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Staunton River State Park to host star party March 7-10

Staunton River State Park, in Halifax County, will host a Star Party March 7-10. 

Middle school program brings Legos to life

This past fall semester at Halifax County Middle School, students enrolled in Regan Priest’s Lego robotics classes were introduced to the world of engineering, programming in design.

New exhibition comes to Destination Gallery/Global Friends Center

Celebrating the Chinese New Year to honor the traditions of the numerous Chinese families that call South Boston their home and bring a new perspective on this ancient tradition to the community, the associates of the Global Friends Center and Destination Gallery are presenting the work of two Chinese print artists in addition to many beautiful examples of Chinese art and craft. 

Four farmers’ daughters remember a different way of life

They have seen decades of change, lost loved ones, some have even acquired aching bones, but they all have fond memories of growing up on the family farm and how different life was back then.

Lenten luncheons to be held at First Presbyterian Church

The season of Lent began on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13.  Local Christians joined together for fellowship around the table, followed by a devotion led by the Rev. Susan Grimm of Trinity Episcopal Church of South Boston.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Angels

When I think of heaven, it would not be complete without God’s angels.  Heavenly beings, created just for divine communication and protection, the angels come to earth at very special times for God’s people, and God’s people only.

For mother, son with MS, walk gets personal

It’s going to be a bit different this year, but the results are expected to be better than ever before.

Collector with more than 2,000 bottles still hunts for rare finds

When he was only 16, Frank Bishop picked up a hobby that would stick with him the rest of his life.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: A cowboy rides into Lent

Springtime was not far way, the old cowboy mused.  As he chased another calf back to the herd, he saw that the snows of Montana were beginning to melt.

Woman with Halifax County roots finds life of success in the performing arts

At a time when success in show business was rare for African-Americans, Dolores Vanison Blakely broke through many barriers and made her way to the top becoming a co-founder and later executive director of a prestigious dance company in Manhattan, New York.