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Alga rejoins Mecklenburg schools as human resources chief

Bracey won’t run for new term on South Hill Council; grant funds gained

Members named to Mecklenburg school facilities steering committee


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Comets beat Dan River 54-42 on Senior Night

Senior Night on Wednesday became a rather special celebration act for a very determined HCHS boys varsity basketball team.

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Hudson: Election ‘significantly affected’ by system malfunctions

Chris Hudson, recent candidate for Halifax County Sheriff, issued a statement Wednesday calling attention to 22 malfunctioning touch screen voting machines used in the Nov. 3 election.

The time for politics is over: Expand Medicaid!

Expanding health insurance coverage important for all Virginians

The inability of so many of our fellow citizens to access basic health insurance coverage represents a public health crisis that is undermining the well-being and security of the most vulnerable in our community.

What doesn’t get said about mining

Potential for harm can’t be easily dismissed by mining interests

These are not your parents’ SOL tests

Here’s a pop quiz: Since their inception in the 1990s, the Standards of Learning tests have (a) relied exclusively on multiple-choice questions, (b) rewarded rote memorization, (c) resulted in ever-higher passing rates, or (d) none of the above. Go to the head of the class if you correctly answered “none of the above.”

There’s no bar to uranium milling

Regulation, control don’t happen by themselves

Proms and prigs, and missing the point

I shouldn’t go riding sometimes. I think too much when I’m on the bike.

The Prizery, an institution worthy of pride and support

Some time back, someone told me he was asked, “Why waste your time on the Parsons-Bruce Art Association or Destination Downtown? You get nothing from them.”

Flooding near mine site raises questions anew

Uranium mining: A fiscal conservative might well say ‘no’

Traditional conservative values support continuing the moratorium on uranium mining in Virginia. Moving forward with legalization of uranium mining in Virginia would be expensive for taxpayers, with no guarantee the costs would ever be recovered.

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