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Opinion — New neighbors for you?

Prisons exist for two reasons. First, to punish those who refuse to live by the laws that provide ...

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Your Turn — Education improvements highlight amended state budget

Last Wednesday, Governor Youngkin sent 38 budget amendments, three in HB 29 (the caboose budget) and 35 in ...

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Your turn — Thoughts on the news

NFL FINES AND FREE SPEECH When a Washington Commanders coach compared the events of Jan. 6, 2021, to ...

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Your turn — Oh, Happy Day

It took longer than usual, but on Friday, June 17, the General Assembly passed the commonwealth’s biennial budget ...

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Opinion — Budget to get final OK after amendments considered

On Thursday, June 9, both HB 29 and HB 30 were duly enrolled, signed by the presiding officers ...

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Your Turn — Thoughts on education

As we see headlines of graduations at colleges and high schools, it is a great time to reflect ...

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Love is more than a notion

In a recent Bible study at our church, we began by sharing our feelings on the massacres in ...

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YOUR TURN — Community

Community: living in the same area, sharing, caring and helping one another in a time of need. It ...

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Reflect upon the sacrifice

As Benjamin Franklin walked out of Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, an ...

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Your turn — Report Card of the Year

The report Gov. Glenn Youngkin ordered on his first day in office is in, and the results aren’t ...

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Opinion — Fuel thoughts

As all fuels reach record highs, now is a good time to reflect on the driving factors. No ...

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Opinion — Supporting our veterans

The mental health crisis being faced by our Veterans has been a crucial issue that needed to be ...

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Predicted effects of shutdowns materialize

It was obvious from the first months of the pandemic. Parents could see it as they watched their ...

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Your turn — Why the golf course should be kept open

The recent decision by the Farmville Town Council to close the Municipal Golf Course effective June 30 of ...

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Opinion — Bills address education issues

The Virginia General Assembly has completed its 2022 legislative session and while we are still waiting on the ...

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Opinion — Flag misrepresents who we are

I read the letters to the editor supporting the flying of the Confederate flag and removal of the ...

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Gold mining comes with risks and rewards. But those aren’t equally shared.

Buckingham County faces the prospect of a gold mine within its borders. Many of the county’s residents are ...

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Opinion — Disinformation

This past week, the Biden administration announced that they were creating a new section of government to deal ...

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Opinion — The work continues

The Virginia General Assembly reconvened for Governor Youngkin’s veto session Wednesday, April 27, and the Republican-controlled House of ...

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Opinion — Where will you stand

From the crimson eyesore upon the prominent hill overlooking the grand entrance of business 460 into Farmville, the ...

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Opinion — It’s time to stop bankrupting America

For two years the government has printed and borrowed trillions of dollars, over regulated and locked down the ...

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Opinion — Returning to Richmond

On Wednesday, April 27, we will return to Richmond to review and vote on Governor amendments. We are ...

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Opinion — Let’s get ready to rumble

The Reconvened Session on April 27 is likely to be a lengthy session given the number of actions ...

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Opinion — Virginia’s economy

In the last couple of years, our former governor bragged about how Virginia was rated No. 1 by ...

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Opinion — What’s up next

The Reconvened Session on April 27 is likely to be a lengthy session given the amount of actions ...

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Your turn — Doing the wrong thing

Every time that the news is bad for President Biden, like clockwork, expect him to try to re-focus ...

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Your turn — Back in business

The Reconvened Session on April 27th is likely to be a lengthy session given the number of actions ...

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