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ABB re-invests in South Boston

In 2008, the local Industrial Development Authority of Halifax County, along with state money, funded the expansion of ABB’s 90,000 square foot factory in South Boston. 

Fighter Flight Against Cancer fly-in this weekend

An organization formed to honor and remember those fighting cancer, Fighter Flight Against Cancer, will hold a fly-in all day Friday and Sunday and Saturday after 4 p.m. for all AMA members at the William Tuck Airport in South Boston.

Chamber seminar focuses on social marketing

The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce will present a seminar on The Power of Email and Social Marketing from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Four Oaks Restaurant and Lounge.

Historical Society ornament features Ziggy’s Restaurant


The Halifax County Historical Society announces its 2012 ornament – Ziggy’s Restaurant.

Visiting the ground zero for Port wine

Recently a work project took me to Viana do Castelo in the North Region of Portugal.

The Prizery planning to stage ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’

The Prizery will produce the famous Christmas opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” this Christmas with performances Dec. 13-16.

DRBA’s Oct. 6 outing in Eden part of river cleanup effort

The Oct. 6 First Saturday Outing of the Dan River Basin Association will complete the cleanup of the Smith River begun in August. Meeting at 10 a.m. at Island Ford Landing, West Meadow Road, Eden, N.C. (GPS 36.502168, -79.756086), participants will float just over two miles to the confluence of the Smith with the Dan River. The take-out will be at the Eden Wildlife Access, locally known as “the Boat Landing,” a popular Dan River access point beside Bethlehem Church Road.

Grace Kelly Jazz Quartet to perform at The Prizery

Ms. D Productions presents Grace Kelly Jazz Quartet at The Prizery this Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m.  

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening


Constitution Square, South Boston … Fundraiser Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. for the family of Hattie Brown. Kermit Wright & The Goodtime Band will perform from 3-4 p.m.

SVHEC offers illustration course

Starting Sept. 25, award-winning illustrator and author Ron Miller will offer The Storyteller: The Art of Illustration at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center. The course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. for four weeks.