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Lazy days of summer

They’re upon us a lot sooner than we expect, the lazy days of summer, and although summer doesn’t officially start until June 20, the unofficial start date for most of us is always right after school lets out.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Wednesday, June 13

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Wednesday, June 6

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Congratulations Class of 2012

For students, staff and administrator at Halifax County High School, Saturday morning’s graduation of the Class of 2012 marks yet another milestone for the school and this community.

Civility, or lack thereof

“Don’t you stand there,” a gray-haired senior citizen sitting in a lawn chair hollered as I tried to take a spot along side the fence on the visitors’ side of the dugout during a recent softball game.

COMMUNITY VOICE: Arrowheads? Probably not.

There are many of us who have found ancient artifacts from early Native Americans while walking our fields and farm roads after a fresh rain has exposed them to view as they migrate to the surface from so many years ago. 

COMMUNITY VOICE: Distorting history to promote gay acceptance

President Obama’s timely support for same sex marriage has generated a wave of discussion amongst the American people. Whether it is the workplace water-cooler, letters in local newspapers or reports on local and national news, the recent “flip-flop,” I mean “evolving” position of the president on the matter of same sex marriage, has reemerged the issue into a public discussion. 

COMMUNITY VOICE: Addressing the manufacturing skills gap

“We seek success in Finland, are born and die in Maine. In minor ways we differ, in major we’re the same.” Dr. Maya Angelou so eloquently penned these words in her poem “Human Family.” And though she was referring to the thread of humanity that weaves through us all, I suggest that the same lesson applies for communities and businesses striving to keep pace in this rapidly changing global economy. 

Food frenzy

Our hat’s off to a group of true citizen lawyers in the Halifax County Bar Association who recently placed third in the Central Virginia Government Division of the statewide Legal Food Frenzy.

Mission to Mars

“A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for,” wrote Robert Browning in a 19th century poem.