Already home to the sprawling 1,300-acre Virginia International Raceway, the Brandon Group Home and now possibly a mixed use development. If it gets approval, it will be the first mixed use development in the Halifax County, South Boston area. 


So, I heard on Fox News that President Biden may be banning meat to combat global warming. Then I remembered that Colorado Democrat Governor Jared Polis had issued a similar proclamation last month.


The April 25 Oscar for best documentary went to Netflix’s trailblazing documentary My Octopus Teacher. The documentary chronicles a complex relationship between a man and the world’s most bizarre animal – an octopus. It further testifies to our highly conflicted relationship with non-human animals and the natural world.


I sure miss the good old days of the fake Trump-Russia Collusion. Those were good times. But now we have riots from coast to coast with burning and looting in the name of equality. We have a man in our highest office who is a cognitively impaired empty suit who has no idea of what’s going on in this great nation. He’s under constant medical supervision. So when they take him out of his basement, he can make his short incoherent speech then go back to the basement. He is not running the show.

“The Myth of American History” claims that the righteous North went to war against the evil South to free the slaves, and that Confederate war memorials are monuments to treason, slavery and racism and must be torn down. This myth has become “the lie agreed upon” by all, to make the conveniently dead Confederacy the scapegoat for our sins. But as Thomas Carlyle said, all lies are cursed and damned from the beginning. Only the truth will make us free. 


With Earth Day on April 22, we have reduced our carbon footprint by curtailing travel and our thermostat. We recycle. But we can do so much more by cutting our consumption of animal meat and milk products. Yes, that. 


During the last year we have been fed a line of flip/flop misinformation on the COVID-19 virus by a federal employee by the name Fauci.

In 1798 Thomas Malthus theorized that populations would grow faster than the supply of food so population had to be controlled to maintain a “sustainable level.” This fear of overpopulation continues through today and is known as The Malthusian Theory of Population.

I have been a Christian for 47 years and most of these years I have known there is coming a time on this earth called the Tribulation period. This is a time described in the scriptures of great affliction – “such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.” (See Mark 13:19, King James Bible)

Don’t be so quick to kick Gov. Cuomo to the curb because the allegations he’s facing, the same things the former president was and still is accused of, yet he remained in power four years. 

Each time I start to write my article I first must decide what the topic will be. I knew it had to be one that would catch the attention of my readers’ eyes. It also had to be one that would appeal to their interest.

Throughout the years there have been many books written about positive thinking by various authors. 


I have expressed my concerns about the Wilson Memorial dumpster site to the Halifax County Board of Supervisors at one of their meetings and in emails to the members, but it has fallen on deaf ears. Not one of the board members has responded to me.

There has been two mass shootings in less than two weeks time killing approximately 20 innocent people. We need common sense gun control here in the United States of America. 


Does anyone think it’s odd that Larry Clark completely ignores the main topic in my report of the highly irregular 308,000-vote insertion in just one northern Virginia county? Following the orthodoxy of the Democrat Party he spews the spin of a fair election. More than half of the nation believes otherwise.


It shows that Trump initiated the mob to the capitol. The mob was out to kill and capture. Trump’s vice-president’s life was in danger, people were killed, and the capitol suffered much damage. There were home grown terrorists who attacked the capitol. 


A “Letter to the Editor” appeared recently in a local newspaper asking, “Why Vote?,” a question that has been asked and answered by hundreds of high school government teachers.


You know, I used to think that northern Virginia was always last reporting their voting results because it was so highly populated. 

On Saturday, Feb. 13, I received my first Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the gymnasium at the Mary Bethune complex in Halifax organized by PATHS (Piedmont Access to Health Services). After watching on the news the many scenes of disorganized management of getting vaccines into the arms of people, I was prepared to have an unpleasant experience. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

An open mind is a precious gift. As our country slowly starts to go down a spiral path, we truly need to have an open mind. What has happened to us?

By the time this article gets printed in the newspaper, my husband Samuel Russell Jr. will have been gone to be with the Lord nine months ago. It seems that time is swiftly passing by, and I can’t believe we’re in a new year. 

America, as long as people remain indifferent to events occurring here in these United States, nothing will change for the better. Moments of crises such as these present a rare opportunity for making fundamental changes in human behavior. You have a duty to contribute to the betterment of this country, the world. 


Former President Donald John Trump will stand trial in the U.S. Senate for incitement and insurgency for the mob attack on the U.S. capitol on Jan. 6. Trump is the first president to be impeached twice.


There is a saying that when Fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in American flags. The events on Jan. 6 show just how close we have come. 

Goodbye to the Republican Party. With 80% of Republican voters supporting Trump and its party’s leadership supporting impeachment, those seeking re-election who also sought impeachment won’t have a chance.

Recent elections indicate we live in a nation that’s basically divided 50/50 along party lines. The great divide has worsened to where it seems we can no longer express our views without arguing. And let’s be honest, both sides are guilty. 


My name is minister Shirley Tyree. I have resided in the town of South Boston for 25 years. My late husband has been in Heaven several years now. I do not have any family here close to me, especially siblings.


I will be 77 years old in July. As with many of my generation, I well remember the assassination of JFK in 1963, the events of 1968 including the Vietnam War protests, the murders of Robert Kennedy and Martin L. King Jr. and the tragedy of 911 — all low points in American history. 


With the “year of COVID” barely behind us, we look forward to the new year and the customary resolutions: reduce personal weight, reduce time on social media and reduce consumption of animal foods.

It is a shame and disgrace that President Trump continues to abuse his power of President of the USA. He continues to demonstrate he is not fit to be the President of the greatest country in the world, the USA.

As we start out a new year, we must ask ourselves, “Will this year be different.” After all 2020 has certainly been an upsetting one. I suppose that will be up to all of us. They say life is what you do with it. I truly believe this. First and foremost, in order for the new year to be better we all need to put God first and always in our heart and in everything we do. We have left Him out of things way too long. We need him and until we realize it, nothing is every going to get better.

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