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Spare Times Grill, South Boston … DJ Keith Driver July 31. 

Unemployment outlook grows bleaker

Even fewer people were able to find jobs in Halifax County during June than May as the jobs outlook grew bleaker. 

Historical society seeks trailer able to carry 8,000 pounds for ferry boat

The Halifax County Historical Society is looking for a trailer that will hold a ferry boat. 

Retired official for cooperative earns top honor

Robert W. “Bobby” Conner has been honored by the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) with the 2013 Electric Cooperative Leadership Award. 


One morning last week I went to practice some music for my son’s wedding.  I ran into Mr. Jones, our music director’s dad, who was feeding his bees.  I asked him what mixture he was feeding them, and he said, “I’ll probably be reading about this in the newspaper next week.”  May bee.

Special magic show planned for library reading finale

The Summer Reading Finale at the Halifax County South Boston Public Library System will feature magical storyteller Mark Daniels. The finale will take place on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the South Boston Public Library. 

Eden Jewelry opens in South Boston

Coming to South Boston with hopes to “cater to everyone” who has a love for jewelry, John Hyler and his wife, Michelle, have now opened Eden Jewelry in the Tri-Rivers Plaza.

CONCERT CALENDAR: Festival in Scottsburg Saturday


Town of Scottsburg … Annual 4th of July festivities July 27 -  postponed from July 4, music, food and activities throughout the day. Improbable Cause Band will close out the day’s festivities, playing from 7 until 10 p.m.

Talent comes to the square

The Southern Virginia Development Boys and Girls Club kicks off its Talent in the Square Saturday with a performance by soloist Hamilton Richardson playing his guitar.

Clover Power Station hosts Halifax County IDA meeting

A tour of Clover Power Station highlighted the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority meeting Friday morning as the power plant hosted the board’s July meeting.