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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…


SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.





The human costs

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Center for American Progress, a center-left think tank based in Washington, D.C. that does a terrific job explaining how politics and policy in our frustratingly polarized world affects the lives of ordinary people.

In the spotlight

It never ceases to amaze how often our small community becomes part of the national conversation – in ways both good and bad.

Promising choice

Whaddaya say to a roundalay?

Not ready for prime time

If Frank Ruff actually had a day job, I’d advise him to stick to that rather than try his hand as a columnist. Not that I feel like I have some kind of monopoly over the craft, but just as the Supreme Court justice once was called upon to decide what is and what isn’t pornography, I know bad when I see it.

Rules of engagement

It may have earned its nickname, “Tiger Beat On The Potomac” — for that priceless little jab, you can thanks Esquire blogger Charlie Pierce — but Politico, the on-line news magazine that keeps tabs on what the cool kids in Washington, D.C., are up to, published a very interesting piece this week on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s work to develop new regulations for coal ash.

Welcome words

Everything that Gov. Terry McAuliffe said during a Tuesday forum at Halifax Regional Hospital to promote Medicaid expansion made sense to me, but the real stars of the show were the doctors who spoke up about what the change in Virginia’s program would mean for many of our friends and neighbors here in Halifax County.

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