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WINTER ON THE WAY?

Sunday forecast for Halifax County calls for major snow accumulation

Halifax County supes opt to start over with new building for CA’s office

Halifax County supervisors have dropped plans to renovate the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney —a century-old, three-story building on the courthouse square in Halifax — and will instead spend additional…

Friday announcement set on Halifax County administrator


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Varsity girls bounce back with win over Dan River


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Back and forth

After last week’s column on the need to address the worsening situation with climate change, this week an exchange of letters landed in our in-box concerning the Lady Bug solar generation project in the Bracey area.

Private lies

Now here’s a sentence worth quoting, from the May 7 Richmond Times-Dispatch, on Gov. Bob McDonnell’s plans to privately finance the $2 billion reconstruction of U.S. 460 from Suffolk to Petersburg: “Past construction proposals called for tolls as high as $13.20 per vehicle and also required $500 million to $1 billion in public funds, but Virginia has no state or federal money to build the four-lane, limited-access road.”

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Priority review

This week the School Board enhanced its credibility somewhat by voting in favor of an efficiency review of school operations. The trustees agreed to put Halifax’s name on the list at the Virginia Office of Planning and Budget, which would conduct the review, and meet with higher-ups to discuss the process. The cost of the study would largely borne by the state, on the condition the school division adopts most of the cost-saving recommendations. If not, the county schools will be required to pick up a hefty share of the final tab.

Masters

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You might think an oil spill that threatens to ruin the health of the Gulf of Mexico for years to come would cause people to rethink their advocacy of drilling off America’s coasts ... and whaddaya know, in some cases it has.

Masters of disaster

You might think an oil spill that threatens to ruin the health of the Gulf of Mexico for years to come would cause people to rethink their advocacy of drilling off America’s coasts ... and whaddaya know, in some cases it has.

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