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Editorial: Politics of unity

Mathews County has attracted a lot of attention in recent months for the proposal to give a segment of the historic court green bearing the Confederate monument to a private organization.

No action was taken after a long public hearing last week. We don’t know how long the breathing space will last, but we take this opportunity to roll the clock back a couple of months.

At the board of supervisors’ meeting of Oct. 25, member Melissa Mason was about to unveil a proposal aimed at bringing people together. She ran short of time and the board cut off her presentation, but it is worth considering here.

For complete details, we recommend that interested people visit the county’s website, Go to the meeting portal, and scroll down to the Board of Supervisors’ Oct. 25 meeting. Click on the meeting packet tab and keep scrolling down. The proposal is there in full.

Mason was asking her fellow board members to consider “the what, where, why and how of our present ...

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