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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 — 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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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 — Partnering with the Tobacco Commission

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

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 — 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% ...

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Opinion — As our children return to school…

As our schools are opening to welcome back our students for a new year, every school is on ...

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Opinion — This is all of us

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. These are precious words to live by. ...

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Your Turn — What about the impact?

Recently, a number of conditional use permits (CUPs) in agricultural areas have been handed out to industrial businesses, ...

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Your Turn — Republicans were right

The damage to our students from school closures and remote learning during the COVID pandemic is worse than ...

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Your Turn — Surplus should be used for tax rebates

The House and Senate Joint Money Committees met on Friday, August 19. Governor Glenn Youngkin began the meeting ...

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Opinion — Budget provides help for agriculture, forestry

Agriculture and forestry are the first and third largest sectors in Virginia industry, respectively. With this in mind, ...

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Opinion — August snowballs, this time green

Last week, I wrote about things that have gotten bigger and bigger and more bizarre as they moved ...

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Opinion — Failed Democratic leadership

Democrats in Washington have finally flailed their way to a political win, passing the poorly named “Inflation Reduction ...

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Column —Your family’s life is on the November ballot

Everyone needs to understand that politics drives human functioning, as well as your dignity and quality of life. ...

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Opinion — Rights-based ordinance to protect Buckingham

On July 11, the Buckingham Board of Supervisors (BOS) voted to develop an ordinance to address gold mining ...

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Opinion — Cumberland County does not need the Green Ridge Mega-Landfill

A  group of concerned citizens of the Commonwealth, residents of Cumberland County, and stakeholders in the historically Black ...

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Opinion — Surplus indicates taxes in state are too high

Virginia is seeing its second consecutive multibillion-dollar revenue surplus. The fiscal year ended on June 30 with a ...

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Your Turn — Tourism programs intended to bolster local economies

Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced updated guidance on quarantine procedures following exposure to COVID-19 in school, childcare and camp ...

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Your Turn — Google and Facebook are threatening local news

Dean Ridings, CEO America’s Newspapers Thomas Jefferson famously declared, “Were it left to me to decide whether we ...

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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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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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