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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.

Hospital hosts holiday party for community Thursday

Looking for a little holiday entertainment? 

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening this weekend

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Spare Times Grill, South Boston … DJ BHAMM Dec. 20.

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.

'Forever Plaid Tidings' continues

Matt McCubbin, Jacob Estes, Brandon Wilhelm and Brad Bass are performing in “Forever Plaid Tidings” at The Prizery Tuesday through Sunday.

Holly jolly time in Alton

Santa surprised guests yet again in the 32nd annual Alton Christmas parade Sunday afternoon bringing up the rear in an old-fashioned tobacco sled.

‘The Nutcracker’ to be performed Saturday, Sunday at high school

“The Nutcracker” ballet is the story of a young girl’s enchanted romantic dream, and We’ve Got Rhythm Dance Academy will perform an abridged version of the ballet on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Halifax County High School auditorium. 

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: The donkey’s dilemma

It was a long, hard journey to Bethlehem.  Unless you are a tiny Jerusalem donkey, and you have carried a very pregnant woman over 80 miles along the Sea of Galilee, then up the mountain to Bethlehem, you have no idea what I’m talking about.

Regional Alliance awarded $50,000

Halifax County, as part of the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance, has been awarded $50,000, one of three awards totaling $200,000 for collaborative efforts in Virginia through the Building Collaborative Communities program, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday. 

Museum open house back on track Sunday with train theme

Christmas tradition with a train emphasis is the theme of the South Boston/Halifax County Museum’s holiday display this year.