• 73°

Columnists

Latest Columnists

The role of religious leaders in a pandemic

By Abigail St. E. Bilby As places of worship across Virginia begin to resume their ministries, committees draft guidelines for social distancing and mask-wearing requirements, ... Read more

5 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Who are the real looters?

By Nathan Richardson In the words of Frederick Douglass, “Truth is proper and beautiful at all times and all places.” That being said, he was ... Read more

5 hours ago by Staff Reports.

From the best of times to the worst of times

By Myrtle Thompson That picture of George Floyd left me weeping. There was no justice for him. Why nobody stopped this travesty should haunt all of us, ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

Peace attend my way

By QuaWanna Bannarbie Some years ago, I learned the story behind the hymn “It is Well With My Soul.” According to an article published online ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

Experience presence through scent

Some years ago, my young sons were preparing to go to church on Sunday morning when my youngest son looked up and asked my husband, ... Read more

3 days ago by Tracy Agnew.

What makes people cry?

Did you know it’s all right to cry? Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

We have to do better

Let’s call it what it was: murder. What everybody saw when they watched the video of George Floyd dying was plain murder. It was not ... Read more

1 week ago by Tracy Agnew.

Second chances deserve second look

By Delegate Clinton Jenkins Racial disparity lies deeply rooted in our criminal justice system, afflicting adult and juvenile sentencing. The 2020 legislative session served as ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Parole Board actions are disturbing

By Howard Hall Recently, we’ve learned of numerous disturbing decisions by the Virginia Parole Board, beginning with granting parole to Vincent Martin, who murdered a ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

The Nansemond River oyster

By Elizabeth Taraski At Ruritan and Rotary fundraising events, they are steamed and then poured on the table. At restaurants, they are often displayed on ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

| Older >