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A quick, athletic Jefferson Forest squad proved too potent offensively for the Halifax County High School varsity football squad Friday night, speeding past the Comets, 50-30, in South Boston.

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First baby of 2014 arrives Thursday at Halifax Regional Hospital

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Michael Wade Brown was the first baby born at Halifax Regional Hospital in 2014. With him is his mother, Regina Hogan, his two-year-old brother, Trysten Brown, and newborn nursery nurse, Wanda Bolton, RN. The infant was born on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 11:45 a.m.
SoVaNow.com / January 06, 2014
Halifax Regional Hospital welcomed its first baby of the year on Thursday, Jan. 2. Weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 21 inches long, Michael Wade Brown was delivered in Halifax Regional’s Family Birthing Center by William Rosche, MD at 11:45 a.m.

Michael’s mother is Regina Hogan and his grandparents are Owen and Arlene Wade, Larry Hogan, Charles Brown and the late Alice Brown. Halifax Regional’s first baby of 2014 received a large diaper bag which included a wide variety of baby care items such as bath products, wipes, a blanket, car seat safety items and onsies.

A local coalition, Smart Beginnings Southside, also participated with HRH in welcoming the First Baby of 2014. Smart Beginnings Southside provided the new parents with information regarding immunizations, the importance of developmental screenings, and how parents can foster their child’s development. In addition, the parents received books to read to their baby and a folder for maintaining important papers.

Smart Beginnings Southside provides collaborative leadership to ensure that all children enter kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed in school and in life. Information about Smart Beginnings Southside is available at http://www.smartbeginningssouthside.org.







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Looks like an unwed mother and we put it on the front page of the paper? really?

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allpolitical2... I am an unwed, sole-providing mother to a very successful child. Why the News and Record put that picture on the first page, I do not know. Maybe they were just celebrating life! A new life from whatever circumstance. I will not take a position here regarding abortion or adoption, but that the mother --- like myself -- choose to give that child life and then celebrate/nurture that child, I feel her choice is admirable and courageous.

Just think that we all need to be very careful as to how you/yours try to disgrace women that choose life for their children. Life is very difficult for many people for reasons beyond their control... Kindness, empathy, generosity is due to ALL.

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The older boy carries the same family name so that tells me the father is in the picture somewhere, though I do question leaving out his name when all grandparents are named. Children, especially boys, need a father in their lives, not a mother who over and over takes the first strutting male that comes along when she's in heat- and who, though he may be an excellent breeder, may or may not be worth a hoot as a father.

Liz, I must respectfully disagree. Having a child IS within a person's control. I was 15 years old when my dad told me that with all the birth control methods available there was no reason for anyone to get pregnant who didn't want to. Even though the horse was out the barn by that time I took that to mean I'd better not come home telling him I'd knocked a girl up.

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Shame on all of you! Innocent child doesn't need your simple comments! Thankfully, you are not the final judge. Really!!!


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