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Jobs situation shows improvement

Gordon wins Scottsburg council seat with write-ins

Halifax County supervisors add funding to SVHEC, delay final passage of budget


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Comets split with Martinsville, Dan River


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Lighting the fires

It truly is sad to realize that one of America’s two major political parties is on the verge of nominating a bigoted, loud-mouthed bankruptcy artist for president and all that GOP pooh-bahs can do about it is bleat like little sheep

Hard against it

Rock, meet hard place.

Season’s best

If it’s not exactly the height of summer, it sure feels that way:

The grace within

Being a generation removed from Sterling Edmunds, who died Tuesday at age 80, I am hardly best suited to take the full measure of the man, but as a fellow Halifax native I do know the extent to which he cherished the town — and how much he was beloved in return.

Reverse field

I have no idea if the decision was made willingly or if it’s more of the kicking-and-screaming variety, but kudos to Superintendent of Schools James Thornton for reversing his previous decision to cut out an agricultural teaching position at Bluestone Middle School. In this day and age of shrinking school budgets and pinched curricula, it might seem inevitable that school divisions would relegate farming education to second-class status. Yet it’s also a mistake, given what we are as a rural community and how agriculture might someday help us regain a share of our former vitality.

Heat of the moment

Now that the summer heat has dropped back down to bearable levels (at this writing!), can we talk?

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