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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.”

Even with chill in the air, German locals give a warm reception

Near the middle of February the weather in Halifax County was warm one day and snowing the next. I was definitely more excited about the warm days, especially after spending most of January in the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka.

For special prom, community lends helping hand

Wearing their best attire, approximately 25 students ate, danced and sang the afternoon away at the Halifax County Country Club on Friday during the Halifax County Middle and High School exceptional students prom.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Sanctuary

The English word sanctuary comes from the Latin word sanctuarium, meaning a sacred place.  The word sanctity, as in sanctity of life, is from the same root, as well as the word saint.

Emmy winner will be special guest for area prayer evening

People will gather at Halifax County High School Thursday to “Pray for America” during the National Day of Prayer event set to get underway at 6:30 p.m.

Derby Day a first for oldest county winery

Put on your best “garden party” attire and make a hat for Derby Day to be held Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m. at Bright Meadows Farm Vineyard and Winery located at 1181 Nathalie Road in Nathalie.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: The board

After driving my pickup truck for a number of years with various and sundry items sliding around the bed, I decided to do something about it.

Special week a salute to lab professionals

This week hospitals and health care facilities throughout the country are celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, and Halifax Regional Hospital is no exception. The annual event recognizes lab professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in the health care of the community.