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  • 2016 SML water safety council wrap up

    By Pat Massa
    WSC Chairman

        Each year the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VADGIF) collects data on deaths, injuries and property damage designated as reportable, though not all of these incidents are reported to authorities.  After enjoying a fatality-free 2015, we incurred one death, eight injuries and fifteen other recordable incidents in 2016.

  • The 7 Billion and you

    By Brandi Mitchell
    Intern

        There are 7 billion people on this planet. 7 billion different faces, 7 billion distinct minds with different senses of humor, different interests, different talents, different laughs.
        An earth populated with humans vastly different and incredible in 7 billion extraordinary ways, but who share the same moon, the same sun, the same ground, the same burdens of humanity. All of these people wandering the same earth.

  • Join the Resistance on Jan. 19!

        We are bearing down upon Inauguration Day, when the tragic results of The Great Stupidity of 2016 come to fruition.
        For the angry whites who did so much to make this happen, it will be a day of vengeful triumph against eight years of the black Muslim socialist they’ve painfully endured. (This is what they believe, whether they’d admit it or not.)

  • A better foreign policy

        One of the things people, who don’t like Donald Trump, have been fretting about is his ability to carry out foreign policy. I think Trump’s foreign policy will be an improvement on what we’ve had under President Obama. Of course, it won’t be hard to do better than President Obama as his conduct of foreign affairs has been totally incompetent. However, I think Trump has a better intuitive grasp of foreign leaders that his opponents give him credit for having.

  • Welcoming the New Year

        With the flip of the calendar and the start of a new year come many opportunities to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing America. The House of Representatives is hitting the ground running in 2017. The 115th Congress will officially be sworn in on January 3, and House leadership has already signaled that lawmakers will immediately roll up their sleeves and get to work on the people’s priorities.

  • Obama cements his legacy of overreach

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • China has a hissy fit

        Donald Trump seems to have triggered a hissing and spitting contest with China’s government by accepting a congratulatory phone call from Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s president.

  • Let’s hope Trump can make a deal

        Along with reducing tensions with Russia, Donald Trump may actually reduce tensions with China. It’s an interesting concept concerning Trump’s China bashing rhetoric during his campaign.
        According to a story carried by Fox News last week, several media outlets have noted signs that Trump has become very popular on Chinese social media. It’s politically impossible to conduct an opinion poll in China, so Western media reporting on China monitor social media as a surrogate for polling.

  • ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Scams

    By Sheriff Mike Brown
    Bedford County Sheriff’s Office

        With the holidays ramping up and seasonal shopping in full swing, criminals are also gearing up for a busy season. Cyber criminals don’t take the holidays off. In fact, they’re especially busy trying to steal your money and personal information.

  • The people’s choice? That’s Clinton

        As the reports of Cabinet selections, and such, are coming in, the national vote tallies go more and more toward Hillary Clinton in the popular vote for president.
        As of this writing, Clinton had more than 64 million votes, with her opponent at 62 million-plus. It’s a lead of about 2 million votes, and a percentage of about 48.6 to 47.0.