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Halloween trivia

It seems popular culture has invaded one of my favorite holidays, Halloween, judging by a list of popular costumes this year.

Chilling forecast for 2013 winter

Da da da da, da da da da daaaa… Remember the audio lead-in to the old Dragnet television show?


If the walls of the former Halifax County High School could talk, they would tell the stories of multitudes of graduating classes and countless graduates who went out into the big, bad world to find fame and fortune.

Fall means fair

When I was a tad younger, fall in Halifax County meant a busy October, with the fair leading off the month and one of my favorite holidays, Halloween, at month’s end.

Hooray for fall

Count me among those who rejoice in the coming of cool, fall weather, a time where hot temperatures subside, and days become shorter but more pleasant.

Random acts of kindness

In the midst of a chaotic world, random acts of kindness can make a big difference, whether it be holding the door open for someone or just simply saying please or thank you.

Heroes of character

Hero worship has long been a mainstay of the American culture, but who we worship and why has also been a subject of debate.

The butterfly chronicles

OK, I know, with so many important topics to comment on, why am I writing this column on butterfly migration?

Dare a little

As it frequently happens on Monday mornings, column ideas do not come easily, rather as slow as sorghum molasses.