Articles by Dorothy Royal Special to Topsail Advertiser

  • Gun Gal: Always put safety first

    While watching a young man and his father at an area gun range this week, a serious thought crossed my mind: Why can’t schools or local groups teach gun safety to school-aged kids as part of a standard education? It could be a program that parents need to sign a permission slip for, just like with some other events offered. I’m sure the local sheriff’s department might consider sponsoring. What better time to teach safety? READ MORE

  • Topsail Gun Gal: It's time to take a stand, speak up

    Repeat after me (I am not kidding): “I am tired of stupid crap and I am no longer staying quiet about it”. Good, now keep saying it throughout the day, especially try to blurt it out while waiting in line someplace — this should generate some great responses, just wait. READ MORE

  • Topsail Gun Gal: Things that go bump in the night

    What exactly is an illegal gun? READ MORE

  • Topsail Gun Gal: Saying ‘yes’ more powerful than muttering ‘no’

    We all know the word “yes” has more power than “no,” but sometimes we get so carried away with our busy lives that we forget since isn’t it easier to just say no? No I won’t help you move, no I won’t watch your bratty kids that try to bite me, no those pants don’t make your butt look big (ha ha). It is funny, so laugh. READ MORE

  • Nation's disrepair demands our reaction

    There are so many children on local buses, some of them must sit in the aisles, which is dangerous. And lunch rooms are so overcrowded, tables made for eight are seating 13 or more. That’s great for spreading colds and stressful enough that some don’t find time to eat. READ MORE

  • Topsail Gun Gal: How to be the perfect customer

    In no other business, short of a yard sale or used car lot, have I encountered the art of negotiation like I have in the gun world. READ MORE

  • How to speak ammo

    Ladies, let me help you with this simple task. READ MORE

  • Topsail Gun Gal: Don't blame others for your fears

    Mike Myers, Chuckie (the doll) and Freddie Kruger never used a gun and continue to scare the crap out of us and will for generations to come. READ MORE

  • Topsail Gun Gal: It’s time to wake up, get out and vote

    Com•pla•cent: satisfied with how things are and not wanting to change them: marked by self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies. READ MORE

  • How to gauge the pulse of America

    We all know that you cannot gauge the health of America by the stock market — a great closing day affects no one I know — except to add more stress if you are not doing well. We all know the news media are biased and generally only offer one side of a story. Sometimes I wonder if the best news doesn’t come from the skits on Saturday Night Live. They throw punches while making you laugh. At least you pay attention. READ MORE

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