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Using God to sexually abuse children

Wife Amy grew up in a Catholic family in Belleville, Illinois, a moderate-sized city across the Mississippi river from St. Louis. This week, a report from the Archdiocese of Chicago, identifies 22 priests from the Diocese of Belleville as child sexual predators. One is Father Garrett Neal Dee, who served in Belleville from 1974-76 and

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Power back for most but dark spots remain

Our electric power returned over APCO electrical lines at 8:30 am Tuesday.  Our Generac whole house automatic generator shut down a few minutes later after keeping power to the house for a little over 17 hours.

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Musings

Feeling powerless on this blustery day?

Power went off at 3:20 p.m. Sunday. Still off at 7:00 a.m. Monday and Appalachian Power ways they are still “assessing condition.” Assessing? Thousands of customers have no power. That’s the condition.

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More blackface revelations, sexual assault details rock Richmond

Double whammy on the Richmond scandal carnival Wednesday. Virginia’s Democratic Attorney General, Mark Herring, admitted he dress up in blackface in college to sing a rap song with his buddies and the woman who says Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted her went public in graphic detail about a blow job that she says he

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Is the end near for Ralph Northam’s governorship?

Most of those who monitor the state government happenings in Richmond and around the Old Dominion bet Gov. Ralph Northam will step down today, giving in to the multitude of calls for his resignation in the aftermath of his decision to cover his face with dark shoe polish in 1984 to participate in a Halloween

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Past is present & sins don’t fade away

Embattled Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s last chance of surviving his use of blackface for entertainment in 1984 collapsed Saturday evening when Virginia’s two Democratic Senators told him to resign. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine each called Northam after he claimed a damning yearbook photo from his medical school years wasn’t of him. In the same

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Racism controversy swamps Gov. Northam

Lots of valid questions need answers on why Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam may or my not appeared in blackface or in a Ku Klu Klan robe in 1984, smiling and holding a beer. “There are more old drunks than old doctors in this world so I think I’ll have another beer,” reads the caption

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Schools closed as latest winter storm arrives

No classes Tuesday for Floyd County public schools.  The school board pulled the plug early, announcing the closing Monday afternoon, as did school system in Montgomery County along with Alleghany, Bland, Carroll, Craig, Giles and Pulaski counties plus Radford City. As a winter front forecast to bring “the coldest air in a generation” puts more

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Cold, winter storms among us

As has happened too many other times in this winter, Floyd County and our part of Southwestern Virginia are “on the edge” of where rain turns to snow — which means our rain could be mixed with ice.

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Mostly cold weather through January

Our latest “wintry mix” should end about 12:25 pm Thursday with temperatures continuing to drop after spending time in the 50s overnight while rain pounded Floyd County and surrounding areas. The National Weather Service office in Blacksburg also plans to cancel the Flood Watch for the county at 11 am Thursday but a wind advisory

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