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Wreath laying pays tribute to Crossing

The Virginia Society of the Founders and Patriots of America (VAOFPA) recently participated in the wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 233rd Anniversary Commemoration of the Crossing of the Dan held at The Prizery and Boyd’s Ferry in South Boston on Saturday, Feb. 22.  

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Scared

Humans have limits.  There are only certain things we can accomplish on our own.

At blood drive, a different kind of donation

When Commonwealth Assisted Living in South Boston decided to host its first blood drive, residents Gladys Salley and Ellen Elliott were eager to lend a helping hand for such a great cause.

Former student remembers early educational upbringing

For many years, the building now known as the L. E. Coleman African-American Museum located on Mountain Road once served as place of learning for African-American children growing up in the segregated civil rights era.

First ‘authentic’ Crossing of the Dan reenactment set Feb. 22

Long before the modern concrete bridge for vehicle traffic crossed the river from Route 58 into South Boston, or even before a railroad bridge crossed the Dan River at the site of the town, there was a ferry.  Boyd’s Ferry and also Irwin’s Ferry, four miles westward, took passengers, wagons and cargo across on a regular basis.

Halifax Farmers Market gears up for season

The Town of Halifax Farmers Market held its annual vendor meeting Jan. 30 at Halifax Town Hall. Items of discussion included the continued success and growth of the farmers market along with upcoming events that will be hosted by the farmers market this season. 

In The Carpenter’s Workshop: Wonder

I sometimes wonder about wonder.  In fact I wonder why people sometimes wonder about so many things but God.

The herb of remembrance

Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, a member of the mint family, thrives in mild, sunny regions as in the desert-like conditions of the Middle East. Herb of legend and of Christmas, rosemary is the herbal symbol of love, loyalty and remembrance. 

Team ready to take Polar Plunge

Halifax County has a dedicated group of volunteers prepared to enter the cold water at Virginia Beach to raise money for Special Olympics Virginia and the local Special Olympics program.  

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: The Cross

The cross, the place at which heaven and earth come together, is in danger of being lost by the very church to which it was entrusted.  It’s a long way from the pain and suffering of that day on Calvary when Jesus died for our sins to the church of today.  In pristine sanctuaries, wearing fine clothes, thinking good thoughts, we are in danger of forgetting the danger and suffering that the cross sometimes calls us to carry.