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Dwight Sparks, Author at Davie County Enterprise Record

Local

Peace still holds at Appomattox

It’s still peaceful at Appomattox Court House — tranquil and serene. National peace was restored here in 1865. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to ... Read more

by Dwight Sparks, Thursday, June 24, 2021 12:05 am

Opinion

Sparks column: Pinch hitting, Ted Budd, ‘Stonewall’

I’m filling in a couple days this week at the Enterprise-Record for ailing editor Mike Barnhardt. I’ve been retired three years from the newspaper, and ... Read more

by Dwight Sparks, Thursday, June 24, 2021 12:00 am

Editorials

Swan Song: Old Editor’s Final Words

Now, Gentle Readers, for a few profound words as I close the door on our 33-year visit. Only … I’m not good at being profound. ... Read more

by Dwight Sparks, Thursday, May 31, 2018 8:48 am

Editorials

Cellphone Zombie Wants To Go Off Grid

I’ve become one of those people I detest — the ones who sit around enthralled with their cellphones. The zombies. At the airport, at the ... Read more

by Dwight Sparks, Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:24 am

Editorials

How To Say ‘Peony’ During Royal Wedding

The lowly peony is in for a big promotion next week as it becomes one of the featured flowers in England’s royal wedding. American commoner ... Read more

by Dwight Sparks, Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:30 am

Editorials

Last Words: ‘Tell My Father I Died Right’

COLUMBIA, S.C. — In the rotunda of the South Carolina state capitol is a painting of the “Angel of Marye’s Heights.” The angel was Sgt. ... Read more

by Dwight Sparks, Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:15 am

Editorials

2 Times This Old Editor Was Dead Wrong

Two times I was wrong … Sure, you can probably count more, but there’s not room for all of them here. First, I was wrong ... Read more

by Dwight Sparks, Thursday, May 3, 2018 8:55 am

Editorials

33 Years Have Altered More Than My Hair

I remember that young whippersnapper. He thought he was God’s gift to journalism, wise beyond his years, able to move mountains, deflect the winds and ... Read more

by Dwight Sparks, Friday, April 27, 2018 9:13 am

Editorials

A Final Plug: Dan Barrett For Senate

In another part of the newspaper, you may have read that I’m retiring. Predictably, I will have some parting comments, but they can await another ... Read more

by Dwight Sparks, Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:08 am

News

Publisher retiring after 33 years here

Dwight Sparks, editor and publisher of the Davie County Enterprise Record and The Clemmons Courier for 33 years, will retire June 1. He announced his ... Read more

by Dwight Sparks, Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:05 am

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