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Water complaints lessen, but measures continue

Architectural history of Halifax Courthouse published

Hudson issues statement on candidacy


Sports

Lady Comets easily handle Staunton River

The Halifax County High School varsity softball team had an easy time Wednesday, shredding Staunton River, 16-1, in non-district action.

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Opinion

Tom McLaughlin

Warfare, real and imagined

The Marines will be making touchdown Saturday at South Boston Speedway and the Halifax County Fairgrounds, part of a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) urban training exercise to prepare for tasks ranging from combat operations to search-and-rescue missions.

All eyes on the water

Maybe the news isn’t quite as thick as the pollen nowadays, but there’s still plenty of activity out there to sift through. Let’s take a sniff:

Order of the day

You gotta love this observation from Fifth District Rep. Robert Hurt: “I am advocating for policies and a discourse in Washington that follow the example that … state and local officials set in their roles.” Say, has anyone noticed our congressman setting foot in Halifax County lately?

The audacity of nope

Get out your nun costumes, everyone, and let’s sing along:

Movin’ on up

Start all engines

Occasionally in this business, news stories resonate long after the front pages find their way to the recycling bin (or are digitized and cast out into the endless ether of the Internet). Case in point for yours truly: the mass firings last year of McDonald’s workers in South Boston and Clarksville. I wrote about this episode back in May 2014 after WSET-13 did its initial news segment, and in so doing I learned a few things about the low-wage economy that I had no real clue about beforehand.

Swing for the fences

March howlers lead to the April showers?

Let’s make nice

Just when it feels like we’ve been freed from the grip of one dysfunctional board, another rears its head — at least in theory.

Clean sweep

Could it finally be time to sweep away the detritus of winter? What goes for snowbound households also holds true for the news: lots of built-up grit and grime. Let’s grab a broom:

Highly illogical

In honor of the late, great, thoroughly awesome Leonard Nimoy, let us take a stroll down ‘60s lane and recall the episode of “Star Trek” that marked a career highlight for a fellow actor, Frank Gorshin, playing the dual role of Lokai and Bele in “Let This Be Your Last Battlefield.” (In case anyone has forgotten, Gorshin’s signature character was The Riddler in the old Batman series, which also aired in the ‘60s. Good times!)

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