The News Virginian welcomes letters of opinion on topics of public concern. Limit for submitted letters is 350 words.
Letters must contain the author's full name, address, legal signature (when a letter is submitted as a hard copy), jurisdiction of residence and daytime and evening phone numbers.The News Virginian prints a selection of letters received.
All letters are subject to editing.
Letters should be the original work of the signatory.
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Please send hard copy letters to The News Virginian, Letters 1300 W Main St. Waynesboro, VA 22980.