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Second chances

It was clear we were off to the races Monday night at the monthly Halifax County Board of Supervisors meeting when a local farmer rose from his seat to argue that Halifax County needs Agricultural and Forestal Districts more than ever because things are so bad for producers right now.

How did we get here?

What a difference a couple of weeks makes: Go back that far in time and not many people had Virginia’s 5th District on their radar as a battleground for control of Congress in November.

How did we get here?

I’d like to make an early nomination for 2018’s most prophetic headline, from a full eight days ago at Slate.com: “What Is Even Going on With GOP Congressman Tom Garrett?”

A bad feeling about this

New directions

Okay, I have something to say about the proposed design of Mecklenburg County’s consolidated school complex: there’s one element of the plan that people gave up for dead as soon as the cost estimate hit light of day, but this is regrettable: I am referring, of course, to the idea of building a $10.5 million aquatics center. Fuggetaboutit, right? Before the idea disappears entirely into the ether, hear me out in its defense.

Heavy lift

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