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Ostrich or Eagle?

Right and left, sometimes reality is too painful for our dearest friends and neighbors to face. From time to time, ...
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Generally what we know and don’t know

Today I’d like to talk about the COVID virus and our path forward as a county. This virus has tested ...
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Revival vs Revolution

Probably most young people under the age of 35 may not know what a revival is, because all that is ...
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George Banks remembered fondly

A distinct feeling of loss came over me this morning as I sat in my room in South Carolina and ...
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Shifting of a Legacy?

With Martin Luther King Day approaching, I have thought a lot about the man who, more than anyone else, historically ...
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Oh boy! A cabal

Wow, a cabal! – I want to join. I worked for the Federalis for 30 years, and if that isn’t ...
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Due diligence and ‘Second Step’ curriculum

With respect to the recent vote among our School Board to hit pause on the “Second Step” Social and Emotional ...
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Matt Tederick: Public Nuisance? 

Tree-slayer Matt Tederick, during his attempted public commentary at the January 4 Board of Supervisor meeting, has expanded his campaign ...
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How the rest of the world sees us

Recently, my wife and I had the opportunity to visit our daughter and her husband’s family in Germany and travel ...
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A New Year’s Resolution

This year I want to… Write something worth reading Read something worth sharing Say something worth repeating Give something worth ...
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To our loyal readers and advertisers

In 2021, the pandemic continued to impact our community, and our team worked hard to bring you the information you ...
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Problem Resolutions or Accountability for Mr. Tederick?

Thanks to your linking videos of government meetings to your stories, I watched the second attack by Matt Tederick on ...
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One perspective on Front Royal Town government and those governing

The recent talk by Matt Tederick to Town Council cannot be laughable when many memories exist of his damaging tenure ...
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What the New Year can bring

As 2021 comes to a close, instead of looking backward at all that occurred in 12 months, let’s look forward ...
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Christmas 2021

As I have considered how I wanted to end this year, I knew I wanted to try to bring a ...
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EDA Board member bids farewell to town attorney

Dear Editor, I would like to congratulate Town Attorney Doug Napier on his announced retirement. That fact that he has ...
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Travel Bans 2021

Two of the biggest stories in the past couple of months have been about travel and immigration. First, with the ...
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Councilman’s federal employment scrutinized

As it has been reported by multiple news sources, including the Rachel Maddow show on Wednesday (Dec.1), it has come ...
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No Good Happens After Midnight

When I was a teenager growing up in Front Royal, my father would tell me and my sister two things ...
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For the Record

I want to publicly congratulate and thank Melanie Salins for stepping up to the plate. She has displayed unrelenting fervor ...
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Religion In Government

I am inspired this week by an assignment my wife is doing for a Law in Education class. Her assignment ...
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Parents/Guardians of High School age students (Public, Private and Homeschool)

If you are interested in a wonderful opportunity for your High School student to learn about community service, engage with ...
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Governor Northam and Transitions

The morning after the election, I drove into town and a man (not a gentleman) in an SUV began tailgating ...
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Ronald Reagan asked a very famous question “are you better now than you were 4 years ago?”

The wisdom of our founding state and local fathers incorporated into state laws and local charters the value of having ...
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Melanie Salins will represent you well

In response to a letter I co-authored to the Royal Examiner on October 19th, Michael Williams (in his letter-to-the-editor on ...
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Former student supports Angela Robinson for School Board

I first met Mrs. Robinson during my kindergarten year at Leslie Fox Keyser. Walking into the classroom for the very ...
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I am an independent voter, not a Republican or Democrat. 

The coming vote for Warren County School Board is the most important in the short history of elected school boards ...
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Previous School Board Chair’s wife counters North River candidate’s Project Budgeting claims

There have been many rumors spread during this school board election about my husband, Arnold Williams, Jr., and his tenure ...
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Two good candidates, only one position

I have watched the two candidates running for council and have observed that they both represent two sides of what ...
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Board of Supervisors Forum – Who’s Up?

It was good to see the candidate forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, but it would have been better ...
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