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Welcome to Alton International Airport

The airstrip in the countryside of southwestern Halifax County offers rapid access for Duke Life Flight.

Clover Fall Festival moved to Oct. 24

Firefighters set new date with ominous forecast for weekend


Comets fall to Magna Vista

Halifax, now 2-4, had one highlight. James Smith Jr. sliced through an open seam in kickoff coverage and sprinted 85 yards for the Comets' lone score.





Catch-up assignment

Lots of catching up to do with the news lately:

A standout, of sorts

Amid the mayhem and uncertainty that mark these times, a piece of wonderful news arrived just before Christmas: the opening of a Dominion Virginia Power call center at Riverstone Technology Park. And there to join the formal announcement of the project was Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt, taking his place in the spotlight.

Stocking stuffers Take Two

Only three days ‘til Christmas — plenty of time! — and I just finished up my gift list (shopping still to come). Here are some ideas for stocking stuffers:

Gone shopping

Only four days ‘til Christmas — a.k.a. plenty of time! — and I just finished my gift list (actual shopping to follow). Here are some things I came up with to stuff under the tree:

Holly jolly Bob

Ho ho ho, fa-la-la-la-la, drop dead and all that.

Best-laid studies

Back when the debate over uranium mining in Southside Virginia was first heating up, one anti-nuke activist offered a prescient take on the raft of studies being readied for the proposed Coles Hill mine project in Pittsylvania County. Her read: Once you start bandying about a bunch of consultant-approved “pros” and “cons,” the pros always win.

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