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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.

Fest organizers excited about new times, venue

As the days get longer, warm thoughts begin to enter one’s mind including baseball games, cookouts, swimming pools and the 33rd Annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival. 

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Blowing smoke

The Catholic Church was in the process of electing a new pope as these words are penned.  The world is waiting for white smoke to arise from the copper chimney at the Vatican indicating that a new pope has been chosen.  By the time you read this article, all will be decided.

Loretta Lynn coming to Greensboro

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

• American Legion Post 8, South Boston … St. Patrick’s Dance featuring Matt Boswell & the Hillbilly Blues Band March 16, 8 p.m.-midnight. Admission is $15 per person in advance, $20 at door. Tickets are available at Post 8 or by calling American Legion 572-2297, Alvin Tucker 572-4816 or Randy Tingen 579-2297.

South Boston Energy hosts ribbon cutting at fuel yard

Representatives from NOVI, NOVEC and Fagan construction gathered for a ribbon cutting Tuesday afternoon at the South Boston Energy Center fuel yard on Plywood Trail.

Little Theatre plans pirate production

In case you haven’t noticed, pirates are “in.”  They are a hot commodity, with an International Talk Like a Pirate Day every September, “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies 1, 2, and 3 and children’s pirate parties for the young lads. Just walk through the pirate section of a party store, and you’ll find an entire aisle devoted to pirate wares.

Two students prove piano lessons have no age limits

Practice makes perfect, and one is never too old to learn something new.

Head page returns from Richmond

Halifax County High School freshman Heather Griles returned from Richmond after seven weeks at the Capitol serving as head page in the 2013 House of Delegates’ Page Program.

Rock and Roll Never Forgets Spring Tour extended

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Clover Church of God of Prophecy, Scottsburg … Benefit sing for Kyle Martin March 9, 6 until 8 p.m. featuring The Halifax Hillbillies, Kermit Wright and Randy Gravely, Harold Young, Steve and Rhonda Powell, Ken and Cathy Peade and Skeeter Wright.

New gas station pumped up for construction

A Murphy Express gas station/convenience store is in the works for a location on Old Halifax Road across from Walmart.