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Trucks aren’t the main problem on Mecklenburg Ave.

To the Editor: I’m concerned about large trucks speeding through Mecklenburg Avenue. I’ve been a resident of Mecklenburg Avenue for nine years.  There are children ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

New law causes energy bills to increase

Democrats have been doing their dead level best to make electricity more expensive for Virginians. In 2020, they passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act, which ... Read more

2 days ago by Tommy Wright.

Unemployment data for Virginia paints a complicated picture

Employment data for Virginia presents a complicated picture. In 2019 before COVID-19 shutdowns impacted the economy, Virginia reported an unemployment rate of only 2.7%. During ... Read more

2 days ago by Quentin Johnson.

Tell us about your unique talent

As the world wakes up from its pandemic slumber, I find myself questioning why I didn’t learn a new talent or get a new hobby ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Opinion – Crossroads board needs the right people now

During this time when the Crossroads Community Service Board is searching for an executive director, it would be a good time for the Crossroads board ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Are we really a racist nation?

The phrase “Can’t we all get along” by the late Rodney King was uttered after he was brutally beaten by Los Angeles officers three decades ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

Court upholds prior ruling on transgender equality

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case of Gloucester v. Grim, ending a long fight over whether a student born female ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.

OPINION — Anyone can sing and dance

In college, I spent a great deal of my free time dancing. I was the president of a Latin dance team. I went every week ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Amazingly, parole board investigation turns up nothing

With great shock and amazement, I write to tell you that, after a few weeks study which concluded that “there was nothing to worry about ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

Virginia’s community colleges bring unparalled value

For the fourth year in a row, tuition at Southside Virginia Community College will remain unchanged. The State Board for Community Colleges made the decision ... Read more

1 month ago by Quentin Johnson.

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