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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. 


As a Christian pastor, it is hard for me to separate the call to new life for the individual from the call to new life for the church.  They are one and the same.  So as we take a look at the new year from a Christian perspective, we will see twin aims which apply to both.

Trip to Africa felt ‘like home’

After feeling called to spend time in Africa, Heather Chipps of Halifax recently spent 10 days in Yendi, Ghana with the Virginia Baptist Mission Board. 

Liberty VFD takes four kids shopping

Four children from northern Halifax County were treated to an evening of shopping followed by a McDonalds meal of choice Monday, thanks to the kindness of Liberty Volunteer Fire Department members.

Banister River Garden Club donates toys

Tis the season for giving, and Banister River Garden Club was very much in the spirit recently as they presented a donation of toys to Halifax Regional Hospital. A small group of garden club representatives presented East 3 Nurse Manager Keisha Jackson and Coordinator of Volunteer Services Emilee Miller with numerous gifts designated for HRH’s youngest patients this holiday season. The donation will be used to bring smiles to pediatric patients who find themselves in the hospital during the coming weeks. Participating in the donation are (from left) Elizabeth Overton, Emilee Miller, Christine Acheson, Pam Clark, Vilma Pambid, Betty Yates, Bunleng Thanaporn, Donna Mistal and Keisha Jackson.



Christmas day is a day like no other.  America has developed traditions which, sometimes make sense, sometimes are off the wall, but traditions nonetheless.

Mentor Role Model hosts workshop

The Mentor Role Model Program hosted a “Kickin My Bad Attitude to the Curb” workshop for middle school girls on Thursday.  

Winter village fills Republican Grove home

Starting 10 years ago, Billy and Dorita Smith have been filling their home with Christmas trinkets to create what they call a winter village.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Christmas Hymn Meditation

So many musicians and poets have written about Christmas I want to say to them, Were You There On That Christmas Night?  Their words prove that they must have been in some sense.  The group of words that follows is an actual Christmas hymn.  Let them unlock the secrets of Christmas for you.

Children embrace season for giving

Nikeem Betts, age 4, and 10-year-old Nikerria Reed of Union Church Road are two youngsters who are truly in the Christmas spirit.