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Halifax center partners with Kawasaki Robotics

The National Center for Coatings, Application, Research and Education (C-CARE) has solidified its partnership with Kawasaki Robotics by integrating a new 6-axis robot into the Riverstone facility, Doug Corrigan, executive director of the Riverstone Energy Center, announced Friday.

Halifax County native promotes aerospace opportunities

When the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launches its Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) tonight at 11:27 from the Mid-Atlantic spaceport at Wallops Flight Facility, Halifax County native Raymond Witcher will be watching with much interest.

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening this weekend

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sutherlin … Country and oldies with The Brown Brothers Sept. 7, 8 p.m. Admission $10. For info call 434-251-0994.

North Halifax prepares for annual Marathon

North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual marathon on Saturday at its station on Leda-Grove Road in Nathalie.

Halifax County legion members participate in cross-country trek

“A trip worthwhile,” is how Post 8 American Legion member Kenny Irby describes his recent cross-country motorcycle venture as a participant in the eighth annual American Legion Legacy Ride.

Former county art teacher now at Fuqua

Fuqua School in Farmville welcomes four new faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year including one teacher from Halifax County. 

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Kitten evangelism

This fall we join with many other churches in prompting our folks to reach out to others in the name of Jesus Christ.  We are in the process of inviting people inside and outside the church, and doing all we can to move them out of their comfort zone so that Jesus’ call to reach out becomes an actuality.

Figures show few are able to find work

The jobless rate in Halifax County continued to grow bleaker in July as even fewer people were able to find jobs and the unemployment rate continued to soar in double digits. 

Inaugural completion ceremony held

It was an afternoon filled with pride as the first eight students of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s Work Ready Foundations program accepted their stackable industry credentials and certificates of completion and participation. 

Everlasting impression: Patient, nurse reunited

It was a “date” two years in the making. Two years may have passed, but her memory hadn’t failed her. Bernice Newcomb, 80, constantly spoke of her “bald- headed man.”