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Olympic standards

The London Olympic Games have concluded, with all the accompanying pomp, pageantry, and of course, athletic competition.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Wednesday, Aug. 22

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Where did the summer go?

After taking last week off and enjoying a relaxing few days of doing nothing but having fun and eating and eating some more, it’s back to work this week.

Another banner season for area ball teams

It’s almost become an annual ritual at The Gazette-Virginian once Dixie baseball and softball teams, as well as Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth teams, are selected for post-season tournaments.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Wednesday, Aug. 15

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How knot too right

With summer coming to a close, it’s time for a few days of R&R.

A good man

Our community lost a good man last week, and yours truly lost a fine friend… Samuel Lacy Riddle Jr., or Sonny to his family, friends and co-workers.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Wednesday, Aug. 8

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No. 1 uranium hurdle: Developing a safety culture

The National Academy of Sciences report concluded that Virginia would face “steep hurdles” if it removes the moratorium on uranium mining. Arguably the steepest hurdle is developing a culture of safety, in which both regulators and employees, as well as elected officials and corporate executives, give priority to protecting our health and resources.

Behind closed doors

Halifax County School Board members knew last week’s decision to discontinue the Local Option Retirement Plan (LORP) would not be popular with school system retirees.