To the editor:
There are times we feel like we are living in a perfect world. We get up each day and take everything in stride. We pray each day that things will be better than the day before. We don’t live in a perfect world, perhaps we never will. So much has happened in today’s world that we might not be able to change.
Words do matter. We have seen this summer how hateful, racist words can contribute to violence and murder. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) this summer is using words to try to heal.
This Sept. 1 will mark 80 years since Hitler invaded Poland and started World War II. Three years later, he launched the Holocaust that murdered six million European Jews.
Misunderstood has been giving out free haircuts for 16 years now, and each year, hundreds of families trust local barbers and beauticians to trim their hair for the first day of school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Turbeville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department would like to say thank you to everyone who helped us present the 2019 Annual South Boston Truck and Tractor Pull.
The Halifax County School Board would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated and/or volunteered for the End of School Year Bash.
The Halifax County Senior High School Class of 1979 reunion committee is busy planning for our 40th reunion. The date has been set for Oct. 12.
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.
The current Democrat-led Congress is a study in deliberate distraction and inaction. Of course, the previous Republican-led Congress was almost as bad.
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.