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Virginia Uranium files second lawsuit to lift mining ban

South Boston Council holds monthly work session

Residents boil tap water after line failure

HCSA lifts advisory after one day; 45 homes on Vaughan, Magnolia affected


Comet winter sports action gets under way Tuesday

Halifax County High School winter sports begins Tuesday with both the boys and girls basketball teams, and swimming in action.





A reader responds

After our commentary last week on the South Boston Police Department and the death of Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr., a longtime reader weighed in:

The unseen toll

In the column-writing business, the entries that draw the most feedback are the ones that stand out in memory. And so it was that several years ago, I received a thumbs-up from an unexpected source: Del. Tommy Wright, Republican from Lunenburg and not exactly a member of our Attaboy Chorus. Somehow I managed to write an editorial that our delegate enjoyed reading.

Every which way is up

Being a long-suffering Chicago Cubs fan like all other Chicago Cubs fans, it was only natural to greet the team’s beat-down of the much-loathed St. Louis Cardinals with a level of excitement normally reserved for holders of million-dollar lottery tickets. See ya Saint Lou and let’s pack our bags for the World Series! (After a 107-year hiatus.)

Backdoor boost

Considering the high volume of Viewpoint letters rolling in with the Nov. 3 election, we may have to pare back our usual hold on this page’s real estate.

Break up the party

The same week scientists confirmed the presence of water on Mars, I witnessed my first faint indication of competition for the General Assembly — a yard sign outside of South Hill touting the campaign of Greg Marston, the Crewe Democrat running against Delegate Tommy Wright, R-Lunenburg.

Take the open road

The Mecklenburg County School Board gathered for a meeting Monday night, as members typically do, keen on moving forward with a crucial decision without a significant buy-in from the public, as elected officials also are wont to do.

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