QUESTION: I teach 3- and 4-year-olds in a childcare center in Australia. I always have a few difficult children in any group and the book in which you describe Alpha Speech [“The Well-Behaved Child”] has been very helpful. My disciplinary options are limited to separating a misbehaving child…

QUESTION: Our son is 7 years old and in the second grade. His school went virtual this past spring and we see no end to it, not in the near term at least. When he was going to a brick-and-mortar schoolhouse, he did very well. Close to the top of his class, in fact. Ever since last spring, ho…

I do enjoy sweet potatoes and just a plain baked sweet potato with some butter.

At a recent meeting of the Dan River Chapter, Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution several awards and certificates were presented by Chapter President Gary Hall. A certificate recognizing 25 years of membership was presented to Douglas Powell.  The Fire Safety Commendation Medal…

Students have worked in different media to complete these assignments in the art classes of Cheryle Ferguson, Krista Skelton and Forrest Layne during the first nine weeks.  Online delivery of art education has been new and challenging, and these excellent artworks really stand out, according…

Years ago (and I mean years ago like more than 50), a friend gave me a cutting from a Christmas cactus Schlumbergera that came from his grandmother’s plant.

According to the University of Florida Extension, the most notorious fire ant in their state is the red imported fire ant.

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation will be celebrating #GivingTuesday by joining thousands of organizations around the world in the global generosity movement on Dec. 1.

The Halifax County Cancer Association and Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival group members and others are working together to spread a little Christmas joy this holiday season with a Drive-thru Christmas Lights Display at the Halifax County Fairgrounds, and need the publi…

Due to the assumed difficulties of managing the annual fruit and nut sale during the COVID-19 pandemic, the members of the South Boston Lions Club have decided to forego selling fruit this year and will only be selling nuts.

Della Davis’ fifth grade students at Scottsburg Elementary School enjoy working in virtual small groups during a reading lesson on drawing conclusions. There were four small break-out groups and four cases to solve. The students used their detective skills to solve their assigned case. After…