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COMMUNITY VOICE: Is this any way to conduct public business?

By Robert R. Meeks

I read with great interest the story in your newspaper reporting on what some speakers at a school board meeting said about the way school Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon and the school board dealt with high school Principal Albert Randolph’s case.

PAULA I. BRYANT: For all the fathers who don’t walk away

With Father’s Day just around the corner, faithful reader Carol Foster of South Boston asked us to reprint a column penned by William S. Yoder and published in The Charlotte Observer back in 1996.

DOUG FORD: Pride of Virginia

We all know by now California Chrome did not win the Triple Crown, falling short at the Belmont Stakes as many horses do after winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.

PAULA I. BRYANT: Now that’s a teacher

We recently observed Memorial Day, and our friend, Virginia Cumbey, said it would be a particularly fitting time to share the following text that now circulates in e-mail drawn from former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s March 2007 address to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. 


I have to give my cat more credit.

COMMUNITY VOICE: High school athletics in Halifax

By Mark Cole


I am a concerned parent and citizen of Halifax County. I have been a past student athlete and parent of an athlete at Halifax County High School.

PAULA I. BRYANT: Winning big

If you happen to see local auctioneer Jimmy Glasscock and realtor Sammy Watts anytime soon, don’t be surprised if their heads may have swelled a bit.

DOUG FORD: Living in a pollen-nation

Don’t be surprised if you see bees and butterflies hovering around me for the foreseeable future.