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Russian-born artist’s work on display

Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 a reception will be held for Alla Parsons in the Robert F. Cage Gallery at The Prizery.  The reception is free and open to the public. 

Theater veteran, newcomer add punch to comedy show

 

Elvis may have left the building, but he left behind an entertaining group of folks scrambling to not miss a beat, pun intended. The ensuing hilarity involves two characters in particular who are very focused on their work:  Trudy, the Colonel’s no-nonsense secretary, and Jill, the pushy reporter determined to find some dirt.

CONCERT CALENDAR: Carolina Rebellion rockfest will return

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Cam Owen Feb. 6.

Woman with Halifax County roots finds life of success in the performing arts

At a time when success in show business was rare for African-Americans, Dolores Vanison Blakely broke through many barriers and made her way to the top becoming a co-founder and later executive director of a prestigious dance company in Manhattan, New York. 

Small animal processing facility eyed for county

Halifax County Supervisors unanimously approved moving ahead with a planning grant to explore the feasibility of developing a small-scale animal  processing center in the county during their Monday night meeting.

Big crowd turns out for Bland Contest

Before an almost standing-room-only crowd, 17-year-old harpist Katherine Elizabeth Campbell of Danville’s George Washington High School and Caleb Anthony Flowers, a 15-year-old home-schooled countertenor from Clover, each took home $300 after winning the South  Boston Lions Club’s Annual James Bland Memorial Music Contest Friday night at The Prizery.

Halifax Poetry Out Loud winners advance to state

This week, all three of Halifax County High School’s Poetry Out Loud winners advanced to the state competition to be held in Richmond next month.  

3 Women, No Truck under new ownership

Women, No Truck, a store specializing in consignment furniture and home decor located in Downtown South Boston, is now under new ownership. Andy Newland became the sole owner of the store last April.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Driving?

Quick question.  Who’s driving? Who is driving the life you lead right now?  We think we can do a fair job of moving from place to place in life, but God is the master driver, after all.

Jobless rate remains same for third straight month

For the third straight month, the jobs outlook in Halifax County remained the same in December, holding its own at 8.7 percent, the same as reported in October and November, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Tuesday.