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Romance, frustration and angst in ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’

Opening night for Halifax County Little Theatre’s season opener “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” is swiftly approaching, and the actors, singers and dancers are feeling the pressure of final preparations. 

Taste of the Holidays auction set Nov. 18

A week at Hilton Head, a week at Nags Head or Emerald Isle, a long weekend at Cherry Grove and accommodations for four for four days and four nights with personally guided tour of southern Italy are just a few of the featured offerings to be auctioned off at Taste of the Holidays Sunday evening, Nov. 18, at The Prizery.

State manufacturers honor congressman

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) was honored last week with the National Association of Manufacturers Award For Legislative Excellence by Virginia manufacturers. 

Trees of Light at Halifax Regional to honor, memorialize loved ones

The community is invited to light up the holiday season this year on Monday, Dec. 3, as Halifax Regional Health System illuminates the Trees of Light at 5:30 p.m. in the healing garden on the campus of Halifax Regional Hospital.  

‘Snow White’ debuts Friday

Halifax County High School’s production of “Snow White” and the Seven Dwarfs of the Black Forest opens Friday night at 7:30 in the high school auditorium.

South Boston business ships soil fertilizer to China

ARCTECH Inc. loaded up its first shipment to China on Wednesday morning at its South Boston manufacturing plant on Eastover Drive.

Music, food will converge at historic Red Hill on Saturday

In tribute to Patrick Henry’s love of music, Red Hill is hosting the second annual Bluegrass, Barbecue & Brew Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Saturday. 

Saturday morning parade to kick off Clover festival

Clover Volunteer Fire Department will hold its fall festival Saturday kicking off with a parade through downtown Clover at 11 a.m.

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THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

• The Prizery, South Boston … Mountain Heart Nov. 2.

Halifax County jobless rate brightens a bit

The jobs outlook in Halifax County brightened slightly in September, with  unemployment rates dropping out of the double digits for the first time in months.