Sunday, Apr 20th

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Marker to history

A Blue Star Memorial Highway marker now greets motorists as they enter the Town of South Boston from the south on U.S. 501.

Good friend Isaac

If there ever was a case for good timing, the appearance of Hurricane Isaac, or its remnants, was just that for many areas of the country.

Remembering a pioneer

I was sad to see where the first “man on the moon,” Neil Armstrong had died.

Olympic standards

The London Olympic Games have concluded, with all the accompanying pomp, pageantry, and of course, athletic competition.

Another banner season for area ball teams

It’s almost become an annual ritual at The Gazette-Virginian once Dixie baseball and softball teams, as well as Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth teams, are selected for post-season tournaments.

A good man

Our community lost a good man last week, and yours truly lost a fine friend… Samuel Lacy Riddle Jr., or Sonny to his family, friends and co-workers.

So, it’s your birthday

Birthdays are funny things, celebrated by some, cursed or despised by others, simply because you add another year to your life.

Dog days are here again

The “Dog Days” are here again, the never-seeming-to-end summer days of 90 plus degrees, sultry nights and – for some people – droopy hairdos.

A look back

If I find time to do so, and believe me with almost 10 all-star ball teams in tournaments this past week, time is at a premium, I peruse our archives to find hidden gems from yesteryear, stories and events I may have forgotten.