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Festival to feature bluegrass melodies

Hi Grass will perform at the Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival slated for the first weekend in May at the Halifax County Fairgrounds in South Boston.  

South Boston student helps with historic home renovation

Product Design & Development student Joshua Brooks recently completed a reproduction of rosettes (ornamental doorframe moulding) for a 130-year old farmhouse renovation in the Callands community.

Student bus driver turned foreman retires

After 43 years of working with the Halifax County Public School system, Steve Davis, shop foreman at the transportation department, will retire effective June 30.

New group forms to provide services to HIV/AIDS patients

In an effort to help save lives, a new organization has been formed in Halifax County, the Halifax County AIDS Service Organization (HCASO).

Alton man graduates State Police Academy

John Alexander Williamson of Alton was among the graduates from the Virginia State Police’s largest class Friday at commencement exercises held at Meadow Event Park in Doswell in Caroline County.

Halifax County Cancer Association association accepting donations for boutique sale

A boutique sale to benefit Halifax County Cancer Association will be held on March 2 and 3, and donations of men’s, women’s and children’s clothes as well as accessories, pocketbooks, shoes and jewelry are being accepted.

Halifax County churches partner for new food program

First Presbyterian Church is among several local churches that has partnered with Treasure Valley Foods of Boise, Idaho to address and meet the needs of the “unemployed and underemployed” with a new food service program entitled Good Faith Food Box. 

SoBo fire hydrant walking tour brochures available

Successful public art draws people to it, makes them want to interact with it and opens them up to conversations with others, helping create a sense of community.

South Boston student creates, sells unique wine display


Steven Holdridge, a Product Design & Development student at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, has combined beautiful design with sophisticated engineering to create an original wine bottle display that is sure to delight wine lovers everywhere.

From transplant patient to advocate, ‘Heartless’ chronicles journey of faith


Ava Kaufman was enjoying the good life in Los Angeles, living on $27,000 a month from a high-end furniture delivery and installation business she ran with her then-husband, before her world turned upside down.