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Unlike yesteryear, we don’t need most of the stuff we store

Americans are the most prolific collectors of stuff in the world. And once we collect it, we keep it. If you don’t think so, just ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Boat graveyards are gone, but keep eye out for remnants

Now that the days are warming up, the weather is perfect for outdoor activity, and for many in Isle of Wight and Surry, that means ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Sunshine advocacy group celebrates quarter-century

Effective representative government can only survive if citizens are able to observe and evaluate what it’s doing. In modern times, the primary tools enabling that ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Back to ‘normal’ is elusive as COVID disruption subsides

Though a few of us pride ourselves in isolation, humans are social beings and we need to be with other people. That need frequently manifests ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Moving town elections to Nov. should boost participation

Democracy is much like a garden. It has to be tended to flourish. Without attention and care, it will produce less and less until one ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Fence laws have a fascinating history in Virginia

“Don’t fence me in” is a familiar refrain, but most of us would never associate it with Virginia’s history. Nonetheless, it has been an ongoing ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Amid needed progress, some history should be preserved

Years ago, the late Granville Starke regaled The Twins coffee shop crowd regularly with stories and banter. One day, he said he had been asked ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Mother Nature, meet human nature

In recent years, we have become accustomed to freak weather event after freak weather event. Last summer, in the midst of the global pandemic that ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Getting ‘the shot’ is a joyous occasion

I’ve never been particularly fond of needles. I think my fear of them began in earnest when I was about 5 and old Dr. Hugh ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Black History Month got its start in Virginia

Black History Month was originally conceived in the fertile mind of a Black Virginian. Carl G. Woodson was born in 1875 in the community of ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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