- Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 13:06
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There are some people that, based on the impact they’ve had on your life and their own force of personality, you think will live forever. And, then, in a moment, when it seems least expected, they’re gone. In a flash, a central pivot to an entire era has gone away and you’re stunned by the sudden cleavage of time. That was how I felt when I heard that Ruth Herrink, the publisher of this newspaper, and my friend for many years, had passed away.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 00:17
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When I was little I had a Washington Redskins watch cap that I kept until it frayed so badly that it almost became unrecognizable. Heaven help the kid who tried to take it away from me. They were, after all, our team. Names like Vince Lombardi, George Allen, Joe Theisman, Billy Kilmer, and Sonny Jurgensen are the stuff of legends. Of course, that was then. Today, I follow the ups and downs of RGIII with the same rapt attention I gave those now retired and departed greats. But, over the past few years, a worry has crept into my thinking. Perhaps, its time Washington’s football team changed its name.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 10:51
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For most people the economic situation, as compared to say four years ago, is substantially improved. In 2010, unemployment in King George County was 9.2%. Statewide it was 7.0%. That’s high by Virginia standards. Today, King George’s jobless rate is 6.3% and is trending downwards. The number of foreclosures has dropped substantially. Almost to the point where no one talks about them that much anymore, and the local real estate market, if not booming, is at least picking up steam.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 00:24
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Some political watchers, me included, have had a tendency in their commentary to declare the Virginia Governor’s race all but over. However, that’s probably a mistake.
This race isn’t over. Ken Cuccinelli, whose campaign just a couple of weeks ago seemed in real trouble, is rebounding. A recent poll showed him gaining ground on his Democratic opponent. This race is likely to be a fight to the finish.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 00:57
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Oysters go well with just about everything. You can have them with beer, champagne, and even Coca- cola. They make a fantastic appetizer for a main course or, just as easily, make a fine dinner all by themselves. I have fond memories of oyster festivals, fried oysters, and oysters on the half shell. But, the days of
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 00:34
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To some, the decision about what action to take in Syria is a national and international issue. It’s one that may not seem appropriate for a local paper such as ours. However, a quick look at the unique place where we live says otherwise. Our region has an unusually strong military presence. In wars and conflicts spanning generations, and most recently, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, our neighbors, friends, colleagues,