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South Boston native has hand in viral video poking fun of Facebook

Have you ever been annoyed by Facebook friends’ seemingly unending barrage of posts in which they brag about everything from their gourmet dinners with the sunset views to how much they love their spouses and pets?  

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Perspective

Jesus has a way of getting people to look beyond the situation to see a greater perspective.  His birth in Bethlehem makes the entire Roman Empire take notice.  And his words and actions always challenge people to think higher and wider.

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative encourages students to set high goals

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative emphasizes the importance of reading, math and science classes, and all other school subjects by participating in a number of educational programs that reach all age groups.  

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.