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Local Bar leads Food Frenzy

The Halifax County Bar Association has been named one of the winners of the 2014 Legal Food Frenzy competition sponsored by the Feedmore Central Virginia Food Bank, a charitable organization…

Possession of fire bomb charged to South Boston man

A 54 year old South Boston man has been arrested and charged with the manufacture, possession or use of a fire bomb or explosive material or device. Matthew Hubbard Jr.…


Potts Landing, the area’s only gated airpark, touts wonders of flight


Official football practice begins tomorrow for local high schools

Park View and Bluestone will begin full football practice schedules Thursday and both schools have been conducting conditioning sessions during the off-season to better prepare their players.





Going to the dogs

It’s always the same: After a hard day’s work I trudge home only to walk in and find our two lazy and worthless beagles lounging on the sofa, having slept away the morning and afternoon, and the question practically asks itself — What am I doing wrong here?

Round and round it goes

I have come to take perverse, frankly regrettable pride in being able to knuckle under deadlines and get stuff done. (At least most of the time.) This is what results from life lived on the clock — a blasé attitude towards time itself. As a matter of fact, the phlegmatic-pneumatic pace of the media business is so pervasive that I’m left to wonder: If I didn’t have a deadline hanging over my head, would I ever get anything accomplished?

Strawman solutions

Let’s scrape the grease off the grill and see what the post-Memorial Day news caravan has cooking:

Ashes to dust

We’re now three months removed from the Duke Energy coal ash spill on the Dan River, and it’s pretty clear that the disaster’s immediate impact on Kerr Lake is negligible. The fear all along was that the ash wastes from the ill-fated Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C., would wash many miles downstream and befoul the Lake Country. That isn’t happening. As they say: Jump in, the water’s fine.

Get out the vote

Errata from all over

The wages of hunger

The Feed-More organization that sent out the statement below has been a stalwart in the fight against hunger in Southside Virginia.

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