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The cyclists will ride again

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

By Jason Murphy With spring around the corner, Virginia’s motorists are bound to see more bicyclists on the road, hopefully. I don’t say that in the sense that I hope for more people on bikes, but that those who do brave the narrow, curvy, hilly roads of central Virginia are physically seen and recognized as another vehicle on the road. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, cyclists are considered

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  • We need Congress to fix the Freedom of Information Act

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a critical law for making sure the public has a fighting chance to get copies of records the government might not want it to see. For more than 40 years, people have used the FOIA to uncover evidence of government waste, fraud, abuse and illegality. More benignly, FOIA has been used to better understand the development and effects – positive and negative—of the

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  • Get involved in the democratic process

    Posted on February 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    There’s almost a year and a half until the presidential election, yet, like many of us who grumble about Christmas decorations in September, we often buy in a little too early. There are more than 600 days until the presidential election and statistics are already being hurled at us as quickly as they can be loaded into Excel. Many Americans know who the front runners are for the race within

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  • The power of a garden

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

    What would we do without the community organizations that have flourished in Louisa County over the years?  The variety of contributions each brings to the community is priceless. One such organization is the Louisa County Rotary Club. Over the years, the club has made it a habit to give dictionaries to students, bookshelves to children, and bring theatrical performances to the schools and community. But that’s not all. Recently, the

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  • Lee-Jackson Day

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

    As I stood at the clerk’s office window in Louisa’s General District Court, I took note of a day the court was to be closed, Jan. 16. “Why are you closed Friday?” I naively asked, only to be told about Lee-Jackson Day. Having been born and bred in upstate New York, I was keenly aware of Martin Luther King Day; however, I immediately felt as though I had been cheated

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  • Get involved

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Let’s face it, none of us is getting any younger, and those who have spent many years of their free time volunteering in community service organizations are—well, tired. It’s time for young blood, fresh ideas, and new energy. Younger people can step up to the plate and make a real difference by getting involved. Yes, we’ve heard the excuses — “I’m so busy,” “Maybe when my kids get older,” or

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  • So many choices

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:18 am

    There’s no more putting it off…Christmas is here. The holiday displays in the stores have been trying to warn us since August and some of us just didn’t listen.  No worries, I have discovered Facebook auction sites. Not eBay, not Craigslist, not even Freecycle; Facebook auctions.  No long delays on delivery, just arrange to meet behind the Popeye’s on Laburnum and give them the cash and they give you the

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