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Visiting the ground zero for Port wine

Recently a work project took me to Viana do Castelo in the North Region of Portugal.

DRBA’s Oct. 6 outing in Eden part of river cleanup effort

The Oct. 6 First Saturday Outing of the Dan River Basin Association will complete the cleanup of the Smith River begun in August. Meeting at 10 a.m. at Island Ford Landing, West Meadow Road, Eden, N.C. (GPS 36.502168, -79.756086), participants will float just over two miles to the confluence of the Smith with the Dan River. The take-out will be at the Eden Wildlife Access, locally known as “the Boat Landing,” a popular Dan River access point beside Bethlehem Church Road.

SVHEC offers illustration course

Starting Sept. 25, award-winning illustrator and author Ron Miller will offer The Storyteller: The Art of Illustration at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center. The course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. for four weeks. 

Library to hold book sale event in October

With a flock of kids in the library, their answers to questions show excitement and enthusiasm for reading. 

Museum display bringing back memories of Main Street School

School has begun, and older folks have fond memories of when they attended school, especially elementary school. 

Historic bell, Bible connects Halifax UMC to past

The Halifax United Methodist Church on Mountain Road in the Town of Halifax, formerly known as St. Mark Church, dates back to ca. 1829 and contains a vast amount of history.

C. H. Friend High School opens first time in 59 years for reunion

Yes it is true. For the first time in 59 years and maybe the last time, former C. H. Friend High School students will have an opportunity to see the school just as they left it.

Walk a ‘total success’

Over 800 people came out to the fairgrounds Saturday to support the Halifax County Cancer Association’s efforts to help those battling cancer in the community. 

Walk for Hope features first ever Race for a Cure 5K

Get ready to put on those walking/running shoes and head down to the fairgrounds to raise money for those battling cancer in the area.

DAR, historical society host art lecture at The Prizery with Lee Sandstead

Berryman Green Chapter NSDAR in conjunction with The Halifax County Historical Society will meet on Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. at The Prizery with Lee Sandstead presenting a lecture on “Realizing the Revolution — Art from and about the American Revolution.”  The lecture is open to the public.