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Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

Mecklenburg County, Boydton looking for funds to upgrade plant

Help sought with $4 million cost

Sports

12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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The time for politics is over: Expand Medicaid!

Expanding health insurance coverage important for all Virginians

The inability of so many of our fellow citizens to access basic health insurance coverage represents a public health crisis that is undermining the well-being and security of the most vulnerable in our community.

What doesn’t get said about mining

Potential for harm can’t be easily dismissed by mining interests

These are not your parents’ SOL tests

Here’s a pop quiz: Since their inception in the 1990s, the Standards of Learning tests have (a) relied exclusively on multiple-choice questions, (b) rewarded rote memorization, (c) resulted in ever-higher passing rates, or (d) none of the above. Go to the head of the class if you correctly answered “none of the above.”

There’s no bar to uranium milling

Regulation, control don’t happen by themselves

Proms and prigs, and missing the point

I shouldn’t go riding sometimes. I think too much when I’m on the bike.

The Prizery, an institution worthy of pride and support

Some time back, someone told me he was asked, “Why waste your time on the Parsons-Bruce Art Association or Destination Downtown? You get nothing from them.”

Flooding near mine site raises questions anew

Uranium mining: A fiscal conservative might well say ‘no’

Traditional conservative values support continuing the moratorium on uranium mining in Virginia. Moving forward with legalization of uranium mining in Virginia would be expensive for taxpayers, with no guarantee the costs would ever be recovered.

Don’t turn back the clock with uranium mining

As a longtime resident of southern Virginia, a board member of the Industrial Development Authority of Halifax County, and the CEO of one of the largest employers in the area, I’m very familiar with growing a business and creating jobs.

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