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The numbers don't lie

Arlington    $18,548
Alexandria    18,349
Surry        17,521
Highland    16,844
Falls Church    16,758
Charlottesville    16,246
Sussex        15,868
King and Queen    13,918
Bath        13,757    
Charles City    13,321
Richmond    13,040


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Good choice

The Bedford County School Board opted for openness in its selection process of a new board member to replace the District 3 seat left vacant by the resignation last month of Brad Whorley.
    The board should be commended. It was the right choice.
    But not everyone agreed. In fact, when the issue was first brought up, the board initially voted 4-3 to keep the process closed.


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Easter

The Promise
    Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
    But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
    All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.


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Politicizing Trayvon

It didn't take long.
    The tragic case of the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida last month has now become a political lightning rod. The case is no longer about justice, it's about rallying the troops, for whatever cause someone might support.
    The facts in the case no longer matter — it's all about the cause.


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Let the sun shine in

Last week was Sunshine Week.
    The weather cooperated, ushering in spring with plenty of sun and warmth. Maybe the Bedford County School Board will also follow suit.
    Sunshine Week is a national campaign that promotes the importance of open government and freedom of information. It’s not just the media that participates, but rather anyone interested in the public’s right to know what is going on in government.


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Celebrating the arts

Congratulations to Sara Braaten, executive director of the Bower Center for the Arts, on being recognized for her work over the past three years at the Center.
    The James River Council for the Arts & Humanities recently presented her with the Arts Volunteer Award from the organization, noting that as the volunteer director of the non-profit, she was recognized for “almost single handedly transforming a quiet, little-known group into a lively and exciting center for the visual and performing arts.”


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What if?

What would you do “if” given the chance to do something good?
    When would you try to accomplish that task “if” time wasn’t a hindrance? Who would you try to help “if” money wasn’t a concern?
    Where would you go “if” you had the opportunity to go anywhere?
    How would you use an extra day “if” given those seconds, minutes and hours?
    What if?
    Well, today’s your day.


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The big dog

The Bedford County Board of Supervisors has spent the past year flexing its muscles and showing folks who’s in charge.
    And that show of strength probably isn’t over.


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Eager to Burn? Wait Your Turn

The spring fire season is here. It can be destructive and costly.
    Virginians are being warned to stay safe.
    That goes for those of us around here, too. We’ve had our share of problems with wildfires locally over the past few years.
    The fire season runs from Feb. 15 through April 30; the threat of wildfires is increased this year due to Virginia’s mild winter.


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There’s your sign

A good sign that a law might need changed is when it has more people trying to get out of it than those who support it.
    That’s the case with Virginia’s “King’s Dominion law.”
    That now-antiquated law was passed in the 1980s as an attempt to support the tourism industry in Virginia. But its time has passed.


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