- Last Updated on 08:00 AM 04/16/14
- Tim Boelte
By Tim Boelte
It’s 2:30 a.m. on any given morning. You wake up and know something isn’t right. Insert your own emergency story here. It can be that you are having severe chest pain. Maybe your child is having breathing problems. Maybe the dog is going crazy, and you smell smoke.
- Last Updated on 07:56 AM 04/02/14
- Barry Bank
By Barry Bank
I told you so. Regarding an article entitled “Numbers dip in Halifax, across Southside region” recently published in a local newspaper, the results posted by University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Services were like those indicated in several letters I submitted to the newspapers in Halifax County over the last 10 or so years.
- Last Updated on 08:03 AM 03/19/14
- Dr. Habib Bassil
By Dr. Habib Bassil
The inability of so many of our fellow citizens to access basic health insurance coverage represents a public health crisis that is undermining the well-being and security of the most vulnerable in our community.
- Last Updated on 07:50 AM 02/12/14
- Anne Cockrell
By Anne Cockrell
(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following e-mail was sent to Danville City Council members).
You truly have a huge toxic mess to deal with regarding Sunday’s (Feb. 2) coal ash spill into the Dan River. I can appreciate the seriousness of the spill, as I, and many, many others, have spent the last six-plus years trying to prevent a potential spill from ever occurring near the headwaters of the Roanoke and Banister Rivers, namely from the proposal to mine and mill uranium.
- Last Updated on 07:58 AM 02/05/14
- By Dane Skelton
By Dane Skelton
None of the problems of economic justice we face are new. Every advanced civilization has had to deal with them. The wisdom to solve them was revealed long ago.
- Last Updated on 08:03 AM 12/18/13
- Karen Robertson
By Karen Robertson
Halifax County Humane Society President
“I’m looking in the window on a cold snowy night watching a family gathered around the fire as lights from the Christmas tree cast their holiday spell. The children are playing with a fat little puppy and over in the corner a contented cat lies fast asleep. But looking is all I can do. You see, I’m what the humans call an old stray dog. My ribs are showing, and I’m dirty. My paws are cut and bleeding, but I’ve no choice but to keep on walking. I don’t belong anywhere.
- Last Updated on 08:35 AM 10/30/13
- Jordan Bagbey
By Jordan Bagbey
I cannot claim to be an expert on uranium mining; however, I have researched the topic academically and feel qualified to at least discuss it.
- Last Updated on 08:16 AM 10/23/13
- Cheryl Watts
By Cheryl Watts
A trustee pretty much has a thankless job.
- Last Updated on 08:06 AM 10/16/13
- Katie Whitehead
By Katie Whitehead
Paid consultant Kevin Scissons recently stated that it would be ridiculous to suggest that the United States could not mine and mill uranium safely in Virginia; after all, the U.S. put a man on the moon.