Destination Downtown South Boston’s third annual cruz-in will be on from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. There will be no charge for admission for visitors or vehicle owners. All antique and classic cars and trucks, motorcycles and special interest vehicles are welcome to participate.

Dr. Jennifer Hughes from Averett University will be speaking at the Halifax Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

Halloween ghost tours of Mulberry Hill will be held Friday, Oct. 11, Saturday, Oct. 12, Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, sponsored by Historic Staunton River Foundation and Staunton River Battlefield State Park.

QUESTION: We held off giving our oldest daughter a smartphone until she was 15, the age at which we allowed her older brother to have one. We read your column weekly in our hometown newspaper and know you disapprove, but we had no issues with our son and thought, wrongly, that things would g…

Some 90 classmates from the Halifax County High School class of 1969 attended the 50th year reunion over the weekend with a meet and greet session Friday evening at Sunnyview Inn and Events Center in Cluster Springs and a dinner Saturday evening on the lawn of Carol and Alan Gravitt’s home. …

Every Tuesday and Thursday from the spring until the winter, Maxine Jones and George Perez open the doors to Tri-County Community Action Agency’s cannery at 7:30 a.m.

As my regular readers know, I am a certified heretic in my field: child and family psychology. To the point, I am convinced that psychological parenting theory, which began to inform American child rearing in the late 1960s, has caused more problems than psychologists know how to solve.

Q: My first marriage dissolved when our son – who’s very sweet and happy – was just shy of 3. He hasn’t seen his father since and never asks about him. The child support checks abruptly stopped a couple of months ago, and I subsequently learned he committed suicide. I suppose I should tell m…

The public is invited to come and join the Dan River Basin Association's 4-mile paddle along the Mayo Lake shoreline on Oct. 5, guided by staff from Mayo Park, 1013 Neal's Store Road, Roxboro, North Carolina (GPS 36.479996, -78.876064).

Civil Air Patrol cadets (teenagers) from Halifax County, Danville, Pittsylvania County and all over Virginia just returned from living at Ft. Pickett for a week as a result of volunteering for “Encampment”, a week of military-style activities that challenged them mentally and physically.

It was a day of fundraising that raised $64,382.39 for the Halifax County Cancer Association, according to Sharon Blosser, director, but more importantly, it let those dealing with cancer know they are not alone.

The Halifax Volunteer Fire Department is mailing its fundraising letter this week, thanking the community for its support in the past and asking for its continued support, according to Darryl Dawson, chief.

The Tinkers Car Club will hold its annual fall cruz-in from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, in the Halifax Square Shopping Center parking lot located on Highway 501 North, South Boston.

The Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) will paddle 6.5 miles of the Dan River from Milton, North Carolina, to the public access at Leggett’s Bottom where U.S. 58 crosses the river in Halifax County on Saturday.

Proving, once again, that fact is stranger by far than fiction, a grandmother recently asked me what she should do about her daughter-in-law who, despite her husband’s increasingly meek objections, is determined to do everything possible to turn the first grandchild, a 3-year-old girl, into …

South Boston native John Greer will present a solo, two-month art exhibit during September and October at The Prizery. The exhibit opens Sunday, Sept. 8 with a reception sponsored by Parsons-Bruce Art Association in the Robert F. Cage Gallery from 2 to 4 p.m.

Tractor Supply Company in South Boston​ has dedicated the entire month of August to showing its appreciation for animals by hosting a variety of animal-centric happenings and deals as part of Out Here With Animals, its month-long event for animals of all kinds and the people who care for the…

For someone who wants to work in fluid dynamics or orbital mechanics if he goes that high — literally — 16-year-old Blake D’Amato of Halifax is well on his way.

GriefShare is an international grief recovery support group, frequently led by people who have lost a spouse, a child, a relative or friend. Founded in 1998, the lay-led program has changed the lives of those dealing with loss.

Q: A Christian (but very liberal) adoption agency recently turned down our application because they disapprove of our parenting approach, which is your parenting approach. We told them we subscribe to your philosophy and do things like sending the kids to bed early due to whining and tantrum…