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Halifax County Junior Livestock Show draws enthusiastic turnout

South Boston reviews upcoming budget

Draft budget ups taxes for Mecklenburg schools

Supes propose modest increases in real estate, personal property rates to offset debt service costs; no extra for school operations


Kickers stumble against Eagles





Lighting the fires

It truly is sad to realize that one of America’s two major political parties is on the verge of nominating a bigoted, loud-mouthed bankruptcy artist for president and all that GOP pooh-bahs can do about it is bleat like little sheep

The right call

Mecklenburg supervisors moved decisively Monday to support local education by boosting the real estate tax rate by 2 cents, to 38 cents, which would mark the second time in two years that the board will have raised property taxes.

Easy livin’

Robert Hurt’s column today arrived with the suggested title, “District Work Week.” He left out the punchline: “Y’know, this business of being a member of the U.S. House of Representatives is a pretty sweet gig!”

Voter overload

It pains the small-D democrat in me to say this, but, boy, do we have too many elections going on nowadays.

Job well (not) done

In the (occasional) spirit of giving credit where credit is due, can we extend a round of applause for the Town of Halifax?

Comparison’s sake

How’s the best way to judge a reputation? First, listen to what independent observers have to say. Mecklenburg County schools have garnered enough accolades to justify the modest catchphrase on the school system website — “an effective school division” — but what happens when experts in the education field dig into the data and draw comparisons with other communities?

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