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Going paperless

Effective Friday, anyone who receives Social Security payments or veterans’ benefits by mail will have to make arrangements to have their payments made by direct deposit into a bank account or onto a debit card.

Oscar mania

I have to admit I didn’t wait up until the late evening hours Sunday to see who won for Best Picture and Actor at the 85th annual Academy Awards.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Feb. 27

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A warning to parents I never received

On Thursday, Feb. 21, I received a phone call from the principal of Meadville Elementary School. She started the conversation saying she had my son in the office, and she was going to let him tell me what happened.

A valiant fight

You couldn’t help but love him.

One final salute

The term “citizen soldier,” coined by the late military historian Stephen E. Ambrose, would fit Major Gen. (retired) Carroll Thackston to a tee.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Feb. 20

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Arguments in favor of mining in Virginia not sufficiently persuasive

I have followed the uranium debate for several years. I have listened to mining proponents’ views and read their press releases. I have noted the various positions taken by local governing bodies and newspaper editorial pages. I have read the reports offered by NAS and Chmura Economics and skimmed the Moran and Virginia Beach reports and the report prepared by the Governor’s Uranium Working Group.

Putting the heart in Valentine’s Day 

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and it’s not just about romantic love, candy hearts and flowers. 

Role models

Am I the only one confused as to what defines a role model?