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Team ready to take Polar Plunge

Halifax County has a dedicated group of volunteers prepared to enter the cold water at Virginia Beach to raise money for Special Olympics Virginia and the local Special Olympics program.  


The cross, the place at which heaven and earth come together, is in danger of being lost by the very church to which it was entrusted.  It’s a long way from the pain and suffering of that day on Calvary when Jesus died for our sins to the church of today.  In pristine sanctuaries, wearing fine clothes, thinking good thoughts, we are in danger of forgetting the danger and suffering that the cross sometimes calls us to carry.

We’ve Got Rhythm dancers participate in Charlotte convention

We’ve Got Rhythm competition dance team participated in the Excel in Motion dance convention on Jan. 25-26 in Charlotte, N.C.  The goal of Excel in Motion is to bring the hottest professional dancers and choreographers to elite dance students and impart to them the newest dance knowledge.  

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.


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.