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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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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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