On Saturday, Governor Glenn Youngkin signed nine Executive Orders and two Executive Directives at the Virginia State Capitol, acting on several of his Day One promises to Virginians. 

It seems like everyone has COVID-19 right now, and Gov. Ralph Northam made a final COVID-briefing on Monday afternoon to issue a limited 30-day order to expand the number of available hospital beds, increase staffing capacity at hospitals and nursing homes, and allow public health agencies g…

Most of us know the story of St. Nick, and the traditions of gift giving this holiday season, but do you know the true meaning of Christmas?

I know I’m supposed to write opinion pieces about current events, but sometimes you have to take a break from writing about the high school, teacher salaries, road construction, pending legislation, and write a light-hearted column about Christmas movies.

It’s almost time for family and friends to gather around the dinner table filled with turkey and all the fixings to say what we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday.

After I wrote about the closing of the elementary schools and the cost of building a high school, I realized that I needed to do more research to see how other new schools that have been built recently stack up in comparison to our high school.

Sunday a gentleman came in the office to get a copy of a recent edition of The Gazette-Virginian, and he mentioned that most of the familiar faces that he once knew were gone. 

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years to the date since America was turned upside down by a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

When I first started my job here at The Gazette-Virginian in September of 2013, one of my first assignments was to cover a Halifax County School Board meeting.

I recently saw a quote that said, “thank you for being the dad you didn’t have to be.”

The other week I was lucky enough to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine thanks to Sentara and the health department so I thought I’d share my experience.

Stores like Walmart with their explosion of red and pink balloons, flowers and gifts, and ads on Facebook for flowers and gifts surely won’t let anyone forget that Valentine’s Day is approaching.

I was watching the live broadcast of the governor when my friend messaged me saying the protestors in D.C. had made their way past the barricades and into the Capitol. 

I’ve never been one to make new year’s resolutions. You likely won’t hear me talking about losing weight, getting more active or eating healthier — even though I’m sure that’s something I need to do.

This year for Christmas I won’t be able to see everyone that I’d like to, but I’m grateful that I’m able to say they’re still only a phone call away.

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