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Beat the clock: Kickstarter campaign seeks $20,000 for The Prizery

Last year, Kickstarter surpassed the National Endowment for the Arts in the amount of money spent to underwrite “Art” projects in the United States.  The Prizery was one of those projects, raising $27,000 in 14 days using the online fundraising website.

Habitat breaks ground on 13th housing project

A lot on Jefferson Street in South Boston once used for a swimming pool and town reservoir is now the site for the 13th house built by volunteers with Tri-River Habitat for Humanity.

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening this weekend

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Spare Times Grill, South Boston … DJ Keith Driver May 15; Mezza Voce May 17.

Ruritans bring back club from brink of closure

One local Ruritan Club has managed to rise from the ashes, reorganize itself and continue to be an operating club with 13 new members added in one evening.

Wanted: A few good zombies

A natural disaster causes the dead to come back to life as flesh-eating zombies roaming the streets of Halifax County. 

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Just ducky

A duck walks into a store and says, “Give me some Chapstick.”

Meat center a step closer with grant

Halifax County has been awarded a $12,500 planning grant to fund a professional, third-party feasibility study of a USDA inspected meat processing facility to serve Southside Virginia.

Local singer, conductor returns to roots at Prizery

It’s a homecoming of sorts, but not the kind with covered dish and sweet tea in the fellowship hall.

CONCERT CALENDAR: Entertainment featured at Noland Day

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Historic Noland Village, Providence … Country Fair Day May 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with live entertainment by Kermit Wright & the Good Time Band featuring an all-star lineup including Ken Peade, Doug Francis and Ben Wright Jr.

Even with chill in the air, German locals give a warm reception

Near the middle of February the weather in Halifax County was warm one day and snowing the next. I was definitely more excited about the warm days, especially after spending most of January in the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka.