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Benchmark Community Bank welcomes new loan specialist

Benchmark Community Bank on Thursday announced that Janice Puleo has joined the bank as a vice president and loan specialist concentrating on agricultural lending.  In this role, she will reach out to agricultural businesses and producers in Southside Virginia and help them with their financial needs. 

Halifax Farmers Market gears up for season

The Town of Halifax Farmers Market held its annual vendor meeting Jan. 30 at Halifax Town Hall. Items of discussion included the continued success and growth of the farmers market along with upcoming events that will be hosted by the farmers market this season. 

High school to perform free play

The Halifax County High School Theatre Department will be performing their competition play, “A Piece of My Heart” on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. The play by Shirley Lauro is the story of army nurses during the Viet Nam War and their lives after returning home. The competition piece is a cutting of the full-length play that the school performed 12 years ago.

Little Theatre presents ‘The Complete World of Sports (Abridged)’

As the old adage goes, “success is 99 percent preparation and 1 percent perspiration.”  The same could be said about acting.  It takes a great deal of preparation, mixed with a little bit of perspiration, to make a stage performance worthy of a top prize.  

In The Carpenter’s Workshop: Wonder

I sometimes wonder about wonder.  In fact I wonder why people sometimes wonder about so many things but God.

More able to find work in December

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

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening this weekend

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Spare Times Grill, South Boston … DJ Loco Feb. 7.

The herb of remembrance

Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, a member of the mint family, thrives in mild, sunny regions as in the desert-like conditions of the Middle East. Herb of legend and of Christmas, rosemary is the herbal symbol of love, loyalty and remembrance. 

Halifax County Service Authority water superintendent retires after 38 years

For 38 years former Halifax County Service Authority Water Superintendent Mark Wilkerson has worked to ensure the people of South Boston and Halifax County have had clean, safe, reliable drinking water, and after almost four decades of working in the water treatment industry, he has retired.

Team ready to take Polar Plunge

Halifax County has a dedicated group of volunteers prepared to enter the cold water at Virginia Beach to raise money for Special Olympics Virginia and the local Special Olympics program.