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That Aggravating Cell Phone

By Regena Handy I’m well aware that I’ve said it before, but it just bears repeating. I am not meant for this modern world we...

A Blackberry Winter Gift

  By Regena Handy Until I did a bit of research, I’d never been sure if Blackberry Winter was an actual thing. I had heard of...

Letter to the Editor

Our county of Patrick has many problems which all go back to creating growth of our businesses. We have an access point for natural...

June Blood Drive a success

Thank you Patrick County. Twenty-five equivalent units of blood were collected, seventeen whole blood units and four double-red units. There were two double-red machines...

Cartoons

Those of us of ‘an age’ should remember the Looney Tunes cartoons we watched on Saturday mornings. In one of the cartoons Willoughby, the...

Donors made blood drive a success

The May blood drive was a success. Twenty-six equivalent units of blood were collected, twenty whole blood units and six double-red units. There were...

Could Hemp Join Tobacco as Big Cash Crop in Virginia?

By Daniel Berti and Andrew Gionfriddo Capital News Service JARRATT, Va. — At first glance, it looks like a stoner’s paradise: acres of plants that resemble...

The Sweetest Gift

By Regena Handy A song that I sometimes hum to myself has been on my mind during this season of observing Mother’s Day. Written by...

From Orwell to Mueller: Fiction Becomes Fact

As a Congressman, most of my reading consists of bills and material to prepare for hearings and other responsibilities. But events in Washington as...

Socialism: What’s in a Word?

In his recent newsletter Congressman Morgan Griffith warns us against socialism.  Before we discuss whether we truly face a socialist threat, let’s consider the...

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