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Picture of the past: Christmas play

This picture of the past submitted by Tee Ferrell of Alton is of Halifax Elementary School’s Christmas Play in 1963, and most of the students were in the second grade.

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening this weekend

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Tenured Soul Dec. 13.

Research center seeking operator

Halifax County Industrial Development Authority hosted a mandatory pre-proposal meeting for the National Center for Coatings Application Research and Education (C-CARE) on Friday at Riverstone Centre.  

Ribbon cut officially opening Family Dollar in Virgilina

Dozens gathered outside the Family Dollar Store in Virgilina on Saturday morning to be one of the first 50 customers to receive a $5 gift card and other goodies in celebration of the store’s grand opening.

New clothing store opens in South Boston

Morgan Farley and her mother, Kathy, had always talked about one day opening a clothing store, and now, that day has come.

Habitat honors volunteers

Habitat for Humanity met at Italian Delight Friday for the group’s second annual Sandy Mosby Volunteer of the Year and Recognition Ceremony. 

Downtown loft living in warehouse goes on tour

Dozens of curious county residents and several potential occupants toured the New Brick Historic Lofts prior to the South Boston Christmas Parade on Saturday during an open house held from 3 to 5 p.m. 

Healing hands: South Boston student finds her true calling

Southside Virginia Community College’s massage therapy program graduate Jamesse Hart has chosen a career path that allows her to heal with her hands instead of medicine.

County jobless rate brightens in October

The jobless rate in Halifax County brightened a bit in October as residents continued to search for jobs, but the unemployment rate no longer remained in double digits. 

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: This angel’s angle

God has certainly sent his angels on many missions.  There was that terrible visit to Sodom and Gomorrah where nothing good happened.  People still don’t get that visit, try to explain it away.  Lot, sin, salt, all that.