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South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

Eight of nine Halifax County schools accredited

Trustees set goals at retreat, hail progress in state ratings

NO TURNING BACK

Era of segregated schools is over, but achieving racial parity in education continues to be an unmet challenge

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Park View look solid against Prince Edward in scrimmage


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Aftermath

This time a year ago, I devoted this space to the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville and the shocking sight of angry young white men going full Nazi and Kluxer on the university grounds where my son is enrolled as a third-year college student.

A better way to pay

To our west, the Halifax County School Board is undertaking a project that should ring a bell with local readers: the modernization of the county’s high school.

Some like it hot

It’s sizzling out there. Perfect for hot takes:

Rock bottom

In the course of putting together our Town of Clarksville bicentennial edition last week, I read through some of James Sheppard’s old columns and came across this from May 2011:

On the brink

The fix we find ourselves in as citizens of America is also the moment many of us have been dreading — when the venality, incompetence and bad faith of the White House under Donald Trump would finally drag the country to the brink of crisis.

Keeping it real

Sliding ever closer to the fire:

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