Welcoming a New Superintendent

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 26, 2011

A warm welcome to new Davie County Schools superintendent Dr. Darrin L. Hartness. He has already demonstrated good judgment by marrying a Davie girl 21 years ago. We’re expecting more good choices as he tackles our school system.
He comes at a difficult time. Money is tight in Washington, Raleigh and Mocksville, but Hartness has shown skills at his current post in Mt. Airy that should enable him to do well here. He has been a teacher, principal and superintendent during his career.
He comes with fresh ideas. We have been bedeviled for a decade over our high school. We’re eager for new leadership.

Green Tomatoes
Sliced, Fried

ROANOKE, Va. — Even shoe leather, in the hands of a skilled cook, can taste good.
Imagine what Doug and Evie Robison of Roanoke can do with a few slices of common green tomatoes.
On our way to the granddaughter’s house Friday, Elizabeth and I skipped our usual stop at Chick-fil-a right beside U.S. 220 to wandered through the hills of Roanoke for lunch at Wildflour Market & Bakery. The reviews had been intriguing.
Wildflour is in the Old Southwest Historic District smack in the middle of a residential area in a storefront that obviously pre-dates zoning controls. Just when we thought the directions were faulty, we found it. Not much to look at outside, Wildflour is a gourmand’s delight. Any city would boast of this place …