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South Boston town manager resigns

South Boston Town Manager Timothy Wilson has resigned following a meeting of Town Council Monday night, without giving a reason for his abrupt departure only one year after he was…

Halifax mourns mayor’s passing

Gilbert ‘Dick’ Moore, town advocate and ‘genuinely caring person,’ dies at age 78

Aiding a nation’s recovery

Recent college graduate Elizabeth Leggett will spend upcoming year with Rwanda relief program


South Hill Machine Pitch team takes the field





Nowhere to go but up

While the rest of the world goes haywire seemingly on an hour-by-hour basis, this has been the summer of hope and expectation for us fans of the Chicago Cubs. Last seen winning the World Series in 1908, the Cubs may not be November contenders just yet, but terrific young players are percolating up through the system, the everyday lineup has been bolstered by canny trades and free agent signings, and the future is genuinely bright. If the season ended today, the Cubs would be in the playoffs — stick that in your pipe and smoke it, Yankees fans.

Another eruption

Life is a long, winding road … with debris deposited along the way. Let’s scoop up our share:

Well enough alone

“Whether people feel comfortable with me or our school board at this time should not be the question,” writes Superintendent of Schools Jim Thornton this week as he takes a shot at the Board of Supervisors — example #2,367 in the genre. I agree: the question of local funding for education should be considered independently of Thornton’s leadership of the division. Yet is such an exercise in compartmentalization really possible?

Out of the darkness

I’ve received some requests for the next installment in The Adventures of Halasz in Wonderland* — the story that made its debut last week in this space that actually was a veiled cry for help from someone whose job entails following the antics of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors — but I’ll admit to not being able to work up much enthusiasm for a sequel (yet).

Doing the math

School personnel director Laura Pittard penned a Viewpoint letter last week that took us to task for The Sun’s coverage of a School Board vote two weeks ago that failed on a 4-4 tie.

The lost chapter

Staunton’s assistant city manager, Jim Halasz, was tapped as Halifax County Administrator on a unanimous 7-0 vote by the Board of Supervisors Monday night. Halasz (pronounced “Hallas,” with a silent z) will begin his duties in the county on Monday, July 9. —The News & Record, June 28, 2012

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