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Our schools should be safely reopened

The 2021 session of the Virginia General Assembly opened last week in Richmond. Unfortunately, the session is a virtual one, not unlike the recently completed ... Read more

3 days ago by Tommy Wright.

Consistency in politics is hard to find

For some of us, we like things to make sense.  Being consistent is important in pursuit of that.  When the same person sees a problem ... Read more

3 days ago by Frank Ruff.

Mentors provide a valuable service

January is National Mentoring Month, an observation led by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with support ... Read more

3 days ago by Quentin Johnson.

Caregivers need our continued support

With Centra Southside Community Hospital experiencing a surge of COVID-19 patients and no relief for at least the next month or so, it is especially ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Return to political norms would be welcomed

One of the results of the Donald Trump administration has been to obliterate any norms and traditions of the presidency, culminating in the incitement of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

General Assembly returns to session

As you read this, we have returned to Richmond. At least the Senate has returned.  What the House of Delegates is doing is something different.  ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

What will 2021 look like?

For months now, everywhere I have gone, people have been saying, “I can’t wait until 2020 is over.” With all that has occurred in the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

Higher taxes for high-income workers proposed

As 2020 is draws to a close, I cannot help but reflect on the unusual nature of this year as we prepare for the 2021 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

A new way to formulate the state budget

Every year, the most important thing that the governor of Virginia does is produce a budget or a revised budget.  Yet, way too frequently, a ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

It’s sad to see how Riggleman was treated

To the Editor:   Reference Roger Watson’s article in the Wednesday, Dec. 16, edition of the Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch, titled “Riggleman leaves with dignity intact.” I ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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