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SVHEC to create IT Academy

The full panel of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification & Community Revitalization Commission (TICR) on Thursday approved the SVHEC’s grant application to establish the IT Academy in South Boston.

Brodnax motorist charged in fatal crash

Mecklenburg church break-ins reported


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Comets finish fifth in district cross country

Patrick County swept both ends of the Piedmont District cross country championships at Edmunds Park in South Boston.

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No sympathy

SoVaNow.com / July 25, 2013


Dear Viewpoint:

From the tenor of his statement and your story (“Before the plea, a confession,” News & Record, July 18) one would assume we’re supposed to feel sympathy for former sheriff Stanley Noblin because he lived beyond his means, ran up a big credit card debt and covered it by stealing over $100,000 from the Sheriff’s office accounts, especially the Drug Task Force asset forfeiture money.

Most of the Task Force money taken was the product of the work done by Major Richard Pulliam and those who served under him. Noblin showed precious little mercy for former sheriff Jeff Oakes, whom he has prosecuted for erasing a computer program, and Pulliam, whom Noblin hounded out of his police career and the state of Virginia. A lawman who does that and grossly betrays the public trust deserves to serve time in prison.

Yours truly,

John E. Greenbacker, Jr.

South Boston



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