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School celebrates storytellers

Stories came to life Thursday at Cluster Springs Elementary when the school held its second annual daylong storytelling festival featuring six storytellers.

‘Blessing of the Bikes’ to raise funds for fire victims

Ed’s Inc. of South Boston will hold a “Blessing of the Bikes” benefit Saturday, April 20, and Saturday, April 27, to raise money for Gary and Janet Stevens, the family who lost their home and all their possessions in a March 5 fire.

Halifax County jobless rate drops in February

The jobs outlook in Halifax County brightened slightly in February, decreasing six-tenths of a percent from the 9.9 percent rate in January to 9.3 percent in February, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Friday.

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.