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COMMUNITY VOICE: Honest discussion needed on uranium mining

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.

Celebrating the 4th

Folks looking for fun places to go this Independence Day need look no further.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: July 3

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Happy Third of July

The day before a big holiday just doesn’t get any respect, and none more than July 3.

Don’t ask God to bless foolishness

As daredevil Nik Wallenda walked across a two-inch diameter steel cable rigged 1,400 feet across more than a quarter-mile deep remote section of the Grand Canyon near Little Colorado River, Arizona Sunday, he could be heard praying almost constantly.

Random thoughts

Just a few random thoughts on a hazy, lazy summer morning…

Flag Day

Friday was Flag Day. The American national flag has come through an eventful course of changes over the years. The U.S. Flag as we know it has been around since July 4, 1960 following the inclusion of Hawaii in the United States of America. 

Learn and listen

We live in an age of bombast and over-the-top behavior, encouraged in many cases by a fawning fan base that seems to idolize anyone who “puts their money where their mouth is.”

COMMUNITY VOICE: Virginia Uranium isn’t asking for milling regulations

By Katie Whitehead 

Uranium milling is legal in Virginia. So is the storage of uranium mill tailings. Virginia Uranium is not asking for milling regulations. It doesn’t have to. 

‘Summer of Stories’

The American Red Cross is launching the “Summer of Stories” campaign to share the personal impact blood and platelet donors can have on a patient in need and to help ensure a sufficient blood supply is available in the months ahead.