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Halifax police search for child porn offender who walked out of trial

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 42-year-old child porn offender who walked out of court during the lunch break in his Tuesday jury trial and failed to…

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Tom McLaughlin

These things happen

The current state of the Halifax County Courthouse renovation project is emblematic of our times: taxpaying citizens of the county are stuck with a plan that no one seems to like and no one is apparently able to change. How do these things happen? Pull up a chair and let’s stew a bit.

All quiet down the homestretch

The powers-that-be who’ll determine the future of Mecklenburg County school facilities must be taking lessons from Congress: they’re brushing up against must-pass deadlines with what looks from afar to be nary a care in the world.

Another new low

Stupid and cruel: Say hello to Donald Trump’s America.

Breakwaters

Horrifying as the images are from Hurricane Harvey, we need to keep in mind that Texas’s and Louisiana’s miseries are only beginning

In the zone

About a month and a half ago I heard from an old college buddy: “Hey man, we’ve gotta go catch the eclipse.”

Not normal

Because everyday decency is so unexceptional, it’s all the more sickening to witness a breakdown of social order such as we saw this weekend in Charlottesville.

Spread the news far and wide

No easy shortcut

Things can get awfully complicated, awfully fast when the subject is community college dual enrollment and career and technical education programs— all fodder for The Sun’s front page lead story last week — because:

The latest shame

A dog’s mark

When you make it your business to write about politics, as I typically do in this space, it’s easy to lose sight of the plain fact that for many, the daily headlines have no bite. It’s all just a bunch of hullabaloo. Other subjects get people’s blood pressure up. Let’s take an example: pit bulls.

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