Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

Even in a year as strange as this has been, it’s never all doom and gloom. As we prepare to embrace whatever surprises 2022 is destined to bring, I took a look back at the last twelve months to find the bright spots.

Even among the stories that flew under the radar, there was far more good news in 2021 than you might have thought, starting with the stray dog in North Carolina that kept sneaking into Dollar General to steal the same stuffed purple unicorn. The little sneak robbed the store five times before animal control decided to not just take him in and find him a forever home, but als...