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Recall campaign launched against four supervisors

Making good on a vow he made at the May meeting of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors, David Smith said Monday that he and group of concerned citizens have…

Memorial Day tribute slated Monday in Halifax

It’s official: Clark to run for second term as sheriff

Sheriff Fred S. Clark formally announced Tuesday he will seek a second term as Halifax County Sheriff in the Nov. 3 general election.


Conference 16 tournament matchups

Halifax County High School will host four Conference 16 games in three sports Friday.





Tom McLaughlin

Another eruption

Life is a long, winding road … with debris deposited along the way. Let’s scoop up our share:

Well enough alone

“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?

Out of the darkness

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).

Doing the math

School personnel director Laura Pittard penned a Viewpoint letter last week that took us to task for The Sun’s coverage of a School Board vote two weeks ago that failed on a 4-4 tie.

The lost chapter

Staunton’s assistant city manager, Jim Halasz, was tapped as Halifax County Administrator on a unanimous 7-0 vote by the Board of Supervisors Monday night. Halasz (pronounced “Hallas,” with a silent z) will begin his duties in the county on Monday, July 9. —The News & Record, June 28, 2012

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

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