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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.

Park visitation sets record

Whether they were camping, fishing, bike riding or simply walking through the trails, guests showed they wanted to spend plenty of time this year at Virginia State Parks by once again setting a new attendance record. 

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.

Little Theatre brings back favorite: ‘Beehive’ auditions set next week

Little Theatre doesn’t bring many shows back for a revival, and when they do, it’s because the show was a huge hit or there are a lot of requests to see it again.  And that’s exactly the case with “BEEHIVE:  The 60’s Rock Musical!”  It’s coming back, and auditions are just around the corner.  Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 13 and 14, auditions will be held at The Prizery at 6:30.  

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening this weekend

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.