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Where Oh Where has my Party Gone?  I was raised in a working-class family.  Like all the kids in my Maryland neighborhood, we had holes in the soles of our shoes,…

Is Something Being Hidden?

All too often a small but vocal group affects Southside Virginia Board decisions. Apparently some Board members, both School and Supervisors, equate volume and intensity with numbers. These groups inflate…

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The Charlottesville Tragedy To fully understand the social disaster that befell the nation at Charlottesville, all personal biases should be recognized and admitted in order to make a sound judgment.  For…

Removing History

Why is it that the people preaching tolerance and inclusiveness are as intolerant and divisive as any group they oppose? Fascism includes forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism. I’m having trouble telling who are…

Letter to the Editor

Remember Your History Classes I want to thank you for being exceedingly generous in printing so many of my letters. I write as much as I do because I don’t read enough of…

Any Cause Will Do

The news has been filled with articles regarding the protests in Charlottesville. Even our small weekly newspaper, two hours drive from Charlottesville, has been inundated with emails on the possible…

Rewriting History: Leon Traveler

If you visited Richmond, Virginia and were vaguely interested in history you have probably visited Monument Avenue.  You would have seen statues of Robert E. Lee, J.E.B. Stuart, Jefferson Davis, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, and Matthew…

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Another Media Cause Celebre A patriotic rally in Charlottesville Va. protesting the removal of a Gen. Robert E. Lee monument was high-jacked by racist groups. Then the event became deadly.…

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, My name is Elizabeth Trawick and I am participating in the 8th Annual Rock’n’Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on September 2 and September 3, 2017 in…

Letters to the Editor

Prepare to Lose Your Guns Many of us hunt, fish and own guns. Are you ready for that to be illegal? You say it could not happen here. Australia, England…