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The need for power of attorney

By Mark McGahee A power of attorney is a legal instrument that delegates an individual’s legal authority to another person. If an individual is incapacitated, ... Read more

2 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Voting, districts and more issues

I  have compiled a list of important dates pertaining to the November Elections. Early voting began Sept. 17 and ends Oct. 30. Oct. 12 is ... Read more

4 days ago by Matt Fariss.

Children still need grace

They were all in their bunks after a fun but long day at the campground. The lights were out, and they were all supposed to ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Understanding small business and inflation

Last week, I wrote regarding the dilemma created in the business world driven by COVID, the fear of COVID and the government’s mishandled responses. A ... Read more

6 days ago by Frank Ruff.

Opinion — Repeal the grocery tax

Glenn Youngkin has made ending the tax on groceries a major pillar of his campaign, and for good reason. Not only is it good policy ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.

Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Take a look at your surroundings. Are you inside your home, office or classroom? Are you at a coffee shop? Perhaps you are in a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Quentin Johnson.

COLUMN – Repeal the grocery tax

Glenn Youngkin has made ending the tax on groceries a major pillar of his campaign, and for good reason. Not only is it good policy ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.

Opinion — New services available

You can vote early at your local registrar’s office beginning 45 days before Election Day and ending the Saturday before Election Day. Early Voting starts ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Matt Fariss.

Off to La La Land

For those who aren’t convinced that national journalism has problems understanding the difference between fact and fiction, I thought I would share with you an ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COLUMN – Discrediting our founding documents and remaking history

The fact that National Archives has just issued warnings that our founding documents are racist as well as a lot of other acronyms that have ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Challenges of the law

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order allowing a controversial Texas abortion law to go into effect. The law is a direct challenge ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Matt Fariss.

Opinion — Misdirection to distraction

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order allowing a controversial Texas abortion law to go into effect. The law is a direct challenge ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.

Opinion — Prayers needed

The challenges upon us are numerous. We must pray like never before. Rarely have we seen so many issues before us at one time. Natural ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN – Nero fiddled while Rome burned

I have no animosity towards President Biden; I wish him well. We disagree on most public policy issues, but I have no reason to believe ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

Opinion – Lockdowns not an option

The first results from Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in two years have been released, and they are disappointing. Said simply, the bottom fell out ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.

Opinion – Longwood optimistic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Longwood University altered how students navigate their classes in a short amount of time. Now, with vaccinations being required, Longwood ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Opinion – I hope your fried rice was cold

My boyfriend and I were having dinner at our favorite Korean restaurant in Charlottesville the other weekend when we observed an unhappy customer become extremely ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Letter — Just get the vaccine

To the Editor: Delegate (Matt) Fariss is living up to his true Republican selfishness. Who takes care of the citizen who gets sick from COVID-19 ... Read more

1 month ago by Letters to the Editor.

Tell the whole story of the Confederate statue

To the Editor: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can…” All is defined ... Read more

1 month ago by Letters to the Editor.

Time to end one-party rule

President Biden gave yet another disastrous press conference on Friday, showing yet again how far out of touch with reality he is regarding the situation ... Read more

1 month ago by Tommy Wright.

Column – Stanley has turned out to be a terrific hire

Typically, personnel evaluations are done on an annual basis, but after 10 months I have seen enough. Doug Stanley was a great hire as county ... Read more

1 month ago by Roger Watson.

Opinion — Expanded Court of Appeals will serve Virginia well

The administration of justice is a key principle in a democracy. The rule of law and the fair application of the law are the key ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Citizens should make own decisions on vaccinations

On Monday, Aug. 9, the General Assembly approved a compromise bill to spend about $3.5 billion in federal relief. The Senate and House had passed ... Read more

1 month ago by Matt Fariss.

Opinion — Finding America on the Crescent

A  fellow community newspaper editor and Amtrak enthusiast once told me if you want to see what America really looks like, take a ride on ... Read more

1 month ago by Roger Watson.

Opinion — Hello, here’s a recipe for mint tea

Hello, Farmville and environs! I just moved here and I’d shake your collective hands, but I’m too busy trying not to trip over the 5,382 ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Column – Get the shot or drink alone

In order to protect their employees and keep their doors open, businesses across the country are beginning to take actions that keep the unvaccinated on ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Opinion — Is Virginia really No. 1 for business?

It was great news that, according to CNBC, Virginia is the number one state in the nation to do business. An honor like this is ... Read more

2 months ago by Frank Ruff.

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