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Support your community — shop at home

Black Friday — that “day” of super discount sales and long lines to match fill my mind with dread. Don’t get me wrong, I like ... Read more

Shop small with us in Franklin Southampton

Nov. 27 is Small Business Saturday this year. Since 2010, Small Business Saturday has been celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage the nation’s ... Read more

COLUMN: The decline of reading and writing

I vividly recall one of my elementary school teachers talking about Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press in Germany around 1440. History has recorded ... Read more

Open letter to electees

To the Editor: This is an open letter to Mr. Youngkin, Ms. Sears and Mr. Miyares. Congratulations! You won. You ran fair, positive and sensible ... Read more

Walk through it

By Ariane Williams “I woke up like this” are the words that popped into my mind one morning as I placed my feet on the ... Read more

Volunteers install 911 signs at Southampton Meadows

The 911 Standard Address Sign helps emergency responders more easily see a location’s address number, and more than 200 homes at Southampton Meadows received these ... Read more

Say thanks to a veteran

It’s been a century since the last Virginians who fought in World War I came home. Veterans Day — which will be celebrated Thursday — ... Read more

Mental health is silent killer

Usually athletes are hailed for their prowess during competition. However, this past summer U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and tennis star Naomi Osaka captured the ... Read more

Open letter on mental health

By Howie Soucek Editor’s Note: Soucek originally sent this letter to the School Board, superintendent, City Council and others. Recently, I attended a really enjoyable ... Read more

Dairy Queen reaches milestone for contributions

Local little one Emerson enjoys a treat on Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen. Area DQ franchisee Mitch Sandlin, owner of Mid-Atlantic Dairy Queen, a ... Read more

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