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Elf the Musical Jr. prepares for November opening

Virginia’s ‘All Lovers’ campaign has local touch

New director takes reins at community services board

Engelhorn sets goal of broadening treatment options, improving public awareness of area’s leading provider of behavorial health services

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A win not out of reach for Comets


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Coming home to roost

There are a million ways you can dissect Donald Trump’s disastrous debate performance Monday night.

Who’s in charge

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors and the School Board are fundamentally at odds over the direction of the school system, a state of disunion that more often than not spells dysfunction.

Nice and exciting

Hang around long enough, and you’ll hear all sorts of interesting things. One I remember in particular was uttered years ago by a Southside Virginia legislator, a member of the House of Delegates, who was dead certain about the 2005 gubernatorial race between then-Attorney General Jerry Kilgore, the Republican Party nominee, and his Democratic opponent, Lt. Governor Tim Kaine. In his mind, the outcome was preordained: “Tim Kaine will never win,” said my lawmaker acquaintance. “He’s too liberal to be governor of Virginia.”

Striking a balance

After the week we’ve been through — with two fatal shootings of black men in Minnesota and Baton Rouge by white cops, followed by the assassination of five Dallas officers by a revenge-minded African-American gunman — the desire to recoil from the world and bury these dispiriting events without a full reckoning is understandable, and perhaps even the most human reaction of all.

Hillary takes her turn

Our ongoing commentary on all the ways the world makes no sense whatsoever continues.

Rising to the top

I’m old enough to have lost track of the exact moment when the governors of our fair Commonwealth started issuing daily updates on even their most perfunctory achievements in office. It must have been the dawn of the Internet age.

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