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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Finding country roads, with technology

The backroad to Germanton I’ve always loved the backroads, and I thought I knew the backroads around here. But nothing knows the backroads like a GPS device. I’ve had a hiker’s GPS unit for years, but it’s not smart enough to plot over-the-road routes and tell you where to turn. I’ve played with those things […]

Stormy weather

3.5 inches of rain bears down on Stokes County A violent storm came through the area Thursday night. There were tornadoes 40 or so miles away. Here in Stokes we got high wind, a bit of hail, and 3.5 inches of rain. The rain did a fair amount of damage to the steep bank beside […]