Stewart on roll and among favorites for a win at Indy

LOUDON, N.H. Smoke is heating up just in time for his final trip to the Brickyard. Tony Stewart’s final NASCAR season — no, he’s not retiring from racing — has gone from bust to boon in a matter of weeks and he’s now all but assured of racing for a fourth career Sprint Cup championship in the fall. Stewart finished […]

Kicking Butts

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. However, as a person with diabetes, smoking carries special risks. You greatly increase the danger of diabetes-related complications. Smoking interferes with the timing and effects of insulin, making it difficult to control blood glucose levels. In addition, it raises blood glucose levels and further contributes to poor blood glucose control. In […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

The Harris Award was named in honor of Professor Henry Howell Harris, who served as principal of Whitesburg High School from 1919 until 1927. It was awarded by the faculty to a senior boy on the basis of leadership, character, and scholastic standing. One Man’s Opinion by Don Woodford Webb on the classes of the 1950s Our classmates were born […]

Try making baked BBQ zucchini chips

It all started with the kale chip. I fell in love the texture of the thick, green leaf made thin and so delicately crisp by baking that it felt almost flaky, with just enough thickness to impart a satisfying little crunch before nearly dissolving into salty-grassy goodness on the tongue. And I wasn’t alone: healthyconscious eaters crowned the kale chip […]

Struttin’ Time:

Where are all the ‘cool old men’?

In order to take another needed break from all the crazies in this world, let’s go back to our days of growing up or, like they say on the Lone Ranger, “Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear.” I was thinking about an old black singer I met several years ago in New Orleans, Louisiana. His name […]

Speak Your Piece

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. E-m@il address In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net Just when you think the choices in this coming presidential election can’t keep getting worse, some rogue speechwriter steals Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the Book of Ananias in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Micah 7: 19, where does God place forgiven sins? Depths of sea, Heathen hearts, Past the stars, Fiery pits 3. Jesus said, “I am the Alpha and the …”? Beta, Omega, Eternity, Delta 4. From Psalms 60:8, David said “Moab is my …”? Terrier, […]

Boy thanks firefighters for saving his house

What says thank you better than a large platter of cookies? Kasey Wright said her five-year-old son Drake asked to take cookies to the Whitesburg Fire Department as a thank you for keeping their home located on Frazier Avenue in the Upper Bottom section of Whitesburg from burning. Wright woke up around 6 a.m. on July 12 to the sounds […]

Toyota rules at this track

It was Sprint Cup’s first race of the season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Toyota made a bold statement that its teams would be anxious to return in September for one of the 10 Chase races. Between the Toyota teams of Joe Gibbs Racing and Furniture Row Racing, a Camry led all but two of the race’s 301 laps. […]

WHS reunion

The Whitesburg High School Class of 1976 will hold a 40th class reunion on Saturday, September 10, at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg. All classmates are encouraged to attend. Contact Carol Little Brown at 632-1307 or visit the class Facebook page for more information.