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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. 


One morning last week I went to practice some music for my son’s wedding.  I ran into Mr. Jones, our music director’s dad, who was feeding his bees.  I asked him what mixture he was feeding them, and he said, “I’ll probably be reading about this in the newspaper next week.”  May bee.


Man, it sure is hot out there!  Somebody ought to open a window!  Only problem with that is the hot July temperature, which is getting quite dangerous.  Heat wave across most of the United States, they say on the radio.

As Class of ’63 plans 50th reunion, members search for 14 missing classmates

The countdown is on. With only one month left until the Halifax County High School Class of 1963 celebrates its 50th class reunion in style, planning committee members continue to reach out to 14 missing classmates.


Peter the Apostle, who had his share of cares and worries to carry as he followed Jesus, finally learned the big lesson.  He learned that he no longer had to carry them.

Kids Kollege geared to inspire young minds

With week one well underway, Kids Kollege is giving the children of Halifax County something fun and exciting to do this summer. Classes offered by Parsons-Bruce Art Association provide enrichment activities in arts, crafts, drama and science.

Elmo celebrates Fourth in style

With a hard-hitting rain shower pouring down on Elmo about one hour prior to the start of Thursday’s parade, it appeared the weather might take its toll. 

Dan River Basin Association sets sights on Philpott Lake Saturday

DRBA’s First Saturday Outing will be a four-mile paddle on the lake in Franklin County, from Ryan’s Branch Recreation Area to Otter Creek. 

Family art exhibit to open Sunday

Whatever your style, abstract or realistic, the new art exhibit at the South Boston/Halifax County Museum will please one’s artistic taste.