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HCSA takes out loan to speed projects

Henrietta Lacks movie debuts April 22 on HBO

Banister Lake Boat Landing reopens for President’s Day weekend

The newly-upgraded Banister Lake Boat Landing has been reopened to the public in time for the President’s Day weekend, although some details remain to be finished the popular boating and…

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Propensity for shock

“This guy appointed by Trump as an advisor on regulatory matters,” emailed a watchful reader back in late January, “is the same Icahn who raided Dan River Mills and sunk it in his predatory efforts to get control of it.

Life with the script doctors

It doesn’t take a cynic to trot out the phrase “according to script” to describe Monday’s town hall-style meeting in South Boston on the proposed affiliation of Norfolk-based Sentara Healthcare and Halifax Regional Health System — particularly not with the actors in this drama having their lines down pat.

Money in their pockets

As of this writing, the Halifax County Board of Supervisors hasn’t decided what it plans to do with an extra $593,000 that County Administrator Jim Halasz located in the budget and that’s been burning a hole in the supervisors’ collective pocket ever since. Buy a Ferrari or three? (Oops, too soon for jokey references. It’s Virginia’s governor who has the Ferrari fetish, a subject we’ll explore in just a smidge. See below.)

Fairly confused

It’s been an unsettling week, to put it mildly — reason enough to want to slow things down, cut through the babble, and try to make sense of it all ….

Left behind

Virginia’s latest non-stop headline maker, Star Scientific, can’t seem to get out from under the media glare, with people wondering if lavish gifts by the company CEO to Gov. Bob McDonnell and governor-wannabe Ken Cuccinelli constitute graft, mere tokens of friendship, or something in between. Yet for all the ink spilled over Star, there’s one aspect to the story that has gone barely noticed. Perhaps you have to be a local to even care.

Left behind

Virginia’s latest non-stop headline maker, Star Scientific, can’t seem to get out from under the media glare, with people wondering if lavish gifts by the company CEO to Gov. Bob McDonnell and governor-wannabe Ken Cuccinelli constitute graft, mere tokens of friendship, or something in between. Yet for all the ink spilled over Star, there’s one aspect to the story that has gone barely noticed. Perhaps you have to be a local to even care.

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