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Sophomores from all over come together to bring Spectaculathon to the stage

Courthouse project continues to draw questions

Supervisors examine architect fees

Halifax Council members renew lament on lack of transparency


Irby qualifies for state





Welcome to the jungle

Summertime musings

The forecast is for more hot weather, just the ticket for hot takes on the news:

One potato-two

I ran into a friend this week who expressed ambivalence — that lovely feeling somewhere between admiration and contempt — toward the School Board’s recent vote to build two school complexes on opposite ends of the county to replace the two Bluestones and the two Park Views.

Read all about it

With today’s mass mail edition, a copy of the News & Record will be showing up at 18,000 mail boxes at homes and businesses throughout Halifax County — yours included.

Who’s in charge

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors and the School Board are fundamentally at odds over the direction of the school system, a state of disunion that more often than not spells dysfunction.

Nice and exciting

Hang around long enough, and you’ll hear all sorts of interesting things. One I remember in particular was uttered years ago by a Southside Virginia legislator, a member of the House of Delegates, who was dead certain about the 2005 gubernatorial race between then-Attorney General Jerry Kilgore, the Republican Party nominee, and his Democratic opponent, Lt. Governor Tim Kaine. In his mind, the outcome was preordained: “Tim Kaine will never win,” said my lawmaker acquaintance. “He’s too liberal to be governor of Virginia.”

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