Monday’s open line

The Vance County Board of Commissioners will meet this evening at 6:00 p.m. in their chambers in the old courthouse. The Journal Committee is to meet in the Clerk’s Office at City Hall at 11:00 a.m. and the Community Development Commission is scheduled to meet in the City Hall Council Chambers at 12:00 p.m.

We feel that it is our duty to remind our readers that a scant seven days (not including today) remain until Valentine’s Day on February 14. Readers not enamoured of the proverbial doghouse, especially readers of the male persuasion, should probably begin finalizing plans for offerings of love.

P.S. — Those of us with western Pennsylvania origins have cause to celebrate this morning with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 21-10 Super Bowl win over the Seattle Seahawks last night. Have no fear, though. Someday the cat will mew and the Panthers will have their day. Until that happy, far-off Sunday, you have at least our open line.