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Power went out at 1:25 pm Sunday

Power went out and our automatic Generac whole-house generator kicked in around 1:25 pm Sunday. APCO does not show any widespread outage on their website as this is written.  We have reported our outage. UPDATE:  Power came back on at 1:51 pm.  Our generator went through its shutdown cycle and everything seems OK.  Emal that

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Prescription pain drug user or abuser? Who knows?

Like many Americans — too many say some — I take an opiate painkiller.  Three times a day, I down two 50mg Tramadol tablets — a total of 300mg by day’s end — to dampen the pain lingering from a serious motorcycle accident seven years ago. I left the hospital taking the drug and have

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Another power outage in Floyd County

Another large-scale power outage in Floyd County, starting around 7:16 am Sunday, affecting more than 3,400 customers and an expected restoration time of 1:30 pm. Appalachian Power says their workers restored power to most customers at 12:5 pm after an outage of 5 hours and 17 minutes. The outage stretched along U.S. 221 from south

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Using God to sexually abuse children

Wife Amy grew up in a Catholic family in Belleville, Illinois, a moderate-sized city across the Mississippi river from St. Louis. This week, a report from the Archdiocese of Chicago, identifies 22 priests from the Diocese of Belleville as child sexual predators. One is Father Garrett Neal Dee, who served in Belleville from 1974-76 and

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Feeling powerless on this blustery day?

Power went off at 3:20 p.m. Sunday. Still off at 7:00 a.m. Monday and Appalachian Power ways they are still “assessing condition.” Assessing? Thousands of customers have no power. That’s the condition.

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More blackface revelations, sexual assault details rock Richmond

Double whammy on the Richmond scandal carnival Wednesday. Virginia’s Democratic Attorney General, Mark Herring, admitted he dress up in blackface in college to sing a rap song with his buddies and the woman who says Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted her went public in graphic detail about a blow job that she says he

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Is the end near for Ralph Northam’s governorship?

Most of those who monitor the state government happenings in Richmond and around the Old Dominion bet Gov. Ralph Northam will step down today, giving in to the multitude of calls for his resignation in the aftermath of his decision to cover his face with dark shoe polish in 1984 to participate in a Halloween

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Past is present & sins don’t fade away

Embattled Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s last chance of surviving his use of blackface for entertainment in 1984 collapsed Saturday evening when Virginia’s two Democratic Senators told him to resign. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine each called Northam after he claimed a damning yearbook photo from his medical school years wasn’t of him. In the same

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Racism controversy swamps Gov. Northam

Lots of valid questions need answers on why Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam may or my not appeared in blackface or in a Ku Klu Klan robe in 1984, smiling and holding a beer. “There are more old drunks than old doctors in this world so I think I’ll have another beer,” reads the caption

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