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Service set Friday for late Councilman Billy Clarke

Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Route 501 hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are investigating a Friday morning hit-and-run in northern Halifax County at the Staunton River and Campbell County line that sent a pedestrian to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.…

Remains of Emma Compton Layne identified; leads sought in homicide

Human remains found in the Nathalie area in November have been positively identified as those of Emma Compton Layne of Cody, who has been missing since June 20, 2017.

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One Dixie for all

Scottsburg merges with Halifax County Dixie Youth to form one countywide league

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Tom McLaughlin

Vote Northam,  Fairfax and Herring

Pro and cons

The election of Virginia’s next governor is less than two weeks away. Let’s look at some issues in the race:

The state of play

Headline of the day: “Hey, Virginia! You’ve got a governor to elect in three weeks!”

Once more, with outrage

Maybe someone a lot smarter than me can answer the question: How much more of this carnage do we have to take?

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.

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