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Amid the political chaos, reason for optimism

I cannot imagine, at this point, that there are more than a relative handful of Americans who are genuinely undecided how they will vote in ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

A picturesque view disturbed, horrifically

Isle of Wight’s bicycle trail is intended to extend from the Carrollton Nike Park to Windsor Castle Park. Someday it may. At present, the trail ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Proud to see Smithfield Times soldiering on

The Smithfield Times marked its 100th anniversary with a public reception and music on the “green” last Thursday. It was a modest event, made necessarily ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Newsrooms are vanishing, and journalism is worse for it

Good journalism doesn’t just happen. It’s the product of research, fact checking, more research and, in time, carefully honed writing. But behind the search for ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Coming of age on a transistor radio

The essentials of life to a teenage farm boy in the late 1950s were a cold Coca Cola, a pack of nabs and — if ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Modern America asks only, ‘What’s in it for me?’

Too much time spent at home rather than in an office working can lead to some bad habits, a big one being too much television. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Hager, Batten left their marks on state, community

Virginia lost an increasingly rare person — a political moderate — when John H. Hager died Aug. 23. Mr. Hager was a centrist Republican back ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Remembering Tidewater’s amusement parks of yesteryear

I sympathize with the young families who have missed out on an entire season of thrill rides at Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion thanks to ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Voting requires careful study by those who do it right

It’s an age-old complaint, and those of us who pay even the slightest attention to politics have heard it many times. Voters desperately want, but ... Read more

2 months ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Taking a pass on Putin’s vaccine

I can hardly wait to walk into a drugstore and get a shot of COVID vaccine, but wait I will, because I’m about as likely ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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