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Bistro earns place on ‘Super Bowl of Virginia Blue Plate Legends’

Mecklenburg school board flips; 5-4 majority backs single countywide complex

A newly reprised, 5-4 majority on the Mecklenburg County School Board voted Tuesday night in favor of building a single consolidated school complex to replace Bluestone and Park View high…

Mecklenburg education panel meeting: Exercise in futility


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You’ll miss it when it’s gone

After spending three hours on the phone Monday with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield — strike that, 10 minutes on the phone with a pair of real live Anthem representatives, the rest of the time was spent on hold — it occurs to me that now is as good a time as any to broach the subject of Obamacare repeal. Hey, nearly-universal, pain-in-the-rear health care was great while it lasted! We hardly knew ye.

Money in their pockets

As of this writing, the Halifax County Board of Supervisors hasn’t decided what it plans to do with an extra $593,000 that County Administrator Jim Halasz located in the budget and that’s been burning a hole in the supervisors’ collective pocket ever since. Buy a Ferrari or three? (Oops, too soon for jokey references. It’s Virginia’s governor who has the Ferrari fetish, a subject we’ll explore in just a smidge. See below.)

Fairly confused

It’s been an unsettling week, to put it mildly — reason enough to want to slow things down, cut through the babble, and try to make sense of it all ….

Left behind

Virginia’s latest non-stop headline maker, Star Scientific, can’t seem to get out from under the media glare, with people wondering if lavish gifts by the company CEO to Gov. Bob McDonnell and governor-wannabe Ken Cuccinelli constitute graft, mere tokens of friendship, or something in between. Yet for all the ink spilled over Star, there’s one aspect to the story that has gone barely noticed. Perhaps you have to be a local to even care.

Left behind

Virginia’s latest non-stop headline maker, Star Scientific, can’t seem to get out from under the media glare, with people wondering if lavish gifts by the company CEO to Gov. Bob McDonnell and governor-wannabe Ken Cuccinelli constitute graft, mere tokens of friendship, or something in between. Yet for all the ink spilled over Star, there’s one aspect to the story that has gone barely noticed. Perhaps you have to be a local to even care.

Band on the run

Time for some spring cleaning — if, for no other reason, to clear out the backlog of recent headlines.

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