The Halifax County-South Boston Public Library System’s annual fund drive has started. Mailers are being sent to potential donors and will be available in the libraries. Information about the fund drive and how to donate also will be placed on the library’s social media platforms.
QUESTION: A friend recently pointed out that I constantly nitpick my 9-year-old son’s behavior. Her words were, “You’re on his case all the time.” Why do I nitpick and how can I stop?
A couple of hometown Halifax County friends, Darrwin Shenard Chandler and Anthony Womack, teamed up to enter a barbecue cookoff at an inaugural festival in Altavista the first weekend of October.
As most gardeners have heard time and time again, always put the right plant in the right place. Native plants are often the right plant. This helps us garden sustainably so we have no need of irrigation, fertilization and pesticides.
Found in the loose records of Charlotte County was a court case about a road coming across the Staunton River at Cobbs Ferry and Stewart’s Ferry when Halifax County was still a part of Brunswick County.
I often find myself telling parents that they need to stop doing something that is counterproductive and, in most cases, contributing significantly to whatever parenting problem is bedeviling them.
The South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History’s 2021 Annual Membership Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, in the museum’s South Gallery. All members are encouraged to attend, and guests are welcome.
Are you a gardener new to Southside? Have you ever wanted to take the Master Gardener course but are still working or don’t want to commit to the volunteer obligation?
QUESTION: Our 13-year-old eighth grader says he doesn’t like the small private school he attends and wants us to put him in public high school next year. His grades are fine, he’s got several close friends, and he’s on the basketball and track teams, but he says that he’s bored and wants to …
Seniors who regularly attend a tri-weekly exercise class at the Washington Coleman Community Center say the class has become like an extended family to them.
Working out with friends is the best of both worlds for a group of seniors who meet three times a week at the South Boston Recreation Center. The seniors say the exercise group improves their social life as well as their physical fitness.
Families are invited to participate in October events coming up at the South Boston Public Library, their Play and Learn Story times (PALS) and their fall festival on Oct. 16.
For only the second time, antique bottle collectors will be able to buy, sell, trade and display antique and vintage bottles, glassware and more at the South Boston — Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History.
The Virginia Cooperative Extension Southside Master Gardener Association will hold two programs at the South Boston-Halifax County Museum on Friday, Oct. 8, and Friday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Berryman Green Chapter NSDAR heard a program on Banister Town Tavern from historic property preservationist Christopher Todd Hunley on Sept. 9 in South Boston Town Council Chambers on Yancey Avenue, following the DAR ritual.
When I was a graduate student, one of the parenting memes then emerging from within the mental health professional community had it that “children deserved explanations.”
The “Library of Things” is ready to debut at both branches of the Halifax County-South Boston Public Library System.
QUESTION: My two young teens are constantly begging me to buy them clothes. It’s become highly annoying. After reading your book on teenagers, I’ve decided to stop buying them any clothing and give them each a $750 annual clothing allowance. Should I give them the whole amount at once or giv…
For the past five years, South Boston resident Taquan Logan has been teaming up with family and friends to provide school supplies, outings, coats and other items to families in need through his organization, L.I.F.E.
Saturday is the last day to make reservations for the South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History annual Tablescapes fundraising event coming up on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at noon.
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 Second Saturday with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Southside Master Gardener Association will feature tool sharpening from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Halifax Farmers Market on Saturday.
The Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation (SVHEF) has just completed their largest cycle of scholarships totaling $28,473 for students taking classes through the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) for the fall 2021 semester/cohorts.