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Today's Opinions

  • Essentials to have on your boat for a day on the water

    Being prepared for each time you are out on the water will give you peace of mind, make you a better boater, and assure a more enjoyable boating experience.

  • Spiritual darkness lifted Donald Trump

        When Pope Francis met with our man-child president last week at the Vatican, the leader of the universal Catholic Church looked as though he’d rather be anywhere else in the universe except where he was.
         Trump was grinning like the proverbial Cheshire cat, but the Pope wasn’t smiling; not at all. We know, of course, who – among the two of them – is most respected around the world, and it certainly isn’t Donald Trump.

  • Don’t hold your breath

        Left-wingers looking for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump will probably have a long wait.

  • Remembering

        ...Well, I believe we, the Americans of today, are ready to act worthy of ourselves, ready to do what must be done to ensure happiness and liberty for ourselves, our children, and our children’s children. And as we renew ourselves here in our own land, we will be seen as having greater strength throughout the world. We will again be the exemplar of freedom and a beacon of hope for those who do not now have freedom.

  • Letters 05/24/17

    You won’t be disappointed

        I strongly urge everyone to kick off the summer season at Smith Mountain Lake with two premier performances: Lakeside Singers and the brand new Lake Pops, both sponsored by Smith Mountain Arts Council. You will not be disappointed!

  • A check-up from the neck up

    By Art Cournoyer

        Spring is here and lots of outdoor activities are suddenly competing for our time.  Grass and other landscaping needs attention, outdoor living areas need all that pollen cleaned off, and the dock and boats need to be de-winterized and readied for all the fun times with family and friends that summer weather allows.

  • Welcome Center Love Letters

    By Nicole S. Johnson

  • Poor baby; he’s so ‘unfairly treated’

        The appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Prosecutor over the Trump/Russia investigation certainly got the attention of the beleaguered president.
        It didn’t take long before he was feeling sorry for himself, and saying that he was being “unfairly treated,” which was actually a familiar refrain from the campaign. He’d often complain of his “treatment” for one reason or another.