- Last Updated on 07:50 AM 02/12/14
- Anne Cockrell
By Anne Cockrell
(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following e-mail was sent to Danville City Council members).
You truly have a huge toxic mess to deal with regarding Sunday’s (Feb. 2) coal ash spill into the Dan River. I can appreciate the seriousness of the spill, as I, and many, many others, have spent the last six-plus years trying to prevent a potential spill from ever occurring near the headwaters of the Roanoke and Banister Rivers, namely from the proposal to mine and mill uranium.
- Last Updated on 07:58 AM 02/05/14
- By Dane Skelton
By Dane Skelton
None of the problems of economic justice we face are new. Every advanced civilization has had to deal with them. The wisdom to solve them was revealed long ago.
- Last Updated on 08:03 AM 12/18/13
- Karen Robertson
By Karen Robertson
Halifax County Humane Society President
“I’m looking in the window on a cold snowy night watching a family gathered around the fire as lights from the Christmas tree cast their holiday spell. The children are playing with a fat little puppy and over in the corner a contented cat lies fast asleep. But looking is all I can do. You see, I’m what the humans call an old stray dog. My ribs are showing, and I’m dirty. My paws are cut and bleeding, but I’ve no choice but to keep on walking. I don’t belong anywhere.
- Last Updated on 08:35 AM 10/30/13
- Jordan Bagbey
By Jordan Bagbey
I cannot claim to be an expert on uranium mining; however, I have researched the topic academically and feel qualified to at least discuss it.
- Last Updated on 08:16 AM 10/23/13
- Cheryl Watts
By Cheryl Watts
A trustee pretty much has a thankless job.
- Last Updated on 08:06 AM 10/16/13
- Katie Whitehead
By Katie Whitehead
Paid consultant Kevin Scissons recently stated that it would be ridiculous to suggest that the United States could not mine and mill uranium safely in Virginia; after all, the U.S. put a man on the moon.
- Last Updated on 08:01 AM 09/04/13
- Special to the Gazette
By Bill and Lynne Quackenbush
“Duck Dynasty,” a family based TV series, opened its fourth season recently and broke records while doing so. About 12 million viewers watched the season premier, making it “…the most watched non-fiction series telecast in cable TV history.” It should make you wonder ‘why’ and ‘how’ an extended family of self-admitted “Louisiana rednecks” that makes duck calls for a living could grab and hold the attention of millions of Americans each week.
- Last Updated on 07:30 AM 08/21/13
- By Mel Whitlock
By Mel Whitlock
On Aug. 3, 2013 Alexis Murphy, a 17-year-old high school senior from Nelson County, failed to return home from a scheduled hair appointment in nearby Lynchburg.
- Last Updated on 08:09 AM 07/10/13
- Dr. Chris Dunlap
The people of Southside Virginia deserve an honest discussion about uranium mining in Pittsylvania County. We deserve a discussion based on science and facts that informs us, rather than stirring up our fears and emotions.