NR Community Calendar for July 8, 2010

UPCOMING EVENTS AT STAUNTON RIVER STATE PARK JULY 8-11 July 8: 3:00 p.m. Skin and Bones, 7:00 p.m. The Captain’s Stroll; July 9: 10:00 a.m. Nature Quest, Noon, Feeling Froggy, 2:00 p.m. Feathered Friends, 4:00 p.m. Super Hero Sleuth, 6:00 p.m. Ahoy Mate, 8:30 p.m. Smore’s and More; July 10: 10:00 a.m. The Captain’s Stroll, Noon, Paper Reproduction, 2:00 p.m. […]

Fooling no one

Dear Viewpoint: Who does Congressman Perriello think he’s fooling by twice voting against the banking reform backed by Nancy Pelosi? It is insulting that he thinks we are so dumb that he can get away with a last-ditch attempt to distance himself from Pelosi and the ultra-liberal crowd he has voted with ever since he got to Washington. Clearly, this […]

Fooling no one

Dear Viewpoint: Who does Congressman Perriello think he’s fooling by twice voting against the banking reform backed by Nancy Pelosi? It is insulting that he thinks we are so dumb that he can get away with a last-ditch attempt to distance himself from Pelosi and the ultra-liberal crowd he has voted with ever since he got to Washington. Clearly, this […]

Daddy no

Dear Viewpoint: If the Republican party is the Party of No, does that mean that no Democrats have ever been parents? Sincerely, Paul M. Steube

Scottsburg recaps the Fourth of July

The estimated 8,000 people who attended Scottsburg’s 29th annual Fourth of July celebration last Saturday consumed 1,300 hot dogs, 175 pounds of hamburger, 600 pounds of French fries, 275 pounds of barbeque, 225 pounds of chicken, 80 gallons of Brunswick stew. 130 cases of drinks and 400 cups of lemonade.

Doin’ the Main Street Stroll at Third Thursday

Doin’ the Main Street Stroll in Downtown South Boston! The next Third Thursday event will be on Thursday, July 15 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the grassy area next to Carter Bank & Trust. There will be free admission and an art-full evening of music, dancing, entertainment, art and artists, food, drink, fun, special discounts and prizes. There will be a beer garden as well as snacks and bottled water for sale. Bring your own lawn chairs and no coolers allowed.

Identity of fire victim not yet known

The body of the victim in a Tuesday afternoon mobile home fire was burned beyond recognition, according to Major Thomas Logan of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Department. Logan said yesterday the body has been sent to the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond for help in identifying the victim.

IT’S HOT

Halifax County officials issued a county wide burning ban late Tuesday afternoon which became effective immediately.

Banister Shores water project given go-ahead

The Banister Shores Waterline Project is set to get under way after residents of the Halifax-area subdivision returned a sufficient number of positive responses to the project in Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) surveys.

Uneventful holiday on county roads

Halifax County enjoyed a relatively quiet Fourth of July weekend with State Police reporting only two accidents involving minor injuries and no fatalities. With the four day holiday weekend beginning on Friday, July 2, an 83 year old Halifax driver was charged with failure to drive to the right of center when he struck the side of an oncoming vehicle […]