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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.

Two historical grave monuments restored at final resting spot

On a recent cold November morning, members of the John M. Jordan Camp 58, Sons of Confederate Veterans Historical Honor Society joined forces with several concerned citizens of the Rodgers Chapel community to restore two historically significant government issued grave markers. 

Merchants make a big push on Small Business Saturday

Virginia shoppers are being encouraged to participate in the third annual Small Business Saturday which will be taking place this year Saturday.

Young rascal in pre adolescent years


Some writers are for a moment, some a generation, some lucky few for a much longer epoch. Precious and few are the ones who create works that help to lay the foundation for the literature that shapes the tastes and consciousness of a nation. Among that elite group would have to be the most American of American authors: Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), the man more popularly known as “Mark Twain” (a pseudonym taken from a riverboat term).

Ladybugs: An adorable infestation?

No, it’s not a boatload of teddy bears or squealing kittens. Instead, it’s thousands of ladybugs, swarming in your kitchen, on your bedroom walls and in your bathroom. When they die, they give off an offensive odor and can stain white walls yellow as they expire.  

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening


Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Dane Ferguson Nov. 21; Karaoke Nov. 23.

Student returns to teach design classes

Spring 2009, Stephen Woltz was a senior at Halifax County High School when he decided to take a new dual enrollment class being offered at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center. He had no idea the graphic arts class, taught by Halifax County newcomer Ben Capozzi, would change his life.

Mecklenburg crews return from restoring electricity after Hurricane Sandy

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative crews from Chase City, Gretna and Emporia have returned home safely after helping restore power to customers of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) after Hurricane Sandy’s wrath. 

'Tom Sawyer:' Independently seamless on stage

As the old adage goes, ‘it takes a village’ to do most anything – including putting on a show.  This is especially true when that show is a musical.  There are parts and pieces that must work independently yet seamlessly together.

Halifax County leaders tour biomass plant

Halifax County Service Authority Board of Directors was joined by county supervisors for a tour of the South Boston Energy Wood Biomass Plant Thursday afternoon during the authority’s monthly meeting.