.

This free service is only available at what was once the world's largest Walmart or at least that's what Mayor James Festerman said. Reidsville's Walmart is also the county leader in shoplifting. If you want to steal it, the Reidsville Walmart is the place to go to do your work.

Councilwoman Sherry Walker announced her dress came from Walmart and Councilman Donald Gorham said his children used to beg him to stop at Walmart, not to buy anything, but to just look around. Councilwoman Terresa Scoble, who was convicted of shoplifting at the Reidsville Walmart, was obviously moved by the great event and said something unmemorable but quite profound.

Chamber Director Diane Sawyer (she's the one with streaked up hair) announced if you use Walmart's free service and say the secret password of "WOW", or something like that, you will get $10 off your grocery bill.

Walmart offered a special orange-trimmed cake ("Walmart cake is the best cake ever") that had been baked for the ceremony and Diane showed off something that looked like a giant orange tower that delivers your groceries into your waiting arms if you scan some sort of barcode.

Don't forget to say "WOW" or "SUPER WOW" or something like that to get your discount.

For reasons that were not explained, three Reidsville uniformed Police officers were present to guard the event. Maybe they were there to keep an eye on Scoble and Festerman who was also involved in a grocery store incident at Atlantic Beach. Festerman was told not to ever return to the Atlantic Beach Food Lion. Police were involved there also.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018



Rockingham County Manager Lance "L Train" Metzler has admitted the ICE ICE BABY video is him.
Eden Chamber of Commerce Grand Pooh-Bah Randy Hunt overheard the confession. Randy is the husband of Gerri Hunt who is the head honcho at the Reidsville Review.
Do you think the Review will report on "L TRAIN'S" dance moves?

I'm guessing the Review won't touch this warm and fuzzy story with a 10-foot pole.

Friday, May 25, 2018



Rockingham County Manager Lance "L Train" Metzler busts a move.

Yes, it really is the County Manager.

Be sure to notice the tambourine between the legs and on the butt.

Metzler is a long-time fan of VANILLA ICE.