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Campaign sign thefts reflect hatred, fear
To the Editor: On the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 18, Clinton supporters of Appalachia awoke to find that many of their signs supporting Clinton and Kaine, including the large sign at the intersection...
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Virginia is now for gamblers
Virginia’s politicians decided in March that fantasy sports betting is not illegal gambling, and the law regulating fantasy sports operators took effect July 1. That’s the headline: Betting on base...
Jul 07, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are youths fleeing exclusion?
Cheers to the people who take our region’s future seriously enough to have participated in last week’s economic forum. Their efforts are to be commended. A lot of good people stay awake at night tr...
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Toothless hillbillies’ bite back
The following sentence in a Washington Post story about Appalachian cuisine caught my attention. The writer is talking about Travis Milton, a chef who grew up in Castlewood: “It’s all part of Milto...
Mar 31, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trail family loses its mother
Can it be more than three years since the outdoor drama family was planning for the show’s 50th season? I remember meetings hosted by Barbara Polly as if they had taken place last week. In 2013, of...
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep talking, irregardless
My old friend Arselles’ cousin Beauregardless is visiting through St. Patrick’s Day. Beauregardless’ name isn’t really Beauregardless, it’s just Beauregard, like the Civil War general P.G.T. Beaure...
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Learning to like Trump
The other night I spotted a teen-ager wearing a T-shirt with “TRUMP” written in big letters across the chest. I was afraid to ask him whether he was a supporter of the Republican — more to come on ...
Feb 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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