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THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Mama’s Black Sheep Jan. 10.

Re-enactment of Crossing of the Dan slated for Feb. 20-22

The Crossing of the Dan, a nearly forgotten episode of the American Revolution that occurred at South Boston, received recognition from the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution as a major historic event in the fall.   

County jobless rate continues to improve in November

The jobless rate in Halifax County continued to improve in November as residents continued to search for jobs, but the unemployment rate dropped below double digits. 

USDA changes tune on tobacco buyout

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reversed course and announced that final payments of the Tobacco Transition Payment Program — otherwise known as the “Tobacco Buyout” — will be made in full.

Bloodmobile plans visit to county Tuesday

January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month.

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. 

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: A Christian new year

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.

Artist Wyatt Ramsey’s work on display at The Prizery

Parsons-Bruce Art Association will feature the works of local artist Wyatt Ramsey with an exhibit set to open Jan. 12 at The Prizery.  

County tourism gets $10,000

Halifax County Department of Tourism is among 42 local tourism initiatives to receive more than $750,000 in matching grants as part of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Grant program.

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.