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Editorial

  • The first to respond

    “I actually saw the first plane aim for the building, and I knew I was going to the largest fire of my life.”

        The above statement was made by FDNY Assistant Fire Chief Joseph Pfeifer. Pfeifer, the last remaining fire chief who responded on 9/11, is now retired.

  • A fair hearing

        Monday evening President Trump announced his nomination to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy who is retiring from the Supreme Court of the United States. That nominee is Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
        Immediately following the announcement, the partisan rhetoric began.
        Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe stated that the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh would threaten the lives of millions of Americans for decades to come.

  • In Congress, July 4, 1776.

        The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

  • We are better than this

        It’s been a busy weekend for those opposing President Trump.
        Locally, in Lexington, the owner of the Red Hen Restaurant—following an apparent vote by her restaurant staff—booted the president’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the rest of her party, from the establishment because they didn’t like the POTUS’s politics.

  • Top 20 things to do with the kids this summer

        Summer is here and parents have extra time to spend with their children. It’s a chance to make memories that will last a lifetime -- memories that both you and your children will forever cherish.
        So what can you do? The organization What To Do With The Kids has put together a list of 20 fun things that parents can do with their kids. Pick a few and make those memories!
     

  • Tax exempt

        It’s unfortunate that a county official would state that a ministry such as Renewanation serves no public need. That comment was made last week by County Attorney Patrick Skelley while the supervisors were considering whether to grant the organization a real estate tax exemption for its home office located in Hardy.
        Thankfully, however, a majority of the supervisors didn’t follow Skelley’s recommendation to oppose the tax exemption status.

  • President Trump’s Memorial Day remarks

        We are gathered here on the sacred soil of Arlington National Cemetery to honor the lives and deeds of America’s greatest heroes: the men and women who laid down their lives for our freedom.  Today, we pay tribute to their service, we mourn alongside their families, and we strive to be worthy of their sacrifice.

  • The Bible

    “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” — Hebrews 4:12

        GQ magazine recently named the Bible as one of the “21 Books You Don’t Have to Read Before You Die.”
        To quote cartoonist Billy De Beck, “horsefeathers.” Or to expound on that phrase—rubbish, pure nonsense.

  • Passing it on

        Virginia Trout Heritage Day is this Saturday, April 7, and it’s a good time to pass on to the next generation the joys of fishing. Liberty Lake in Bedford is one of several area bodies of water in Virginia being stocked for this event.
        Trout Heritage Day hearkens back to years gone by when trout season had an official opening season.

  • He is Risen!

    Matthew 20:17-19
    17 Now Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples aside on the road and said to them, 18 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death, 19 and deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock and to scourge and to crucify. And the third day He will rise again.”

    Matthew 27:33-37: