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Mecklenburg trustees reschedule for July 31 to talk contract extension for Thornton

Board chair hails performance, but move draws outside fire

Water authority looks to Banister for backup

In wake of coal ash spill, and with N.C. localities looking to tap the Dan, HCSA eyes alternatives


Geocaching is challenging and fun, and available in Halifax and surrounding area


Complex hosts tournaments

A total of 17 teams will compete for the Dixie Youth baseball AAA and O-Zone state crowns.





Going to the dogs

It’s always the same: After a hard day’s work I trudge home only to walk in and find our two lazy and worthless beagles lounging on the sofa, having slept away the morning and afternoon, and the question practically asks itself — What am I doing wrong here?

Round and round it goes

I have come to take perverse, frankly regrettable pride in being able to knuckle under deadlines and get stuff done. (At least most of the time.) This is what results from life lived on the clock — a blasé attitude towards time itself. As a matter of fact, the phlegmatic-pneumatic pace of the media business is so pervasive that I’m left to wonder: If I didn’t have a deadline hanging over my head, would I ever get anything accomplished?

Strawman solutions

Let’s scrape the grease off the grill and see what the post-Memorial Day news caravan has cooking:

Ashes to dust

We’re now three months removed from the Duke Energy coal ash spill on the Dan River, and it’s pretty clear that the disaster’s immediate impact on Kerr Lake is negligible. The fear all along was that the ash wastes from the ill-fated Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C., would wash many miles downstream and befoul the Lake Country. That isn’t happening. As they say: Jump in, the water’s fine.

Get out the vote

Errata from all over

The wages of hunger

The Feed-More organization that sent out the statement below has been a stalwart in the fight against hunger in Southside Virginia.

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