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Halifax County has experienced a rash of fires over the past few days, more so than usual it seems, even though this is the time of the year when everyone is cranking up the woodheaters, electric space heaters and furnaces as the temperatures dip.

Super expensive, super cold

The Super Bowl is upon us again, so get used to two weeks of endless commercial promos, countless biographies of numerous players and mind-numbing accounts of how they made it this far, complete with the usual sappy background music.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Jan. 22

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Death by pun

Our friend, Carlyle Wimbish, recently sent us an email of puns that someone spent a lot of time thinking up, and that person obviously had too much time on his or her hands. 

Thought for today

I read online a quote I hadn’t heard before, from Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford and English author, “The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.”

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Jan. 15

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A better idea?

Ford has a better idea, or so the 1960s television automobile commercial stated.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Jan 8

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In praise of fruitcake

I come here to defend the indefensible holiday edible known as fruitcake, yes that seemingly abominable Roman creation that magically appears during holiday parties.

A dedicated call to duty

While doing some end of year cleaning — you know throwing away last year’s clutter to make room for more in the coming year — I ran across some information my dearly departed friend and colleague Sonny Riddle may have used to write a column years ago.