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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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On uranium mining, a fiscal conservative might well say ‘no’

Traditional conservative values support continuing the moratorium on uranium mining in Virginia. Moving forward with legalization of uranium mining in Virginia would be expensive for taxpayers, with no guarantee the costs would ever be recovered.

Resisting evil in a violent world

The Bible, in one sense, is the story of the cosmic struggle of good versus evil. It teaches us that evil is real, that it is in the world to stay, and that, as Solzhenitsyn said, “The line between good and evil runs through the middle of the human heart.” The Bible also teaches us that we have a duty to resist evil, first in our own hearts, and then in the world, and to work for the good of others. 

When meals attack

Reader’s Digest released a list of the worst foods you can eat, and gee, what a shock, I’ve “enjoyed” them all in the past several days.

A job well done

Great teamwork between E-911 dispatchers, Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, South Boston Police and Halifax Police resulted in quick arrests of three suspects Saturday morning following a scary home invasion in the Nathalie community.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Jan. 9

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We’re still here

The predicted dates for world’s end – Y2K, 2011 rapture, 2012 planet-crash and Mayan’s 12-21-12 doomsday -- have all passed, and we’re still here.