South Boston News & Record
and Mecklenburg Sun
09/29/14 - 6:51 am
SUV operated by 18-year-old runs off Route 40, strikes ditch
09/29/14 - 6:43 am
A group of swim team parents who say they have backing to build a new aquatic center in South Boston first want to shore up the local YMCA — starting…
09/29/14 - 6:42 am
Crowd estimated at 10,000 turns out on a fine fall day
10/01/14 - 6:56 am
Bluestone falls to 1-4 after playing through toughest part of schedule
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10/01/14 - 6:39 am > Tom's Column
Last week the Joint Education Committee — comprised of representatives of the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors and School Board — held one of its interminable, inconclusive meetings that in a better world would be bottled up and sold as a cure for insomnia. The supes and trustees continue to talk about the best path forward on new school facilities. We’re roughly decade three into the process, and no answers yet.
News & Record
07/23/14 - 6:40 am > Tom's Column
Here we are, only a few days removed from what is being hailed by nearly everybody as one of the biggest and best Lakefests in memory — thank you, Mother Nature! — when cold, harsh reality sets in: The conclusion of the big celebration by the lake means the dog days of summer are officially upon us.
07/16/14 - 6:39 am > Tom's Column
I never had the occasion to meet Heather Anne Tucker, the Bluestone 15-year-old who passed away this week, even though her battles with brain cancer, waged very openly and bravely, became a prominent part of life in the community and a recurring story in the pages of this newspaper. One couldn’t help but to feel for this beautiful young girl and her family as they confronted her terrible odds of survival. Yet while I may not know Heather or the Tuckers personally, I’ve kept up with their story from afar. There’s a reason for this: the disease that claimed Heather Anne’s life took my father, too.
07/09/14 - 6:47 am > Tom's Column
It has come to my attention that soccer-bashing has become a sport unto itself in certain precincts of the Internet.
07/02/14 - 10:40 am > Tom's Column
This latest incident reveals a larger truth about the Tobacco Commission: It’s become a corrupt organization...
06/26/14 - 6:23 am > Tom's Column