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Thoughts regarding the decision to change the name of LFCC

The Letter to the Editor from Tenia Smith last week regarding the decision to change the name of Lord Fairfax ...
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Response to Tom Howarth’s Letters to the Editor

I will say just one thing to Tom Howarth, who has submitted many Letters to the Editor of the Royal ...
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Our trust in the voting process will be forever challenged unless we the people take control of our voting rights

In response to Tom Howarth’s letter to the editor on February 17th: Mr. Howarth, I watched the trial, which by ...
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Open Letter to Town and County officials on county’s high death rate per reported COVID cases

Greetings Community Leader, As the Front Royal Town Council members spend valuable work time in meetings discussing whether business owners ...
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What’s really in a name?

Lord Fairfax Community College has decided to change its name because it does not reflect who they are? Really? I ...
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Sure Representative Ben Cline wants to move past January 6th accountability

Rep. Ben Cline opines that Congressional Democrats and presumably Republicans who voted to impeach and convict Donald Trump were wasting ...
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Eternal vigilance is the price we pay to maintain, support, and defend our basic Constitutional rights and freedom

In Tom Howarth’s recent opinion letter, he pointed out that if the Governor of Virginia issues an edict, it appears ...
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A Town Council quiz and fact check from Royal Examiner’s ‘tabloid’ staff satirist

DATELINE ALERT – Front Royal, Virginia: 1/ Space aliens have captured the Town Council and forced the male members to ...
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Executive Orders II

A couple of years ago, after President Trump backed out of the Paris Climate Treaty and the Iran Nuclear Deal, ...
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County help on Beautification Project acknowledged

Open Letter to Warren County Supervisors, reprinted by permission: Chairman, Warren County Board of Supervisors Ms. Cheryl Cullers 220 N ...
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Governed by choice is not ‘liberty’ but a threat to Constitutional order

There are those in Warren County that object to Governor Northam’s orders dealing with the Covid-19 crisis. People are calling ...
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A better sign-up system might ease the pain of waiting for that 1st COVID-19 vaccination

It’s great to hear that the COVID vaccination clinics are working so smoothly. That gives one a sense that things ...
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George Banks is well deserving of street renaming honor

Photo of Mayor George E. Banks, 1996-2000, on the wall in ‘Mayors Row’ of Town Hall meeting room. Royal Examiner ...
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Transportation: Past, Present, & Future

Late last month, General Motors announced that GM would aim to sell only zero-emission cars and trucks by 2035. That’s ...
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Front Royal’s health is in their hands

Thank you to staff of the Warren County Office of Emergency Management and to the many volunteers at the Health ...
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Not the First Canceled Train Ride

The week before Biden’s Inauguration, it was announced that his planned arrival to D.C. would no longer happen by train ...
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Our Community Colleges are important to career and technical training programs in high-demand fields

Community college students and prospective students are facing substantial challenges right now. The pandemic has left many unemployed or underemployed ...
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‘Send lawyers, guns and money – dad, get me out of this’

“Hello, American Bar Association, we are running out of lawyers here in Front Royal, could you send about six or ...
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Process in Local Government

So, a fellow Councilmen is interested in exploring the option of naming a road after our 45th President. Oh boy! ...
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Submitted Commentary: Is information free in Front Royal?

From: Front Royal Town Councilman Joseph McFadden During a presentation on FOIA by Town Attorney Doug Napier, which is available ...
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We can agree to disagree, but never to the point of being narrow-minded

On January 21, a group of concerned citizens went to a BOS meeting to declare Warren County a “Constitutional Sanctuary ...
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Odors and Town Processes – a theoretical seminar

Recent newspaper accounts report Front Royal work crews were out trying to find out where a strange odor was coming ...
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Fraudulent Elections

It was a dark day on Jan. 6 as Congress planned to confirm the Electoral College vote for the next ...
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Long-time Meza ‘fan’ perspective on council appointment

There are those who have no problem expressing their opinion. I happen to be one of those people. So I ...
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The Town Council appointment game analyzed

Wait a minute! What’s that you say? Controversy in the Town Council? That’s hard to believe. Cronyism? Charging the Town ...
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Commentary: Another perspective on election fraud claims and the Capitol riot

For the past week, the nation has been absorbed by the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol housing one ...
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Attorney request Council’s consideration of memorandum regarding appointment of Jacob Meza

MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF THE TOWN CHARTER Issue: Was the appointment of a former councilman, defined by the ...
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America on the Brink

More than a dozen Warren County citizens and I attended the ‘Stop the Steal’ protest in D.C. on January 6 ...
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2020: A Year of Years

2020 has certainty been a year of years. I do not need to recount the events of this year; we ...
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A Christmas stroll up Happy Creek

I’m taking this opportunity to share a Christmas walk along Happy Creek with my fellow residents. After two inches of ...
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