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QUESTION: In a recent column, you identified toddlerhood as “the hump of parenting.” As a grandmother who managed to raise five kids who were out of the house in their early 20s and are responsible citizens, I could not agree more. Two of them, however, did not get over the hump with their k…
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 …
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…
When COVID-19 hit the nation and community, The Prizery was forced to draw the curtain and shuttered its doors.
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Halifax County Historical Society’s annual meeting is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday at historic Woodlawn, 6011 Clover Road, Clover, home of society members Jeanene and Mark Krogh.
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?
Oak Cliff, a south-central Halifax County home on the Hyco River built in the late 18th century, recently joined the list of historic properties on the Virginia Landmark Register.
Brian Vaughan grew up in Halifax County, attended Halifax County High School where he graduated in 2002 and went to Danville Community College to become a teacher.
Sarah Vaughn Lacy Butler, born in 1919 and raised on Love Shop Road in Halifax, was surrounded by more than 35 family members and friends on Sept. 27 as she celebrated her 101st birthday.
There is simply nothing that compares to the fresh taste of home grown asparagus, Asparagus officinalis. And growing your own asparagus is easy. Even better, asparagus is a perennial. And once established, the crowns will continue to provide a delicious crop for 20 years or more.
With trying to write a gardening article every week, I teasingly suggested to one friend that she write an article about why she hates gardening. A day later I suggested to another friend that she write an article about how she liked to weed. How great are those friends to actually take the …
QUESTION: My husband and I are not on the same page when it comes to our just-turned 4-year-old son. He thinks our son’s behavior is a phase that he will outgrow. To me, his defiance and tantrums are alarming and need to be dealt with now to prevent them from getting worse. Most recently, he…
Where do you start when talking about boxwood? I am going to start with what seems to be the most misunderstood part of caring for these hardy shrubs found all throughout Southern Virginia, mulching.
QUESTION: My 13-year-old son’s grades and overall respect for me and other adults — teachers, in particular — began going downhill last year (eighth grade), even before the shutdown. He began school this year with the same attitude, if not worse. In response, I have taken away most of his pr…
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile initially scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3, at Winn’s Creek Baptist Church has been canceled due to insufficient Red Cross personnel.
As just about everyone who has lived with a child for more than two years knows the most potentially dangerous thing one can say to a toddler is “no.”
The J.T.-Minnie Maude Charitable Trust reminds non-traditional students of the trust’s next deadline date of Oct. 1 for the submission of scholarship applications.
High temperatures, combined with dry weather, pose a threat to Virginia’s home landscapes. Vegetable gardens, lawns and even trees and shrubs are all susceptible to the effects of drought, including desiccation and increased vulnerability to pest and disease problems.
An exhibit showcasing a turning point of the American Revolution in Halifax County will have a new home soon.
Ashley Link and Amy Throckmorton grew up as best friends in Halifax County, their family members were best friends and that linked the two together and a friendship that has lasted nearly 30 years.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America — known as FCCLA — held its first-ever virtual conference since the organization was founded in 1945.