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South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

Eight of nine Halifax County schools accredited

Trustees set goals at retreat, hail progress in state ratings

NO TURNING BACK

Era of segregated schools is over, but achieving racial parity in education continues to be an unmet challenge

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Park View look solid against Prince Edward in scrimmage


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Opinion

Tom McLaughlin

High energy

Necessary conversation

Too soon to report for this edition, people in the Chase City community gathered last night for a town hall meeting to discuss ongoing violence in and around town, culminating in three shooting deaths over the past 18 months.

All the news fit to print

Hmmm, I wonder what the headlines are saying these days ….

Next steps

Let’s go back to last week’s column and revisit this passage:

The wind shifts

Hey fellow old people: Let’s have a word.

Catching up

It’s been awhile. Let’s see what we can do to catch up on the news:

Beyond belief

The mind reels at the cruelty and malice behind the murder of Nancy Alford and vicious assault of John Alford, pastor of Sanford Memorial Baptist Church in Brodnax, who remains hospitalized after two intruders broke into the couple’s Lake Gaston home on Friday night and inflicted unfathomable violence.

Mood swings

We’re at that point in the year where the weather seems to swing back and forth at random: warm and inviting one day, harsh and cold the next. Let’s take the same approach to the day’s news:

Hatchet man

Right up there with bagels, comic books and Adam Sandler, we have Jewish culture to thank for the word “chutzpah.”

Bottom of the barrel

“Regardless of what laws we pass, until the evil in men’s hearts change, it’s not going to solve the problem,” said Del. Tommy Wright in response to the mass slaughter of innocents by someone with a gun.

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