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Pandemic Vaccine Si, Pandemic Vaccine No

No one can really deny knowing what is going on around the world as the Covid-19 (and its variants) Pandemic ...
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Reaction to Roger Bianchini’s July 26 editorial notes

I consider Mr. McCool a friend and supported his 2020 candidacy for Front Royal Mayor.  Mr. McCool’s willingness to permit ...
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Thank you, Royal Examiner

Thank you, Mike McCool, owner, and the staff of the Royal Examiner for allowing explanatory comments on the Gary Kushner ...
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An Open Letter to Council and our Community – Small Town Charm or City Hustle? 

Though many emails were sent to our Town Management speaking against the proposed Special Events matrix system, the special event ...
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Editorial notes on several of Mr. Kushner’s assertions

1 – Regarding social welfare programs pushed by Democrats: “A core principle of the Constitution is individual freedom.” – While ...
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An open letter to West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin

You previously professed a commitment to bipartisanship, which is a reasonable position because only half of America elected President Biden ...
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Stonewall District School Board candidate, Linda Martin

Greetings Stonewall residents, new and old! My name is Linda Martin and I am running for School Board in Stonewall ...
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Negative stereotyping – what does it say about you?

Recently, some residents speaking publicly or writing on Facebook have described others in the community as “communists”, “socialists”, and even more derogatory labels such as “evil”. Given ...
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Humane Society of Warren County

Can we talk about Olive’s Fund?

Friends and fans of the shelter, I’d like to talk with you a little about Olive’s Fund, and how that ...
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Take a Look at Morality!

Someone wrote about tolerance and acceptance of transgenders in our schools. Calling those that oppose this lifestyle, racist and haters! ...
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Front Royal/Warren County and Social Tolerance – sadly ‘Same as it Ever Was’ 

re: School Board declines transgender policy updates for WCPS As I attempted to digest the incomprehensible news that our county’s school ...
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An open letter to Sheriff Butler:

Congratulations to you and your men on their recent arrests of the people responsible for stealing ATVs, possession of drugs, and ...
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Would you like mustard with that hot dog?

I was going to write a letter about the now famed “Poop bust” and the ensuing temper tamper from the ...
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Abel’s prayer for our Nation on this July 4th

4th July Celebration this weekend. Numbers of appearances are coming up for old Abel Johnston, known as, Liberty Man! This ...
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Why get vaccinated against Covid? Here’s why

Two obituaries bearing the same last names on the same day, June 25, in the Northern Virginia Daily should have ...
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Killed by someone arrested 21 times since 2012 – Not that funny

As Staff Satirist, I try to keep my comments on the funny side. However, this incident is just too sad ...
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SHAMEFUL!

It is just shameful that the Warren County Board of Supervisors approved the rezoning, for a Sheetz gas station at ...
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Linden Rezoning Disaster 

The Warren County Board of Supervisors (BOS) June 15 decision approving the rezoning for development of a Sheetz at Interstate-66’s ...
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Juneteenth

With the creation this week of Juneteenth as a national holiday, I have seen several posts that, though meaning well ...
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Sheetz zoning reversal: ‘Slimy politics’ & the monetization of Warren County

The following members of the Board of Supervisors don’t care what their constituents think: Tony Carter, Happy Creek District Cheryl ...
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Divided Parties

Just when you thought our political leaders could not divide us any further, they have now turned on themselves. Right ...
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The day (June 6, 1944) in World War II

The greatest mobilization of military forces in the history of the world. 10,000 casualties… 4,414 dead that day. Let us ...
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Let us honor and remember the brave men and women who laid down their lives to preserve our freedom

Dear Friends, This Memorial Day, we pause with solemn gratitude to honor and remember the brave men and women who ...
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Memorial Day – May 31, 2021: Remembering the service of the fallen

On Memorial Day, we take time to honor the ultimate sacrifice made by those who fought for our country. Many ...
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Crime and Policing Patterns

One key job of historians is to find patterns.  Most things in history are circular and come and go throughout ...
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A ‘Rush to Judgement’ of Lord Fairfax in community college renaming effort?

After 50 years of orogenic calm, suddenly the directors of Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) are trying to change the ...
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Dave Stegmaier is silencing Shawnee

I recently posted some comments on Dave Stegmaier’s Facebook campaign page. It was respectfully written, and I expected that same ...
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One county citizen weighs in on municipal ‘Sludge War’

In regard to the “Sludge War” and most specifically the Town of Front Royal’s Mayor Chris Holloway, the people should ...
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An Appeal to Heaven

Prayer has always been powerfully employed in our country for guidance, protection and strength, from the earliest time when we ...
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Couple marries again… for the first time

When California couple Ann Shulman and Steve Colwell needed a copy of their marriage license for a business transaction recently, ...
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