Category: From The Backshop


Opinion: CarmelFest hits the highest note

What a swan song it was for outgoing CarmelFest Chairman Jeff Worrell! With near-perfect weather powering a can-do, all-volunteer team, the event, presented by the Rotary Club of Carmel and several sponsors (Current in...


Opinion: More sense than dollars

Dave Brat, the Tea Party challenger to Virginia GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, won the primary last Tuesday night in what irrefutably was a major upset. Brat took aim at Cantor’s support of...


Opinion: The few, proud… the voters

And so another primary election has come and gone, with much discussion in the aftermath about low voter turnout. What has been missing from the discourse, though, has been examination. We can’t for any...