As I approach the milestone of my 50th birthday, I have had time to reflect on the great marvels and tragedies of my lifetime.
Once upon a time, having a job at a newspaper meant working in one of the most imposing buildings in town, inhaling the acrid aroma of fresh ink and the dusty breath of cheap newsprint and feeling mini-earthquakes under our feet every time the presses started to roll.
One thing I’ve noticed in the past several years is a lack of moderation, not just in politics but just about everything else, a lack of civility where alternative views not only aren’t respected but are not tolerated.
I’m 19 years old. I am a Halifax resident. I’m currently stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, attached to 82nd Air Borne Division, but I am truly inspired to be a musician.
As owners and operators of Halifax County businesses, we write in support of the local option sales tax referendum on which Halifax County citizens will vote Nov. 5, 2019.
Some of us don’t take advice the way we should, whether it’s a matter of ego, stubbornness or just not taking the time to listen as we trudge through yet another busy day.
Randy Jones, CEO of OWPR Architects, made the following observations about our high school: The building is supported by steel beams and columns anchored in reinforced concrete footings all of which appear in good condition, and there are no bearing walls in the building.
Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender, recently hanged himself in prison. With a lifetime of prison ahead of him, he chose suicide over going through another trial, more accusations and a lifetime behind bars.
The Virginia General Assembly has granted the citizens of Halifax County an historic opportunity to impact the educational future of their children for the next century without emptying the county coffers. There is widespread recognition that Halifax County High School must be modernized (Ha…
David, a young man of our acquaintance, passed from this life into Heaven this week. He had waged a 14-year battle against a horrifying disease, and he handled it with a grace and courage that gained him the admiration of all who knew him.
Today is Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance. On this day Americans across the country are called to volunteer in their local communities in tribute to the individuals lost and injured in the attacks, first responders and the many who have risen in service to defend freedom.
There are times we feel like we are living in a perfect world. We get up each day and take everything in stride. We pray each day that things will be better than the day before. We don’t live in a perfect world, perhaps we never will. So much has happened in today’s world that we might not be able to change.
Je me souviens. Directly from French, more specifically Canadian French, it means “I remember.” The statement is the official motto of the Province of Quebec. For French Canadians, or Quebecois, the statement carries a weight, an emotion and history we Anglophones can’t grasp. For Quebec is …
I am writing in response to the Community Voice article last week by Senator Ruff. As a retired furniture business owner, I give him credit for being a businessman, but he’s been a politician for 30 odd years, so I don’t give him high marks in economics or getting things done.
In case you don’t already realize it, patience is more of a virtue than ever before, judging by a recent survey conducted by the British organization OnePoll, whose findings revealed that three quarters of those responding feel that technology such as smartphones are responsible for an ever-…
After wreaking historic havoc in the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian was slowly creeping its way toward the coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia with all its fury as of the writing of this column.
Words do matter. We have seen this summer how hateful, racist words can contribute to violence and murder. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) this summer is using words to try to heal.
This Sept. 1 will mark 80 years since Hitler invaded Poland and started World War II. Three years later, he launched the Holocaust that murdered six million European Jews.
Misunderstood has been giving out free haircuts for 16 years now, and each year, hundreds of families trust local barbers and beauticians to trim their hair for the first day of school.