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October Halifest returns complete with a plethora of activities

The great pumpkins have arrived in the Town of Halifax just in time for the second annual October Halifest to be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., rain or shine, at the Town of Halifax Farmers Market.  

No fear? That will change if you go to Hal-O-Scream

For the past 30 years, members of Triangle Volunteer Fire Department have been scaring the bejesus out of the community in an effort to raise much-needed funds for their year-round firefighting efforts.

Community bids farewell to longtime Virgilina staples

More than 50 members of the Virgilina community came out Saturday morning to thank two businesses, Virgilina Grocery and Chandler’s One Stop, for their years of service as they prepare to lock their doors for the last time.

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Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Marie Anderson Oct. 25.

Jobless rate still in double digits

The jobless rate in Halifax County remained bleak in August as residents continued to search for jobs, and the unemployment rate remained in double digits. 

IDA seeking $1.1M in tobacco money for Green View project

In an effort to continue to rehabilitate the former Daystrom Furniture facility for reuse, the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority on Friday adopted a resolution supporting submission of application for $1,140,535 from the Virginia Tobacco Commission.

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.

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