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Celebration marks reopening of Halifax library on Fridays

Salsa, sombreros and songs were in abundance Friday at the Halifax Public Library as patrons celebrated the branch library’s reopening on Fridays with a fiesta.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Who’s watching whom?

Let’s take a moment to look at role models in the faith.  Parents, friends, teachers, celebrities of faith, they all have an impact on how we grow.

Dan Shaw creates Botanical Gardens’ medicine wheel

The Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens has added to their section a Medicine Wheel Herb Garden in celebration of the heritage of Native Americans. 

Little Theatre Christmas musical auditions scheduled next week

November might seem like a long time away, but Halifax County Little Theatre knows that August is always the time to get things going for their big November production. 

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening this weekend

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Spare Times Grill, South Boston … DJ Keith Driver July 31. 

Unemployment outlook grows bleaker

Even fewer people were able to find jobs in Halifax County during June than May as the jobs outlook grew bleaker. 

Historical society seeks trailer able to carry 8,000 pounds for ferry boat

The Halifax County Historical Society is looking for a trailer that will hold a ferry boat. 

Retired official for cooperative earns top honor

Robert W. “Bobby” Conner has been honored by the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) with the 2013 Electric Cooperative Leadership Award. 

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: What’s the buzz?

One morning last week I went to practice some music for my son’s wedding.  I ran into Mr. Jones, our music director’s dad, who was feeding his bees.  I asked him what mixture he was feeding them, and he said, “I’ll probably be reading about this in the newspaper next week.”  May bee.

Special magic show planned for library reading finale

The Summer Reading Finale at the Halifax County South Boston Public Library System will feature magical storyteller Mark Daniels. The finale will take place on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the South Boston Public Library.