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‘The Woodview Boys’ named volunteers of year

Country music band “The Woodview Boys” has received top honors as The Woodview’s volunteers of the year 2012.

‘Build a Stick Dulcimer’ class takes off at SVHEC

The “Build a Stick Dulcimer” class that took place on June 27-29 at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center was a success. During the three-day course, instructor Clint Johnson taught three students, Henry Stevens, Neal Conner and Kenneth Cope, how to make a stick dulcimer from scratch. 

Beach music to be offered at 32nd annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival

Sun, sand, umbrellas…..Does that remind you of anything?  The beach!

Scottsburg gets ready for a star-spangled celebration

Scottsburg is gearing up for its biggest day of the year when thousands will trek to the village to celebrate July 4th in fine fashion.

Cinderella to end run; 5K dash set Saturday

Don’t let the magic of ‘Cinderella’ disappear before seeing it. The production continues on the Chastain Theatre stage at The Prizery this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. – with matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.  

Rebekah Slabach elected to state office

Halifax County has good reason to be proud. 

Remembering a mom lost too young

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article about the untimely and unfortunate death of Bobbie Jo Wade Jackson 13 years ago offers an update on the lives of her two children. An article that ran in the Wednesday, June 20, edition about Jackson’s death mentioned her two children, Madelyn Ann who was 3 ½-years-old and Michael who was 2-weeks-old, when their mother was killed after a tree fell across their mobile home in the Sutherlin community on Sept. 16, 1999.)

Halifax class of 1972 celebrates 40th reunion

Members of the 1972 class of Halifax County Senior High School convened at the Wedgewood Golf Center for its 40th reunion on June 9, from 3 to 6 p.m.  

Benefit planned for Halifax County cancer victim

An all too common story we hear in these times is that another member of the community has been stricken with cancer.

Traveling farmer ventures to Jordan

My route to the Middle East took me from the farm to Amman via Chicago.