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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.  

Car wash to raise money for dog with tumor

For the past 10 years, Oak Level resident Renie Burch has been rescuing dogs. It all started when she took her bird dog, Bandit Hooligan, to the vet, and she ran away. 

Halifax church group travels to Uruguay

Ever since she was a little girl, Jennifer Ellington of Scottsburg has always wanted to do mission work. This past April she got her chance.

Halifax student spends a semester in Scotland

Climbing the 3,553-foot tall mountain Schiehallion while dressed as Sherlock Holmes was not part of the plan when William & Mary junior and South Boston native Graham Bryant studied abroad in Scotland as an exchange student at the University of St. Andrews, but it proved to be just one of many adventures he had along the way. 

Annual Summer Reading Program to kick off Saturday at SoBo library

The Halifax County South Boston Public Library System will be kicking off its annual Summer Reading program Saturday at the South Boston Public Library at 9:30 a.m. 

$10,000 Cash Raffle set Friday at Prizery

Destination Downtown South Boston is having a $10,000 Cash Raffle this Friday at The Prizery. Tickets are $100 per chance and only a handful of the 250 chances to win remain. One ticket gets two people in.

’Lope Fest tickets go on sale Friday

The region’s most famous summer experience is back in town on July 27.