Kelsey Thomas of South Boston has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg with a 4.0 GPA.

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The Halifax County Master Gardeners organization will hold its 22nd annual plant sale on May 2 in front of the Halifax Extension Office on Main Street in Halifax.

QUESTION: Our 10-year-old granddaughter lives with us. We have custody of her but her father, our son, is now asking us for visitation privileges. I probably don’t need to tell you that both he and his ex-wife were not up to parental responsibilities. He says he’s cleaned up his act and want…

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Residents at Heritage Hall in Brookneal received an outpouring of love from the community for the holidays. Georgia Pacific provided gifts for every resident from the angel tree this Christmas.

From Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, the creators who brought viewers “Dear Edwina” and “Dear Edwina JR.,” comes “Junie B. Jones The Musical JR.” — an adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, brought to life in a delightful adaptation created specifically for Broadway Junior…

The public is invited to the third annual Halifax County Public Schools Music Showcase held on Thursday, March 5 at Halifax County High School in the auditorium from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Well, we are eight days into the new year. How many of you said you were going make changes in 2020 and have broken them all ready? That’s why I don’t make them, because I can never keep them. Well, this week going to do some I hope you enjoy. 

This is the last (for a while, anyway) of three columns in which I take on the absurd notion that punishing children for bad behavior is bad parenting. (The previous are on my website at johnrosemond.com.) There is commonsense and there is nonsense and the absurd notion in question belongs s…

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Well, today starts a new year. I wish for you all good health and may it be the best year and all good things in 2020. This week I’m going to do some I never heard of, but I’m going to try. Did you do your black eyed peas, greens, side meats and cornbread for New Year’s Day for your good luck?  

Start a new tradition on New Year’s Day with a special First Day Hike in a Virginia State Park.

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The Halifax County NAACP will conduct its annual observance of Jubilee Day at 11 a.m. Jan. 1 at the Banister Hill Baptist Church in Halifax. 

I am often asked how long I intend to keep this up, as in writing this column, writing books and speaking on childrearing and family matters. My answer: As long as they keep it up; “it” being the utter nonsense that emanates and has been emanating from the mental health professional communit…