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Halifax parents press case for full-time school

Dozens of parents of Halifax County students plan to approach the Halifax County School Board at the July 13 meeting of trustees to plead for changes in the current proposal…

Halifax reopens under Phase 3, with caution

Local businesses expand offerings but the Halifax County South Boston Library holds off, citing an uptick in virus cases.

Farewell to a retail icon

After a century-plus as downtown anchor, Lantor’s to close

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Sliding toward shutdown

Just as paper products have begun to return to grocery store shelves, the United States — a vast swath of it, anyway — is edging back into shutdown mode due to the coronavirus.

Post mortem

So now what? Democrats got their donkeybacks handed to them Tuesday night in Virginia and New Jersey, although in true throw-out-the-bums fashion a handful of Republicans and quasi-Republicans got shown the door in Virginia and nationally, too. It was an anti-incumbent night, alright, which even incumbent Arthur Reynolds found out to his dismay running for Halifax County school board.

Off the beaten track

I figured this might be a good time to step away from our regular muckraking duties here at the Hughes & Record to touch upon lesser-noticed happenings in the community.

For governor: Creigh Deeds

Too-cute-by-half plans for managing Virginia’s affairs not only fail to get the job done, they reveal deeper truths about the people who champion such tomfoolery. The shining example is Jim Gilmore’s no-car tax plank in the 1997 gubernatorial campaign. Gilmore rode the slogan to the Governor’s Mansion, then proceeded to wreck Virginia’s finances without even delivering the full tax relief he had promised. Ideological to the point of being serially dishonest, Gilmore today stands as the archetype of what Virginians should avoid in a governor

Feet planted firmly on the ground

There’s nothing new about politicians striving to be all things to all people, but claiming to be their neighbor, too?

Bloom and bust

I’ve neglected to comment in this space on the State of the County forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce three weeks ago, but our front-page article on the event drew a quick reaction from several readers. One especially sharp-eyed businessman in town took exception to the comment by Mike Sexton, executive director of the IDA, that Halifax County has “figured it all out” when it comes to economic development. Come again?

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