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South Boston Council to consider procedure for firing manager

Adult ensemble helps tell story of ‘Four Little Girls’

Little Theatre show harkens back to Birmingham 1963

Teacher, trainer, friend

Firefighter Mike Tuck encouraged generations of EMS personnel to embrace public service


Abbott qualifies for state swim tournament

Abbott is the lone Comet swimmer headed to state





Naked politics

From the Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction Department: This week, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. offered his endorsement for the White House to one Donald J. Trump, who, if elected, will add Commander-in-Chief to a résumé that already includes strip joint landlord.

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:

What now?

Let’s be honest, the thought probably ran through your mind, too: Why didn’t the guy just shut up and do as he was told by the officers outside the hospital ER? If he had, wouldn’t he be alive today?

Auspicious start

If the selection of Paul Nichols as Mecklenburg County’s new superintendent of schools is indicative of the kind of leadership we can expect from the Mecklenburg County School Board going forward after years of dysfunction and conflict, all I can say is: Bring on the sequels.

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.

It’s a wrap

Our long community nightmare is finally over.

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