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Vienna formally dumps Confederate general’s name from road

A street that for six decades has borne the name of a Confederate officer now will bear the patriotic – and in theory non-controversial – moniker of “Liberty Lane,” Vienna Town Council members unanimously agreed Feb. 7. The motion, put...

Editorial: Make the sensible choice on road renaming

We’re generally not big fans of the current wave of renamings. It generally smacks of virtue-signaling that serves as a fig leaf for actually doing the heavy lifting of moving a community, or country, forward. But we think the Vienna...

Hearing set on exorcising Confederate general’s name in Vienna

Wade Hampton Drive, S.W., has been named after a controversial Civil War general since the early 1960s, but it likely will not have that moniker much longer. The Vienna Town Council on Jan. 24 agreed to hold a public hearing...

Confederate general’s name likely to be exorcised in Vienna

A street named after a Confederate general should be renamed, Vienna Town Council members agreed at a Jan. 10 work session, but the choice of its new name still is up in the air. The impetus for the possible name...
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Editor’s Notebook: Leave in the sex and violence; kids can handle it

Let's take the wayback machine not too far back (to some of us) to this last month of 1984. The...
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