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After infant son’s diagnosis, mother launches campaign in pediatric strokes

Before he reached 1-year-old, little Owen Gamble, now 4, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was diagnosed as having survived a stroke in utero. 

YMCA to celebrate older adults

On May 14, the YMCA South Boston/Halifax County will host activities to recognize, celebrate and support older adults. 

Hundreds gather for song, praise at HCHS

The 63rd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer was held Thursday night at Halifax County High School. Hundreds attended the evening of prayer that featured testimony, song and recognitions. 

Cancer Association spaghetti fundraiser today

Halifax County Cancer Association will host a spaghetti supper fundraiser on Friday at American Legion Post 8 at 1710 Jeffress Blvd., in South Boston from 5 to 7 p.m. 

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: The soldier

Over the centuries, soldiers have changed the world.  Country and state lines have been redrawn.   Individual countries have become part of empires.  People saved from cruel dictators, people enslaved by power hungry leaders, dreams becoming reality and dreams shattered for good or for evil.

Author to host book signing at museum Friday

Lynchburg Author H. V. “Bo” Traywick Jr. will host a book signing for his book entitled “Empire of the Owls: Reflections On The North’s War Against Southern Succession” on Friday at 7 p.m. at the South Boston-Halifax County Museum in South Boston.

Mud run raises $3,000 in memory of Kim Bosiger

At least 46 women from the South Boston and Halifax County area formed Team Kim and participated in the annual Dirty Girl 5k Mud Run held in Chesapeake Saturday in honor of their family member and friend, the late Kim Bosiger.  Bosiger lost her battle with breast cancer in October.

PHOTOS: Town of Halifax celebrates Earth Day

Dozens came out to the Halifax Farmers Market Saturday to celebrate Earth Day. The event featured several educational activities, food vendors and farmers market vendors. 

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer will be held all across the country this Thursday. The Halifax County Prayer Event, the largest and most concerted effort in all of Virginia, will happen at 6:45 p.m. that evening, Thursday, May 1, at Halifax County High School auditorium.

Saturday’s Tractor Parade mixes old, new

Organizers of the 11th Annual Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival have set the date for the annual Tractor Parade, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.