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County residents find more jobs in April

More people continued to find jobs in Halifax County in April as the jobs outlook brightened, with the unemployment rate decreasing to 8.5 percent, two-tenths of a percent lower than the 8.7 percent rate in March, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Wednesday.

Outstanding Business Woman named

At its April meeting, the Business Women of Halifax County presented Grey Arrington with the Outstanding Business Woman of Halifax County award. 

Tobacco company launches electronic cigarette

Dozens came out to Berry Hill Mansion and Resort Thursday as Cherokee Tobacco LLC launched its newest product, the Arrowhead electronic cigarette.

Cancer-fighting cyclists to travel through county

On Wednesday, June 5, a team of 27 cyclists will make their way through Halifax County and South Boston on a 70-day, 4,000 mile journey to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.  

CONCERT CALENDAR: Bluegrass in the Square

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Ray Martin May 29.

Downtown South Boston Concert Series kicks off May 31

 

Destination Downtown South Boston will hold its first summer concert in the summer concert series on Friday, May 31, in Constitution Square with gates opening at 7:30 p.m.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Technicolor

One of the greatest failings of Christians is not to realize the wonderful moments and actitivites God has made possible in us, and not to do them.

CONCERT CALENDAR: Virgilina kicks off summer with festival

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Dane Ferguson May 24.

‘Oreo cows’ members of oldest bovine breed

When motorists pass by Hospitality Farms, often they do a double take. Some even turn around to see if their eyes have deceived them.

Fundraiser set to help restore historic Halifax County boys home

In an effort to restore Sunnyview at Cluster Springs so that Patrick Henry boys will be able to return to “their home” before the beginning of school in the fall, a fundraising event has been scheduled for Thursday, June 27, from 5 to 8 p.m.