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The funny season

Traditionally speaking, Southern Virginia experiences four distinct seasons, spring, summer, winter and fall, but the dividing line between the four of them seems to be less distinct the past several years.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Jan. 30

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Going to the heart of the uranium debate

The idea of uranium in Virginia seems as incomprehensible as dogwood trees in the Sahara desert. Even after reading the reports from various committees, the National Academy of Sciences report, hearing the contentious debates in the state legislature and seeing pictures of mines online, there is still an air of unreality about the enormous deposit of uranium found in Coles Hill, a settled farming community in the rolling hills of southern Virginia.

Indulging in the idolatry of Obama

Interestingly, I spoke to a very wise woman the morning after the inauguration who had attended the event. The woman, who had voted Democrat straight ticket, supports Obama’s first and now second term in office. 

Extreme weather

Last week, this area went from being in a drought condition to receiving six inches of rain plus two inches of snow, and temperatures ranged from the 30s at night to the high 50s during the day.

Dumpster diving 101

How many of us admit to the fine art of dumpster diving or going through other people’s refuse for hidden treasure.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Jan. 23

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Change can be good

After this weekend’s announcement that “big changes” are coming to the 2013 Virginia Cantaloupe Festival, the public is responding, and the Virginia Cantaloupe Festival Committee is promising to react to some of the suggestions.

Meet George Jetson

I got a kick out of the news coming out of the annual International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this month.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Jan. 16

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