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Crosswalk Puzzle Is Easily Solved

With the return of Longwood University students, those crosswalks across Main Street and High Street that were mostly empty during the summer are full again with students.

With students heading back to class, it’s a good time for motorists—and pedestrians—to take a refresher course in crosswalk safety and what the Code of Virginia requires.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The CRC's Good Decision And Needed Legislation
We enthusiastically applaud the richly deserved naming of Mary S. Hickman as executive director of the Commonwealth Regional Council—she had been acting President and CEO since 2009—and we wholeheartedly support the CRC’s latest legislative initiative.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

We All Have A Role In Combating Campus Sexual Violence

On campuses across this nation, freshmen and sophomores are most at risk of sexual violence.

First and second-year students in our own community.

“The younger students are vulnerable,” Farmville Police Chief Doug Mooney told me, “because for a lot of them it’s their first time away from home, you have a little bit of maybe being naïve about what can happen. And then you throw alcohol in the mix, it makes for a bad situation to happen.”

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Every Parent Needs To Homeschool Their Sons And Daughters

Forget the calendar.

Don’t wait two years for school buses if you’ve got a three-year-old. 

School begins now.

This second.

In your house.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tobacco Plants Near The Hospital? Could Be A Perfect Fit

Where there is smoke, the old cliché tells us, there is fire.

But where there is tobacco doesn’t mean there is smoking.

Where there are tobacco plants, in fact, there may be the discovery of a life-saving drug in the face of a deadly virus with no known cure.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Our Endorsement In The Special At-Large Election

After much deliberation.

After interviewing and evaluating the competing options.

After considering every available alternative.

Their strengths.

Their weaknesses.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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