The News & Record
South Boston News & Record
and Mecklenburg Sun
Home   •   News   •   Sports   •   Classifieds   •   Community   •   Health   •   Entertainment   •   Obituaries   •   Opinions   •   Weather
Advertising | Contact | Register
Advanced Search
News

La Crosse mayor jailed over court protective order

After Fox Run fire, questions

Displaced residents start to get back on their feet, but future hazy for apartments

Home incarceration given in embezzlement


Sports

Milestone looms as Comets begin football

‘Do the best we can with the kid’s we got’ - coach Kenneth Day

Community


Opinion


A&E

Opinion

Striking a balance

After the week we’ve been through — with two fatal shootings of black men in Minnesota and Baton Rouge by white cops, followed by the assassination of five Dallas officers by a revenge-minded African-American gunman — the desire to recoil from the world and bury these dispiriting events without a full reckoning is understandable, and perhaps even the most human reaction of all.

Best laid plans

Let’s spin the wheel and see where it lands:

The party decides

They say the nastiest fights are over the smallest stakes, and the point was proven all over again Thursday night in South Boston. The occasion was a mass meeting of Halifax County Republicans, an event that featured various factions of the party casting Grand Old Poxes on each other’s houses. Because why? you ask. Get a load of this: the battle was over who gets to preside as county unit chair. Be still my beating heart.

Room for debate

It’s not often you see the Halifax County Board of Supervisors defy the will of a full room of citizens when rendering a decision, but that’s exactly what board members did Monday night by voting 7-0 to sell the old Halifax Elementary School property to Echelon Resources, a Richmond-based redevelopment company. Echelon’s proposal to convert the surplus school building into market-rate apartments has been overshadowed in recent weeks by a competing offer by Jack Dunavant, and the Halifax businessman and council member brought a big crowd in support of his plans for “Houston Place” to the supervisors’ meeting Monday night.

A time of choosing

I hate to have to say I told you so, but I told you so — for the last 30 years, really, but with growing alarm over the past 15 years, give or take. A lot of y’all didn’t want to hear it, and mocked the very idea that a one-note liberal like me would have anything worthwhile to say on the subject, but it’s finally become impossible to deny the obvious: There’s something seriously wrong with the Republican Party.

Ego and the id

• Page 3 of 95 pages  <  1 2 3 4 5 >  Last »


Advertising Flyer

Find out how you can reach more customers by advertising with The News & Record and The Mecklenburg Sun -- in print and online.