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HCCA Walk of Hope slated Sept. 13

Police arrest three on drinking charges

Straw bale garden produces the goods without the grief

Growing vegetables from straw mound is easy and enjoyable

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Halifax 13s win state title,  head for Dixie World Series

The Halifax Dixie Youth Baseball Junior Boys delivered a state championship on Sunday, defeating Madison Heights, 13-3, to move on to World Series competition in Bossier City, La.

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Shining on

I never had the occasion to meet Heather Anne Tucker, the Bluestone 15-year-old who passed away this week, even though her battles with brain cancer, waged very openly and bravely, became a prominent part of life in the community and a recurring story in the pages of this newspaper. One couldn’t help but to feel for this beautiful young girl and her family as they confronted her terrible odds of survival. Yet while I may not know Heather or the Tuckers personally, I’ve kept up with their story from afar. There’s a reason for this: the disease that claimed Heather Anne’s life took my father, too.

Gaze into the future

True to form

True to form, We The People have decided to wage another exhausting battle over what might have caused a mentally unbalanced person to go on a rampage in Arizona this weekend, killing a federal judge, a nine-year-old girl (born one day after my own daughter) and four others, and leaving a Democratic congresswoman clinging to life. Is this act solely attributable to a lone wacko? Or did a national political debate steeped in violence and anger have something to do with the decision of 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner to grab a Glock and shoot up everything and everyone in sight? And what does it say about America when, time and again, people with malign intent obtain semiautomatic weapons with such ease? Are we doomed, in the sardonic language of Internet chat rooms, to wash, rinse and repeat?

The new math

With the old year giving way to the new, I find myself increasingly confused by the old rules of math and logic. To wit:

Math is hard

As the old year gives way to the new, I find myself increasingly confused by what once seemed like elementary rules of math and logic. To wit:

Doing their part

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