Sep 21, 2010

China to lift one child ban

by Abby Armbruster
For years, China has been responsible for population control in an extremely strong measure: allowing every family to only have one child. Now, China is re-thinking their strategy, since the strict ban has prevented 400 million births since 1979.

From the desk

by Melinda Zosh
When I was a little girl, I used to hide behind my mother when we went out in public. She could find something in common with strangers anywhere and anytime. I was too shy to talk, but I learned to listen carefully — a skill that has helped me as a journalist.

Pittsylvania woman to be executed

by TYLER FLYNN
On Sept. 23, the commonwealth of Virginia is set to execute its first female inmate in nearly 100 years. Teresa Lewis, a Pittsylvania County native, was convicted by Circuit Court Judge Charles Strauss in 2003 for orchestrating the slaying of her husband and stepson in an attempt to collect $350,000 in life insurance.

BP oil spill: The hits keep coming

by ETHAN MASSEY
As the United States continues its war on marine life, the Vermillion 380 platform has become yet another casualty in the Gulf of Mexico.