Op-Ed

Can Loudoun’s historic villages be saved?

January 6, 2021

Loudoun County’s rural villages are irreplaceable, and yet, somehow, we seem determined to let the present destroy their past.  “Their buildings and settings document Loudoun County’s history, through war and…

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Bubba

January 6, 2021

By Charles Houston Every publication will have a lengthy year-end retrospective on COVID and on 2020. This is a different story. Bubba was my father’s first cousin, and hence my…

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Only you can prevent fake news

January 6, 2021

By Joe Lafiandra If you are a Democrat or Trump hater, don’t bother reading any further; this piece doesn’t apply to you. If you are a Conservative, Republican, or independently minded person who wants…

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Vineyard Square Project

How will Purcellville age?

December 2, 2020

By Andrea Gaines Life in a small Town. As with life on an old farm, it can be both beautiful and sad. The beautiful part is represented by the things…

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The Blue Ridge Mountains

December 2, 2020

By Charles Houston Earlier this month I wrote this story about my memories of the Blue Ridge for the Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountain’s newsletter. FBRM is a great…

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Fire being extinguished in an electric car

Electric vehicles, are they ready for prime time?

December 2, 2020

By Joe Lafiandra If you own or are thinking of buying an electrically powered vehicle (EV) there is lot you should know about the battery that powers the car. The…

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Transparency

November 4, 2020

By Charles Houston Two Sculptures On Saturday Sept. 31, our Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a Board Member Initiative proposed jointly by an unexpected pairing of supervisors, one, the most…

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If you accept a lie …

November 4, 2020

By Joe Lafiandra If you accept a lie told to you, it changes you. You own the lie and it becomes part of your personality. Denying the truth and accepting…

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