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No let-up in recriminations for Mecklenburg County School Board

Trustees argue over call to oust Bullock, Thornton; lawyer intervenes

Clarksville recognizes volunteer effort

Nunn named recipient of Kathleen Walker Lifetime Achievement Award

Clarksville makes list of Top 10 Virginia destinations for Christmas vibe


Comets easily handle Tunstall 57-39

Face Person Saturday in final tuneup before Classic





Making the list 2

Everywhere you look nowadays, Santa’s out and about spreading his special brand of holiday cheer. He’s checked his list to see who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, and decided what the heck — these newsmakers deserve something under the tree, too:

Mr. Mulligan

I wonder how long it’ll take before Fifth District Rep. Robert Hurt asks if he can take it back.

A shadow no more

Just about everyone has a 9-11 story. Here’s mine: The attacks took place on a Tuesday morning when normally I’d be planted in front of a computer punching out another edition of The Sun, nowhere near a TV screen and unable to watch the terrible events unfolding in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. But this press day was different: I was sitting in a hospital room at my wife’s side one day after our second child, Mary Carrington, was born. Eva and I spent the morning glued to the news until sensory overload kicked in, and it was time to turn off the tube. What a time and place to confront the insanity and cruelty of the world.

Et tu, Senator?

Last week in this space, the topic turned to Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt and his complicity in Republican efforts to end Medicare as we know it. This is potentially a life-and-death matter for folks in the Fifth District and beyond, so let’s dwell on what’s happening in D.C. for a while longer.

Budget betrayal

Who knows, maybe one day we’ll look back on Friday, April 15, 2011, as the day Robert Hurt kissed his political career goodbye.

Child’s play

Roll, roll, roll that rock back up the hill:

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