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Gavin Smith: The boy who always smiles

He may be young, but he has a mighty heart. Nine-year old Gavin Smith of South Boston has seen his share of battles in his short life.

Free concert set at First Baptist

The combined choir will present a free concert “Then Sings my Soul” Sunday at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church on North Main Street in South Boston.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: The rifle that never fired

There is a huge debate about guns in the news these days.  The right to bear arms is under attack by some and defended by others.

20 new teachers embark on ‘noble career’

Halifax County Public School administration welcomed 20 new teachers prior to the opening of the school year at its new teacher orientation program Aug. 7 and 8 held at the STEM Academy.

Former football player tackles painting

Ever since he was a child, former NFL football player Will Barker always knew he loved drawing and now his childhood dream has become a reality with his first solo art showing at The Prizery, which will be opening to the public Monday.

Virgilina resident travels to her birthplace in Germany

It was a long trip “home” and a dream come true for Meagan Owen.

Celebration marks reopening of Halifax library on Fridays

Salsa, sombreros and songs were in abundance Friday at the Halifax Public Library as patrons celebrated the branch library’s reopening on Fridays with a fiesta.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Who’s watching whom?

Let’s take a moment to look at role models in the faith.  Parents, friends, teachers, celebrities of faith, they all have an impact on how we grow.

Dan Shaw creates Botanical Gardens’ medicine wheel

The Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens has added to their section a Medicine Wheel Herb Garden in celebration of the heritage of Native Americans. 

Historical society seeks trailer able to carry 8,000 pounds for ferry boat

The Halifax County Historical Society is looking for a trailer that will hold a ferry boat.