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Mecklenburg County elementary school upgrades on hold

Supervisors push back at $20 million request for outdated buildings

Former supervisor remembered as ‘true gentleman’

Tommy Brankley, ED-8 rep, dies at 85

Schools cope with new standards

Test scores no longer enough for approval

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Lady Comets slip past Franklin 5-4


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The results are in

Okay students, test time is up. Put down your pencils and turn in your work. Well, whaddaya know — your grades are back already. Let’s see how everyone did.

Money in their pockets

As of this writing, the Halifax County Board of Supervisors hasn’t decided what it plans to do with an extra $593,000 that County Administrator Jim Halasz located in the budget and that’s been burning a hole in the supervisors’ collective pocket ever since. Buy a Ferrari or three? (Oops, too soon for jokey references. It’s Virginia’s governor who has the Ferrari fetish, a subject we’ll explore in just a smidge. See below.)

Fairly confused

It’s been an unsettling week, to put it mildly — reason enough to want to slow things down, cut through the babble, and try to make sense of it all ….

Left behind

Virginia’s latest non-stop headline maker, Star Scientific, can’t seem to get out from under the media glare, with people wondering if lavish gifts by the company CEO to Gov. Bob McDonnell and governor-wannabe Ken Cuccinelli constitute graft, mere tokens of friendship, or something in between. Yet for all the ink spilled over Star, there’s one aspect to the story that has gone barely noticed. Perhaps you have to be a local to even care.

Left behind

Virginia’s latest non-stop headline maker, Star Scientific, can’t seem to get out from under the media glare, with people wondering if lavish gifts by the company CEO to Gov. Bob McDonnell and governor-wannabe Ken Cuccinelli constitute graft, mere tokens of friendship, or something in between. Yet for all the ink spilled over Star, there’s one aspect to the story that has gone barely noticed. Perhaps you have to be a local to even care.

Band on the run

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

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