Thanks to all the sponsors, participants and volunteers that made the Halifax County Public Schools’ 2019 Back-2-School Expo an overwhelming success.  


On behalf of Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department, we would like to thank the community for coming out to the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department Cruz-In on Saturday, Aug. 3. 


What a price the citizens of South Boston had to pay for a wood burning power plant in its backyard … “Our fresh, clean breathing smelling air.”

President Donald Trump continues to disappoint me and most of the people in the USA. He continues to spread hate and racism. He has no respect for anyone who does not agree with him. 


America is our country to love and be proud of. Our forefathers sacrificed so much to enable America to be the land of the free. 

I see President Trump got his wish for the border wall between the United States and Mexico. The Supreme Court ruled in his favor 5 to 4. I feel good about this. Finally, a border wall will be built.

The Alton Hunt Club held a benefit on Saturday, July 20, at the Cluster Springs Ruritan Club for one of its members who has cancer.  Dillon Shotwell, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma a few months ago, is only 27 years old and is currently undergoing chemo treatments here in South Boston.  


Thank you for publishing such an informative article written by Ashley Hodge on the choice Halifax County will soon make on propane or diesel fueled school buses. 

I just want to commend you for the excellent edition of Friday’s newspaper. It was one of the most enjoyable editions I have ever read. 


I was up in South Boston on the fourth of July weekend. I went to the Oak Ridge Cemetery to visit the grave of my parents and other relatives and friends. 


The United States is suffering from moral and political paralysis. The leaders are fighting each other.  They are bogged down with complex domestic problems and cannot get anything done because they cannot agree on a solution.  Partisanship has created a do-nothing legislature.  The U.S. is facing large, complex problems so expensive that no one can offer a good solution. 

I would like to thank Paula Bryant of The Gazette-Virginian for the kind words she had to say about my efforts in fighting uranium mining in Virginia.  


On July 17, Lealand Luck wrote, “The General Assembly would rather continue to offer thoughts and prayers to victims of gun violence than pass some sensible gun control legislation.” His letter had the great virtue of being short—with nothing else whatsoever to commend it.


I watched the recent Democrat Party debates. I wanted to see if any offered any proposals that might be of value. 

Just a few days ago, I looked at your front page and read, “Process to build school outlined.” Without even a token attempt to convince us that we need a new building in the first place, our self-appointed betters are charging off to do what they want, because they want to and because they think that they can get away with it.

On behalf of the members of the Faulkner Memorial Lodge No. 91, South Boston, we would like to offer our sincere thanks to all those who helped make the recent blood drive in honor of Libby Redd a successful event.  


On June 11, Republicans in the 15th Senate District will be voting for a Republican candidate for the State Senate. As Republican committee chairmen representing the 11 localities within the 15th Senate District, we want to explain why we all endorse Senator Frank Ruff for the Republican nomination over his challenger. 


What does it take to become a good leader? First, you must have a strong faith and believe you have the ability to lead. It takes a lot of patience, compromising and hard work. No matter how hard you try, there will always be those who will oppose everything you do.

On May 29, some tapes were thrown away by mistake when they were placed in the free house at the dumpsters in South Boston. 

What in the world is the U.S.A. becoming? We’re suppose to have  freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press etc. but no freedom of our bodies (women)?

A month before the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton reportedly said if that (expletive deleted) (Donald Trump) wins, “we all hang from nooses.”


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.” 


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. 


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.


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