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Pollen Season

Pollen Season

This reporter has not been bothered but once in her life with a sinus infection.  Last week the spring pollen jumped on me so bad that it required a visit…

Just Eat – It Is Not That Simple

Just Eat – It Is Not That Simple

Have your friends or family members been telling you that you have an eating disorder?  Are they offering advice like …  Just “upsize” your meals.  You are pretty, just way…

Celebrate The Planet: Earth Day All About Saving Natural Resources

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 is Earth Day! According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency,  “On the first Earth Day in 1970, 22 million Americans celebrated clean air, land, and…

New SVCC Book Club Open to the Public

Are you a self-proclaimed bookworm? If so, SVCC’s John H. Daniel Campus has an exciting venture for you!  With the completion of the new Learning Resource building, SVCC has introduced…

Fifth District Virginians Deserve Better From the IRS

Fifth District Virginians Deserve Better From the IRS

Fifth District Virginians have been preparing for the April 15th tax filing deadline for the past several weeks, which is a burdensome annual reminder of just how complex and outdated…

Sharks and Piranhas

Sharks and Piranhas

A hypothetical question one might ask:  Is it worse to be attacked by two or three sharks, or would it be worse to be attacked by multiple piranhas taking a…

Tax Increases?!?

Tax Increases?!?

By Carlotta Gutz The Stump County Bored Supervisors are now considering a new budget for the county. Ivan A. Spendit has never met a proposal to spend money he didn’t…

Good Cops, Bad Cops: Is our Justice system broken?

Good Cops, Bad Cops: Is our Justice system broken?

In order for any society to survive there must be rules of conduct and there must be someone to enforce those rules.  In order for that society to survive those…

“We Appreciate Your Service”: Judge Hays Receives Well-Deserved Recognition

 Judge William P. Hay, who served the courts of Virginia honorably for so many years received an unexpected visitor this past Monday.  Oliver Stiff, upon hearing how much the retired…

Stewing Up Funds for the Depot

Stewing Up Funds for the Depot

Stew Master Melvin Woodson and Jerry Robinson at the Fundraiser Stew held Saturday to benefit the restoration of the Keysville Depot. …