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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. […]

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Get the easy stuff right

At the June 5, 2017 meeting, 11 sets of minutes were presented for approval, and two sets of minutes were presented for reapproval, encompassing more than 50 hours of board deliberations that occurred over nine months […]

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Blow back

To understand what is happening today in the Middle East, and throughout Europe, and the Muslim world generally . . . and yes in the U.S.A., consider two eternal axioms: 1) You reap what you sow; and 2) The friend of my enemy is my enemy. […]