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Another ‘Thank You’ to local law enforcement for its community policing

A couple of weeks ago, a friend told my wife this true story, based on self-experience. “The lady had just ...
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A missing child search and a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to local law enforcement

Last night, July 2, around 11 p.m., on a very starry night, the sound of a chopper circling and circling ...
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What are American values?

Today, we have many debates over the values of Americans. We disagree on some, but some ring true to most: ...
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Continental Congress calls upon the Black Regiment

The debating was over, and the Declaration of Independence had been approved by the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia on ...
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Is there something to hide regarding past County actions at FR Golf Club?

My name is Brandon Tolson. I have been a member and\or worked at the Front Royal Golf Club for the last ...
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Domestic Military Action

If you read this column, then you know my goal is not to persuade a particular belief but to merely ...
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Editorial Reply: An American or Christian ‘taking back’ of our nation?

We find ourselves torn by Mr. Accornero’s submission: on the one hand, we do not disagree that the American political ...
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Time We the People to take back America!

How have we gotten into the mess we are in? We have a do-nothing Congress who does not have the ...
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‘Helltown’ and race

I take offense to Warren County and Front Royal being referred to as racist, full of white supremacy, if your ...
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Chill out to the rumors

The other day I saw a local TV news report describing events leading up to and surrounding a protest march ...
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Editorial reply to Mr. Kushner: Thorough factual analysis of race relations or NOT?

It is unfortunate today that so many of us can’t get beyond the partisan political divide of liberal versus conservative, ...
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Pervasive Discrimination or Not?

On June 5th I learned that a demonstration was planned that evening by a group called Front Royal Unites. A ...
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Candidate cites differences with sitting Council majority

Dear Editor, It seems that my speech to the Front Royal Town Council Monday night questioning the Town’s intent to ...
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While Rome Burns

I am disgusted with the behavior of our Town Council at last Monday’s (June 8) meeting. We have a $12-million ...
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Protests

This week I do not have a clever opening. America is in pain and especially our black brothers and sisters ...
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Good government is God’s will

As Moses stretched forth his rod on God’s behalf over Egypt, so the Church by its prayers stretches forth Christ’s ...
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Council’s wanton cries of ‘more’

What a difference $3.5 million of federal money could make in Town and County cooperative efforts. But if it comes as it seems ...
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Marxists vs. Fascists

Today, it seems that the worst possible label you can give a political leader is “fascist.” Traditionally this is a ...
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‘At will’ versus ‘due process’ Town employment: Time for a change of perspective for all?

Town Hall was recently decorated for Memorial Day – one reader asks if it isn’t time for a ‘re-decoration’ and ...
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Mail-In Voting

With the shutdown of everything non-essential and social distancing becoming the new normal, one area of concern is voting. At ...
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Social Media vs. Integrity and Leadership

March 13th, 2020 is notorious for two major events – one national and one local.  On this date, President Trump ...
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Miracle Cures

As I was driving home from my office this week and listening to talk radio, the host kept talking about ...
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The Town’s money shell game and a suggestion on one COVID money saver

It never ends with the incompetence of our Town Council and Interim Town Manager. I will exclude Councilman Thompson on ...
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More Town terminations, or cut interim manager’s salary first?

The Town Council and the Interim Town Manager once again went behind closed doors (at Monday’s Council meeting of April ...
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Digital Currency, Some Strings Attached

Some may see this as “men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.” (Rev ...
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Warren County Middle School student shares her current events poem

When I wake up I can’t help but not feel fresh Got a bad taste in my breath Because it ...
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The Town and Tourism – Question from before and for after COVID-19

In the Town Council session, April 20, 2020, the Interim Town Manager described options to aid business recovery. The money, ...
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Pandemics

It is interesting that, with all the advancements today in weaponry and defense, the thing that kills the most people ...
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The “shot heard round the world”

The Battle of Lexington, 19th April 1775, 1910 (oil on canvas by William Barns Wollen) / Source: wikiart.org 245 years ...
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Coronavirus quarantine fights not a first for U.S.

Theodore Roosevelt’s 1904 presidential address to Congress is famous for bringing us the Roosevelt Corollary, which warned European nations from ...
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