Let’s take a trip to summer of last year. I was a completely different person: pessimistic, unmotivated and scared. I was scared of the future, of who I’d become, of where I’d go, and of what I’d do with my life in the next few years.

This letter is being written to keep the stories in our hearts and minds for future generations to come.

During and after session, I have been asked by many “After the governor, lt. governor and attorney general all got into trouble for what they said and did, why didn’t anything happen to them? Considering that their own party leaders from around the country were calling for them to resign, you should have forced them out of office.” 


Halifax County Heritage Festival Committee members take this opportunity to thank all who contributed to the tremendous success of the 16th Annual Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival.

After following the weather forecast for days and checking the website (https://www.gohalifaxva.com/about-sobo-brewfest) of The South Boston BrewFest all week for changes or announcements, and seeing none, on Saturday, May 11, at 1:45 p.m., I journeyed to the site of the 2019 So-Bo BrewFest,…

Saturday, May 4, was a beautiful day for the Southside Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale, and we are most grateful to all those in Halifax-South Boston and neighboring communities who supported it — either by donating plants, by telling someone else about it or by coming to the sale in person.


This will be my first time responding to a letter to the editor, and I am doing so as I am in so agreement with the letter today concerning the above issue.

On behalf of my family and my daughter, Libby, we would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support received since the moment of her car accident on Saturday, March 16. 


I wanted to express my disappointment in the Heritage Festival. 


Here’s an invitation to help fight in the war on hunger this Saturday when area letter carriers wage the 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign — the nation’s largest annual single-day food drive.

On behalf of the Halifax County High School baseball teams and the high school baseball program, we extend a special thanks to all of the baseball players, the Comets softball teams, parents and everyone from the community who attended Friday night’s Comets Vs. Cancer Night Games at Halifax County High School for their support through their attendance and contributions.


White slavery can be traced back to 3500 BC. The original Hebrew version of Genesis, chapters 6-11, describes Noah’s relationship with God.

National Teacher Appreciation Week is a week-long celebration in recognition of teachers and the contributions they make to education and society. It is held in the first full week of May of every year and provides an opportunity for students, parents and community to show their appreciation for the hard work teachers do and the long hours many of them put in. 


The town of South Boston got an economic shot in the arm with the announcement on Monday of a $5 million investment by Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities (MBC) and Microsoft to build a SOVA Innovation Hub at the site of a former tobacco warehouse on Wilborn Avenue.

In the world we live in today, there is a little known entity that is able to change people, families and nations. It is something that has become relative in its rendering and turned into something entirely different.

There is so much abuse going on in the world today. What is it and what causes it? First abuse is defined as mistreating or hurting someone badly. It can be physical abuse or by mental abuse. Either one can scar a person’s life. No one should have to live with this kind of life.

Let me start off by saying that my wife and I are concerned citizens born in this once great nation that used to fear God — we don’t anymore…


My family has put four children through the Halifax County School System. We’ve volunteered, donated and raised money for various causes. 


Spring is here, flowers are blooming, the trees have their leaves, and once again we hear the loud noise coming from the open windows of cars driven by inconsiderate drivers.

On behalf of Fork Baptist Church, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the law enforcement agencies for allowing our church to help sponsor and participate in the law enforcement/community Easter egg hunt held April 18 at the fairgrounds. 


I have experienced some bouts of depression in my lifetime. In 1992, when I worked at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, one day at work a co-worker said to me — what’s wrong with you? You are not your usual happy self. I was not sure, but a sad feeling had come over me. 


Last night I watched the movie “The Ten Commandments” with Charleton Heston as Moses and Yul Brenner as the Pharaoh. 


I’m somewhat of a collector — a pack rat — and I sometimes keep old magazines and newspapers a little bit too long, particularly issues with stories I find interesting.

Earth Day is April 22, marking a half-century of promoting environmental awareness and calling for protection of our planet. But are we making a difference? Can we do more than reduce, reuse and recycle?

While owning land is not a given to anyone, it’s a piece of property being bought or having been purchased. This property comes with continuous hard work to keep it to standard. Also taxes and insurance needs to be continually paid. 


A common thread wove through the Halifax County-South Boston Sports Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday, where a gathering of sports standouts, family and friends honored inductees Greg Weddle, Jeff Burton, Keith Lee and the late Fred Palmore.

Thus far President Donald Trump has been the Teflon Don. Nothing sticks to him. Special Counselor Bob Mueller has completed his investigation on Trump and Russia interfering in the most recent presidential election.

Bravo and kudos to the director, Devin Hall, actors and backstage crew for two outstanding performances on a recent weekend in “13 Past Midnight.” It is so wonderful to see theatre being brought back to life at our high school.  


By the time you read this column, you will have settled up on your tax liability to the federal government and maybe to Virginia also. It is never fun. We all do them with fear that we may have missed a deduction that we should have taken but could not remember where the receipt might have been misplaced.


The Fresh Air Fund looks forward to celebrating National Volunteer Week, which was from April 7-13 this year. It is an opportunity to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our inspiring volunteers, hosts and supporters in Greater Lynchburg.

As a child, I could never understand why my parents would turn the radio up for the obituaries during dinnertime, with a stern admonition from my mother to remain quiet.

I believe in the power of prayer. I’ve had enough evidence of answered prayer to know that it is effective. I love praying for people, and I believe in my heart that God answers prayer. In the book of James, Scripture tells us, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”…

National Day of Prayer is May 2, 2019, but every day is a day to pray. Many in this community know of my granddaughters’ path from a 15-ounce preemie to a special 4-year-old bundle of joy. 


My name is Tommy Lewis. I had to go to Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital recently and be admitted. 


It’s official now. The Mueller investigation has concluded there was no collusion in the 2016 presidential election between Trump and the Russians. I’m glad that’s over with — at least for now.

First, I want to thank our school board for its courage and diligence in addressing our run-down high school. Also, the board of supervisors should be commended for its decision to get a second opinion as the members represent all our taxpayers. Many of us get second opinions on medical situ…

What kind of prayer does God answer? That is really the $1M question isn’t it? A publisher made a pile of money with a book called “The Prayer of Jabez” in 2002. People took that little truncated sermon and treated it like a magic spell, “just pray this, and you’ll get rich.”

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