I spent six hours over two nights twiddling my thumbs at the courthouse while the Board of Supervisors chatted behind closed doors -- loudly at times -- about our County Administrator. Had they been serving food, I would have ordered the world famous “Nottoway Nothing Burger.”

Then again, something must be brewing because Board members spent nearly six hours talking about the administrator and included him in the discussion only for about 30 minutes. I hope everything works out for the best. Every newspaper editor likes a little drama, but I’m getting tired of it.

I don’t know yet what the Town is “going to do” about Halloween. The newspaper gets these phone calls every year. “Hey Billy, what y’all gonna do about Halloween this year?” It’s bad enough without COVID, and if Oct. 31st falls on a week-end -- especially a Sunday -- folks lose their minds. “Hey Billy, which night are y’all gonna do trick-or-treating this year?” It’s a Saturday this year, but remember: Halloween isn’t a government holiday. You and your family have the right to dress-up and knock on doors and ask for candy all yearlong if you wish. The only formal action the Town has taken in recent years -- besides have all officers on patrol -- is to block-off a portion of Brunswick Avenue so children don’t have to trick-or-treat in traffic.






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