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Bistro earns place on ‘Super Bowl of Virginia Blue Plate Legends’

Mecklenburg school board flips; 5-4 majority backs single countywide complex

A newly reprised, 5-4 majority on the Mecklenburg County School Board voted Tuesday night in favor of building a single consolidated school complex to replace Bluestone and Park View high…

Mecklenburg education panel meeting: Exercise in futility


Comet wrestlers get conference preview





You’ll miss it when it’s gone

After spending three hours on the phone Monday with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield — strike that, 10 minutes on the phone with a pair of real live Anthem representatives, the rest of the time was spent on hold — it occurs to me that now is as good a time as any to broach the subject of Obamacare repeal. Hey, nearly-universal, pain-in-the-rear health care was great while it lasted! We hardly knew ye.

Gut check

Poor South Hill; the town that has long reigned as Mecklenburg’s economic and business driver has taken its third punch to the gut since the start of the new year. Late Monday, Stage Stores announced the mid-year closing of the Peebles Corporate Office and the elimination of 180 jobs in town, which comes as especially devastating news on the heels of pending shutdowns at IVC and Home Care Industries. Say a prayer for the hundreds of local employees and their families who turn to 2013 with nothing but trouble hanging over their heads.

Fairly confused

For their next act, members of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors should work up a request-for-proposal for the perfect crime.

Run Bill run

On the heels of one presidential election, political junkies already are yakking about the 2016 campaign. Just make it stop, you might say to yourself. And you’d be right: not only is the speculation silly and annoying, it also glosses over the big political story happening in the here and now: the civil war that is welling up from within the Republican Party.

At the dead end

It’s always a bad idea to count chickens before they hatch, but the prospects for lifting Virginia’s ban on uranium mining are beginning to resemble nothing if not a dead duck.

Digging for dollars

Little more need be said about the plague on humanity known far and wide as spam e-mail.

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