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On the Ebola front lines

County native opts to switch duties as Emory RN, bringing him face-to-face with victims of outbreak

Tax deadlines jeopardized by tardy bills

Town of Halifax expects to push back due date for personal property payments; South Boston struggles to stick to schedule

Prizery managing director to leave position


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Coleman Starnes, coaching legend, dies at age 75

Frank Coleman Starnes, the most successful high school varsity football coach in Comet history, passed away Wednesday

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Election year blues

Here it is, less than three weeks from Election Day and the campaign season feels lazier than the pet kitty that even now is lounging on my bed while both of the family dogs wile away their day plopped on the floor.

Gaze into the future

True to form

True to form, We The People have decided to wage another exhausting battle over what might have caused a mentally unbalanced person to go on a rampage in Arizona this weekend, killing a federal judge, a nine-year-old girl (born one day after my own daughter) and four others, and leaving a Democratic congresswoman clinging to life. Is this act solely attributable to a lone wacko? Or did a national political debate steeped in violence and anger have something to do with the decision of 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner to grab a Glock and shoot up everything and everyone in sight? And what does it say about America when, time and again, people with malign intent obtain semiautomatic weapons with such ease? Are we doomed, in the sardonic language of Internet chat rooms, to wash, rinse and repeat?

The new math

With the old year giving way to the new, I find myself increasingly confused by the old rules of math and logic. To wit:

Math is hard

As the old year gives way to the new, I find myself increasingly confused by what once seemed like elementary rules of math and logic. To wit:

Doing their part

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