South Boston News & Record
and Mecklenburg Sun
07/02/15 - 7:23 am
07/02/15 - 7:16 am
From New York to London in South Boston as locals join new musical
07/02/15 - 7:11 am
07/02/15 - 7:10 am
- More A&E
07/01/15 - 7:08 am
You can’t move fast enough to keep up with the headlines these days. Still, a keen sense of the here-and-now never hurt anyone, especially in the marketing and advertising business. How about a new promotional campaign to draw tourists to the Lake Country? NO SHARKS, NO WORRIES. Fortunes have been made with less.
06/24/15 - 7:02 am
It’s odd, the things you come upon at the unlikeliest of moments. This week I pulled up at a traffic stop behind a neighbor and noticed for the first time the collection of bumper stickers splattered on the back of the family wagon. Theirs is a wonderful household in every way, so as you might expect, the tattooing of the vehicle conveys the family’s sense of whimsy and fun. One sticker in particular caught my eye: Love > Hate.
06/18/15 - 7:06 am
Maybe it’s just the heat, but the world sure does feel unglued these days.
06/11/15 - 6:26 am
A couple of weeks ago, the Halifax County Board of Supervisors convened for a regular monthly meeting and board members refrained from their usual moaning and kvetching. (For the supervisors this year, this seemed like a first.) To the extent any ill will was evident in the room, it mostly arose from the audience. A sore point was the state of the county’s roads. People have a right to complain.
06/10/15 - 5:10 am
It’s amazing how calm everything seems to get during transitional periods— in Mecklenburg’s case, the pause between Jim Thornton’s departure for Isle of Wight County and the hiring of a new school superintendent to take his place. One suspects the School Board will set aside its fussin’ and fightin’ long enough to quickly lay the groundwork for a new superintendent search (although a School Board meeting this week to consider a consultant had to be cancelled for the lack of a quorum.)
06/04/15 - 6:19 am
In case you missed it: A peaceful, easy feeling settled over the Halifax County Board of Supervisors on Monday night.
05/27/15 - 6:03 am
I guess the time was never too far distant to talk about Jim Thornton’s legacy as Superintendent of Mecklenburg County Schools.
05/21/15 - 6:19 am
Life is a long, winding road … with debris deposited along the way. Let’s scoop up our share:
05/13/15 - 7:22 am
“Whether people feel comfortable with me or our school board at this time should not be the question,” writes Superintendent of Schools Jim Thornton this week as he takes a shot at the Board of Supervisors — example #2,367 in the genre. I agree: the question of local funding for education should be considered independently of Thornton’s leadership of the division. Yet is such an exercise in compartmentalization really possible?
05/07/15 - 6:20 am
I’ve received some requests for the next installment in The Adventures of Halasz in Wonderland* — the story that made its debut last week in this space that actually was a veiled cry for help from someone whose job entails following the antics of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors — but I’ll admit to not being able to work up much enthusiasm for a sequel (yet).