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BUYING THE FARM

With new school complex, officials want to add working farm

Mecklenburg trustees back supes’ call for outside firm to scout sites

After long discussion, School Board offers grudging support

Arson suspected in Tuesday morning fire in Clarksville


Sports

Comets’ season ends in regionals

The Comet boys’ varsity basketball team nearly rallied from a miserable start Monday night, before running out of late game momentum in a season-ending loss at Marshall in regional action.

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Opinion

Venturing afield

And on the final week of the first month in office, the Lord said, “Give it a rest.” And so we will. Well, not really. But at least you won’t be reading much about you-know-who in this week’s installment. Let’s see what other topics are banging on the door:

Propensity for shock

“This guy appointed by Trump as an advisor on regulatory matters,” emailed a watchful reader back in late January, “is the same Icahn who raided Dan River Mills and sunk it in his predatory efforts to get control of it.

Living up to the bargain

Surely there must be few things more galling for a highly skilled professional woman than to be boxed into female stereotypes, but looking back at the soon-to-end tenure of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Merle Herndon, I have a hard time getting around the fact — openly acknowledged at the time — that her number one job upon coming to Halifax County was to clean up the messes left by her predecessor.

Just a game

Well, once again I find myself on the wrong end of the stick in matters of prognostication and public opinion.

Clarion call

Who is Eliot A. Cohen?

The long view

It’s been awhile since anyone lit this place up. Somebody hand me a match:

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