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Bill Cochran: 10 things worth knowing about sling bows

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Eight hunting seasons ago, Tony Reaves was in a tree stand with bow and arrow at ready, watching for a deer — and bored stiff.

“I just wanted a different challenge,” he said.

That’s what led him to the sling bow and a whole new way of shooting and hunting.

For the first time, sling bows will be legal for hunting deer, turkey and small game this season in Virginia — everything but bear and elk. Give Reaves, a South Boston resident, credit for introducing this novel method of hunting to the state.

Here are 10 things worth knowing about sling bows:

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Del. Edmunds receives Environmental Stewardship Award from Woodmen Chapter 106

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Delegate James Edmunds is honored to receive the Environmental Stewardship Award from Woodmen Chapter 106, South Boston, in recognition of being a good steward of the land, and ensuring that our abundant natural resources will remain for generations to come.

Pictured: Delegate James Edmunds and Robert Clowdis, Field Repesentative for Woodmen of the World

Delegate Edmunds awards scholarship to Lindsay Slagle

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Delegate Edmunds presented Lindsay Slagle a scholarship award to attend college this fall. Lindsay's plans are to attend community college and then transfer to attain a Physical Therapy Assistant degree.

Congratulations, Lindsay!

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Closing the gap

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In both Halifax and Charlotte counties, the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation has now connected 100 rural households to the Internet, for free.

Why is this a big deal?

In the United States, nearly 34 million people have minimal or nonexistent Internet connections. And 24 million of these people live in rural or countryside areas. With an ever-changing and advancing economy, the Internet is crucial in developing skills and workforce abilities, especially for kids. This lack of access exacerbates the divide between wealthy and less-well off communities, between urban and rural, and is a nationwide problem.

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Delegate thanks employees for their service to commonwealth

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In celebration of Virginia Public Service Week, Del. James Edmunds II paid a surprise visit to the South Boston DMV Direct Contact Center on Tuesday, May 9, to thank employees for their service to the commonwealth.

DMV Direct Manager Rita Fisher gave Edmunds, who represents the 60th District, a tour of the facility and introduced him to members of her 50-person staff.

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