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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. 

Halifax Poetry Out Loud winners advance to state

This week, all three of Halifax County High School’s Poetry Out Loud winners advanced to the state competition to be held in Richmond next month.  

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Driving?

Quick question.  Who’s driving? Who is driving the life you lead right now?  We think we can do a fair job of moving from place to place in life, but God is the master driver, after all.

Mailbag hangs up after 33 years

After 33 years of providing postal service to residents of Halifax County, Buck Fisher of Nathalie has decided it’s time to retire.

Story helps teacher get up close view of history

Last week, America made history again after swearing in the 44th president of the United States President Barack Husain Obama for his second term in office, a moment local high school math teacher Sandra Garner Coleman knew she had to participate in.

Hospice seeking to build volunteer ranks

“Being a Hospice volunteer offers a unique opportunity to build very special relationships,” said Misty Epps, social worker and volunteer coordinator for Halifax Regional Hospice and Palliative Care, “not only with patients, but with their families as well.”

‘Super Tooth to the Rescue’ coming to Halifax Regional

What happens if a person doesn’t take care of their teeth? Lots — and none of it is good. 

‘Winter Wildlife’ comes to Halifax Regional’s lobby

Looking for a break in the January routine? If so, join Halifax Regional’s Healing Arts Team for its “Third Thursday in the Lobby” on Thursday, Jan. 17, between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. And be sure to bring the kids and grandkids for a “Winter Wildlife Activity.” 

Halifax County Jr. Livestock Show holds goat, lamb workshop

The Halifax County Junior Livestock Show has been scheduled for Monday, April 22.  The group met in October to kick off the season and start a new show year. This year, roughly 42 animals will be shown, including cattle, goats and lambs.