South Boston News & Record
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03/10/14 - 7:34 am
Schools were closed for the day after students had already missed class on Monday and Tuesday due to inclement weather. The opening of school was delayed Wednesday, leaving Thursday as…
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03/10/14 - 7:26 am
Recently, forty-four Sea Serpent swim team members from the YMCA of South Boston/Halifax County traveled to the Salem YMCA to participate in the PYSA Swimming Championships against 10 other YMCA…
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03/05/14 - 8:47 am > Tom's Column
Does mere chance drive events in this world? Or do things happen for a reason? This week, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe briefly turned from his No. 1 priority since taking office — pushing Medicaid expansion through the General Assembly — to put in a request for records from the Virginia Tobacco Commission. It seems the new governor is on a fact-finding mission to determine if the leaf commission has been successful at revitalizing Virginia’s traditional tobacco-growing regions. Hmm.
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08/11/10 - 7:12 am > Tom's Column
It’s not often that an issue crops up that unites opinion across the board from me to Bill Blalock, but Bob McDonnell’s bid to privatize liquor sales in Virginia seems to have done the trick.
08/04/10 - 5:27 pm > Tom's Column
It’s good to know that happy days are here again in Halifax County. After the Board of Supervisors’ epic meeting Monday night, what other conclusion can a free-thinking person come to regarding the state of the community? The supes practically handed out the party hats and champagne glasses as they signed off on nearly $9 million in grant applications to the Virginia Tobacco Commission for a passel of items, from new industrial buildings to a tire research center at VIR to a visitors center on U.S. 58. Knowing how the fiscal conservatives on the Tobacco Commission normally respond to requests such as these, Board members should consider taking up break dancing.
07/28/10 - 7:38 am > Tom's Column
A few weeks ago this page featured dueling commentaries on uranium mining by respected voices on both sides of the issue, Dr. Robert Bodnar of Virginia Tech (a mining proponent) and Katie Whitehead of the Dan River Basin Association (an opponent). Together they made their respective arguments for and against the Virginia Uranium/ Coles Hill mine project upstream from us in Pittsylvania County. Mostly, however, the conversation was notable for attempting to strike a properly civil tone. Which raises the question: Is such a decorous debate possible, or even desirable?
07/22/10 - 8:20 am > Tom's Column
It’s a little too early and way too hot to be tumbling around lustily in the political weeds, but that hasn’t seemed to slow down an letter writing campaign on behalf of a certain Republican candidate for Congress that includes several entries that couldn’t possibly be the work of sentient human beings.
07/21/10 - 7:42 am > Tom's Column