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Everyone’s an all-star

I had the privilege of attending the annual Halifax County-South Boston Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Flashbacks and marshmallow peeps

Whenever I have a free moment or two, I like to look back through our archives, and a glance back at the April 4, 1963 edition of the Halifax Gazette yielded a few interesting tidbits.

Wisconsin spring

My best friend in Richmond would probably call it a “Wisconsin spring,” when describing the wet, cold, damp weather we’ve been experiencing.

Yakkity yak, don’t talk back

It’s Monday morning, and again I’m struggling because like most everybody I’m still adjusting to Daylight Saving Time.

Snow is no fun anymore

It was up to WHLF radio announcer Ken Parton to make or break every school-age kid’s day way back in the 60s when snow was predicted.

Oscar mania

I have to admit I didn’t wait up until the late evening hours Sunday to see who won for Best Picture and Actor at the 85th annual Academy Awards.

One final salute

The term “citizen soldier,” coined by the late military historian Stephen E. Ambrose, would fit Major Gen. (retired) Carroll Thackston to a tee.

Role models

Am I the only one confused as to what defines a role model?

Lights out

“Where were you when the lights went out?” is a question some people in New Orleans may be asking following the more than 30-minute blackout inside the New Orleans Superdome during Sunday’s Super Bowl.