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Halifax planners change meeting date

Nathalie man held for murder after domestic dispute

A Nathalie man has been charged with first degree murder after a 44-year-old woman was fatally shot outside of an Epperson Trail residence on Wednesday night.

Nathalie man gets 21 years in slaying

Jennings pleads guilty 
to second degree murder

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Comets shake off rust, pick up two wins

Soar past Tunstall 81-41

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You’ll miss it when it’s gone

After spending three hours on the phone Monday with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield — strike that, 10 minutes on the phone with a pair of real live Anthem representatives, the rest of the time was spent on hold — it occurs to me that now is as good a time as any to broach the subject of Obamacare repeal. Hey, nearly-universal, pain-in-the-rear health care was great while it lasted! We hardly knew ye.

Known unknowns

In this business it’s important to know what you don’t know and try to adapt accordingly.

One step forward ...

Be glad for good news as we finish out the year: improvements are likely to be forthcoming for Mecklenburg County school facilities.

Head fake

The toughest conflicts to resolve are often asymmetrical in nature, where one side is willing to abide by basic standards of honesty and fair play, the other side is not, and the spoils of victory end up going to the cheaters.

Roll out a welcome mat

It was a minor moment in an otherwise tumultuous campaign, but a week and a half before Election Day I ventured out to snap a photo at a Republican rally in South Boston. (Yes, I do try to get out and about.) Among the party faithful in attendance was a former county supervisor in Halifax. While serving on the Board of Supervisors, he earned a reputation as an establishment-bashing gadfly and critic of the local Industrial Development Authority. Not surprisingly, behind perhaps only Donald Trump and now-GOP Congressman-elect Tom Garrett, the subject of new jobs for the community was paramount on his mind.

Carry that weight

Now comes the moment in the life of our republic when we set aside the divisiveness and rancor of a hard-fought election and rally together as one America, except that’s not really going to happen, as we all know. In checking around folks’ social media pages and picking up bits and pieces of conversation since Tuesday’s vote, it comes as no surprise to hear people express a yearning for a return to normalcy. Too bad. Tuesday proved there is no such thing.

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