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South Boston Town Council meets Tuesday

Comet girls, boys advance in region playoffs

Both the HCHS varsity baseball and softball teams prevailed Thursday in Region 5-A north quarterfinals action.

Schools wait and watch as bathroom debate rages

Halifax has not confronted issues of transgender access, but that could change anytime


Up next for the Comets ... Mountain View

The winner moves on to the Region 5-A north region finals, where both finalists advance to the 5-A state semifinals the following weekend.





Off to the races

I’m trying to stick to a new diet — the no mas presidential punditry meal plan — but there is political news this week on the more local level: the field is set in the race to succeed Congressman Robert Hurt in Virginia’s 5th District.

Around the horn

Not sure if I’ll ever adapt this column for the Twitter age, but today is as good a day as any to fill the allotted real estate with various random observations:

Virgil takes flight

Honestly, when I heard Virgil Goode was running for president, the first thought that popped to mind was that he’d better not quit his day job. Which of course is totally misguided since our former Congressman can vie for the affection of the nation on the Constitutional Party ticket precisely because he doesn’t have a job. If the song got it right and freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose, then Virgil Goode is truly the most liberated politician in America.

Mistakes were made

Last week The Sun reported on an issue pending before Clarksville Town Council — whether the town should seek an amendment to its charter requiring that the new town manager live within the corporate limits — and yours truly, as editor, managed to screw up our coverage completely, and how.

Empty pledges

Catching up with the news:

Funny business

Joe Biden came to Danville last week and created quite a stir when he uttered his now-infamous remark about Wall Street wanting to put Main Street Americans back “in chains.” This, in Biden’s telling, is what would happen if the big banks were allowed to revert to their nasty old ways — aided and abetted by Republicans, of course.

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