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Halifax County seeks $1.8 mil for new shell building

Search continues for armed robber at Apple Market

Vendors sought for Virgilina Summerfest


Barons up their game

After slow start, varsity boys savor 8-1 victory over Prince Edward





The results are in

Okay students, test time is up. Put down your pencils and turn in your work. Well, whaddaya know — your grades are back already. Let’s see how everyone did.

Band on the run

Time for some spring cleaning — if, for no other reason, to clear out the backlog of recent headlines.

Star crossed

It’s an iron rule of journalism that the quickest way to lose a reader is to dive headlong into murky legal entanglements, potential conflicts of interest and other quasi-lawyerly subjects when writing about … pretty much all that.

Stuck in the mire

When stuck in quicksand, the worst thing one can do is struggle to break free, or so they say.

The Derp column

The following is penned in honor of Daniel O., whose identity shall remain a secret owing to his precious (and precarious) status as this column’s only confirmed reader of high school age. Wouldn’t want to run the risk of singling out this fine young man as a hopeless loser in the eyes of his classmates, now would we?

The usual victims

Halifax County Public Schools has a pleasantly spiffy website, but might I suggest a firmer commitment to truth-in-advertising? The motto atop the home page, “Children First For A Better Future,” is, again, pleasing, but somewhat lacking in the candor department. As we prepare for a new round of budget cuts that inevitably will degrade the quality of education in Halifax County, how about this:

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