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IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Children’s prayers

Children can teach us more about faith than any other people.  Simplicity.  Trust.  Wonder.  Love.  They are all there.

Student artists’ works on display at hospital

Soon to be exhibited at Halifax Regional Hospital are the works of a very talented group of Halifax County High School art and woodworking students. The community is invited to celebrate them and their works at a reception on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Leggett Auditorium.

911 dispatchers: Voices on other end of line

Ask any law enforcement officer, firefighter or emergency responder what their most important tool is, and the quick answer they’ll give is the dispatcher on the other end of the radio.

High school horticulture plant sale starts Tuesday

Halifax County High School horticulture department’s spring cool season plant sale starts Tuesday. Customers are welcome during school hours from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Exotic New Zealand trip no ordinary vacation

Amy Powell does not consider herself a world traveler, but the South Boston resident and her husband, Jerry, found themselves halfway around the world recently after embarking on a 23-day tour of New Zealand.

School celebrates storytellers

Stories came to life Thursday at Cluster Springs Elementary when the school held its second annual daylong storytelling festival featuring six storytellers.

Wheels and deals

When someone came to town in a fancy car, or was in charge of something really important, we used to call them a big wheel.  Today that term has shortened (in some circles) to wheel.

‘Blessing of the Bikes’ to raise funds for fire victims

Ed’s Inc. of South Boston will hold a “Blessing of the Bikes” benefit Saturday, April 20, and Saturday, April 27, to raise money for Gary and Janet Stevens, the family who lost their home and all their possessions in a March 5 fire.

Clemson University hires man with local ties for plant research center

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story is reprinted with permission from Clemson University.)

Group finalizes plans for National Day of Prayer

The planning committee has finalized its plans for the upcoming National Day of Prayer event to be held Thursday, May 2, at 6:45 p.m. in the Halifax County High School auditorium.