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Nathalie man receives 10 years for drug trafficking

HCSA seeks funding for projects

At $10 million, ‘Project Pea’

Halifax County IDA requests $2 million tobacco grant for small motor manufacturer


Comets fail to contain team on a mission ... to break even





Welcome to the jungle

Twisted road

Up in Richmond, Gov. Bob McDonnell has put together an interesting proposal to pull Virginia out of a transportation financing rut that, left unfixed, will bring road building statewide to a halt in a few short years. McDonnell’s transit package has a lot of moving parts, but the major takeaway is to get rid of Virginia’s 17.5 cents-per-gallon gas tax and make up for the loss of revenue (and then some) with an increase in the sales tax from 5 percent to 5.8 percent.

Dropping the bomb

Lots of news to cover this week, precious little of it any good.

Cruel twists

Funny thing about life: You never know what twists it’ll spring on you from one day to the next. We were reminded of this reality this week with the sudden passing of Halifax County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Steve Cassada, as easygoing and decent a person as you’ll ever want to meet. Steve died Saturday night while dining out with his wife and family members at an Altavista restaurant. His death is a tremendous loss for local law enforcement, to say nothing of all the other realms that were graced by his presence.

Good for thee, not me

Members of the General Assembly kicked off the 2013 session in impressively appalling fashion this week as State Sen. John Watkins (R-Powhatan) revealed an inconvenient bit of news about the bill he’s introducing to regulate uranium mining in Virginia.

Everything about 2013 you were afraid to ask

The fox knows many things; the hedgehog knows one big thing.

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