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Today's Opinions

  • Obama cements his legacy of overreach

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Bringing them home safely
  • May next year be much better

         For many Americans, fond memories we have about 2016 are eclipsed by the horrendous, regrettable result of the most unusual presidential election of modern times.
        Hillary Clinton was undoubtedly the most qualified presidential candidate in many decades. But Donald Trump tapped into something nasty in this year’s electorate. The desire among frustrated whites for “an outsider” fueled his drive.

  • Trump makes excellent cabinet picks

  • Letters 12/21/16

        For generously supporting the “Dare to Care” TLC (toys for local Children) “A Child’s Christmas” program!
        We were worried about the Toy Count, with us not having the Flotilla this year but, the SML community pulled through for the children! This year, we’ve collected around 2500 toys, for our local children of need!
        We would like to thank Westlake Auto for all they do for our toy drive!

  • The Claus Conspiracy

    By Brandi Mitchell
    Intern

        When you think of Christmas, you think of decorated trees, of holiday festivities, of family and of food. But among these pleasant images, many people often think of a jolly elderly fellow who delivers gifts at midnight to all the children of the world.
        A fellow who goes by the name of Claus. Santa Claus.

  • I hope you found a way out

    By Ashley Rambo Shaw
    Brownsburg IN

        Jason was my best friend in the third grade, and he was hopelessly poor.  He was what I call “Appalachian poor” – a destitution without the web of resources available in an urban area. 

  • Guardians of the Lake

    By Casey Kroll

    Smith Mountain Lake Association

        As I have shared in several of my previous articles, when I moved to Smith Mountain Lake about four years ago, I experienced many, many surprises.