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American National reports increase in 3rd quarter earnings

American National Bankshares Inc., parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company, has announced third quarter 2013 net income of $4,243,000 compared to $3,639,000 for the third quarter of 2012, a $604,000 or 16.6 percent increase.  

Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department prepares for nights of fright

Once again the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department Corp. is ready to open the doors to the 2013 season at the House of Horror with people coming from as far away as Richmond, Raleigh and Virginia Beach. 

Halifax County High School secures sixth straight one-act play district title

The Halifax County High School one-act play competition team secured its sixth straight district title and its first in the newly formed Piedmont District at Magna Vista High School on Saturday.

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening this weekend

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

McCanless Memorial United Methodist Church, South Boston … The Harvesters Quartet and The Satterfields Oct. 19, 7 p.m.

After death of son, a journey of grieving through a mother’s eyes

It’s been 11 years since the tragic death of her son, Joseph Ramsey, in a single-vehicle wreck, and now South Boston resident Shelley Ramsey is exposing the painful process of grieving in her new book entitled “Grief: A Mama’s Unwanted Journey.” 

Mid-Atlantic Broadband links schools to fiber optic network

The Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation, a wholesale open-access network transport provider announced Monday the successful completion of the $20 million capital project to connect more than 120 K-12 schools in Southern Virginia.

YMCA to hold open house

The YMCA South Boston/Halifax County is hosting an Open House for individuals and families to learn more about the YMCA Tuesday from noon to 7 p.m.

Glenwood UMC celebrates 100th year Sunday

By Ashley Hodge

Staff Writer 

Sunday will be a big day for Glenwood United Methodist Church, when its congregation celebrates the church’s 100th anniversary.

‘Night of the Living Dead’ 
remake set for Halloween showing

The wait to see local director Lewis Guthrie’s remake of the classic horror film, “Night of the Living Dead,” is over. A public showing of the film has been set for Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center-Innovation Center located in downtown South Boston. 

CONCERT CALENDAR: Fundraiser set Friday

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

The Gallery, VIR, Alton … Dane Ferguson and Improbable Cause Oct. 11, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. ‘Race to the Ban,’ a fundraiser against uranium mining in Virginia, sponsored by The Virginia Coalition. For info contact Beth McCubbin of TVC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 757-270-4974.