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PALS mentors Sinai students

Partners in Active Learning Support (PALS) is a mentoring program of the National FFA Organization that matches FFA members with elementary students. 

Jobless figures tick up in Halifax County

The jobs outlook in Halifax County grew much bleaker at the start of the year in January, increasing 1.2 percent from the 8.7 percent rate in October and November and December to 9.9 percent, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Friday.

Huber Engineered Woods tapped as top business

Huber Engineered Woods of Crystal Hill was honored Tuesday as Business of the Year at the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and awards banquet.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: In the mailbox

The other day as I drove along, I saw a man come out of his house, walk the long driveway to the road and open the door of his mailbox.  He looked inside, pulled out the mail and walked back to his house as he checked to see what had arrived.

‘A Night At The Movies’ with the Rainier Trio coming to Prizery on Friday

Everyone loves a good movie, right?  One of the most important elements in a good film is the soundtrack.

Hi Grass to perform at Heritage Fest

Hi Grass will perform at the Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival slated for the first weekend in May at the Halifax County Fairgrounds in South Boston.  

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Megan Doss March 20; DJ Shakespear March 22.

Scottsburg workshop helps train canines to assist in search, rescue missions

For years, dogs have been known as man’s best friend, but Dr. Dorothy Fensterer and members of the Airscent, Tracking and Trailing Search and Rescue Dogs of Virginia team are putting that slogan to the test.

Chamber goes game show at banquet

In what could have been an ordinary annual meeting and banquet, Halifax County Chamber of Commerce had members — and their smartphones — in overdrive Tuesday night.

Chamber banquet, awards meeting set Tuesday

Accomplishments of the business community over the past year will be highlighted during the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting and banquet on Tuesday at the World of Sports.