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Highs near 59 degrees in Wednesday's forecast

Wednesday's forecast calls for highs near 59 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Sun is expected, and a northeast wind will blow between 5 and 10 mph. It will be partly cloudy at night, with lows near 45 degrees. Wind will blow east about 6 mph. To check the forecast for your neighborhood,...

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  • Right to word needs to be 'chipped in stone'

    This letter is in reply to Dan Foley's letter of Oct. 22 on the proposed "Right to Work" amendment to the Virginia Constitution. Mr. Foley's letter also addressed the issue of the need for union representation in general; I will save response to that for another day. Mr. Foley's statement that...

      • Rules of the road for G.A. candidates

        I was glad to see that both candidates for the House of Delegates considered traffic on I-64 to be important. Do either of them possess the willingness to make the necessary changes to help the problem? First, remove the signs that say "slower traffic keep right." Those signs only confuse Virginians,...

          • State schools data shows striking trends

            As a local parent group (The Village), we have noticed a disparity trend in our school division discipline. Especially at our schools serving larger minority populations. As reported to Virginia Department of Education School Safety (Va. School Report Card): Clara Byrd Baker, Matoka, Mathew Whaley,...

              • Ownby's right fit for the school board

                I am pleased to recommend Lisa L. Ownby, as your choice for the WJCC School Board Powhatan Seat. I've known Lisa for seven years and worked with her on numerous projects and functions including leading the Lois S. Hornsby Band Boosters together. During this time, I have come to know her as a passionate...

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                  • Last Word on Zable elevators, Oct. 22

                    Last Word on Zable elevators, Oct. 22

                    Zable access For the third game in a row, Section 103 elevator is shut off to fans so that they are forced to walk two long walks to wait for the "overcrowding" of the far section elevator. All because our athletic director (retiring-Yea!) has directed (or not informed otherwise) the operator to...

                  • Last Word all about presidential politics, Oct. 21

                    Last Word all about presidential politics, Oct. 21

                      Presidential politics I get so tired of people saying they can’t vote for Donald Trump but they also can’t vote for Hillary Clinton.  Not voting for Hillary Clinton is equivalent to voting for Trump.  They are the only candidates who have a legitimate chance to win the election.  Do we want our...

                  • Last Word on more cat problems, Oct. 20

                    Last Word on more cat problems, Oct. 20

                    Cat problems To the outdoor cat-phobic person who cites studies containing “estimates” of cat-related bird kills that vary by over one billion, or wildly exaggerated cat reproduction “estimates”:  Please identify your neighborhood.  I’m looking for a nice place to release the four kittens I’m currently...

                  • Last Word on Shakespeare, Oct. 19

                    Last Word on Shakespeare, Oct. 19

                    Shakespeare fest How incredibly sad that the Virginia Shakespeare Festival is ending after 38 glorious years, and that the citizens of a supposed intellectual arts mecca like Williamsburg didn't rally to support it. Enjoy your Kardashians and cat videos, folks; the Bard is dead in the Burg. Book...