One year into the Biden presidency and our country is one self-inflicted disaster away from imploding. Our enemies no longer fear us, our allies no longer respect us, and the world is on the brink of Armageddon…Russia vs Ukraine, China vs Taiwan, North Korea vs South Korea/Japan/USA, Taliban vs Christians, women, modern society, etc. Economic sanctions don’t mean squat to China or Russia. China owns the manufacturing rights to just about everything we need to function in our country, from computer chips for cars to solar panels for electricity, to the shoes on our feet. Russia, never a nation to pass on an opportunity, received Biden’s blessing on a new pipeline to Europe, securing Russia’s stranglehold on the region for natural gas. Keystone pipeline, canceled! Come on, man!

Right after WWII the Nuremberg trials were held. “They were a series of 13 trials carried out in Nuremberg, Germany. 

In addition to the names listed in last week’s edition, the Salvation Army Halifax/South Boston unit would like to thank Ryland Clark and Don Bagwell for volunteering their time to the bell ringing efforts. 


Many politicians want to make wearing a mask not mandatory. I don’t think this is a good idea. Wearing a mask helps me and others socialize together. Maybe some day when the coronavirus is over we won’t need to wear masks. But, that hasn’t happened yet. 


This infant stage of the third decade of the 21st century has become a chaotic time where one group is still fighting a color-confrontation with itself while other groups are looking to change what could be described as an “America Dilemma?” 


The Salvation Army Halifax/South Boston unit would like to thank those who gave of their finances as well as those who volunteered their time during the season of bell ringing. 


Sen. Robert Dole’s recent passing reminded me of the perennial boxing contender who finally gets his title shot well past his prime; or the legendary actor who receives a “Lifetime Achievement Award” instead of the elusive Oscar. Most of us would, or should be proud of such a legacy.

It’s no secret, the recent years have not been easy for all of us. COVID-19 has “wrecked havoc” and still is in many areas. It just won’t seem to go away. While the challenges are great, hope is not gone!

With Christmas and Hanukkah behind us, we look forward to the new year and New Year’s resolutions: to step away from social media, lose some weight and, perhaps, to go vegan. Yes, that.


Infrastructure — the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities, as buildings, roads, power plants, communication systems, etc. needed for the operation of a society or enterprise (Webster’s New World College Dictionary). 


Ever so often, this issue winds up in the headlines, and I wonder why. Why are there so many (mostly) men want there to be no abortions period? Now I’m 70-plus years old, and I’ve never had one. I’m the mother of three.

I wanted to comment on the salaries and new high school. First and foremost classified employees should receive several steps on a salary scale as they have been lied to for years saying a salary scale would be implemented only to have teacher pay be prioritized over low paying salaries. 


I commend President Joe Biden for the infrastructure bill that will help to improve and fix the bridges and the roads in the USA. Also, it will help to get broadband in the rural area of this country.


A gas station clerk greeted me with a smile when I entered to pay for gas. She was in mid-sentence when I walked in, but since no one else was there, I assumed she was talking to me. After an awkward moment, she gestured that she was speaking to someone on her hands-free phone. Awkward for me, not her.


This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims; first Thanksgiving in America, and while the Pilgrims are probably best known today for the tradition of the Thanksgiving holiday, their true legacy goes well beyond that.


I left Halifax County Thursday, Aug. 12. I moved to Skipwith. I went to the DMV and had my addressed changed on Aug. 17, like the law requires me to do. I got my permit in the mail on Aug. 25 with my new address of Box 3535 Rocky Mount Road Skipwith VA 23968. 


In life we always seem to take so much for granted. We don’t stop to think that anything worthwhile comes with a heavy price. Anything that comes free always comes with a catch to it. If you don’t work for things then we don’t deserve them. Why? Because when our life is good, we fail to say thanks. All of us need to be more appreciative of the blessings we receive. Our thanks should go to God always.

Recent letters to the editor praising the virtues of Joe Biden, and his administration, gave me a headache Serena Williams would envy!  How any sane, semi-comatose, non-knuckle-dragging individual could characterize the last 10 months as anything but a disaster, train wreck, debacle, cluster, “Island of Misfit Toys” mayhem has to be burning some really good buds or drinking barrels of that good old Dryburg hooch! I struggle to find a starting point to my rebuttal of the authors’ hogwash, vitriol, fairy tales, etc. but, as a proud, conservative American, I have chosen, herein, to argue with two fenceposts! 


I have had the privilege for the last nine months to have Christian friends and family from different states and occupations who keep up with what’s going on outside of mainstream media concerning COVID-19 vaccines. Much of the information I’ve received came from very reliable sources sent to me via email or text messaging.


What’s missing in America is a serious effort for the early treatment of COVID-19 symptoms despite having several effective procedures. Not only is it being ignored and discredited, it’s also being ridiculed. You find no mention of early treatment in any of the news. What you do see is the endless fear mongering aimed to get everyone vaccinated, even those with natural immunity. 


The Oct. 13 article “Virus takes a toll on workers” mirrors the story I just saw on WFXR. They too said to thank a health care worker. They deserve thanks but neither stories address what people’s concerns are about getting the vaccine. They just promote the vaccine and shame the unvaccinated. The article doesn’t mention the number of health care workers who have quit or have been fired rather than be forced to get the jab. 


I see the woodpecker has again feasted on too much ripe fruit or hit his head on a tree. He seems very happy that he will not have to migrate to Venezuela this winter, because he feels at home under our new government.

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Over the past year and a half this topic has been in the news, newspapers, television and most all people’s minds. It is something that has hit our country as well as other nations like a ton of bricks. It has caused so much heartache, hardships and even death. There is still a lot of speculation of where the pandemic originated. 


We commend President Joe Biden on the excellent job he is doing as President of the United States. He made sure many Americans got relief money for the COVID-19 crisis. We have had many disasters with the flood and hurricanes and the many fires destroying many of the U.S. citizens’ property. 


To my constituents of ED7 district and all taxpayers of Halifax county, I didn’t attend the school board meeting Monday, Sept. 13 due to this board being vindictive. 


This garbage that has been in the paper all week about Todd Moser was talking as if he has already been convicted, when he has not even been charged with anything. 


We must do more to strengthen our power grid against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event. Such an event can result from an attack by terrorists or by another country (e.g. China may already have the capability — which it may use in an economic crisis,) or it can occur naturally. It could result in devastating loss of life. There is disagreement on this, but why take chances?

First of all, why would anyone want the job as president? You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. No one man or woman is going to please everyone, so I say you’ve got to be either a bit crazy, or brave to take the job.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is a time for each of us to reach out to those around us and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s theme for the month is “Together, we can help #StopSuicide.”

What a real blessing it is to wake up in a country filled with so many freedoms. Yet somehow we fail to recognize the fact that it came with a heavy price. So many men and women fought so we could have what we have today. 


I am thinking about the freedom I am supposed to have for not wearing a face mask, which in most cases, is not very hard to do in order to try not to catch COVID-19. 


Labor Day offers a powerful reminder of the crucial gains experienced by American workers in the past century. 


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