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IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Drive-through faith

Every Sunday there are people who drive by the church or stay at home.  I pray for them often, for they used to be in church somewhere.  Or  maybe they never have been.  Either way, driving by is a preview of things to come.

'Lady Day' set to open at Prizery

“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” by Lanie Robertson is based on the life and music of Billie Holiday and it’s coming to The Prizery on Jan. 16, 17, 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 19 and 22 at 3 p.m.  

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Spare Times Grill, South Boston … DJ Shakespeare Jan. 17.

Former county resident earns appointment in health system

Danville Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County recently announced new appointments within the organization.

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.  

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Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Mama’s Black Sheep Jan. 10.