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This is the News blog for the Norfolk Daily News. Our News Editors and Reporters post to this blog with their opinions and items they couldn't fit in stories. Please feel free to leave your comments and feedback.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Marcus Aurelius was the Roman Emperor from March 7, 161, until his death on March 17, 180. He lived and died over 2,000 years ago, but his legacy lives on in “Mediations,” a series of 12 notebooks in which he recorded his thoughts as he practiced the art of constant self-examination. He may …

If you haven’t thrown a birthday party for someone over the age of 30 lately, I’d highly recommend it. If it’s your own birthday, all the better. We just celebrated my mother-in-law’s 90th birthday with a party, and it was a great time. If you’re not convinced that you need to have more cele…

Friday, August 12, 2022
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Saturday, August 06, 2022
Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Have you ever watched one of those “man on the street” interview shows in which a reporter asks random folks questions and usually gets a wrong and sometimes hilarious answer?

As someone who adores books, especially old ones, it always pains me to see them being thrown away. I realize that sometimes it’s the only thing that can be done with them because they may be moldy or ruined from getting wet or being chewed on by a puppy, but oftentimes it’s books that are i…

It’s one of the worst phrases heard in the Becker household: “We need to do the FAFSA.” If you are a parent with a college-aged student, you undoubtedly know what I’m talking about. To such a parent, FAFSA stands for “Freaking out About Financing Students Association.” FAFSA officially stand…

Friday, July 29, 2022

Would it be better if all your appliances went kaput at once so that you had to purchase the whole shebang in one fell swoop but then (presumably) wouldn’t have to worry about any of them for the next 15 years or so … or would it be better if the death of your appliances dribbled out over a …

Thursday, July 28, 2022

There has been a bevy of performing and visual art events in the area this summer. Youth Theatre, Music in the Park and visual arts classes at the Norfolk Arts Center are just a few of the ongoing opportunities. This weekend, there is an event that only happens once a year — the Norfolk Publ…

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

This isn’t the best year for a new farmer to launch his career and yet maybe it is a good year to learn the ropes. Our son, newly graduated from college, has joined the farming operation this summer and is getting some real education. The thing is, it’s been quite the introduction to the far…

Friday, July 22, 2022

Did you miss me? Maybe you didn’t even know that I was gone. In fact, I’ve been away for a couple of weeks — on a cruise to Alaska and Canada with my mother and sister (courtesy of my generous mother — thank you, Mom!).

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The following court information includes marriage licenses, domestic cases filed, criminal judgments, felony cases bound over to district court, criminal cases, civil case judgments, city ordinance violations and speeding and other violations. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
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Thursday, August 11, 2022
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Saturday, August 06, 2022
Wednesday, August 03, 2022

It’s one of the worst phrases heard in the Becker household: “We need to do the FAFSA.” If y…

Friday, July 29, 2022
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Friday, July 22, 2022
Wednesday, July 20, 2022