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Local hemp growers gain access to crop insurance

USDA-sponsored programs offered with strings attached

Firefighters battle blaze in South Boston; resident dies (UPDATED)

A fire that broke out at 1929 Crawley Avenue in South Boston at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday has claimed the life of the home's occupant, Carolyn Faulkner Edmondson.

It’s complicated: Talks begin on HCHS

With sales tax vote behind them, Halifax County supervisors, trustees turn attention to next challenge: how to spend the money

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Comets downed by buzzer beater

Varsity boys fall in Piedmont District championship tilt; next up, regionals

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Sound the alarms

We received an e-mail Tuesday from the office of state Sen. Frank Ruff requesting the publication of a press release. Panic attack seems more like it. But you be the judge:

Into the sunset

In just about all of life’s pursuits you’ll find solid, hardworking, competent people who keep their heads down, theirs lips zipped and their eyes on the ball. They usually do a great job of tending to business — theirs, and sometimes even yours. Then there are folks who go the other way: people who can’t leave well enough alone, who go out of their way to act in gratuitous fashion, who won’t shoot straight because that’s hard to do so while talking out of both sides of the mouth.

Thoughtful

Thought of the day #1: If someone around here really wanted to stimulate the economy, they’d have built a new unemployment office by now.

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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