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…

The Rev. Bill Wilkins and the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church congregation hosted two short-term missionaries to New York City on Sunday morning — Vernon Hill native, the Rev. Dr. Bill Greenwood Jr., and his co-worker, Vincent Sawyer.

QUESTION: Some friends of ours who’ve read a couple of your books and attended one of your talks told us that they solved some major discipline problems with their 4-year-old just by using what they called alpha speech. They tried to explain it to us, but we’d like to get it straight from th…

Thirty years ago, triplets were born here in Halifax County, and recently we celebrated our 30th birthdays. We were born on June 10, 1989 between the times of 11:37 p.m. and 11:40 p.m. at Halifax – South Boston Community Hospital.

My recent column pertaining to a 12-year-old who told his parents he’d thought about suicide several times over the past six months stirred a fair number of folks to respond. Feelings toward the column ranged from “many thanks” to “how interesting” to fear and loathing.

The Cruz-In sponsored by Tinkers Car Club Saturday evening brought out spectators to see classic cars and trucks. The event was held in front of Italian Delight at Halifax Square Shopping Center. Donations from patrons attending the Cruz-In are used to help needy families and individuals in …

Crowds of children accompanied by parents came to Lake Country Business Park next to Clarksville Elementary School on Thursday evening to experience a ride in a hot air balloon. However, due to two approaching storms in the area, the hot air balloon activity had to be cancelled.  However, th…

Homeschooler Crochet Club recently made and donated afghans to Sentara Halifax Hospice to present to patients who are in hospice care.

Residents living in and around Halifax County can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.  

The Tinkers Car Club will hold its re-scheduled spring Cruz-In from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Halifax Square Shopping Center parking lot located on Route 501 North, South Boston.

QUESTION: We recently discovered that our 12-year-old has been visiting pornography sites of all sorts on the internet. When we caught him red-handed, he began crying and said he is addicted. Apparently, a friend of his got him involved. Our son has assured us it’s not going to happen again,…

The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce and the 39th Annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival Sponsors and committee members are excited to announce that very few tickets remain for the festival on July 26 at Berry Hill Resort.

I am perennially asked whether I do or do not “believe” in autism. I suspect that on most occasions, it’s a test. Nonetheless, it’s a fair question that usually takes this form: “I know you don’t believe in ADHD; but do you believe in autism?”

QUESTION: On several occasions over the last six months or so, our 12-year-old son has told us he’s been thinking about suicide. Apparently, he’s been the target of a couple of school bullies and sometimes feels like life is too much. We’ve talked to him, tried to help him express his feelin…

The July 4th Independence Day program at Patrick Henry’s Red Hill has been a tradition since 1976 (43 years). This is a community event bringing families and neighbors together to celebrate this nation’s birthday. This event also brings visitors from around the nation to Red Hill.

Sharon and Arnold Powell of Halifax County have together donated a total of 47 units of blood. Since each unit of blood can potentially help three people needing a blood transfusion, that comes out to 141 people being helped with their gifts.  

Chevelles, Cobalts, Buicks and more cruised into the Halifax County High School parking lot to support VFW Post 8243 as part of the Rats and Rods Car Show on Saturday evening. Proceeds from the event will go toward repairing the Post building that was damaged in a shooting on April 22, 2013.…

The public is invited to join the Dan River Basin Association’s July 6 First Saturday Outing, launching at Eden’s Draper Landing Access. Mark Bishopric, avid paddler and DRBA board member, will coordinate the 7-mile float from the public river access point to just below the Berry Hill Bridge…

Farm Market Fresh For Seniors is a program made available by Lake Country Area Agency on Aging, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in which eligible seniors may apply to receive $40 worth of checks that ca…

The public is invited to join the Historic Staunton River Foundation and the Staunton River Battlefield State Park as they work to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Staunton River Bridge in Halifax and Charlotte counties. An array of events and programs have been planned for…

Plans are underway for the 43rd Annual “Fun Float Day” which will take place in Long Island on Saturday sponsored each year by the Long Island Ruritan Club.