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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.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Wednesday, Aug. 8

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No. 1 uranium hurdle: Developing a safety culture

The National Academy of Sciences report concluded that Virginia would face “steep hurdles” if it removes the moratorium on uranium mining. Arguably the steepest hurdle is developing a culture of safety, in which both regulators and employees, as well as elected officials and corporate executives, give priority to protecting our health and resources.

Behind closed doors

Halifax County School Board members knew last week’s decision to discontinue the Local Option Retirement Plan (LORP) would not be popular with school system retirees.

It makes sense

There has been a lot of talk lately about what the YMCA of South Boston/Halifax County and the Mecklenburg County YMCA are doing. 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Wednesday, Aug. 1

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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.

An enemy within

James Holmes, the suspected gunman in the Colorado theatre massacre, headed to court for his first appearance Monday morning as Americans continue to ask why.

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.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Wednesday, July 25

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