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Two Virginia Lottery numbers reported in Monday's paper were incorrect. The Sunday day Pick 3 was 465.  The Saturday night Pick 3 was 202.

Marc A. Thiessen: Trump using tariffs to advance radical free-trade agenda

WASHINGTON -- Give President Trump credit. When he chastised NATO allies over their failure to spend adequately on our common defense, his critics said he was endangering the Atlantic alliance. Instead, his tough stance persuaded allies to spend billions more on defense, strengthening NATO ...

Frederick County Fair gearing up for 46th year

The Frederick County Fairgrounds will soon be bustling with carnival rides, concessions, games, bands, home-cooked foods and animal showings for prizes and money. It’s the 46th annual Frederick County Fair beginning Friday with 30,000 to 35,000 visitors expected over the six-day run – if ...

Ruritan Club and fair continue to be good partners

Joe Hulver has already begun lining up several hundred pounds of beef and more than a thousand chickens for his 46th year cooking barbecue for the Stonewall Ruritan Club at the Frederick County Fair beginning Friday. Hulver, 79, has been a Ruritan member for 47 years with “perfect ...

Sounds of the cosmos: Lady Moon & The Eclipse on tap at Golden Pony

HARRISONBURG — When Lady Moon & The Eclipse perform at The Golden Pony today, the moon, the sun and the Earth will metaphorically align. With Ngonda Badila, known as Lady Moon, the lead singer and songwriter, at the front of the stage, and her bandmates — Arlen Hart on ...

New ice cream shop seeks to be positive force in the community

WOODSTOCK - Elizabeth Keegan moved to Woodstock about four years ago because she absolutely loved the town. Just one thing, however, was missing: ice cream.  Keegan and her kids were unsuccessful in their search for an ice cream shop selling hand-dipped as opposed to soft-serve. So she ...

George Bowers Sr. You can trust the Bible

I don’t remember much about the sixth grade, but I vividly remember a field trip to Thunderbird Archaeological Dig in Warren County. Mrs. Josephine Lynn transmitted her love for history and geography to many of her students and planned this special outing for us to experience the work of ...

George F. Will: Will New Jersey send a Republican to the Senate?

"This human nature is shabby stuff, as you may know from introspection." -- Peter De Vries SUMMIT, N.J. -- Or from reading the "public letter of admonition" sent by the U.S. Senate's Select Committee on Ethics to Robert Menendez, the Democratic incumbent seeking a third full term ...

Connie Schultz: We’ll sing; you breathe

Signs of our growing anxiety, as a country and as citizens, are everywhere, it seems. Physicians describe surging numbers of patients seeking help for anxiety and stress. Casual get-togethers, those brief respites from the world's mayhem, are now ...

Robert B. Reich: How to stop Trump’s lie machine

As the political season heats up, Donald Trump is ramping up his lies through three amplifiers: his rallies, Fox News and his Twitter account. The three function as a big propaganda machine. According to the Fact Checker's database, the average daily rate of Trump's false or misleading claims ...

George F. Will: Our ‘America first’ president put America last in Helsinki

WASHINGTON -- America's child president had a playdate with a KGB alumnus, who surely enjoyed providing daycare. It was a useful, because illuminating, event: Now we shall see how many Republicans retain a capacity for embarrassment. Jeane Kirkpatrick, a Democrat closely associated with such ...

Craig Murto: Racing relieves the dog days of summer

As July rolls into August and the summer heat makes it hard to be comfortable, the best activity to enjoy is auto racing. And the best auto racing to enjoy is on local and regional facilities. In fact, you can start this Saturday night with a couple of options. The closest option would be to ...

Correction

The Powerball numbers for Saturday's drawing were 22, 41, 42, 49, 67 and the Powerball number was 11.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Under unchecked power, no one is safe

They did not have to die. That's the bitter truth. Katie Sasser and her friend John Hall would likely still be alive if cops and prosecutors in Glynn County, Georgia, had done their jobs. But they were more interested in protecting one of their own. So Sasser and Hall were shot to death in ...

Froma Harrop: How many times must we save people who overdose?

A deeply humane friend recently suggested that medics stop saving people on their third opioid overdose. The subject was naloxone, a medication that can yank users from the jaws of death. It can be given via Narcan nasal spray or injection. My friend surprised me. I thought that if a life ...

Scott Rasmussen: The culture leads, not the Supreme Court

Just about every American election year is peppered with quotes from seemingly very serious people claiming that, for some reason, this is the most important election of our lifetime. This year, we're also being told that the political battle to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony ...

Walter E. Williams: We’re shooting ourselves in the foot

The Canadian government, lining the pockets of its dairy producers, imposes high tariffs on American dairy imports. That forces Canadians to pay higher prices for dairy products. For example, Canadians pay $5.24 for a 10.5-ounce block of cheddar. In Washington, D.C., that same amount of ...

Attempted robbery suspect sought

Police in two counties are looking for a suspect who attempted to rob two 7-Eleven stores on Sunday morning. A man, described as having a deep voice who was dressed in jeans and a long-sleeved dark jacket with striped sleeves that may have been made by Adidas, tried to rob the 7-Eleven store ...