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In quicksand and sinking fast

That makes Mr. Curry’s compensation comparable to John McCarthy’s after 30 years of service. Mr. Curry’s duties don’t include zoning administrator, which the board estimated to be 40 percent of the job and hired a full-time zoning administrator at a $55,000 salary. […]

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On the right path

With the local elections over and along with it the venomous diatribes and ramblings of the few, I spent some time reflecting on the wonderful place so many of us call home. My family and I spent this past weekend enjoying the many wonderful splendors this lovely county has to offer. […]

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‘A vote for me . . . ’

The 18th House District is infected by partisan politics and electing representatives from the two party system creates divisions. Preferring to be a unifier, I knew someone always feels left out and I wanted no part. I discovered that Republicans don’t vote Democrat and vice versa. […]

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Balancing the books on our backs

What REC has not told its customers is that doubling their monthly access charges is a major rearrangement of how the co-op allocates its rates among customers. The changed structure favors customers who consume large amounts of electricity over those who use less. […]

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Perpetuating the swamp

As a newcomer to Congress, I cannot help but recall my frustration as a citizen, at how things worked, or perhaps didn’t work in Washington. Politicians rarely demonstrated the willingness to say ‘no’ to the next good idea. […]

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‘Don’t fall for that lie’

The basic principles and ideals of our country, of our Commonwealth, and of all good Americans, are under attack at this time. Neo-Nazis, KKK members, white supremacists, and some uninformed political leaders, are attempting to turn a legitimate debate about the display and future of memorials of the southern Confederacy into a race and culture war. […]

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Money puzzles and lawmakers

So ask each of your legislators and candidates: Will you pledge to reject that kind of campaign cash from now on, or fight to make public financing a major issue? Can you at least decline donations from the state-regulated utilities, Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power? […]

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‘The free state of Rappahannock’

For years the Carrigans graciously opened their beautiful Avon Hall property for all to come together and celebrate Independence Day. The town of Washington, in turn, hosted the craftspeople and concessions that lined Gay Street. […]

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Debbie Keyser’s disappointing departure

The position, Keyser shares, unfortunately proved thankless, requiring her to work six and sometimes seven days a week within a noxious and politically charged environment. She had high hopes and dreams of making changes to benefit county residents. […]