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COLUMN — Higher taxes for high-income workers proposed

As 2020 draws to a close, I cannot help but reflect on the unusual nature of this year as we prepare for the 2021 session. ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

COLUMN — What will 2021 look like?

For months now, everywhere I have gone, people have been saying, “I can’t wait until 2020 is over.” With all that has occurred in the ... Read more

1 week ago by Frank Ruff.

Santa visits seniors

The Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging, Inc.  (PSR) staff recently delivered more than 650 bags as a part of their 2020 Subaru Share ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COLUMN — Wishes for a great holiday season

Christine and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season. This is a time to celebrate with family and be close ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Denver Riggleman.

COLUMN — A new way to formulate the state budget

Every year, the most important thing that the governor of Virginia does is produce a budget or a revised budget. Yet, way too frequently, a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

EDITORIAL — Unto us a child is born

This is the Christmas story from the Bible Luke Chapter 2 verses 1 through 20 of the King James Version. And it came to pass ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COLUMN — Hang on, help is on the way

“Help is on the way,” Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill yelled to the small number of Tampa Bay fans gathered behind the Chiefs’ ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

COLUMN — Enjoy the gift of days fully

What are you doing with your 29,147 days? As we are preparing for Christmas, whether shopping for gifts or planning to visit relatives, we are ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN — First doses of vaccine have come to Virginia

As of Friday, Dec. 18, the House of Representatives was still working to reach a final deal on much needed coronavirus relief. I am hopeful that ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Denver Riggleman.

Hamlett honored for 50 years of service

The Drakes Branch Volunteer Fire and Rescue (DBVFD) honored member Clarence Hamlett for 50 years of service to the department. In addition to being a ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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