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You have found the official blog of B. J. Drye, editor of The Stanly News & Press (SNAP), your hometown newspaper. I have been hanging out in the SNAP newsroom since 1998 and have been editor since August 2010.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Shake or Not?

I've had the sinus blues that seem to be going around at the moment.

One question: When someone comes up to you and goes to shake your hand and you're sick, do you shake?

I had two instances today where I didn't and explained the situation. I remember watching this on "Seinfeld."

I think I made the right decision. I guess you could salute or tip a hat if you're wearing one.

What do you think?

Monday, September 12, 2011

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

I know I'm a little late at posting the "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" story, but here is a little highlights of my recent trip to Wilmington.

I've always talked about visiting our neighbors down east, but we've never gotten around to it.

My dad was part of the hundreds of thousands of school children throughout the state that
donated their change to bring the USS Battleship home to Wilmington.
The Battleship is big. It was amazing to see how the sailors lived at sea, with the various departments and amenities on board.

Here's a nice photo of me aboard the Battleship (below).

And one last photo of the Battleship itself (below).

I may add more from the trip and the many experiences in the coming days, so stay tuned.

But as they say, there's no place like home.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

MDA Telethon

This weekend is the annual MDA Telethon. Read my thoughts on this year's event, the fact that Jerry Lewis is not involved in it, and an update on a story I reported on in 1999. See how a 7-year-old affected by muscular dystrophy is doing now at 19. Coming in Sunday's Stanly News & Press.