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South Boston man held on pot charges

Budget work session precedes Halifax County supervisors meeting tonight

Halifax Town Council to convene March 18 for public hearing, retreat


Comet notebook

Larry Epperly and the Comet basketball staff have to be proud of Saturday’s comeback win over a tough R.E. Lee-Springfield outfit. The Comets’ latest opponent was clearly playing its best…





Still bananas

One of the truly awesome reads on the Internet is, a production of ESPN, where sports and celebrity come together to provide an ongoing stream of enlightened amusement, or the other way around; it’s sometimes hard to tell. The content is a wonderful mix of highbrow, lowbrow and The Brow. (Grantland is ga-ga over the NBA’s Anthony Davis.) One of the best pieces I’ve read all year is “How ‘Selma’ Got Smeared,” a brilliant exposition by Grantland writer Mark Harris on the obligations of history and movies that purport to tell it without letting strict fidelity to the facts weigh down the drama. There’s all kinds of great stuff to be found there:

Back at it

Dude, where’s my vacation?

Pivot Point

Long summer days call for not such long thoughts:

Aprés vous ... non!

Knee-jerk reactions aside, in theory there’s nothing wrong with public officials seeking to improve their performance through the pursuit of worldly knowledge — and if that means taking a trip to Akron for a exciting best practices conference or skipping off to Florida for a weekend of fun, sun and professional collaboration, so be it.

Summer cleaning

This is the time of year when we say goodbye not only to graduates who are departing the Mecklenburg County school system but also to the teachers, administrators and other staff who are retiring or leaving for other reasons. Amid the warm glow of this week’s commencement services, the hard work of these staff members should not be overlooked. Running a classroom, a school or a school division is no easy thing, and we’re lucky to have many capable people in the system who strive diligently to do right by our children — day after day.

Senator for sale

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