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Upgrades sought at three Mecklenburg elementary schools

Architects present options for overhaul of Chase City, Clarksville and La Crosse schools

Truck rolls off, nearly plunges into lot below

Clarksville’s lakefront motels come under new ownership

Major change ahead for Lake Motel, Magnuson

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Waller places second in VHSL state meet in high jump, long jump


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All together now

A couple of weeks ago I penned a column in this space on the waning influence of Southside and Southwest Virginia at the General Assembly — literally so, the two regions are almost certain to lose seats in the coming reappointment of Virginia’s election districts— and with that, I promised a follow-up column on what our area legislators could do about it

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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