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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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Court Packing

In the pantheon of great American presidents, a few are always at the top. Lincoln usually comes to mind, then ...
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We’re persevering thanks to you!

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the courage, resourcefulness, and dedication of essential workers who toil day and night to ensure ...
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Have our elected officials forgotten who they work for?

The Town and County still can’t get it together on issues, nor on Virginia’s Constitutional and Legislative laws. Don’t you ...
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Executive Orders-Part III

All Americans should be concerned about President Biden’s recent executive order on gun control. Try to forget for a moment, ...
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The Last Shall Be First

When I last wrote and referenced Black Lives Matter, I left out something crucial. In the post-Vatican II Catholic Church ...
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Lexington and Concord Battle: When the American Revolution began – A day to be commemorated by the American Patriot

Two hundred and forty-six years ago on 19 April 1775, the “shot heard round the world” was fired at the ...
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Clarifying the historical record on voting rights and modern politics

James Finck’s article has some valid and helpful insights, but he is wrong on his overall argument regarding Voting Rights.  ...
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Jim Crow Voting?

Possibly one of the most important fights of this new century is being waged right now in the halls of ...
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Where are you this Easter season?

Jesus said the greatest commandment is that; “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with ...
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Front Royal/Warren County Tree Stewards reflect on Arbor Day

Dear Editor, Twenty years ago, on Arbor Day 2001, the Front Royal/Warren County Stewards “adopted” the Happy Creek Arboretum. For ...
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Can we create an interracial dialogue to our mutual benefit?

Will 90% of the population in a county support change desired by 5% of that jurisdiction? On March 19, I ...
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Cancel Culture

With the beloved children’s author Dr. Seuess being the latest on the chopping block of what is being called “cancel ...
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Congressional Freedom of Speech

As the U.S. House of Representatives voted recently to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of all her committee assignments, I was ...
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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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