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On Sept. 21, I was driving home late from work like any typical Friday. I noticed a line of cars in both directions quickly braking and swerving out of the way. As I approached I noticed two dogs running frantically down the middle line of 122. They were obviously lost and seeking someone to…

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I want to talk about Denver Riggleman, the Republican candidate for Congress in the 5th District. We need good jobs and less government regulation in Bedford County. We need people who will put America first. Riggleman is a job-creating businessman from close-by Nelson County who supports Pr…

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I want to talk about Denver Riggleman, the Republican candidate for Congress in the 5th District. We need good jobs and less government regulation in Bedford County. We need people who will put America first. Riggleman is a job-creating business man from close-by Nelson County who supports P…

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As uttered in the first 150 words of our existence as a sovereign nation, I believe that we are all endowed with certain inalienable, unalterable and irrevocable rights. Those rights are endowed by a Creator, not government.

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Health care must be affordable and accessible to all citizens of the United States and that one of the best ways to ensure health care for all is to use the system that already exists for millions of seniors over the last half century; Medicare. Medicare was signed into law on July 30, 1965.…

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Wednesday, March 14, is Roanoke Valley Gives (RVG) Day, an on-line philanthropic event organized by Foundation for the Roanoke Valley that makes it easy for all of us to support our favorite local charities.  LCM encourages your participation in whatever manner fits your interests and budget. 

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I am  grandmother. I have four wonderful, intelligent, and loving teenage grandchildren. I held each one as a newborn and vowed to love and protect them with all of my being. All of them came home to their parents Wednesday night, safely. I cannot imagine the grief and heartbreak of the gran…

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I read the VA Politics, Poindexter Report for January 14-20 in your paper (Jan. 24, 2018) and was sad to see that he is into the mud-slinging name calling that is taking over our government. He says Governor Northam has a “Tidewater accent, one might well believe the address was being given …

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While Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate are eager to provide significant tax cuts to the wealthiest among us, many have also claimed that there are insufficient federal funds to continue the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).CHIP began 20 years ago with bipartisan support, an…

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Our recent ‘first frost’ brought many to the stark realization that summer 2017 is over and Thanksgiving’s here.

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In the face of increasing threats to student civil rights in Virginia and throughout the nation, Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) has joined with more than two dozen leading education and civil rights groups to launch the Education Civil Rights Alliance (ECR Alliance).

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Barbara Hancock deserves to be elected to serve the Callands-Gretna District of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors on November 7. Her commitment to the people of the district and the county at large is matched only by her remarkable ability to manage multiple projects while maintai…

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Illumination Entertainment, most well known for its Despicable Me series of children’s films, delivers The Secret Life of Pets - an amusing, albeit formulaic, movie showcasing the answer to the prevalent question “What do our furry companions do when we leave?”

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If you live in or around Smith Mountain Lake you probably have very poor internet service everywhere but your phone.  How’s that connection at home or the office? Living in Bedford County side of the lake, the only internet I get is through a wireless jetpack with low data rates and giga-hig…

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Democratic party members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday staged a sit-in, the first of its kind in four decades, demanding Republican leaders to allow votes on measures aimed at preventing suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms and expand background checks.Since the …