The Orange County Chamber of Commerce recently announced its new executive director. Tammy Collins may be new to the position, but she is not new to the community, which she says should help her lead the chamber to a wonderful and prosperous future. 

At 6:30 a.m., on one of those shockingly cold days last week, eight people in Orange County had somehow managed to tear themselves from their warm beds, grab their tennis rackets and head to Orange County High School’s field house for an hour of friendly doubles competition. 

It is not a compilation of facts and figures for the sake of collecting and archiving data. Frankly, if that were the goal, we would be hard-pressed to push on. There is a depressing paucity of evidence of the particulars of the 1834 sale of a purported 16 men and women, all people of color enslaved by James Madison. 

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