Frank Ruff Jr.: The good and the ugly

We are now in the closing days of the 2023 session. This is the time in the session ...

William Horace Ash


Judy Moore: Looking at the legacy of William Horace Ash

As we maneuver throughout February and celebrate African American History Month, we focus on the contributions of our ...


Frank Ruff Jr.: What is left to do in Richmond

Of the 2,338 legislative proposals offered in the House or Senate, 1,081 have already failed. This week and ...


Mike Wilson: Lick Creek days: My river family

After I recently lectured to a Hispanic culture class about the profound importance of “fictive kinship” (social bonds ...

Edmonia Lewis


Judy Moore: Let’s look at the life and art of Edmonia Lewis

The fascinating Edmonia Lewis can be added to the wall of distinction of trailblazing African American women. As ...

Charlotte County schools


From the Editor’s Desk: Promises don’t help Charlotte County schools

The biggest problem isn’t about this year’s budget for Charlotte County schools. Yes, it’s annoying to deal with, ...


Mike Wilson: My grandmother, scourge of the reptile kingdom

My grandmother Ella was a very hardy sportsperson. She once bagged a limit of squirrels when cruelly sidelined ...


Frank Ruff: Off to the races

This week, General Assembly activity has been fast and furious. Most of my time has been in sub-committee ...


Mike Wilson: Attack of the Identified Flying Objects

Thinking back across the decades as we go through another January, I am struck by the thought that ...


Frank Ruff: Big issues in 2023 General Assembly

The General Assembly kicked off the 2023 session last week. It is too early to have a good ...

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