Dane Skelton’s assertion in the Wednesday, March 18, edition “that leftist ideologues tried to torpedo Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court nomination with bogus assault charges” is notwithstanding. 


There’s a real mystery going on. Why is the DNC doing everything they can to remove Bernie Sanders from the race? Why would they promote only Joe Biden?

I have been a customer and friend of Dr. Will for 25 years. Without his most reasonable fees as well as his professionalism, I could not have taken care of as many rescues for all these years. 


The talking heads have again begun to prattle that the Russians are interfering with our election and favor Trump, or is it Sanders. 

I am probably going to vote for Donald Trump this Election Day. I have been a Republican for years and tend to go in that direction. However, I think Joe Biden would make a good President. He is the most normal one on the Democrat side.

The Gazette recently published The Best of the Best for local businesses and people. It’s ironic that Love Shop Road Veterinary Clinic was voted best Animal Care Center, and Dr. William Will was voted best veterinarian and yet Dr. Will is closing his business, but not by his choosing.

If one (dare-I-say-it?) ‘positive’ thing can be gained from the burgeoning pandemic, it just may be the changing of a few heretofore rigidly closed Pro-Trump minds.

How many times have you heard someone say to you “count your blessings?” Did you answer back? All the time. Later when you had time to think about it, you knew in your heart not often enough.


The talking heads have again begun to prattle that the Russians are interfering with our election and favor Trump, or is it Sanders.

t has been a long week here at your Capitol, and as we move toward the close of assembly, negotiators have begun to work on reconciling the differences between the House and Senate versions of Virginia’s record-breaking $138 billion biennial budget.

There is a growing debate in Richmond this year about elections; mostly driven by the new majority which believes that Republicans have done something to prevent people from voting.

As we have now passed the most crucial point in the Virginia legislative session, what we call “crossover,” where both the House and Senate finish their work on legislation and pass bills approved in one chamber over to the other, the Democrat agenda has now been fully revealed to all of Vir…

They say March comes in like a lion, but for this small-town newspaper reporter, that’s an apt description for February 2020. Getting back into the news as a small-town reporter last month, I knew I would see my share of “excitement.” I just didn’t know it would be so much so soon.

Lent is a season of the Christian calendar which comprises the 40 days (not counting Sundays) before Easter beginning with Ash Wednesday. It is meant to represent the 40 days, which Jesus spent in the wilderness fasting and being tempted by Satan. It is used as a time of remembrance, repentance, preparation and self-examination/reflection. 


According to an article published by the Pearson company, “...reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.” 


Get a skill. Get a job. Give back. That is the vision of Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed G3 initiative, designed to support Virginia’s students. If approved by the state legislature in the coming weeks, the plan will open new pathways to success for low- and middle-income Virginians to gain em…

As Americans, we are so blessed to live in a country that is free. America is a land of opportunity and many possibilities. We have the right to do whatever our heart desires. Whether we work a public job, or if we’re a member of the armed forces, it is our freedom to do so.


March is MS Awareness Month.But, MS patients suffer every day of every month. A new National MS Society-led study reports that nearly 1 million people are living with MS in the United States. That’s more than twice the previously reported number. Therefore, twice as many of us need a cure.

We’ve really had a bad run of governors this century. It’s way past time to do something about it. 

During the last several weeks, we have been subjected to the Nadler, Schumer, Schiff Show on TV. This show produced by Zombie Pelosi, features Nadler as the clown, Schumer as the jealous and bitter old man, and Schiff as the director and story teller, who changes the script with each performance.


First, I want to thank all who braved the cold, taking their time to come to Richmond last Monday. All should respect your commitment to our Constitution. However, Governor Northam and his party ignored them, and, in some cases, mocked them and have continued their assault on those Virginian…

We no longer have a Democratic party. We now have a party that hates America.

Sometimes I am contacted to tell me that I have misrepresented facts on an issue. They will cite what someone else has told them as proof of what they have read or what they want to believe. 

The Virginia General Assembly session began on Wednesday, and clearly, “the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World” will have a 401st year that will be noticeably different from its 400th.  For the first time in 26 years, the House and Senate have Democrat majorities with a Democ…

Cicero once said, “Gratitude may be the mother of all virtues.” We at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation couldn’t agree more. 


As we all say goodbye to the year 2019, we end it with mixed emotions. To some of us, it was a pretty good year. However, to some it was a year of heartache and tragic events. 


Paula Bryant, editor; Joe Chandler, sports editor; and Doug Ford, news/sports reporter, bid farewell to The Gazette-Virginian at the end of the day, Dec. 31, as they retire from their positions with the local newspaper.  A total of 78 years experience with The Gazette-Virginian goes with thi…

It is with great sadness that we said goodbye last week to a true American patriot and gentleman, Col. Robert Holt Evans Sr., USAF retired.  


Football season is just about over unfortunately. But we still have the playoffs and the Super Bowl to watch. The two teams that have won the most Super Bowls are the Patriots and the Steelers, six each. 


For those wanting to keep up with what’s happening around the state regarding the Second Amendment Sanctuary issues I’ve added a link to a website specifically created for it on my website oldhalifax.com. It’s located near the top left of the home page.

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