Saving Dickenson Memorial High School shouldn’t be reduced to a punchline

On Monday March 26th, I spoke for the first time publicly in front of a governing body (the local board of supervisors in Dickenson County, VA) for the first time ever in my life, in reference to the board’s recent decision to demolish Dickenson Memorial High School.

I have to admit that although working in the media field for over 25 years and some of that work in radio, I was as nervous as a cat as I took the podium and opened my mouth to speak.

My heart beat grew louder and louder in my head as the county attorney read the criteria for speaking in public expression. It drowned out the mumbled reading of the criteria by the county attorney, so much that I couldn’t hear another thing.

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