It sure has been cold. The older I get, the more I don’t like cold. I am happy to just stay inside and cook lots of good foods. This week I’m doing one of our favorites. 

Jan 27: Joanne Jennings, David L. Dallas Jr., Berkley N. Smith, Angela L. SatterfieldJan. 28: Amy Woodson, Thelma D. Jones, M.C. Burcher, Jarrett WadeJan. 29: Riley Thomas Riddle, Dixie Overby, Garry Comer, Wayne Duffer, Barbara Ann Newcomb, Aubrey Lee Chappell, Deanie McCormick, Jack Martin…

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region has awarded three new grants from The Fund for Halifax County, totaling $4,000, for 2022 to the following nonprofit agencies serving Halifax County:

During the month of December the students at Cluster Springs Elementary School learned the importance of giving. The SCA held a hygiene drive throughout December to help the residents at Woodview Nursing Home and Berry Hill Nursing Home. The students, faculty and staff exceeded the goal and …

Jan 20: Heather Griles, JoAnne Richie, Bernard Saunders, Bennie GoodJan. 21: Annie Garner, Randy Mayhew, Wanda Throckmorton, Otis W. Cole, Betty A. Anderson, Laurie Ann Crews, Catherine B. Elliott, Charles W. Brandon Sr., Corbin Ash WadeJan. 22: James D. Betterton, Aliska Dawn Fisher, Candic…

Frances Clark of South Boston has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s fall dean’s list.

Four members of the Dan River Community Ruritan Club attended the Ruritan National Convention in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Jan. 6-12 including Nancy Hazelwood, Judy Ivey, Daniel Ivey and Sheila Kirk. The Dan River Community Ruritan Club was presented the National Ruritan Largest Percen…

Well, we are into another year. I hope we all have a healthy year with lots of good things for all.

Southside Behavioral Health (SBH) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1972. In celebration of its achievements, SBH will host a series of events throughout the year in an effort to share its milestones and challenges of the last 50 years with community members.

On Dec. 17, students from Danville Public Schools, Pittsylvania County Public Schools and Danville Community College gathered virtually and in-person in Oliver Hall on the DCC campus to attend the 2021 Idea Fair award ceremony.

Well, another Christmas has come and gone. I hope you all had a great one with your family. If you are like me, you have eaten way too much, so this one is a healthy one to fix for breakfast and start the day off right.

Well, it’s only a few more days until Christmas. It’s time to spend time with family and friends. I wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Sydnor Jennings Elementary School recognizes students of the month for December. These students demonstrated character building traits including trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Students of the month are Maisey Crews, Taza Brooks, Ni’Arie Davis, Ror…

The Halifax County-South Boston Public Library system is hosting a writing contest for middle school and high school students.

Conner Spell, 10 (below), son of Staci and John Spell of Clover, and 4-year-old Audrey Lloyd (above), daughter of Daniel and Misty Lloyd of Halifax, were winners in The Gazette-Virginian’s 2021 Christmas Coloring contest. Presenting Conner and Audrey with their $25 cash prizes is Patricia Se…

Dec. 16: Erica C. Fears, Lisa Susan Hudson, James E. Ligon, Douglas Michael Lacks, Jimmie Bomar, Walter Nichols, Karen Roller, Carlos F. Ray, Deborah Ann Wazeka, Erica FearsDec. 17: Martha Coles, Beth Howerton, Alice C. Ragsdale, Mary Gene Lindley, Helen Flournoy Harding, Sylvia Saunders, Be…

I found this one. It should be good if you are like me and are tired of turkey. Soon it will be time to cook a ham. So I’m going to fix this one and hope you enjoy it too. 

Laura Beth Terry, a contract officer with Foster Fuels, and Heather Bird present a monetary donation, book bags and winter coats to Linda C. Owen, principal of Sydnor Jennings Elementary School. These funds and items will be used to meet the needs of the school and to benefit the students.

In celebration of National Family Literacy Month, Scottsburg Elementary School held a special Character Dress-Up Day recently. Not only were the students read to by their teachers, they read at home with family members, by grandparents and with friends. The students and staff also dressed up…