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Tobacco committee OKs Green View funding request

The Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission’s Southside Economic Development Committee approved the Halifax Industrial Development Authority’s request for $1.3 million to improve the Green View Advanced Manufacturing Center (former Daystrom building) located at Green’s Folly, according to Halifax County Industrial Development Authority Executive Director Matt Leonard who attended the Thursday meeting in Roanoke.

River group plans Jan. 5 outing to Tanyard Creek in Ruffin, N.C.

The Dan River Basin Association’s First Saturday Outing on Jan. 5 will be a two-mile hike on a farm in Ruffin, N.C., to explore Tanyard Creek. Meeting at 10 a.m. at Happy Home School, participants in the outing will carpool to the site.

James Madison to offer workforce courses in SoBo

After four years of discussions, James Madison University and the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center have forged a partnership with JMU offering several noncredit workforce-focused online programs in affiliation with the SVHEC.

Baptists travel to Haiti on missionary trip

It was one overseas trip seven county residents will never forget.

‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ runs through Sunday

The night visitors in “Amahl and the Night Visitors” are the three kings, Kaspar, Melchoir and Baltazar. These are the three kings that travel from the east seeking the child, the Christ child.

What’s the key to 70 years of marriage? Just ask this couple.

After seven decades of marriage, family and most importantly, love, the Morrises wouldn’t change a thing.

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening


• Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Megan Doss Dec. 12; Karaoke Dec. 13; DJ Slim Dec. 14.

Halifax farmer and meat producer attends North Carolina conference

Denise Hudson of Hudson Heritage Farms, located in Elmo, attended the annual North Carolina Meat Conference recently along with more than 300 attendees.

‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ opens Thursday

The Three Kings and their page stop to rest at the home of a peasant and her crippled son, Amahl.  What happens next is truly a Christmas miracle.

Trio headed to regional poetry competition

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