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Elections for town office lack suspense

Voting tomorrow in South Boston, Scottsburg for council, mayoral positions

Road matters dominate Halifax County supervisors’ agenda

Halifax County tax bills to go out this week


Comets get past GW 5-1





Lighting the fires

It truly is sad to realize that one of America’s two major political parties is on the verge of nominating a bigoted, loud-mouthed bankruptcy artist for president and all that GOP pooh-bahs can do about it is bleat like little sheep

It’s only hot air

The year 2015 was strange; 2016 threatens to be downright insane. Let’s take a peak into the asylum.

A fitting capstone

The definition of a serious problem is one that happens to you.

Equivalence errors

Last month, reader Josh Lambert of South Hill submitted a letter to our Viewpoint column that wins the Best-of-Year award as far as I’m concerned. Lambert’s plea for less hysteria and greater compassion in considering the plight of Syria refugees fleeing ISIS was well-reasoned and courageous amid the fearmongering that raged in the aftermath of the Paris attacks — and continues apace.

Shifting positions

Occasionally in my wanderings around the area someone will ask, “Why don’t you write more about the presidential campaign?” Sheesh. Some people really are gluttons for punishment. Let’s see what else we can do for a living:

Truth or dare

That moment when the pots start flying and the knives come out and people are screaming at each other in misapprehension and fear — that’s also the moment when certain truths are told. It doesn’t matter that these truths tend to be ones you’ll regret letting pass from your lips the next day. Deep down inside, how you feel is how you feel, although deep down inside is also where such thoughts are probably best left. Truth and reconciliation? Not really all that compatible, actually.

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