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Library outreach program in place

Two months ago Halifax County South Boston Library System personnel started brainstorming ideas for a new program, the library outreach program. 

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Missionary mentality

I was visiting my missionary son Matthew, and his missionary wife, Teresa, in Texas recently.  I was very impressed with the missionary spirit and the dedication to translating God’s word into languages, which would share the gospel of Christ with people all over the world.

Anniversary celebration around the corner

Wanna help celebrate a fun-filled anniversary?  Come on out and celebrate the milestone 25th anniversary of the annual Historic Noland Village Country Fair Day on Saturday, May 10, simply known as Noland Day.  


There is an old riddle that goes like this:  “What is more powerful than God, more evil than the Devil; the poor have it, the rich lack it, and if you eat it, you die?”  The answer, of course, is nothing. 

Unique fundraiser benefits Cluster Springs Volunteer Fire Department

What do turkeys, zombies and firefighters have in common? Well normally the answer would be, “not much, if anything.” 

Halifax Regional recognizes National Donate Life Month

On average, 150 people are added to the nation’s organ transplant waiting list each day – that’s one every 10 minutes. The response to that need is organ donation, and more than 28,000 patients begin new lives each year thanks to organ transplants.


“There are certain things in which mediocrity is intolerable: poetry, music, painting, public eloquence.  What torture it is to hear a frigid speech being pompously declaimed or second-rate verse spoken with all a bad poet’s bombast!” ~ Jean de la Bruyere

Reid Roller benefit tops $40,000

“A resounding success.  There is no other way to describe it.”

Farmers, artisans, crafters converge in Halifax for indoor show Saturday

The Town of Halifax Farmers Market will Swing Into Spring with its first annual indoor Spring Bazaar on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 


It’s funny how things seem to get better with time.  Give a shocking incident a decade or two, and it becomes funny.  Give it a lifetime, and it seems like heaven.