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NHVFD recognizes members during appreciation supper

North Halifax VFD held its annual appreciation supper on Saturday at the firehouse.  

DRBA plans February hike at Grassy Hill Nature Preserve

The Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) invites the public to participate in its First Saturday Outing on Feb. 1 in Rocky Mount. The event includes a tour of the Center for Energy Efficient Design, followed by a hike through the rare woodland communities of Grassy Hill Natural Area Nature Preserve.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Warm

These words are written on one of the coldest days of this year, and it seemed to me that warm thoughts which can thaw the most frozen of hearts should be set forth.  Only God can do this.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Drive-through faith

Every Sunday there are people who drive by the church or stay at home.  I pray for them often, for they used to be in church somewhere.  Or  maybe they never have been.  Either way, driving by is a preview of things to come.

Now a college grad, man hopes his story will inspire others

Like many others, Derwin Leigh Sr. of South Boston saw his career vanish after the economic downturn beginning in 2008.

Couple gets all shook up on recent visit to Japan

“The ancients would have said that big catfish beneath the world had stirred,” said Tomoko Gillespie describing a mild earthquake she experienced at the end of her eight-day fall adventure in Japan with husband Cameron Gillespie.

Miracles and faith

I really enjoy reading the miracle accounts in the Bible.

Re-enactment of Crossing of the Dan slated for Feb. 20-22

The Crossing of the Dan, a nearly forgotten episode of the American Revolution that occurred at South Boston, received recognition from the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution as a major historic event in the fall.   

Bloodmobile plans visit to county Tuesday

January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month.

Halifax Regional Hospital welcomes first baby of 2014

Michael Wade Brown, the first baby born at Halifax Regional Hospital in 2014, was welcomed by his mother, Regina Hogan, his 2-year-old brother, Trysten Brown, and newborn nursery nurse, Wanda Bolton, RN.