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HCSA takes out loan to speed projects

Henrietta Lacks movie debuts April 22 on HBO

Banister Lake Boat Landing reopens for President’s Day weekend

The newly-upgraded Banister Lake Boat Landing has been reopened to the public in time for the President’s Day weekend, although some details remain to be finished the popular boating and…


Abbott sixth, Carey twelfth in state meet





Propensity for shock

“This guy appointed by Trump as an advisor on regulatory matters,” emailed a watchful reader back in late January, “is the same Icahn who raided Dan River Mills and sunk it in his predatory efforts to get control of it.

Band on the run

Time for some spring cleaning — if, for no other reason, to clear out the backlog of recent headlines.

Star crossed

It’s an iron rule of journalism that the quickest way to lose a reader is to dive headlong into murky legal entanglements, potential conflicts of interest and other quasi-lawyerly subjects when writing about … pretty much all that.

Stuck in the mire

When stuck in quicksand, the worst thing one can do is struggle to break free, or so they say.

The Derp column

The following is penned in honor of Daniel O., whose identity shall remain a secret owing to his precious (and precarious) status as this column’s only confirmed reader of high school age. Wouldn’t want to run the risk of singling out this fine young man as a hopeless loser in the eyes of his classmates, now would we?

The usual victims

Halifax County Public Schools has a pleasantly spiffy website, but might I suggest a firmer commitment to truth-in-advertising? The motto atop the home page, “Children First For A Better Future,” is, again, pleasing, but somewhat lacking in the candor department. As we prepare for a new round of budget cuts that inevitably will degrade the quality of education in Halifax County, how about this:

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