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Band gives new face to old music

With their classic attire, close soaring harmonies and over-the-top energy, Blue Grass Five is putting a new face on old time bluegrass, country and gospel music.  Recreating, refining and retro-fitting the genre-defining string music of the century, their spice comes from their infectious enthusiasm, spontaneous humor, high-lonesome harmonies, fiery picking and great songs.

Young duo shares lead in ‘Pirate’

In a move somewhat unusual in community theatre, Halifax County Little Theatre’s upcoming production of “How I Became a Pirate” will feature two actors in the lead role.  Jake Carr and Easton Berry have been pegged to bring the lead role of Jeremy Jacob to life, with Berry being the understudy.

Building the foundation for a new business seminar set

The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce, Longwood Small Business Development Center and the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center invite the public to attend a free question and answer seminar on the Seven Steps to Starting a New Business from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, April 25. 

Clemson University hires man with local ties for plant research center

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story is reprinted with permission from Clemson University.)

CONCERT CALENDAR: Kid Rock announces summer tour

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Smoking Jakes, South Boston … Improbable Cause Band April 12.

Group finalizes plans for National Day of Prayer

The planning committee has finalized its plans for the upcoming National Day of Prayer event to be held Thursday, May 2, at 6:45 p.m. in the Halifax County High School auditorium.

Prizery announces shows for Summer Theatre Celebration

The Prizery’s fourth annual Summer Theatre Celebration is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Cantaloupe Festival to feature fresh menu

It will be a palate-pleasing good time June 7 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Berry Hill resort, with fresh, tasteful food, a bevy of beverages, and of course, cantaloupe, thanks to sponsorship and support from Halifax County Farm Bureau.

Mentor Role Model Program names new executive director

The Mentor Role Model Program has hired Angela Townes-Yancey as the new executive director of the program.

‘Music of the Scottish Isles’ part of SoBo performance

Julie Fowlis will bring her “Music of the Scottish Isles and the “BRAVE” Soundtrack” to The Prizery Sunday at 3 p.m.