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DOUG FORD: Off the grid

A man’s home is his castle — literally speaking if you’ve seen all the inventive ways homeowners are managing to live off the grid and on.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Feb. 19

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PAULA BRYANT: Keep the ban: Here’s why

Last week’s messy spill at Duke Energy’s retired Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C. spewed 82,000 tons of toxic coal ash into the Dan River strengthening opponents’ arguments of what might happen to area waterways if the moratorium on uranium mining is lifted in Virginia.

DOUG FORD: Clash of cultures

G.I. Joe, the world’s first action figure, turns 50 this year. 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Feb. 12

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COMMUNITY VOICE: ‘Leaving it alone’ should not be option

By Anne Cockrell

 

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following e-mail was sent to Danville City Council members).  

Gentlemen: 

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. 

PAULA I. BRYANT: Anything but a Super Bowl

It’s downright depressing. Not only are we in for six more weeks of winter weather, but the “super” football game of the year that had been hyped for weeks turned out to be “a blowout.”

DOUG FORD: No respect

February is the shortest month, but it can be the hardest month to get through.

COMMUNITY VOICE: The income inequality proverbs

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.

Volunteer heroes

Halifax County has experienced a rash of fires over the past few days, more so than usual it seems, even though this is the time of the year when everyone is cranking up the woodheaters, electric space heaters and furnaces as the temperatures dip.