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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. 

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. 

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening this weekend

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

American Legion Post 8, South Boston … New Year’s Eve Dance with Improbable Cause, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $15 per person advance, $20 at the door. Must be 21. Tickets available at the post home or call Alvin Tucker 572-4816 or Randy Tingen 579-2297.

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.

Stores boom in after Christmas shopping

With Christmas just a memory now, most presents have been exchanged, but that doesn’t mean the shopping has stopped. 

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.

 

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Christmas day

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