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Recently, forty-four Sea Serpent swim team members from the YMCA of South Boston/Halifax County traveled to the Salem YMCA to participate in the PYSA Swimming Championships against 10 other YMCA…
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03/05/14 - 8:47 am > Tom's Column
Does mere chance drive events in this world? Or do things happen for a reason? This week, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe briefly turned from his No. 1 priority since taking office — pushing Medicaid expansion through the General Assembly — to put in a request for records from the Virginia Tobacco Commission. It seems the new governor is on a fact-finding mission to determine if the leaf commission has been successful at revitalizing Virginia’s traditional tobacco-growing regions. Hmm.
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09/08/10 - 7:05 am > Tom's Column
Labor Day has come and gone, the traditional kickoff of the fall campaign season has arrived, and incumbent Democrat Tom Perriello and Republican Robert Hurt are battling it out just as expected. No rest for the weary, it seems, in politics and in war.
09/01/10 - 7:30 am > Tom's Column
After much hoping, praying and waiting, Microsoft Corp. has made the decision to build a massive data center in Boydton, and for the first time in a long time Southside Virginia has a big economic development win under its belt.
08/26/10 - 7:44 am > Tom's Column
It’s a little more than a week before Labor Day, the traditional kickoff of the fall campaign season, and the two major party candidates for Congress, incumbent Democrat Tom Perriello and Republican Robert Hurt, are on the air already with TV commercials. No rest for the weary, it seems, in politics and in war.
08/25/10 - 7:14 am > Tom's Column
People use the term derisively, but the educational establishment — such as it exists in Southside Virginia — has one tough job on its hands. Start with the fact that far too few students in the area make it to college, a major hindrance to Southside’s long-term economic prospects. Then step back and consider that for many people —whether by choice or circumstance— college isn’t even a realistic option, and perhaps shouldn’t be.
08/18/10 - 6:46 am > Tom's Column
The latest batch of data on school Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) has been released and Mecklenburg County schools earned the distinction of being one of only 12 divisions in Virginia to make the grade. Cause for cheer? Or yawns?