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Guest Editorial: Medical pilots see the cost of drunk driving

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Seventeen million Americans admitted to driving drunk at some point in 2010, according to a recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Amazingly, if this same group of people lived in the same state, it would rank fifth in size between Florida and Illinois. Despite significant improvements over the last decade, the statistics remain sobering: 27 people die every day in alcohol related traffic crashes, representing more than

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  • Guest Editorial: Realize, Recognize, Reach Out

    Posted on April 9, 2013 at 4:05 am

    “I just want it to stop.” “It” is child abuse or neglect, and when Social Workers talk with child victims, this is a statement most often heard from them. Children love their parents and caretakers. Children want their caretakers to behave like parents and guardians, who love and cherish them—they want their caretakers to behave like parents they see on television. And children want to be with their families. They

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  • Putting down roots for veggies

    Posted on March 27, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Vegetable gardening has seen a revival in the past few years.  There are as many reasons for growing your own produce as there are people planting.  Some of the more common reasons include food safety (knowing who produced your food and how), economics (although it is debatable whether growing your own saves you money), fresh food, and just the fun of it! Many people have never grown a vegetable garden

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  • Feb. 27: Letter to the Editor

    Posted on February 27, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Got an opinion? Send your letter to the Editor by emailing wmneditor@lcs.net, by fax to 493-8099 or by mail to P.O. Box 699, Montross, VA 22520 by 5 p.m. Friday.

    Transportation bill brings lawmakers together in opposition Who would have guessed that most of our current crop of candidates running for the Office of Governor and Lieutenant Governor, and a whole host of Republicans and Democrats, have found something all of them can agree.  The only except-Terry McAuliffe, Democratic candidate for Governor. On the Republic side the notables are:  Attorney General Ken Cuccinell-Republican candidate for Governor, Del. Scott Lingamfelter-Republic candidate

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  • Not a lot of time to spend ahead in Senate

    Posted on February 13, 2013 at 3:29 am

    Got an opinion? Send your letter to the Editor by emailing wmneditor@lcs.net, by fax to 493-8099 or by mail to P.O. Box 699, Montross, VA 22520 by 5 p.m. Friday.

    Update from Senate with Richard Stuart This second week of the Session has been, as always, incredibly busy.  As I noted in my last report, in a short session we have two weeks less to do the work that we normally do, which means we do a lot more in less time.  Generally, our day begins around 7 a.m. and concludes around 7:30 p.m. or later.  During that time, we

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  • Editorial: Come back to Montross

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 5:07 am

    Beginning Friday, the Greater Montross Partnership for Revitalization will host a three-day pre-Valentine’s Day special event in partnership with downtown merchants. Together, they’re offering tempting specials and incentives to “Come Back to Montross and fall in love all over again.” The past few years have tested and claimed some small businesses that once flourished. Yet right now, downtown Montross is an example of innovative and appealing entrepreneurship. It could be

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  • Letters to the Editor, week of Jan. 30

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 6:11 am

    ‘You’ve got to get out to give back’ It’s “Graduates’ Sunday” at the local church and the preacher is delivering the annual sermon dedicated to honor recent high school graduates of the church. This peculiar preacher has focused the entire message upon two salient points: 1)  “You’ve got to get out of here” and 2) “In five years I will write you a letter asking for $5,000.00 for this church.”

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