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Festival time in the gardens

It’s festival time at Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens.

Cancer-fighting cyclists to travel through county

On Wednesday, June 5, a team of 27 cyclists will make their way through Halifax County and South Boston on a 70-day, 4,000 mile journey to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.  

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Technicolor

One of the greatest failings of Christians is not to realize the wonderful moments and actitivites God has made possible in us, and not to do them.

‘Oreo cows’ members of oldest bovine breed

When motorists pass by Hospitality Farms, often they do a double take. Some even turn around to see if their eyes have deceived them.

Fundraiser set to help restore historic Halifax County boys home

In an effort to restore Sunnyview at Cluster Springs so that Patrick Henry boys will be able to return to “their home” before the beginning of school in the fall, a fundraising event has been scheduled for Thursday, June 27, from 5 to 8 p.m.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Saturday

As regular as clockwork, Saturday comes around every single week.  Its name is derived from the planet Saturn and means many things to people.

Museum to host appraisal fair Saturday

Old things can be very valuable. To see if your old piece has more value than you think, attend the South Boston/Halifax County Museum’s Appraisal Fair, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Habitat breaks ground on 13th housing project

A lot on Jefferson Street in South Boston once used for a swimming pool and town reservoir is now the site for the 13th house built by volunteers with Tri-River Habitat for Humanity.

Ruritans bring back club from brink of closure

One local Ruritan Club has managed to rise from the ashes, reorganize itself and continue to be an operating club with 13 new members added in one evening.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Just ducky

A duck walks into a store and says, “Give me some Chapstick.”