Bat Week — “an international celebration of the role of bats in nature” according to Bat Conservation International — is held from Oct. 24 to Oct. 31.

Teachers at Scottsburg Elementary are working daily to deliver instruction to students through virtual learning, via making phone calls, home visits, as well as, preparing and distributing paper packets. Despite the many challenges, it has been rewarding to see the effort put into teaching t…

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QUESTION: Our first child, a boy, just turned 2. Per your advice, he is toilet trained and eating whatever I serve. Before he was born, we determined that we were not going to raise a picky eater. Our problem isn’t our son; it’s my sister-in-law, who has three kids, the youngest of which is …

Oct. 15: Doris L. Bowen, Mrs. Charlie Lane, Johnnie Crowder, Arthur N. Saunders, Jimmy Priest, Clara Lee Powell, Lester T. Gordon, Mrs. J.W.H. Dyches, P.C. Nichols, Charles W. Clardy, Amee Delores Alford, Jeffrey Lewis Hardy, Denise Dixon, Brandon Cheathan, Megan Scarberry 

The faculty, staff and students at South Boston Early Learning Center show off their school spirit with a virtual celebration. The school spirit committee hosted a disco dance and hat celebration where parents, grandparents and other siblings also joining in the celebration. Students, facult…

The Halifax/South Boston NAACP Branch Unit 7074 will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Post 99.

The deadline for submitting items for the religion page is noon Wednesday. Items are published as space allows. Priority is given to upcoming special events happening within one week. Email items to religion@gazettevirginian.com.

The Halifax County Serenity Cancer Garden Association will hold their yearly brick dedication ceremony Sunday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. at the garden located in Edmunds Park off of Dan River Church Road, South Boston.

The VFW Post 8243 presented scholarships to seven college students in September at their Bingo on Monday Nights at South Boston Fire Support Building.

I hope that you put your houseplants outside for the summer. Most houseplants origins are in tropical regions so they love heat and humidity. But as the temperatures dip, we need to get them back inside.

Have you ever noticed small, mouse-like creatures scurrying across your yard or notice burrows in your mulch or raised tunnels just below the grass or snow? These little creatures could be a mole, vole or a shrew. It is important to properly identify what you have because they each have diff…

We know that trees and shrubs often provide bright leaf colors in the fall, one of the things that makes this season so special. But did you know that there are perennials that also give us a showy fall display?

The weather is getting cool. It’s time for some soup or good old chili beans. I hope you will enjoy this one from a lady at church, Carolyn L.