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Project cost soars, leaving HCSA in hole

Borrowing may be necessary to finish system upgrade

Suspected driver in fatal Pittsylvania hit-and-run arrested

A Nathalie man and the suspected driver in a Aug. 27 fatal hit-and-run wreck in Pittsylvania County has been arrested by Virginia State Police after weeks of searching by authorities.

Feds close probe with no charges against South Boston police

The U.S. Justice Department has closed its review into the death of Linwood Lambert Jr., the Richmond man who died on May 4, 2013 after being tased by South Boston…

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Halifax hits the road against Magna Vista after Bassett win


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Making book

It was quite a nice surprise to pick up the Halifax County Historical Society’s new book, “An Architectural History of Halifax County, Virginia“ and see our family’s South Boston residence listed on page 256: “The West-McLaughlin home.” Never heard it referred to that way before; wow. It reminded me of the moment in the Charlie Brown Christmas Special when Pig-Pen tells Lucy Van Pelt to show some respect because that could be the dirt of Nebuchudnezzar swirling around his person. Even our beagles are impressed. They’ve used the bathroom indoors only once this week.

Conflicting priorities

As if it weren’t evident enough already, the weather outside tells me now’s a good time to stick to offering hot takes on the news:

Summertime musings

The forecast is for more hot weather, just the ticket for hot takes on the news:

One potato-two

I ran into a friend this week who expressed ambivalence — that lovely feeling somewhere between admiration and contempt — toward the School Board’s recent vote to build two school complexes on opposite ends of the county to replace the two Bluestones and the two Park Views.

Read all about it

With today’s mass mail edition, a copy of the News & Record will be showing up at 18,000 mail boxes at homes and businesses throughout Halifax County — yours included.

Who’s in charge

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors and the School Board are fundamentally at odds over the direction of the school system, a state of disunion that more often than not spells dysfunction.

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