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New truck arrives to boost trash Halifax County collections

Public Works scrambles to deal with loss of vehicles in Aug. 2 fire;


VIR winner to take home a prize fashioned in Halifax County

As Virginia International Raceway prepares to welcome the Grand Prix/TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series this weekend, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center has been busy with a related project —…

Local lineup set for November election


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Comets find positives in scrimmage

It would be a mistake to read too much into preseason efforts

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Flying apart

I’ve come to fear controversies such as the suddenly ubiquitous Ferguson saga for perhaps a different reason than many people: these white-hot debates yank the entire country out of orbit and appeals for calm and reason always seem to lack the force to set matters aright.

Shining on

I never had the occasion to meet Heather Anne Tucker, the Bluestone 15-year-old who passed away this week, even though her battles with brain cancer, waged very openly and bravely, became a prominent part of life in the community and a recurring story in the pages of this newspaper. One couldn’t help but to feel for this beautiful young girl and her family as they confronted her terrible odds of survival. Yet while I may not know Heather or the Tuckers personally, I’ve kept up with their story from afar. There’s a reason for this: the disease that claimed Heather Anne’s life took my father, too.

Just follow the ball

It has come to my attention that soccer-bashing has become a sport unto itself in certain precincts of the Internet.

Job abuse

This latest incident reveals a larger truth about the Tobacco Commission: It’s become a corrupt organization...

Ways and means

Home rule

What do you do about a problem called NIMBY?

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