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Your Turn — The christening of ‘The Lucky 7’

When the Briery Creek Wildlife Management Area, featuring hundreds of acres of flooded timber for bass fishing and ...

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Your Turn — Let’s give thanks for our ambassador teachers

Topping my “thankful” list in our community this holiday season are Kerensa Smith, Raymond Tubojan and all of ...

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Your turn — The election is over. Now what?

The 2022 election is over and as the dust is settling, Republicans have taken a majority in the ...

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Your Turn — Keep those heads up, my fellow Republicans

There’s no question, the midterm elections did not go the way we thought they would. Many close races ...

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Your turn — What’s the plan?

Last year, the Virginia Community College System approved a strategic plan for the 23 community colleges in the ...

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Publisher’s Notebook — Bucking the trend

Our communities are what we make of them — they are a direct reflection of where we put ...

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Your turn — Virginia report card not up to state standards

The National Assessment of Educational Progress for 2022 is in, and for the Commonwealth, it is an unmitigated ...

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Your turn — A time to honor our veterans

This Friday is the day that has been set aside to honor our veterans. It is a noble ...

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Your Turn — Paying tribute to Gunther, Havlat and the 11th hour

The 11th hour has become synonymous with Veterans Day, originally called Armistice Day, in recognition of the document ...

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Your turn — Let’s talk about the CDC and COVID-19 vaccines

Late last week an advisory committee for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention voted unanimously to ...

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Your Turn — It’s time we put COVID-19 in our rear view mirror

Earlier this week, an advisory committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted 15-0 to add ...

OPINION

Your Turn — Blind mice

Most everyone understands that the big media outlets choose what stories they consider most newsworthy enough to report. ...

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Your Turn — Partnering with the Tobacco Commission

For more than two decades, Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) has partnered with the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization ...

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From The Editor’s Desk: Who scheduled Virginia’s gold mining meetings?

As soon as the date and time were announced, the emails started coming in. Buckingham County residents were ...

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Your turn — Energy policies cost economy $100 billion a year

How do we get to work? How do we heat and cool our homes? How do we keep ...

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Your turn — No secrets in our schools

Democrats and other left-wing activists continue to push back against the Department of Education’s new, common-sense model policies ...

Prince Edward County Sheriff's Office

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Your Turn — ‘We got soft on crime’

“We got soft on crime.” This was the quote from the Mayor of Roanoke. He was referring to ...

Mark Warner

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OPINION — Have you voted yet?

Last November, Virginians elected a GOP majority in the House and the first Republican governor in over a ...

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Your Turn — I’ll let you in on a secret

I was truly disgusted when I saw the blatantly transphobic and uninformed “opinion” piece The Farmville Herald allowed ...

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Your turn — The results weren’t that bad

The Department of Education released their 2022-23 School Accreditation summary last week, and on the surface, the results ...

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OPINION — Let’s talk about transgender politics

There are any number of issues that should upset right thinking people coming out of Washington and some ...

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Your Turn — Here’s what’s happening around the Commonwealth

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that total revenue collections in August for the Commonwealth’s general fund grew by 13% ...

Fentanyl

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OPINION: This is the war we’re not fighting. Let’s talk about fentanyl

We can look back at various wars that our nation has been involved in and have differing opinions ...

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From the Editor’s Desk — Building brick by brick

Growing up, I was a big fan of Legos. I loved building things, starting from the ground up ...

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Your Turn — Is this a swan song for colleges?

In the last three decades, many have been concerned about the direction of our colleges. Despite that, we ...

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Your Turn — No more RGGI in Virginia

Recently, Governor Youngkin began the process of changing policy to remove Virginia from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. ...

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Your Turn — Shaped by teachers

The fall semester is underway, and the halls at Southside Virginia Community College are abuzz. Information is also ...

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