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Heroes also serve in POW camps

I am compelled, as a retired soldier, a Vietnam Veteran and a proud American, to respond to the two Last Word comments erroneously claiming that Medals of Honor are not earned in a POW camp. The first writing, ".... he of all people, a soldier, should know that medals are earned on the battlefield...

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    Last Word on sales tax increase, Feb. 28

    Sales tax increase I don’t appreciate the sneaky way this tax hike is being motored through to support tourism and another-named slush fund. Please list the names and phone numbers of who we can call in Richmond for York, James City and Williamsburg to let our voices be heard. Thank you. Editor’s...

      • Last Word on sales tax, Feb. 24

        Last Word on sales tax, Feb. 24

        Sales tax increase Instead of a 1 percent sales tax increase to feed the tourism oligarchs, how about an increase to promote affordable housing for the people who do the work that runs the tourism industry in the area? Seems like the Chamber of Commerce, JCC Supervisors and the Williamsburg City...

          • Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

            Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

            Florida shootings A question for Congress: Why is the possession of assault weapons more important than school children's lives? Don't those children have a right, under the Constitution, to live full lives, in liberty and in the pursuit of happiness? I’m in high school and I’m scared to go to...

              • Last Word, Feb. 17

                Last Word, Feb. 17

                Shooting in Florida To all those who write in demanding rights to carry in schools, churches and other public places: do you also demand similar rights for convicted criminals, the mentally ill and those with restraining orders? Should they be allowed to build up arsenals of assault weapons? Anyone...

                  • Last Word on harassment, Feb. 14

                    Last Word on harassment, Feb. 14

                    Looking good To whoever is decorating Lake Powell Road and Brookwood Drive with decorations: They look amazing. Can’t wait to see what you put up for Easter. This is harassment I worked at a big box hardware store. Every day, the male customers would make degrading sexual comments to any of the...

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                        Trailer fire in Grove leaves one injured

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                            Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary's impact on the city were major topics of discussion at Planning Commission’s comprehensive plan work session Wednesday. The group reviewed draft chapters focused on the city’s major institutions and its community character. Board members...

                              • Prosecutors drop sole charge in abuse case against Toano woman

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                                  • Construction underway at Midtown Row food hall Bonanza Social Kitchen

                                    Construction underway at Midtown Row food hall Bonanza Social Kitchen

                                    As construction nears completion and its owners consider hiring staff, Bonanza Social Kitchen is preparing to open in the former Monticello Shopping Center later this year. The food hall will open in an approximately 2,900-square-foot space between Fedex and Great Clips, another new store slated...

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