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IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: The woodpecker pecks

Each morning at 6 a.m., a tiny red-headed woodpecker arrives in our front yard.  How do I know?  Because he starts pecking on the house as soon as he gets there.

$33 million grant to educate, train SVHEC students

Siemens announced a $33 million in-kind software grant to the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center on Wednesday. This grant is in addition to a $94M in-kind software grant received by the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center last fall to establish a Siemens Go-PLM Training Center. 

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Spare Times Grill, South Boston … DJ Loco June 6.

Tweets, chirps all part of Master Gardeners Second Saturday

When one steps out of their door, they should take a moment, not just to smell the roses, but to listen to the sounds. 

Sponsors ready for Cantaloupe Fest

Virginia Cantaloupe Festival silver sponsors invite the public to attend the festival on Friday, June 13, at Berry Hill Resort from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Friday Night Jams ready to get rockin’ in Halifax

Friday Night Jams will return to Halifax on June 6 starting at 6 p.m.


“From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you,” says the LORD of hosts. “But you say, ‘How shall we return?’ 8”Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, ‘How have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. 9”You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, the whole nation of you!…  Malachi 3:7-9

Hugh Vaughan to perform in Clarksville on Saturday

Atlanta-based musician Hugh Vaughan has an enduring passion for music and a career that spans three decades. He will be playing at Cooper’s Landing Inn & Traveler’s Tavern in Clarksville on Saturday from 7-11 p.m.  

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Spare Times Grill, South Boston … DJ Shakespeare May 30.

Belk offers free mammograms

A total of 17 women received mammogram screenings at the BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center parked at Hupps Mill Plaza Tuesday, according to mammography-certified technologist Kacey Teeter, and Brenda Wade of Alton was one of them.