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Dealing with changes requires adaptive skills

To the Editor: I have frequently been surprised that I failed to hear anything about most school shooters being white males. Mainstream media, psychological circles, ... Read more

Legalization of recreational marijuana is wrong

To the Editor: Virginia is now poised to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. For many years decisions have been made, which in my opinion ... Read more

Grateful for work of foodbank

Food insecurity is a longstanding issue in Western Tidewater, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the issue. According to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia ... Read more

1865 all over again

By Nathan Richardson 1865 all over again Excerpt from a newspaper article published in the Leavenworth (Kan.) Times in 1860: “Armed pro-slavery militias streamed into ... Read more

Learning lessons from 2020

By Nathan Rice I ran across an old T-shirt of mine that has “I Survived the Mayan Apocalypse” printed on the front, with the date ... Read more

Celebrating 50 years at PDCCC

By Dan Lufkin For most institutions, 2020 was a challenging, unprecedented year. Our lives were affected in ways we had never seen before. As the ... Read more

Leaders should lead by example

For most of us, these are unprecedented times. We haven’t lived through a pandemic, nor have we been witness to insurrection at the highest level ... Read more

If there’s basketball, it must be winter

After much discussion and planning, Franklin High School launched its first game of the winter sports season on Monday. The boys team went to Cumberland ... Read more

Concern for outgoing president

To the Editor: A president bent on wreaking havoc as he exits the stage is doing his best to bend people to his will. I ... Read more

You can make 2021 a great year

To say that 2020 has been a bitter disappointment is likely the understatement of the year. You might recall that everything started off promising enough. ... Read more

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