South Boston News & Record
and Mecklenburg Sun
08/26/15 - 7:01 am
Groundbreaking for 70-bed VCU-CMH facility slated at 73-acre building site
08/26/15 - 6:55 am
08/26/15 - 6:45 am
Back when tobacco, the “golden leaf” of Virginia was a celebrated crop, and tobacco auctions were a festive occasion, no one was more celebrated than the market auctioneer.
08/29/15 - 10:13 am
HCHS had success in all three phases of football and repelled a gritty effort by Patrick County Friday night.
- More A&E
08/27/15 - 5:50 am > Tom's Column
So: How many more times are we going to tell ourselves that nothing could have been done to prevent a gun tragedy?
News & Record
07/30/15 - 7:14 am > Tom's Column
Let’s start out today with the sublime and then dive into the ridiculous:
07/29/15 - 7:06 am > Tom's Column
If at any point this past week you found yourself jumping on social media to urge a boycott of the South Hill Cinemas because the owner takes offense at the Confederate flag, or drove around the theater parking lot with your banner-waving friends, or — worse yet — spewed bile and hatred at a fellow human being, please, just stop: you are making yourself look like a jerk and a fool, and that’s the polite way of putting it.
07/23/15 - 6:30 am > Tom's Column
Pity the publicists for South Boston, whoever they may be. Life was humming along smoothly until last week some hit-and-run website pumped out a listicle (that’s what the Internet calls a bullet-point ranking that often as not involves kittens) that purported to expose Virginia’s worst criminal hotbeds. And our fair community landed in the No. 2 spot! Little ol’ South Boston, trailing Portsmouth but ahead of Norfolk. Locals on Facebook went bonkers. Oh no!
07/22/15 - 7:45 am > Tom's Column
Well, by all accounts it was sensational Lakefest (says the guy who spent the past week at the beach). Oh, the woe that is humanity … and the rude awakening that comes after the end of vacation.
06/24/15 - 7:02 am > Tom's Column
It’s odd, the things you come upon at the unlikeliest of moments. This week I pulled up at a traffic stop behind a neighbor and noticed for the first time the collection of bumper stickers splattered on the back of the family wagon. Theirs is a wonderful household in every way, so as you might expect, the tattooing of the vehicle conveys the family’s sense of whimsy and fun. One sticker in particular caught my eye: Love > Hate.