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Harsh words, upheld vote

Halifax County supervisors affirm Pannell as board chairman after acrimonious exchanges

MEC wins funding for county fiber broadband

EMPOWER to use $710K grant on Halifax expansion

Messages of love and uplift at MLK breakfast


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Comets drop two straight games

Fall to GW Friday and Appomattox on Wednesday

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Tom McLaughlin

After the rally

Second Amendment advocates have every right to be pleased with and proud of the Lobby Day gun rights rally that took place in Richmond on Monday.

‘Tis a wonder

Do we all remember four years ago when the Halifax County Board of Supervisors self-immolated over a set of internal issues that have never entirely been explained to this day, and created a bitter, months-long 4-4 split on the board? Yeah, good times.

First read

Here it is, the start of a new year, and all the crystal balls in the world have been hit with a cut-off notice. Translated: who the heck knows what lies ahead in 2020? It’s a tradition in this space to sally forth into January with our Fearless Forecast of the Future®, but there’s fearless and then there’s clueless, and I’m not so clueless as to look back over the past year and think any of it could have been predicted beforehand.

First read

Here it is, the start of a new year, and all the crystal balls in the world have been hit with a cut-off notice. Translated: who the heck knows what lies ahead in 2020? It’s a tradition in this space to sally forth into January with our Fearless Forecast of the Future®, but there’s fearless and then there’s clueless, and I’m not so clueless as to look back over the past year and think any of it could have been predicted beforehand.

Unknowns and knowns

A 17-year-old got his hands on a gun this weekend, other young people are dead as a result, and the rest of us are left to mourn and wonder why.

Target practice

The response to the Second Amendment Sanctuary movement that has taken rural Virginia by storm is truly impressive from a political point of view — massive turnouts at local meetings, virtually unanimous support among local officials, a string of formal declarations by county governments, and a fast-paced reddening of the state map.

Holiday special

Good news for Thanksgiving — the cost of your dinnertime turkey is at a 10-year low. Sadly, there's a catch.

Holiday pile-up

Morsels of news are piled high, so allow me to take time to clear off the plate before Thanksgiving gets here …..

Blast radius

The Trumpsters and their lackeys in Congress had a grand plan to run the bus over anyone who tried to tie the president to a bribery and extortion scheme with Ukraine to sabotage the 2020 presidential election.

Subtraction action

Lots of ground to cover with the news, so let’s try some giddyap and go:

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