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Trio headed to regional poetry competition

Halifax County High School held its annual Poetry Out Loud contest Thursday afternoon in the school library.

Scout spearheads solemn wreath laying project

Pride, gratitude and enthusiasm are all feelings that 15-year-old Payne Atkins Nunn hopes the Virgilina community will feel after attending a wreath laying ceremony at Virgilina Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 15. 

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Ray Martin & Audrie Meadows Dec. 5; Karaoke Dec. 6; DJ Brian Vaughan Dec. 7.

Little Theatre to hold ‘Elvis’ auditions

Tom Sawyer has wrapped up his stay at The Prizery, so it’s time for the King to move in.

Lowe’s donates to fire department

Lowe’s Heroes donated smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and nine-volt batteries to South Boston Fire Department Friday morning to help with the fire department’s fire prevention program. 

PHOTOS: Halifax Children's Christmas Parade

The Town of Halifax held its fourth annual Halifax Children's Christmas Parade on Friday.

Tree of Love makes unique holiday gift

Are you looking for a unique gift this holiday season? Something more than a trinket or bauble that will soon be broken, lost or forgotten?  Many families and individuals are choosing to forgo the usual gift giving and are looking for other ways to honor or remember loved ones. Halifax Regional Hospital’s Tree of Love is one such opportunity.  

Halifax woman re-elected to chair Farm Bureau Women’s Committee

Janice R. Burton of Halifax County was elected Nov. 29 to a sixth two-year term as chairman of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Committee. 

Halifax native Laura Parker on TV again

Halifax native Laura Parker, who made her prime time debut on CBS’ hit show CSI: NY in October, will appear on TV again Monday night when she has a small part at the beginning of “Castle” at 10 p.m. on ABC.

Many businesses tickled pink over Black Friday sales

Many Halifax County retailers and small businesses reported successful sales over the Thanksgiving weekend with some reporting sales exceeding previous years.