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South Boston Police sued for $25 million in Richmond man’s death

The South Boston Police Department is facing a $25 million federal lawsuit with the death two years ago of a 46-year-old African-American man whose family alleges he died of cardiac…

Martin: ‘Second set of eyes’ to review facts in Lambert probe

The Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney office has brought in a special assistant, Richmond prosecutor Michael Herring, to weigh evidence in the death of Linwood Lambert, whose family has sued the…

Wilborn gears up to run for Board of Supervisors

A third candidate is looking to run for the Board of Supervisors in ED-5, joining a field that already includes incumbent Barry Bank and challenger Joseph “Joey” Rogers.

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Left behind

I guess the time was never too far distant to talk about Jim Thornton’s legacy as Superintendent of Mecklenburg County Schools.

Fly the friendly skies

Such strange times in which we live: London’s burning, Wall Street’s gyrating, credit ratings agencies that ought to abide in eternal shame (if at all) have burst back on the scene as Very Important People that we’re supposed to listen to, and Washington, as always, is an utter disgrace. Plus, there’s the Tea Party ….

Going long

In the aftermath of South Hill’s stunningly successful Dixie World Series hosting experience and championship run by the All-Star Belles, it might just be time to update the town slogan from “You’ll Like the View From South Hill” to something more timely.

Doing it his way

Who could have guessed the tenure of Superintendent of Schools Paul Stapleton would draw close to the end not with a bang or a whimper but a reorganization?

Weaving a better welcome mat

It’s been a bang-up summer around Mecklenburg County, what with the Dixie World Series unfolding this week in South Hill and one of the better Lakefest celebrations in memory taking place in Clarksville several weeks ago. Plus, there’ve been a bunch of other events going on that are too numerous to mention here. One question: Can these bursts of activity sustain the local economy, or are they one-off deals? Is it really true what they say — that one-time exposure creates lasting value?

Tuning out

Gotta say, the news of the world is either terminally dull or numbingly dreary, and no one in his right mind — least of all a newspaper columnist guilty of inflicting his fair share of these same miseries — could blame the masses for choosing to tune out. This week’s excitements include Rupert Murdoch doing his senile act before a Parliamentary inquisition into the crimes of his news organization and the little ones in Washington, DC fighting again in their sandbox, plus it’s gosh-darn blazes hot outside and Al Gore is still fat. What’s a pundit to do?

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