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I have good news for parents: You do not need more than a few tools in your disciplinary tool-bag. One especially valuable tool, one that belongs in every modern home, is the “Doctor.”
“What do you do when your baby cries?” I asked the 20-something new mom who was already feeling overwhelmed and beginning to slip into post-partum depression. Her mother-in-law had suggested she talk to someone and recommended yours truly.
The first rotation of the 200 Years of Food Preservation at the South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History kicked off last week with samples of “Joe Froggers” cookies and orange pudding.
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.
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.
Virginia State Parks will join the celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, with free parking, special programs and volunteer events.
Red Bank Revival is embarking on a fall tour for the first time ever, including a performance at the South Boston Harvest Festival on Sept. 28 at the Charles St. Stage from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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).
“It was one of our best ones,” said Bert Martin, Clover Volunteer Fire Department president, speaking of the 2019 Clover Fall Festival that brought in $22,850.
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.
A New York writer named Jonathan Daniel Stern, writing in the Aug. 7 issue of the e-zine “Fatherly,” laments that co-sleeping has destroyed his marriage.
Fall is right around the corner, and to celebrate, the public is invited to the 30th annual fall festival at Clover Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday.
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.
Robert Wimbish, Halifax County native and current director of programming for HGTV, found himself in the middle of a project a child of the 70’s could only dream of, renovation of the house used for exterior shots for The Brady Bunch television series.
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.
I’ve always promised myself that this column would never get “academic,” but I see no choice with respect to the issue at hand, so here goes…as simple as I can make it.
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.
The North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual marathon on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the fire station located on Leda Grove Road in Nathalie.
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…