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Mecklenburg County elementary school upgrades on hold

Supervisors push back at $20 million request for outdated buildings

Former supervisor remembered as ‘true gentleman’

Tommy Brankley, ED-8 rep, dies at 85

Schools cope with new standards

Test scores no longer enough for approval


Lady Comets slip past Franklin 5-4





The results are in

Okay students, test time is up. Put down your pencils and turn in your work. Well, whaddaya know — your grades are back already. Let’s see how everyone did.

Coming up lemons

Can we talk a moment, Trump voters? I promise to keep this amicable. Or try, at least.

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:

Prescription problems

While it’s almost impossible these days to avert your eyes from you-know-who, for the sake of furthering The Sun’s local mission I’ll try this week to pass on the latest explosions out of Washington. Instead, let’s cast our gaze at happenings here at home, give or take a few miles:

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.

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