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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.

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Halifax County Fairgrounds, South Boston … Heritage & Antique Machinery Festival May 3, 4 and 5. 

Emmy winner will be special guest for area prayer evening

People will gather at Halifax County High School Thursday to “Pray for America” during the National Day of Prayer event set to get underway at 6:30 p.m.

Business, industry prospects increase in Halifax County

Activity for prospects is increasing in the county, according to Halifax County Industrial Development Authority Executive Director Matt Leonard.

Derby Day a first for oldest county winery

Put on your best “garden party” attire and make a hat for Derby Day to be held Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m. at Bright Meadows Farm Vineyard and Winery located at 1181 Nathalie Road in Nathalie.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: The board

After driving my pickup truck for a number of years with various and sundry items sliding around the bed, I decided to do something about it.

Elvis tribute artist Stephen Freeman to perform for Fraternal Order of Eagles

While many people attempt to pay tribute to the King, few pull it off with such grace and style as Stephen Freeman.  As a life-long fan of Elvis, Freeman’s decision to become a professional tribute artist came with his transition from an eight-year stint as a police officer into theatrics.

Special week a salute to lab professionals

This week hospitals and health care facilities throughout the country are celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, and Halifax Regional Hospital is no exception. The annual event recognizes lab professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in the health care of the community.

Slagle’s Equipment closes

Slagle’s Emergency Equipment and Apparatus located at 1100 Bill Tuck Highway in Riverdale closed at the end of business Wednesday.