Editorials

Editorial: Cops should watch video

December 9th, 2014

It is difficult to watch the video of the July 17 arrest of 43-year-old Eric Garner without being stunned and horrified.

Editorial: A gift to your community

December 9th, 2014

Saturday was a miserable day in the valley. The rain was relentless and forced cancellation of some area holiday parades, and pushed other celebrations inside. But the rain did not stop New Market businesses from welcoming the few shoppers who ventured out into that nasty weather for the town’s ‘Tis the Season holiday celebration.

Editorial: Repeal that offensive town law

August 12th, 2014

Front Royal town code currently states it “shall be unlawful for any company of gypsies or other strolling company or person to receive compensation or reward for pretending to tell fortunes or to practice any so-called ‘magic art.'”

Cast a vote for the public

May 29th, 2014

Transparency, accountability and participation in local government are all good things. So why not broadcast Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors meetings?

Election Day in Shenandoah County

May 5th, 2014

Some Shenandoah County residents have an opportunity today — Election Day — to make a change in their local governments.

Editorial: Area heroin death toll on the rise

April 8th, 2014

The Northern Shenandoah Valley has not been spared from the heartbreak and pain that the heroin epidemic is causing around the nation. There have been at least 11 deaths here linked to this hideous addictive drug since the beginning of this year – and folks, it’s not going to go away anytime soon.

Online Comments: Tax hikes, no MTV: What’s got you riled?

March 31st, 2014

If you’re not visiting nvdaily.com, you might not know what your neighbors are saying about the news of the day. Their comments, posted through their Facebook accounts, range from being thought-provoking, funny and delightful to read, to, well, not so much. But there’s a whole community of people offering up their opinions and ideas online, and we’re happy to provide that forum.

Editorial: Another example of government waste

March 6th, 2014

Investigators with the Government Accountability Office tell us approximately $1.4 billion was spent by the government on autism research between 2008 and 2012. That is the good news.

Editorial: Don’t fall prey to scammers

February 21st, 2014

Scammers are using every way imaginable to try to take your money, whether it’s by phone, email, delivered mail or in person. What may seem to be a legitimate offer at first glance could cost you a lot of money.

Editorial: Creature comforts

February 12th, 2014

This can’t be said enough, but really shouldn’t have to be said at all. Take care of your animals during times of extreme weather.

Editorial: Taking good care of your sweet heart

February 7th, 2014

February is not just a month for flowers, chocolates and Valentine’s Day cards. It’s also American Hearth Month. There’s a reason for this designation – each year 715,000 Americans suffer heart attacks, and 600,000 die, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Editorial: No tobacco in drugstores makes sense

February 5th, 2014

When you walk into your local CVS Caremark drugstore next October to get a flu shot or fill a prescription, one thing you won’t see there anymore are tobacco products. The nationwide chain announced Wednesday that it is phasing out sales of cigarettes and other tobacco products at its stores.

Editorial: We need to know what’s happening

December 6th, 2013

Thursday’s abrupt closing of TV3 Winchester was a dark day for local news coverage, but as many of you may know, news outlets across the nation have been weathering a perfect storm over the past several years.

Editorial: Community effort needed to fight heroin

December 5th, 2013

Heroin destroys lives and has a lasting impact on the users’ families. This horrible drug is flowing into our region from Baltimore, and the numbers noted at the heroin “summit” held Wednesday in Front Royal are staggering: