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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.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: God is bigger

“God’s love is meteoric, his loyalty astronomic, His purpose titanic, his verdicts oceanic.  Yet in his largeness nothing gets lost; Not a man, not a mouse, slips through the cracks.  How exquisite your love, O God!  How eager we are to run under your wings” ~ Psalm 36:5-7 (MSG)

A new pirate to fear?

Everyone has heard of Blackbeard, Calico Jack, Anne Bonny and Captain Jack Sparrow, but now there’s a new pirate to turn audiences into a shivering mass.

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

The Way Ministries, 504 Main St., South Boston … Josh Kobischen from Liberty University, March 30, 7 p.m. Free admission, open to everyone. For more info., call 434-222-1831.

Evangelical minister cycling across country spreading gospel

Rev. Hans Myors was peddling his way through Halifax County over the past weekend spreading the gospel as part of his ministry, Pedal Prayers.

Family Dollar coming to Virgilina

Family Dollar is coming to Virgilina, and it’s not going to be long now.

Halifax county winery joins top rankings

The Virginia Wineries Association recently announced Molliver Vineyards & Winery’s Vidal Blanc has been approved by the Commonwealth Quality Alliance (CQA) program to join the rankings of Virginia’s top quality wines.