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Program of studies to change next school year

Clarksville man dies in Shiney Rock Road crash

Clarksville lifts budget freeze, sets spending on streets, police


Preparing for the unknown

Practice off for now, new football coach awaits first players meeting





A Thanksgiving wish

Let’s keep this simple, and let’s keep people safe: Thanksgiving is upon us, and painful as the thought may be, it can’t be a holiday the same as any other.

One mad idea to bind them

We need a new theory of general relativity to explain the wave of crazy in Halifax County and around the world.

Ready, fire ... aim?

It’s telling that amid all the complaints about how Virginia Democrats have violated citizens’ Second Amendment rights by ramming gun legislation through the General Assembly, no one has taken the meaningful next step in challenging these supposedly unconstitutional laws.

Troublesome enough

The single best description I’ve seen for COVID-19 comes from an Aug. 4 piece in The Atlantic by Ed Yong, who wrote that SARS‑CoV‑2 (the official designation of the novel coronavirus) “is something of an anti-Goldilocks virus: just bad enough in every way.”

Special delivery

In the newspaper business, you get to know your local post offices quite well. I’ve dealt with more postal workers that I can count — from wrangling with postmasters to dropping off the day’s paper at the loading dock before carriers set off on their morning rounds — and am indebted to each of them, for the dedicated service they provide in getting this newspaper to our subscribers.

A modest proposal

Halifax County supervisors, following in the footsteps of countless elected officials before them, took the traditional approach to resolving the controversy over the Confederate statue standing at the courthouse square — on Monday night, they punted the matter to someone else, namely the county’s voters.

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