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Halifax County school discipline panel to begin work

South Boston council approves refinancing plan

Healthy Living Expo returns March 22


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Still bananas

One of the truly awesome reads on the Internet is Grantland.com, a production of ESPN, where sports and celebrity come together to provide an ongoing stream of enlightened amusement, or the other way around; it’s sometimes hard to tell. The content is a wonderful mix of highbrow, lowbrow and The Brow. (Grantland is ga-ga over the NBA’s Anthony Davis.) One of the best pieces I’ve read all year is “How ‘Selma’ Got Smeared,” a brilliant exposition by Grantland writer Mark Harris on the obligations of history and movies that purport to tell it without letting strict fidelity to the facts weigh down the drama. There’s all kinds of great stuff to be found there: http://www.grantland.com.

Making the LIst

Everywhere you look nowadays, Santa’s out and about spreading his special brand of holiday cheer. He’s checked his list to see who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, and decided what the heck — these newsmakers deserve something under the tree, too:

Bearing fruit

Lots happening in the community and in the world; let’s play a little catchup:

Peak turkey

So you thought the turkey leftovers were all used up with Sunday night’s casserole?

Faulty towers

It’s not generally wise to jump to conclusions, but nonetheless the smoke-and-fire rule can be useful: a little smoke, maybe there’s no fire. A heap of smoke, the place is probably burning down.

Departures

Understandably for someone who grew up and spent a good part of his life in the Town of Halifax, my father in his later years would get quite sentimental about his contemporaries still living in town. Nothing cemented their renown quite like the connection to home. The mere mention of old Halifax buddies was usually enough to send my father into oratorical flights of fancy.

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