Opinion

Media gone mad

True journalism is gone. This phenomena started during the last presidential election and has deteriorated steadily with every breaking news story. So called journalists are now analysts with their articles based upon personal opinions and […]

Opinion

Why Military Experience Matters

Delegate Nick Freitas of our Virginia 30th House District has served his country in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and as a Special Forces Green Beret during two combat tours in Iraq.  His opponent has no such experience.  Why does that comparison matter? […]

Columnists

Newlyweds, both young and old – The Commonwealth may be a third party to your nuptials

The phrase, “To death do us part,” has been a promise frequently found in traditional wedding vows.  Perhaps unbeknownst to many, the Commonwealth extends that commitment to a financial obligation that survives death.  As uncomfortable as the following information may be, the attempted action of disinheriting a spouse does occur.  If you are mad at your spouse and think that you are going to deliver one final and painful message upon your death, not-so-fast.    […]

Columnists

Confederate War Memorials

Just writing the title of this blog I know some folks will want to label me a racist. I’m not. That’s a ploy done by people of lesser minds so they don’t have to confront logic or facts. […]

Columnists

DATA DUMP: Stop B@d Pa$$word$

Remembering passwords is hard work.  For years, the working theory has been that you need a different password for every website that you visit.  And it can’t be something simple, it needs to be complex.  […]

Opinion

Marshall Keene’s first 60 days

In my first 60 days into my candidacy to represent Brandy Station, Lignum and Richardsville on Culpeper’s School Board, I have had the opportunity to meet some amazing people who are parents, students, teachers, school staff and members of our community. I have promised to them that I will take bold action to keep all students and staff safe and secure in our schools and to give them a voice regarding every child’s educational opportunities. […]

Opinion

What would we do without our volunteer drivers?

Our community runs as smoothly as it does because of a lot of people who are in the limelight – our elected officials, business owners, front-line staff workers, and many more. But behind the scenes, there are hundreds of volunteers who contribute thousands of hours to making our region a better place to live. These selfless individuals often prefer going about their business quietly and without fanfare. […]

Columnists

Them Bones and Joints: Exploring neck pain and what causes it

How many of you have neck pain? Over the next couple of months, I will address what I believe causes neck pain. Medically speaking, the neck is considered the cervical spine. Cervical [SIR-vick-al] is the medical term for the uppermost portion of the spine. It is derived from the Latin word cervix, which means “neck.” Many people have neck pain often intermittent, sometimes stiffness only, sand sometimes very painful. […]

Columnists

Pardoe’s Perspective: A Nation of Cynics

I have been a cynic most of my life, long before it became trendy. I have always believed it is healthy to challenge the status quo, to question, to display a lack of trust in the government or individuals. I’ve even written books on being cynical at work. […]

Opinion

Keene receives another endorsement

Marshall Keene is honored to have received an endorsement from Retired Spotsylvania Sheriff Howard Smith. Sheriff Smith served as Spotsylvania County Sheriff for two terms before retiring in 2012. Marshall worked for Sheriff Smith during both his terms in office. […]