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Whew! Turkeys get pardons

The United States President is pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony in the Rose Garden today.  The president will celebrate the 66th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation, reflect upon the time-honored traditions of Thanksgiving, and wish American families a safe and healthy holiday.  


It will be 50 years on Friday that an assassin’s bullets struck down President John F. Kennedy in the prime of life. 

Seeking memories to share

As we approach the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination on Nov. 22, you will be hearing and seeing many retrospective stories and reflections about that fateful day in Dallas a half-century ago.

Veterans Day

Our 5th District VFW Chaplain friend Cary Ford invites all veterans, their family and friends, and other area residents who love their country and want to show appreciation to veterans who have served their country to attend the annual Veterans Day Parade Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. in downtown South Boston. 

Fall at its best

Many county residents will be making the trek to the Blue Ridge Parkway to bask in the glory of fall’s fabulous foliage. Some went this past weekend and reported the trip was well worth the drive.

49-cent stamp

The cost of mailing a letter is about to go up to 49 cents.

Your vote counts

Are you registered to vote?

10 active things to do this fall

Never let it be said that we live in a place where there’s nothing to do.

Clover VFD fall festivities

Clover Volunteer Fire Department is holding its 24th Annual Fall Festival Saturday and in connection with the festival, the fire department also is hosting the 58th Annual Convention and Competition of the Southside Virginia Volunteer Firefighters Association.