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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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American party

SoVaNow.com / September 27, 2012
Dear Viewpoint:

It is obvious to me that Democrats represent the poor, the handicapped, the unemployed, and the less fortunate while the Republicans represent the wealthy, big business and Wall Street. Here we are middle class America doing all the work and paying most of the taxes because there are more of us than any other group. We make $100,000.00 or less a year (not $250,000.00 as some would tell you) and we have no representation in Washington.

Perhaps we should have another party, call it the “American Party” for arguments’ sake, that is made of up people from the middle class making no more than $100,000.00 and cannot be an attorney, doctor or any other money grubbing occupation.

A friend of mine once said, “There should be a law that states if you run for the Presidents’ job you automatically can’t have it because you have an agenda of your own.”

I am sick to death of hearing all the negativity that they are saying about one another. Thank God for the mute button on my remote, ‘cause I don’t care about that crap.

However I feel that if you are running for president you can’t have Swiss or offshore accounts as the only reason for those accounts is tax evasion. Isn’t that what they put Al Capone in prison for? Are politicians exempt from the law or is it a “Do as I say not as I do” law that only we have to abide by? I don’t know who I’ll vote for this time but surely not the two choices that they have given me. Maybe I’ll vote for Fred Dalton Thompson again, at least he is honest and loves this nation of ours. The Freemen are coming!

Al Hoppe
Virgilina


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