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Area jobless outlook takes negative turn

Fewer people were able to find jobs in Halifax County during May as the jobs outlook grew bleaker. The unemployment rate increased from 8.5 percent in April to 9.2 percent in May, seven-tenths of a percent higher than in April, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Tuesday.

Dan River Basin Association sets sights on Philpott Lake Saturday

DRBA’s First Saturday Outing will be a four-mile paddle on the lake in Franklin County, from Ryan’s Branch Recreation Area to Otter Creek. 

CONCERT CALENDAR: Area celebrates July 4

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Megan Doss July 3.

Family art exhibit to open Sunday

Whatever your style, abstract or realistic, the new art exhibit at the South Boston/Halifax County Museum will please one’s artistic taste.  

‘Red, White and Broadway’ opens Thursday at Prizery

What do you get when you take a group of talented, motivated and enthusiastic performers and invite them to come to a musical celebration bringing their favorite songs? 

Bloodmobile makes stops in county

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be set up at the American Legion, Post 8 on Jeffress Blvd., South Boston on Monday from 1:30 to 7 p.m.,  and on Tuesday from noon until 6 p.m., the Bethel Community Ruritan Club will sponsor the Halifax community drive set up at the Mary Bethune gym in Halifax.

Music duo snap spot on summer tour

Cata9tales, the alternative hip-hop outfit comprised of Halifax County natives Berkley Priest and Kenny “Kreator” Perkins, has won the Ernie Ball/Reverbnation Battle of the Bands and will be performing as part of the Vans Warped Tour on July 9 at Farm Bureau Live in Virginia Beach.

Prospect activity increases in Halifax County

Prospect activity for businesses seeking to locate in Halifax County is increasing, according to Halifax County Industrial Development Authority Executive Director Matt Leonard.

Summer concert series features Love Tribe Friday in Constitution Square

The Destination Downtown South Boston Summer Concert Series will feature the Love Tribe party band Friday from 8 to 11:30 p.m. in Constitution Square.

Camp introduces students to manufacturing, design process

Design, produce and manufacture! Students participating in the manufacturing technology summer camp are learning all those techniques in relationship to creating a clock.