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ICYMI: Don't let the election come quietly

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday.

There’s an unwritten rule in politics about debates: Incumbents shun them; challengers desire them.

As I wrote this article, I was thinking about two contests: the U.S.

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Southern Biscuit Company

Writing about Richmond, for me, isn’t as easy as writing about Detroit. Detroit’s history is like a giant grab basket of easily reduced symbolism. Henry Ford. 966 more words

Virginia

Donations pour in to shelter after ES storm

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – Donations poured into a Northampton County shelter Thursday after people were forced by weather out of their homes and camp sites. 118 more words

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Foodie Friday - Cumberland Restaurant

It’s Friday! That means a post all about food, aka the best kind of post. If you’re like me, then breakfast is one of your favorite foods. 208 more words

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Christmas in July on Union Street in Alexandria, VA

Ever wonder where Santa and the Mrs. spend their summer vacation? On Saturday, July 26, 2014, they’ll be stopping in Old Town to celebrate Christmas in July on Union Street in Alexandria, VA at the Union Street Public House and The Christmas Attic. 106 more words

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Gov. McAuliffe touring storm damage on the Eastern Shore

EASTERN SHORE, Va. (WAVY) – Governor Terry McAuliffe is making his way to the Eastern Shore Friday morning.

The governor plans to visit the Cherrystone Campground, where an EF-1 tornado touched down Thursday, with estimated winds between 80 and 100 mph. 43 more words

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Witnesses share stories of survival after devastating storm

CHERITON, Va. (WAVY) – The stories from the Eastern Shore are compelling, as people share their stories of survival.

Tornado Coverage on WAVY.com

After a deadly tornado struck Cherrystone Campground Thursday, many who needed medical care were taken to Riverside Shore Memorial. 67 more words

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