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Halifax County native receives honor

SVHEC reading bench to be dedicated in memory of Hank Bruining

The public is invited to attend the dedication of a reading bench, honoring the late Hank Bruining on Friday, at 3 p.m. at the SVHEC Innovation Center, outside the Welding…

Alton woman is third highway fatality this year in Halifax


Lady Comets rout Tunstall 15-1





Start all engines

Occasionally in this business, news stories resonate long after the front pages find their way to the recycling bin (or are digitized and cast out into the endless ether of the Internet). Case in point for yours truly: the mass firings last year of McDonald’s workers in South Boston and Clarksville. I wrote about this episode back in May 2014 after WSET-13 did its initial news segment, and in so doing I learned a few things about the low-wage economy that I had no real clue about beforehand.

Swing for the fences

March howlers lead to the April showers?

Let’s make nice

Just when it feels like we’ve been freed from the grip of one dysfunctional board, another rears its head — at least in theory.

Clean sweep

Could it finally be time to sweep away the detritus of winter? What goes for snowbound households also holds true for the news: lots of built-up grit and grime. Let’s grab a broom:

Highly illogical

In honor of the late, great, thoroughly awesome Leonard Nimoy, let us take a stroll down ‘60s lane and recall the episode of “Star Trek” that marked a career highlight for a fellow actor, Frank Gorshin, playing the dual role of Lokai and Bele in “Let This Be Your Last Battlefield.” (In case anyone has forgotten, Gorshin’s signature character was The Riddler in the old Batman series, which also aired in the ‘60s. Good times!)

All clear

After zestfully writing up large swaths of local history for The Sun’s commemorative edition on the 250th anniversary of Mecklenburg County, Sun reporter Susan Kyte kicked back just a tad last week and went out to play in the snow. Invigorated by the experience, she returned to the office and offered to write my column this week. Hey, I know not to stand in the way of an avalanche. Take it away, Ms. Kyte:

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