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BETHUNE’S PAST, IN PICTURES

Halifax County School Board hallway stirs sweet memories for Class of ‘67

Solar next door may offer guide to Halifax County policy

Supes advised to wait and see what Mecklenburg does with solar projects

Swingin’ over the Staunton?

As option for replacing Clarkton Bridge, swinging span gets some attention

Sports

South Hill Ozone All-Stars advance to state

Local boys defeat Halifax 15-13 in extra innings to claim Dixie District 2 title

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Opinion

Tea leaf country

Here’s your election factoid for the day: The last time Virginia Democrats held a June primary contest for governor, in 2009, eventual nominee Creigh Deeds won with just under 50 percent of 319,168 votes cast.

All the talk

It’s been a pace-setting week in the neighborhood for a little old-fashioned porch sitting.

Reign of no

At some point, one is forced to conclude the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors will do whatever is necessary to avoid doing the necessary.

Mr. Mulligan

Before going any further, here’s a philosophical question: How exactly is that whole “Now I’m going to undo the damage I’ve done” business supposed to work anyway?

Lessons lost

There are issues that are practically guaranteed to bring out the inner fuddy-duddy in just about anyone. The career trajectory of former Disney TV starlets offers one such example. The education of our children is another.

And they’re off

Some days it’s best to just run up the white flag and concede that anonymous comments scribbled on the far reaches of the Internet can be pithier, by far, than most of the op-ed verbiage cranked out by paid scribes. To wit, this gem: “The fact that Terry McAuliffe represents everything that’s wrong with today’s Democratic Party would make me tempted not to vote for him … except for the fact that his opponent represents everything that’s wrong with today’s Republican Party.” (Booman Tribune, “Virginia is for Intrigue,” http://www.boomantribune.com)

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