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Hospital recognized for stellar rates

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS), in conjunction with the Virginia Paternity Establishment Program (VPEP), announced Friday the top 10 Virginia hospitals that are being recognized for excellent performance in paternity establishment for 2013. 

Church celebrates 200 years

This past weekend, First Cross Roads Baptist Church in Turbeville celebrated its 200th birthday. 

July 4 parade tradition stays alive in Elmo

County folks who in past years have traveled to the community of Scottsburg to witness the annual Fourth of July Parade will have an alternative this year after the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Company cancelled its Independence Day celebration for the first time in decades.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Ducks made to fly

Soren Kierkegaard, the Danish theologian and philosopher, told this parable, which he called “The Wild Duck of Denmark."

Turning 30, RTP plans to expand

With 30 years behind them, the RTP Company-Southeastern Facility in South Boston, a global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics, is now looking to the future.

Tour features small ruminant specialist

Hudson Heritage Farms will host a farm tour Thursday, June 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 14242 River Road in the Elmo community. 

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening this weekend

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Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Dane Ferguson June 20.

Museum to help kids investigate their ancestry in Friday program

School’s out. Spring is warming up once again. Kids need a cool activity to get summer started, and on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, the South Boston-Halifax County Museum is hosting “Looking Under the Cabbage Leaf” with the genealogy staff. 

Instructors complete training in welding

Several individuals recently completed the National Center for Construction Education and Research Instructor Certification Training Program, a nationally recognized organization providing technical training for workforce development, at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston. 

Prizery flash-mob invades Wal-Mart

It was at noon on Saturday that unsuspecting customers at Wal-Mart in South Boston received a melodic surprise.