South Boston News & Record
and Mecklenburg Sun
05/30/16 - 6:38 am
05/26/16 - 9:14 pm
Both the HCHS varsity baseball and softball teams prevailed Thursday in Region 5-A north quarterfinals action.
05/26/16 - 5:51 am
Halifax has not confronted issues of transgender access, but that could change anytime
05/30/16 - 7:04 am
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.
- More A&E
05/19/16 - 5:31 am > Tom's Column
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.
News & Record
06/19/12 - 10:47 am > Tom's Column
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.
06/14/12 - 6:49 am > Tom's Column
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.
06/07/12 - 6:29 am > Tom's Column
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.”
05/17/12 - 6:59 am > Tom's Column
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.
05/16/12 - 6:44 am > Tom's Column
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.