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VIDEO: Winds, rain can’t dampen spirit of Cantaloupe Festival

Strong winds and heavy rains pelted Halifax County Fairgrounds shortly before show time Friday afternoon, but it would take more than Mother Nature to deter the crowd of determined festival-goers who were ready to enjoy the 32nd annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival.

Education leaders part of Workforce Forward forum

An Educational Trendsetter Panel will be a highlight of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s Workforce Forward 2012 forum on Sept. 20 at The Prizery in South Boston. The theme of the forum is “Virginia Manufacturing: Back to the Future?” 

‘Breathe House’ goes up in Haiti

The AWFI (American Wood Finishing Institute) team has just returned to Riverstone from Haiti after assisting with the assembly and completion of the “Breathe House” in St. Marc, Haiti. 

Halifax County Little Theatre announces new season

Halifax County Little Theatre has announces its 57th season and invites patrons to go on a hunt with them for Legendary Treasures.  The shows chosen will feature American heroes, a king and even a few pirates.

Shangrila: A reintroduction to nature

There is a place in South Boston, down Cluster Springs’ winding road, where horses happily graze in great pastures, and people come from around the globe to stay in houses up to 200 years old. 

Yoga: From student to teacher

Have you wondered what it would be like to take a yoga class?  Do you drive long distances to attend yoga classes?  Ever heard of Halifax Yoga?   

CMA experience: Up close and personal

Did you watch the CMT music awards from the comfort of your couch this year?

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening

Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Ray and Audrie July 25; Mama’s Black Sheep July 27.

Halifax County native finds success in music industry

At an early age, Halifax County native Stacey Lamont Sydnor found his love for music, and that love has led him toward success in the music industry.

Additional dulcimer building class set

Due to the success of the “Build a Stick Dulcimer” class that took place on June 27 - 29 at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, The College for Life Long Learning will host an additional dulcimer class on Aug. 1-3.