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Project cost soars, leaving HCSA in hole

Borrowing may be necessary to finish system upgrade

Suspected driver in fatal Pittsylvania hit-and-run arrested

A Nathalie man and the suspected driver in a Aug. 27 fatal hit-and-run wreck in Pittsylvania County has been arrested by Virginia State Police after weeks of searching by authorities.

Feds close probe with no charges against South Boston police

The U.S. Justice Department has closed its review into the death of Linwood Lambert Jr., the Richmond man who died on May 4, 2013 after being tased by South Boston…

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Halifax hits the road against Magna Vista after Bassett win


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Tom McLaughlin

Making book

It was quite a nice surprise to pick up the Halifax County Historical Society’s new book, “An Architectural History of Halifax County, Virginia“ and see our family’s South Boston residence listed on page 256: “The West-McLaughlin home.” Never heard it referred to that way before; wow. It reminded me of the moment in the Charlie Brown Christmas Special when Pig-Pen tells Lucy Van Pelt to show some respect because that could be the dirt of Nebuchudnezzar swirling around his person. Even our beagles are impressed. They’ve used the bathroom indoors only once this week.

Moment of truth

It’s hard to believe sometimes, but Mecklenburg County appears to be finally ready to move forward with the construction of new schools — provided that the powers-that-be don’t screw everything up.

Back to the race

It’s been awhile since we checked in on the presidential race. Maybe now might be a good time? We are past Labor Day, after all.

Tales from flyover country

It’s always great fun whenever The New York Times or some other bigfoot media operation sends a reporter down from the big city to check out life in the local honey hole.

Castle in the sand

Members of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors, County Administrator Jim Halasz, the county attorney and others have worked very hard to shape the future of the Halifax County Courthouse, drawing up a modernization plan for the building that brings years of back-and-forth negotiations with a restive judiciary to an end. But will it fly with the public?

The fire this time

Lately I’ve fallen into the habit of making references to the summertime heat every time I ramble on in this space.

Conflicting priorities

As if it weren’t evident enough already, the weather outside tells me now’s a good time to stick to offering hot takes on the news:

Summertime musings

The forecast is for more hot weather, just the ticket for hot takes on the news:

One potato-two

I ran into a friend this week who expressed ambivalence — that lovely feeling somewhere between admiration and contempt — toward the School Board’s recent vote to build two school complexes on opposite ends of the county to replace the two Bluestones and the two Park Views.

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