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Baby found after night in woods, mother charged with felony

A Crystal Hill-area woman is behind bars on a charge of felony child abandonment after she confessed to police to leaving her five-month-old infant daughter outside in the woods for…

Man drowns in pond at Berry Hill

A Halifax man drowned Saturday after a canoe carrying him and a fishing companion flipped over at a pond on the property of Berry Hill Resort. One of the men…


Comets fall short against Tunstall

HCHS became Tunstall’s latest victim after the Piedmont district club also defeated GW-Danville recently.





The human costs

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Center for American Progress, a center-left think tank based in Washington, D.C. that does a terrific job explaining how politics and policy in our frustratingly polarized world affects the lives of ordinary people.

Crazy at heart

According to the conventional wisdom, national Democrats are going to get their heads handed to them in the November mid-term elections. (The noggin of Fifth District Rep. Tom Perriello is reported to have a prominent place on the plate). It’s true that Democrats are fighting against nasty economic headwinds, and the party has done a less-than-stellar job in some instances of enunciating its core principles, but you really have to wonder if voters are ready to turn the keys to Congress back over to the Republicans.

Into the maw

Every once in a while the Richmond Times-Dispatch takes notice of bedraggled Southside, like this weekend when the newspaper published an editorial on recent deals to shovel public dollars into the maw of Microsoft and Martinsville Speedway.

Let the games begin

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.

Answered prayers

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.

Optical illusion

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.

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