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PAULA I. BRYANT: Jazz Ambassadors returning to SoBo

One of the finest big bands in the world today, the Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., is returning to Halifax County on Wednesday, Aug. 27, so mark your calendars today.

PAULA I. BRYANT: Forever a young gardener

Our Master Gardening buddy, Bill McCaleb, recently shared with us a presentation concerning George Washington’s love of gardening that one of his New Mexico Master Gardener friends and volunteers, Sylvia Hacker, put together for a presentation in Dona Ana County, New Mexico.  

PAULA I. BRYANT: A delightful winner

Former Halifax County resident Kay Thanaporn, a health care consultant who now lives in Decatur, Georgia, made her family and friends very proud with a dominating performance and overwhelming win during her first appearance in Friday night’s episode of Jeopardy.

PAULA I. BRYANT: 100-mile yard sale set Saturday

She’s back at it again this July 4… well, it’s on Saturday, July 5, this year.

PAULA I. BRYANT: Black bear scare

No one can say for sure how long he had been standing there, but the large black bear felt comfortable enough to edge closer and closer to Alice Rudder’s back yard off Cluster Springs Road Friday afternoon.

PAULA I. BRYANT: Resurrected glory

Rebel yells, Confederate flags, the playing of Dixie — it will be a return to the land of revered memory at the site of the Battle of Staunton River Bridge this weekend when thousands will come to the spot where the forefathers of many of them sent a superior Union force reeling in defeat when it attempted to destroy the vital railway bridge link between the Confederate force in and around Petersburg and its arms and bread basket to the south.

PAULA I. BRYANT: For all the fathers who don’t walk away

With Father’s Day just around the corner, faithful reader Carol Foster of South Boston asked us to reprint a column penned by William S. Yoder and published in The Charlotte Observer back in 1996.

PAULA I. BRYANT: Now that’s a teacher

We recently observed Memorial Day, and our friend, Virginia Cumbey, said it would be a particularly fitting time to share the following text that now circulates in e-mail drawn from former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s March 2007 address to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. 

PAULA I. BRYANT: Winning big

If you happen to see local auctioneer Jimmy Glasscock and realtor Sammy Watts anytime soon, don’t be surprised if their heads may have swelled a bit.