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Trip to Africa felt ‘like home’

After feeling called to spend time in Africa, Heather Chipps of Halifax recently spent 10 days in Yendi, Ghana with the Virginia Baptist Mission Board. 

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American Legion Post 8, South Boston … New Year’s Eve Dance with Improbable Cause, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $15 per person advance, $20 at the door. Must be 21. Tickets available at the post home or call Alvin Tucker 572-4816 or Randy Tingen 579-2297.

Liberty VFD takes four kids shopping

Four children from northern Halifax County were treated to an evening of shopping followed by a McDonalds meal of choice Monday, thanks to the kindness of Liberty Volunteer Fire Department members.

Stores boom in after Christmas shopping

With Christmas just a memory now, most presents have been exchanged, but that doesn’t mean the shopping has stopped. 

Banister River Garden Club donates toys

Tis the season for giving, and Banister River Garden Club was very much in the spirit recently as they presented a donation of toys to Halifax Regional Hospital. A small group of garden club representatives presented East 3 Nurse Manager Keisha Jackson and Coordinator of Volunteer Services Emilee Miller with numerous gifts designated for HRH’s youngest patients this holiday season. The donation will be used to bring smiles to pediatric patients who find themselves in the hospital during the coming weeks. Participating in the donation are (from left) Elizabeth Overton, Emilee Miller, Christine Acheson, Pam Clark, Vilma Pambid, Betty Yates, Bunleng Thanaporn, Donna Mistal and Keisha Jackson.



Christmas day is a day like no other.  America has developed traditions which, sometimes make sense, sometimes are off the wall, but traditions nonetheless.

Potential C-CARE operators line up for job

Halifax County Industrial Development Authority Executive Director Matt Leonard told authority board members he was pleased with the “significant response” to the recent request for proposal to attract a National Center for Coatings Application Research and Education (C-CARE) operator.

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Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Ray & Audrie Dec. 27.

Mentor Role Model hosts workshop

The Mentor Role Model Program hosted a “Kickin My Bad Attitude to the Curb” workshop for middle school girls on Thursday.  

Winter village fills Republican Grove home

Starting 10 years ago, Billy and Dorita Smith have been filling their home with Christmas trinkets to create what they call a winter village.