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Yankees use women’s bodies to generate business

Letter to the Editor: Thank you for your article, “Calfee Girls added for Yankees’ inaugural season,” dated March 6, 2015. Although I was personally appalled by the subject matter, I…

Credit Runs Our World

Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews, originally printed February 19, 1979   It’s a great big credit card world we’re living in. Wallets are bursting at the seams trying to carry the…

Women Had Part in Area Battles

Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews, originally printed January 29, 1979   Southwest Virginia played an important role in The War Between the States, in supplying both men and materials, as…

Fire Up the Mastodon

Back in the days when men were men, women were women and everyone was named “Og,” surviving the winter meant making sure there was enough mastodon for everyone to have…

Old coat

Want to know something that’s both happy-making and kind of a bummer at the same time? The length of visible daylight today, Jan. 29, is 40 minutes longer than it…

Tinkling Spring Revisited

Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews, originally printed July 24, 1978   Old settlements hold a great fascination for those of us with appetites for the excitement of the past. One…

The case for school funding

By Thomas Brewster, Ed. D., Superintendent and Chris Stafford, Director of Finance   In fiscal year 2009, the school operating budget in Pulaski County totaled $45,456,333. Today, our operating budget is $43,809,162 –…

Valley’s Infant Phone Systems

Looking Back with Mathews, originally printed May 31, 1978   Alexander Graham Bell was about ready to try to communicate with his assistant, when he suddenly upset a battery, spilling…

Better Homes and Gardens

On these nights when it’s been too cold even for the pup, I’ve been curled on our sofa with a real treat – my mother’s 1953 edition of the “Better…

Remedies and Rumors

Looking Back with Mathews, originally printed May 15, 1978   Every good thing has a price, and the price paid by the mountain people for the good environment has always…