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Wanted: A few good zombies

A natural disaster causes the dead to come back to life as flesh-eating zombies roaming the streets of Halifax County. 

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Just ducky

A duck walks into a store and says, “Give me some Chapstick.”

Meat center a step closer with grant

Halifax County has been awarded a $12,500 planning grant to fund a professional, third-party feasibility study of a USDA inspected meat processing facility to serve Southside Virginia.

Local singer, conductor returns to roots at Prizery

It’s a homecoming of sorts, but not the kind with covered dish and sweet tea in the fellowship hall.

CONCERT CALENDAR: Entertainment featured at Noland Day

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Historic Noland Village, Providence … Country Fair Day May 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with live entertainment by Kermit Wright & the Good Time Band featuring an all-star lineup including Ken Peade, Doug Francis and Ben Wright Jr.

Even with chill in the air, German locals give a warm reception

Near the middle of February the weather in Halifax County was warm one day and snowing the next. I was definitely more excited about the warm days, especially after spending most of January in the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka.

SVHEC hosts meeting of Rural Jobs Council

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center hosted the final meeting of the Workforce and K-12 Education Subcommittee of Governor Bob McDonnell’s Rural Jobs Council Monday in South Boston.

For special prom, community lends helping hand

Wearing their best attire, approximately 25 students ate, danced and sang the afternoon away at the Halifax County Country Club on Friday during the Halifax County Middle and High School exceptional students prom.

Jobs outlook showing more improvement

More people were finding jobs in Halifax County in March as the jobs outlook continued to brighten, with the unemployment rate decreasing six-tenths of a percent from 9.3 percent in February to 8.7 percent in March, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Wednesday.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Sanctuary

The English word sanctuary comes from the Latin word sanctuarium, meaning a sacred place.  The word sanctity, as in sanctity of life, is from the same root, as well as the word saint.