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Prizery has fairy tale characters as you’ve never seen them before

Nichols granted four more years as Mecklenburg County school superintendent

School Board extends contract, sets base salary of $125,800 after raise

Search goes on for missing N.C. man

Garner resident last seen Friday at Bracey motel

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Tea leaf country

Here’s your election factoid for the day: The last time Virginia Democrats held a June primary contest for governor, in 2009, eventual nominee Creigh Deeds won with just under 50 percent of 319,168 votes cast.

A nose for the news

You can learn a lot by following the news. Even if you’re following it somewhere else.

Healthy debate

With the Obama Administration turning its attention to health care reform, a point you’ll no doubt be hearing in the weeks and months to come is that federal health insurance programs already are broke or will go bust sometime soon. Because of this, the argument goes, it would be the height of folly for the government to assume even more responsibility for the nation’s medical bills. We just can’t afford it. Why take on more costs when you can’t cover the obligations already on the books?

Let the races begin

With Tuesday’s qualifying deadline for School Board having come and gone, competitive races are set in all three districts (2, 3 and 6) that will be on the ballot this fall. Two districts will produce a newcomer regardless of who wins, as current trustees Steve Anderson and Mac McDowell are stepping down. In Election District 3 incumbent Arthur Reynolds will face a challenge from Kim Farson of Vernon Hill, making her first try for public office.

News & Record endorsement: Deeds and Signer for Virginia

The News & Record enthusiastically endorses Creigh Deeds for governor and Michael Signer for lieutenant governor in the Democratic primary Tuesday, June 9.

Post play

What a pleasant surprise — this week The Washington Post endorsed Creigh Deeds in the June 9 Democratic primary for governor. The Post’s editorial is available on-line at www.washingtonpost.com and is well worth reading in full, but I especially liked this part:

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