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Mecklenburg planners come out against Geenex solar permit in Chase City

Request goes to supervisors for final say

Fake $100 bills surface in Chase City, drawing warnings from police

For 40th anniversary, a blowout planned for Lakefest


Comet football staff introduced





A dog’s mark

When you make it your business to write about politics, as I typically do in this space, it’s easy to lose sight of the plain fact that for many, the daily headlines have no bite. It’s all just a bunch of hullabaloo. Other subjects get people’s blood pressure up. Let’s take an example: pit bulls.

Notes from the show

News and notes in the aftermath of the Virginia Lake Festival:

Home court?

While they’ve been celebrating Run The Little Guy Out Of Business Month over at the new gas station across from Wal-Mart, in a Halifax courtroom on Monday the news was similarly bleak for retirees of Halifax County Public Schools. Upset with the School Board’s decision to cancel their promised retirement benefits, 105 former teachers and staff sued their former employer to get LORP — short for Local Option Retirement Plan — reinstated. It didn’t go well.

Unwanted excitement

Just in case anyone wondered, there truly is such a thing as “too much excitement.”

Brought low at ground zero

A gas price war has broken out in our quiet little town. Is that necessarily a good thing?

The things we build

A moment for major anniversaries has arrived: next Wednesday, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative will observe its 75th birthday when the membership gathers in Chase City for the co-op’s annual picnic and business meeting. Might there be a lesson for the present in the achievements of the past?

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