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Column – ‘I will always strive to put people over party’

I am honored to be serving as your representative in Congress, and I am proud to share some of the progress we have made this ... Read more

10 hours ago by Denver Riggleman.

LETTER — Webb is best candidate for the 5th District

To The Editor: Dr. Cameron Webb is a person who puts his faith and values ahead of expediency. He is a man of principle and ... Read more

4 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — Court shenanigans are as old as the Republic

To The Editor: Under Democratic logic regarding confirmation of Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court, Virginia’s John Marshall would not have been Chief Justice of ... Read more

4 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

COLUMN — Transparency is needed from the parole board

As Sen. Mark Obenshain said last week during the Senate session, something is foul at the Virginia Parole Board, even beyond the situation surrounding Vincent ... Read more

4 days ago by Matt Fariss.

LETTER — This election is good vs. evil

To The Editor: As Election Day quickly approaches we all need to be reminded of all that is at stake. This election is more than ... Read more

4 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Mask up for Halloween

Halloween will be different for all of us this year. Though many people are likely planning a nice night in, eating candy and watching scary ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Fair Care Act would protect those with preexisting conditions

Recently, I co-sponsored I cosponsored H.R. 8527, the Fair Care Act of 2020, which will lower the cost of health care while increasing consumer choice ... Read more

6 days ago by Denver Riggleman.

Editorial – Larger spaces should be used for community meetings

The next time the Prince Edward County School Board considers a plan to return children to in-person instruction, it would be helpful if they would ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Success at SVCC is transferable

Every October, the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students celebrates National Transfer Student Week. This year Southside Virginia Community College will participate with ... Read more

6 days ago by Quentin Johnson.

COLUMN — Democrats reject moderate police reforms

The 2020 Special Session to date has largely focused on police and criminal justice reform even though the General Assembly’s primary charge was to address ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.

COLUMN — Prayers to all those affected by COVID-19

Our prayers go out to our president, governor, their wives, and to all who have been infected with COVID-19. We wish them fast recoveries. Likewise, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

LETTER — Talk to kids about marijuana use

To The Editor: October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. By communicating with kids about how cannabis affects the developing brain, parents and educators can ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

House votes to condemn QAnon

I was glad to be back in Washington this week voting on the issues that matter most to the 5th District. First, I want to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Denver Riggleman.

Letter – Webb understands health care issues

To The Editor: In 2017, a frustrated President Trump remarked “nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” Unfortunately, the complicated nature of health care ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Letter – Crossroads needs to take steps to improve

To The Editor: I feel fear and hurt by failures of management within Crossroads Community Services Board. Fragile egos, incompetence, arrogance are failing the local ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Letter – Time to put our kids’ education first

To The Editor: According to the American Institute for research, those struggling with in-person learning will statistically do worse in online educational settings. What does ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Letter – It’s time for Trump to go

To The Editor: Let me start by stating “ I am not a Trump supporter” — never, ever. I, along with a great multitude of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — School board meeting resolved nothing

To The Editor: Data put forth Monday night by Dr. (H. Robert) Nash, an area representative for COVID response, fully supported the reopening of Buckingham ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

COLUMN — House begins budget work

Last Friday, Sept. 25, the budget bill was passed out of the House Appropriations Committee. Democrats have spent $251 million over and above the governor’s request ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Matt Fariss.

COLUMN — Pathway back is coming into view

It’s often important to hear rumors of something happening before it actually happens, to know the skids are being greased, to understand that a path ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Amendment would keep court at nine

Thursday, Sept. 24, I introduced a Constitutional Amendment with Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MD). The Keep Nine Amendment would permanently set the number of U.S. Supreme ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Denver Riggleman.

Legislature protects renters, hurts landlords

Compassion is a good thing when you are using your resources in assisting others in a time of their need. It is far different when ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

The importance of forgiveness

To The Editor: Peter asked Christ, “How many times should I be willing to forgive my brother, seven times?” Christ replied, “No, not just seven ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Animals are being tormented so we can eat

To The Editor: While we debate the composition of our nation’s Supreme Court, there can be no debate about the supreme suffering taking place in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Editorial – Woodland COVID notification done right

The community should thank the leadership at The Woodland senior living center for its prompt and forthright reporting of a recent positive COVID-19 case at ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Legislature protects renters, hurts landlords

Compassion is a good thing when you are using your resources in assisting others in a time of their need.  It is far different when ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN — A letter to my pre-pandemic self

Imagine you’re writing a letter to the 2019 version of yourself. It’s something I think about often. What would you say to that person? What ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

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