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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.

Women play big part of ‘Pirate’ production

Just because there weren’t many lady pirates in history doesn’t mean that there aren’t any running around on The Prizery stage. Halifax County Little Theatre is currently in rehearsal with their spring show, “How I Became a Pirate.”

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

American Legion Post 8, South Boston … Improbable Cause Band April 6, 8 p.m.-midnight. Admission $10 per person in advance, $15 at door.

As work begins, crews careful to preserve historic significance

If the walls of the former New Brick Warehouse could talk, they would echo the chants of the auctioneers and the rich heritage of tobacco farming in Halifax County.

In the heart of Africa, a hunger for learning

Uganda is some 10,000 miles from the East Coast of the USA, and for one retired North Carolina Baptist pastor it proved to be a three-day, five-airport journey into the heart of Africa, his first on that continent.

Motivational seminar held at Halifax County High School

 

“What do I do now?” was the theme of the motivational seminar held by the South Boston/Halifax County and Danville Community College Alliance for Excellence on Saturday morning at Halifax County High School.

Sell out expected as tickets go on sale

As the cravings for big, juicy slices of cantaloupe near, so does the 33rd Annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival.

SVHEC plans open house April 21

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center invites the community to Open House 2013 on Sunday, April 21, from 2-5 p.m. The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s main building and the SVHEC-Innovation Center will be open for tours, live demonstrations and information sessions.