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Hearing on budget set for tonight

Package cuts spending to schools, increases real estate tax by 2 cents

Taking pride on Clean Up Day

Second family member charged in Halifax man’s death

71-year-old wife faces charge of soliciting murder; joins grandson accused in July slaying

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Dragon boys blank R-H, 2-0

Hudson throws one-hit shutout

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Putting out fires

With all the talk lately about solar power and the Lady Bug project in Bracey, it’s easy to overlook other trends in the energy business — including ones directly affecting those of us here in Southside Virginia.

The dim reaper

What a prize for a press corps we have in this country. I was pecking away at the keyboard last Friday afternoon when my brother called and told me about this Santelli guy going off on CNBC. Come to find out later that correspondent Rick Santelli's rant against the Obama Administration's mortgage relief plan was an instant media sensation, drawing only slightly less page views on the Internet than the Bible has received throughout recorded history. Jeremiah had nothing on this Santelli guy. Reap the whirlwind and all that booyah!

Stepping up

We’ll see what the Board of Supervisors decides to do with the new bids for the county’s abandoned school properties, but I sure was glad to see Jack Dunavant step up this week with a $100,000 offer for C.H. Friend.

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