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See you at the pump

Over the past year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all experienced shortages of necessities such as toilet paper, hand sanitizer and cleaning products ... Read more

9 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Don’t throw precautions to the wind

After more than a year of pandemic-related precautions, it sure is good to see some things starting to return. As more is learned about the ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Announcing Economic Development Week May 9-15

The International Economic Development Council celebrates National Economic Development Week May 9-15. The purpose of the campaign is to increase awareness of local programs that ... Read more

6 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Teacher Appreciation Week

The first full week in May each year is designated as “Teacher Appreciation Week.” Educating children, especially those in public kindergarten through twelfth grade, is ... Read more

6 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Thankful for the love and guidance of Mom

Mother’s Day — a day we celebrate and give thanks to the woman/women in our life who have in many circumstances had more to do ... Read more

6 days ago by Betty Ramsey.

Opening day smiles

Masks could not hide the obvious smiles and enthusiasm Saturday, April 17, as the Down the Middle coach pitch baseball team took to the field ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

J&J hiccup shouldn’t deter shot takers

The Western Tidewater Health District recently joined others in heeding the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Let’s not return to status quo

Shortly after my father died when I was 15, my older brother taught me about “euphemisms.” My memory of that moment is vivid as he ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Police — be careful what you wish for

The media is ignoring the serious shortage of police officers and people willing to take on that thankless job. I have been inquiring about the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

A shooting star

The Collins dictionary defines a shooting star as, “a piece of rock or metal that burns very brightly when it enters the Earth’s atmosphere from ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tony Clark.

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