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South Boston Town Council meets Tuesday

Comet girls, boys advance in region playoffs

Both the HCHS varsity baseball and softball teams prevailed Thursday in Region 5-A north quarterfinals action.

Schools wait and watch as bathroom debate rages

Halifax has not confronted issues of transgender access, but that could change anytime


Up next for the Comets ... Mountain View

The winner moves on to the Region 5-A north region finals, where both finalists advance to the 5-A state semifinals the following weekend.





Off to the races

I’m trying to stick to a new diet — the no mas presidential punditry meal plan — but there is political news this week on the more local level: the field is set in the race to succeed Congressman Robert Hurt in Virginia’s 5th District.

A train wreck at U.Va.

You know the Board of Visitors has stepped over the line when they are called out by the Honor Committee for violating the school’s code of conduct.

Gone walking

Alas, stickybun weather has finally taken hold in Southside Virginia now that Mother Nature has dragged the humidifier out of the basement. It’s such a contrast to last week, when the skies were blue, the clouds white, and the air as crisp as Satchmo’s trumpet. One night the family and I set out for a walk, and our destination turned out to be almost as glorious as the weather itself — a park two-and-a-half miles long, some 20 feet wide, and all fun.

Firefighting with squirt guns

Headline of the day: “More Young Americans Out of High School Are Also Out of Work” (New York Times, June 6). So begins the story: “For this generation of young people, the future looks bleak. Only one in six is working full time. Three out of five live with their parents or other relatives. A large majority — 73 percent — think they need more education to find a successful career, but only half of those say they will definitely enroll in the next few years.”

Not just another study

A reading list that consists of 700 pages of technical jargon, bureaucratic boilerplate and acronym on top of acronym — sounds like a blast, huh? For anyone looking to provide tangible support for Halifax County school trustees, here’s a suggestion: Spring for a coffee plantation.

The right call

Mecklenburg supervisors moved decisively Monday to support local education by boosting the real estate tax rate by 2 cents, to 38 cents, which would mark the second time in two years that the board will have raised property taxes.

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