The News & Record
South Boston News & Record
and Mecklenburg Sun
Home   •   News   •   Sports   •   Classifieds   •   Community   •   Health   •   Entertainment   •   Obituaries   •   Opinions   •   Weather
Advertising | Contact | Register
Advanced Search
News

South Boston council honors Buffalo Soldier on 100th birthday

South Boston Town Council on Monday night paid tribute to 100 year old Raymond Shelton

South Boston Police seek suspect

Prizery readies for fall music headliners


Sports

PLAY HARD, PLAY WELL

The Comets made a change in the program after the Mike Roark-era did not work out. Day, meanwhile, has accomplished his goal of keeping the focus off himself in preseason…

Community


Opinion


A&E

Opinion

Tom McLaughlin

Sea change

On our website this week, there’s been an outbreak of commentary — consisting of equal parts vitriol and virtue — on the subject of gay marriage. The precipitating event? The News & Record’s story on Monday, headlined “Temporary Setback.”

Hot under the collar

Maybe at their next meeting, members of the Mecklenburg County School Board can all agree to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Flying apart

I’ve come to dread controversies such as the suddenly ubiquitous Ferguson saga for perhaps a different reason than many people: these white-hot debates yank the entire country out of orbit and appeals for calm and reason always seem to lack the force to set matters aright.

Joy to the world

Every so often, a thing happens that takes you back to a long-lost place and you’re left to wonder how your memory of it ever lapsed.

Different strokes

Take the observation in the spirit it is given — free of charge, and worth every penny — but in one minor respect, Lake Gaston has clear bragging rights over Buggs Island Lake.

Abuse of discretion

We interrupt the dog days of summer to bring you the latest vim and vigor:

Going to the dogs

It’s always the same: After a hard day’s work I trudge home only to walk in and find our two lazy and worthless beagles lounging on the sofa, having slept away the morning and afternoon, and the question practically asks itself — What am I doing wrong here?

Contrary to contract

Here we are, only a few days removed from what is being hailed by nearly everybody as one of the biggest and best Lakefests in memory — thank you, Mother Nature! — when cold, harsh reality sets in: The conclusion of the big celebration by the lake means the dog days of summer are officially upon us.

Shining on

I never had the occasion to meet Heather Anne Tucker, the Bluestone 15-year-old who passed away this week, even though her battles with brain cancer, waged very openly and bravely, became a prominent part of life in the community and a recurring story in the pages of this newspaper. One couldn’t help but to feel for this beautiful young girl and her family as they confronted her terrible odds of survival. Yet while I may not know Heather or the Tuckers personally, I’ve kept up with their story from afar. There’s a reason for this: the disease that claimed Heather Anne’s life took my father, too.

Just follow the ball

It has come to my attention that soccer-bashing has become a sport unto itself in certain precincts of the Internet.

• Page 1 of 36 pages  1 2 3 >  Last »

Advertising Flyer

Find out how you can reach more customers by advertising with The News & Record and The Mecklenburg Sun -- in print and online.