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Cold snap throws HSCA for loss

Two new members take seats on IDA

Man gets 6-1/2 years for abduction, assault


Hall of Fame inductees named

Richardson, Saunders, Snead, Waller make up 2018 class





Taking a swing

Winter is on the wane and spring training is officially underway. Let’s take a moment to get in a few hacks ...

Promising choice

Whaddaya say to a roundalay?

Not ready for prime time

If Frank Ruff actually had a day job, I’d advise him to stick to that rather than try his hand as a columnist. Not that I feel like I have some kind of monopoly over the craft, but just as the Supreme Court justice once was called upon to decide what is and what isn’t pornography, I know bad when I see it.

Rules of engagement

It may have earned its nickname, “Tiger Beat On The Potomac” — for that priceless little jab, you can thanks Esquire blogger Charlie Pierce — but Politico, the on-line news magazine that keeps tabs on what the cool kids in Washington, D.C., are up to, published a very interesting piece this week on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s work to develop new regulations for coal ash.

Welcome words

Everything that Gov. Terry McAuliffe said during a Tuesday forum at Halifax Regional Hospital to promote Medicaid expansion made sense to me, but the real stars of the show were the doctors who spoke up about what the change in Virginia’s program would mean for many of our friends and neighbors here in Halifax County.

The coziest watchdogs

Late last month The New York Times came out with an article, “Ash Spill Shows How Watchdog Was Defanged,” (, Feb. 28 edition) that opened with this arresting passage:

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