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Revenues up as South Boston prepares for budget

Story of the Crossing goes national

Documentary on Dan River wartime tactic spread across U.S.

For Mecklenburg trustees, it’s a testy New Year

Tanner, Smiley win leadership posts on 5-4 vote; audience misses out on early decision


With two wins in the books, Comets ready for GW





Fight club

I can’t speak for anyone else, obviously, but this month’s dust-up among county supervisors has me feeling like a real dope — and I’m not even a member of the board.

Bearing fruit

Lots happening in the community and in the world; let’s play a little catchup:

Peak turkey

So you thought the turkey leftovers were all used up with Sunday night’s casserole?

Faulty towers

It’s not generally wise to jump to conclusions, but nonetheless the smoke-and-fire rule can be useful: a little smoke, maybe there’s no fire. A heap of smoke, the place is probably burning down.


Understandably for someone who grew up and spent a good part of his life in the Town of Halifax, my father in his later years would get quite sentimental about his contemporaries still living in town. Nothing cemented their renown quite like the connection to home. The mere mention of old Halifax buddies was usually enough to send my father into oratorical flights of fancy.

Breaking point

If there was any lingering doubt that James Thornton’s tenure as Mecklenburg County school superintendent has hit the end of the road, Monday’s School Board meeting ought to settle the matter.

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