South Boston News & Record
and Mecklenburg Sun
09/18/14 - 5:39 am
09/18/14 - 5:39 am
Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up
09/17/14 - 7:10 am
In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.
09/17/14 - 12:39 pm
Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…
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09/17/14 - 6:34 am > Tom's Column
Any change in the established order is going to produce winners and losers — that’s an easy fact to overlook in this era of the much-hyped Win-Win. If only it were so. Change would be a lot easier to achieve if everyone came out ahead in the bargain.
News & Record
12/23/10 - 9:43 am > Tom's Column
12/22/10 - 8:22 am > Tom's Column
There’s always something new and outrageous in the news to get worked up about, but not this week. Christmas comes but once a year — and the pause gives us the time to consider the many folks who quietly (or not so quietly) do their part to make our community and world a better place. Off and on for the past several years, it’s been a holiday tradition in this space to recognize individuals for their beneficial works throughout the year. Herewith is this year’s shout-out to the doers of good deeds locally — a list not meant to be inclusive, only (I hope) interesting:
12/22/10 - 8:21 am > Tom's Column
12/22/10 - 8:20 am > Tom's Column
12/09/10 - 8:45 am > Tom's Column
Over the line on our eastern flank, the fine denizens of Mecklenburg County are enjoying Virgilina 2, School-Closing Boogaloo, the sequel to the hit movie that made Paul Stapleton such a star (!) hereabouts. Mecklenburg’s new school superintendent, Dr. James Thornton, announced three weeks ago he wants to close a small, tight-knit elementary school outside of South Hill and scatter its 261 students to the winds and the other four elementaries left standing in the county. While such a major pronouncement is obviously subject to a majority vote of the school board, presumably Mecklenburg’s Maximum Educator wouldn’t bother if he didn’t think he could make the plan stick.