Thanks to the USPS, welcome Wendy’s, bye Hardee’s, hello school

From the editor’s desk
Kathleen Gilluly Laurel Outlook Editor And General Manager
Thursday, August 20, 2020

• Thank you to the USPS

The USPS provides essential services, including the collection of ballots, shipping medications, providing good careers and delivering newspapers! We support our post office!


• Street work complete

Laurel’s east downtown street project is wrapping up with the new pavement laid. Sidewalks will be finished soon, as well. It’s great to be able to use my driveway again!


• Barbershops

Country Cuts has moved to Main St. and Lowell’s is currently closed.


• Restaurants We got Wendy’s! The addition of a different fast food option in

We got Wendy’s! The addition of a different fast food option in Laurel is welcome. Hardee’s closed, but that wasn’t a complete surprise.


• School’s open

Let’s do what we can to support the students, teachers and staff.


I am so tired of hearing gripes against “the media,” as though it was one entity. Although I realize those who throw blame at the media aren’t directing it specifically to the Outlook, the hits still hurt. Among the printable comments I read recently, “The media is so biased, we can’t tell the truth from fiction.”

Most of the folks smearing the media are smart people, at least I used to think so. They should be able to determine what news sources are reliable and which are not. But, apparently it’s beyond the comprehension of some who are either so radical or reactionary they confuse opinion with news. As I’ve realized, those very same folks bashing the media are the same ones passing along FAKE news on social media. It is them posting or reposting coronavirus reports from wacky doctors, and spreading lies about phony cures and vaccines. They are the media they are bashing.

If you want information on the virus, visit the CDC website at or Riverstone Health’s at Do as recommended by the experts. Don’t let yourself be confused by your friends or family.

There is no such thing as alternative facts! Before you spread misinformation, try to find more than one source. If the information isn’t being shared widely by main-stream journalists, it likely isn’t real. And, just because the information presented isn’t to your liking, that doesn’t make it fake.

Please, wear a mask in public. Wash your hands. Stay six feet apart.


Have you attended a ball game or track meet this spring?

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