South Boston News & Record
and Mecklenburg Sun
02/11/16 - 7:20 am
Study group to look at proposals to outsource custodial functions
02/11/16 - 7:19 am
02/11/16 - 7:18 am
02/11/16 - 7:45 am
Halifax County, now 15-5, pestered Dan River with relentless hustle en route to a 54-42 win.
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02/11/16 - 7:12 am > Tom's Column
Ever had that sinking feeling in the gut when you feel like you have to call out a friend?
News & Record
05/09/12 - 6:47 am > Tom's Column
It pains the small-D democrat in me to say this, but, boy, do we have too many elections going on nowadays.
05/03/12 - 6:42 am > Tom's Column
In the (occasional) spirit of giving credit where credit is due, can we extend a round of applause for the Town of Halifax?
05/02/12 - 6:49 am > Tom's Column
How’s the best way to judge a reputation? First, listen to what independent observers have to say. Mecklenburg County schools have garnered enough accolades to justify the modest catchphrase on the school system website — “an effective school division” — but what happens when experts in the education field dig into the data and draw comparisons with other communities?
04/26/12 - 6:38 am > Tom's Column
At 487 pages, the recently released Prismatic school efficiency study isn’t exactly a breezy read to wile away the pleasant spring days. This isn’t to say, however, that the study isn’t compelling in its own right — presumably most people have some interest in knowing all the ways in which our schools are performing in less-than-optimal fashion. And with 122 recommendations for reform packed between the covers, the Prismatic study roots out a bunch of stuff that is more than just somewhat lacking.
04/18/12 - 6:54 am > Tom's Column
South Hill reader Larry Doores has penned a Viewpoint letter on the facing page that makes several noteworthy points about Virginia’s ailing pension system for government retirees — the focus of a recent column in this space. One line stands out: “Who did this, how did they do it, where are they now, and where is the money?”