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South Hill veterans benefits office slated to close

Rent cited as site’s downfall

EASY DOES IT

After years of preparation and with help of seven area rescue squads, VCU-CMH completes ‘flawless’ transfer of patients to new facility Saturday

Hospital improves grade on safety evaluation


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Loud and clear

Among the messages from the Nov. 7 election: All politics is local.

Vote McAuliffe, Northam, Herring

There’s no doubt this year’s race for Governor features two of the stranger creatures ever to seek high office in Virginia, the state that flatters itself as Mother of Presidents (provided you stopped counting a century ago). The mano a mano between huckster extraordinaire Terry McAuliffe, representing the Democrats, and culture war spear carrier Ken Cuccinelli, bearing the hopes of Republicans, has ordinary voters reaching for the Advil and the TV remote in a desperate attempt to avoid the pain of watching either of these two supremely unlikeable candidates in action.

Pinch hitter

Have I pointed out lately what a swell bunch of folks you readers are? No? Well, you’re awesome. Thank you so much for your support, your kind words, your precious time spent wandering through this vast prairie of verbiage. We couldn’t do it without you.

All a’twitter

A while back, I wrote my first-ever Derp Column in an attempt to inculcate the habits of newspaper readership among the younger set. (Yes, I know: a more derpy idea never ‘twas. By the way, if you’re unfamiliar with modern slang and thus are left to wonder exactly what “derp” means, ask your nearest teenager. Preferably before you tell him to get off your lawn.)

‘Twitting about

A while back, I wrote my first-ever Derp Column in an attempt to inculcate the habits of newspaper readership among the younger set. (Yes, I know: a more derpy idea never ‘twas. By the way, if you’re unfamiliar with modern slang and thus are left to wonder exactly what “derp” means, ask your nearest teenager. Preferably before you tell him to get off your lawn.)

In the news

Since not that many folks actually attend the meetings of Halifax County’s governing boards — that’s what you count on us for, right? — the hissy fits that erupt from time to time when important people gather in the same room often get lost in the ether. If a cross word escapes when no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

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