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Big money bet on job initiative

SVHEC ramps up new Center of Excellence with $2 million grant

South Boston home scorched by Monday fire

A Monday morning fire razed a two-story rental house at 1911 N. Main Street in South Boston despite quick action by firefighters to quell the blaze.

County native, advocate for disabled takes story to U.S. Senate

Robertson-Dabrowski overcomes struggles

Sports

South Boston advances in O-Zone

Scottsburg has been eliminated in state Dixie Youth O-zone state tournament, and the South Boston allstars remain alive in the postseason event at the Day Complex.

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Tom McLaughlin

Going to the dogs

It’s always the same: After a hard day’s work I trudge home only to walk in and find our two lazy and worthless beagles lounging on the sofa, having slept away the morning and afternoon, and the question practically asks itself — What am I doing wrong here?

Contrary to contract

Here we are, only a few days removed from what is being hailed by nearly everybody as one of the biggest and best Lakefests in memory — thank you, Mother Nature! — when cold, harsh reality sets in: The conclusion of the big celebration by the lake means the dog days of summer are officially upon us.

Shining on

I never had the occasion to meet Heather Anne Tucker, the Bluestone 15-year-old who passed away this week, even though her battles with brain cancer, waged very openly and bravely, became a prominent part of life in the community and a recurring story in the pages of this newspaper. One couldn’t help but to feel for this beautiful young girl and her family as they confronted her terrible odds of survival. Yet while I may not know Heather or the Tuckers personally, I’ve kept up with their story from afar. There’s a reason for this: the disease that claimed Heather Anne’s life took my father, too.

Just follow the ball

It has come to my attention that soccer-bashing has become a sport unto itself in certain precincts of the Internet.

Job abuse

This latest incident reveals a larger truth about the Tobacco Commission: It’s become a corrupt organization...

Ways and means

Home rule

What do you do about a problem called NIMBY?

Brat-tastic

It’s been another grim week in the news: Extremist factions struggling to wrest control of the war-torn country, employing tactics that threaten the well-being of tens, maybe hundreds of thousands, of innocent victims.

Heirs to the throne

Maybe Bob McDonnell was onto something after all.

Moving parts

Let’s spin the hamster wheel and see where it lands:

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