South Boston News & Record
and Mecklenburg Sun
07/27/16 - 7:26 am
07/27/16 - 7:22 am
Displaced residents start to get back on their feet, but future hazy for apartments
07/27/16 - 7:20 am
07/28/16 - 6:58 am
‘Do the best we can with the kid’s we got’ - coach Kenneth Day
- More A&E
07/14/16 - 6:29 am > Tom's Column
After the week we’ve been through — with two fatal shootings of black men in Minnesota and Baton Rouge by white cops, followed by the assassination of five Dallas officers by a revenge-minded African-American gunman — the desire to recoil from the world and bury these dispiriting events without a full reckoning is understandable, and perhaps even the most human reaction of all.
News & Record
08/22/12 - 6:59 am > Tom's Column
Joe Biden came to Danville last week and created quite a stir when he uttered his now-infamous remark about Wall Street wanting to put Main Street Americans back “in chains.” This, in Biden’s telling, is what would happen if the big banks were allowed to revert to their nasty old ways — aided and abetted by Republicans, of course.
08/16/12 - 6:14 am > Tom's Column
Ever year, for the past few years, it’s been the same old story: around springtime as School Board budgets come due, dire warnings are sounded over the possibility that employee layoffs may be needed to close a looming shortfall. Much gnashing and thrashing ensues. Programs are cut although rarely nixed outright. Bus purchases are deferred, roof replacements postponed, pay increases shelved. At the end of the day, ways are found to avoid the dreaded “L” word.
08/15/12 - 6:49 am > Tom's Column
Can this marriage be saved?
08/08/12 - 6:43 am > Tom's Column
Sometimes when it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck … well, you know the rest.
08/01/12 - 6:25 am > Tom's Column
I was thinking the other day about the latest dust-up on the campaign trail — about whether or not Barrack Obama dissed small business owners when he said, “You didn’t build that” — when it occurred to me that maybe the President and his detractors should hold a roundtable in Southside Virginia to hash out this dispute.