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More able to find work in December

The jobless rate in Halifax County continued to improve in December as residents continued to search for jobs, but the unemployment rate remained below double digits. 

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening this weekend

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Spare Times Grill, South Boston … DJ Loco Feb. 7.

The herb of remembrance

Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, a member of the mint family, thrives in mild, sunny regions as in the desert-like conditions of the Middle East. Herb of legend and of Christmas, rosemary is the herbal symbol of love, loyalty and remembrance. 

Halifax County Service Authority water superintendent retires after 38 years

For 38 years former Halifax County Service Authority Water Superintendent Mark Wilkerson has worked to ensure the people of South Boston and Halifax County have had clean, safe, reliable drinking water, and after almost four decades of working in the water treatment industry, he has retired.

Team ready to take Polar Plunge

Halifax County has a dedicated group of volunteers prepared to enter the cold water at Virginia Beach to raise money for Special Olympics Virginia and the local Special Olympics program.  

County IDA introduces new branding designs, logos

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority has completed its new branding designs for its properties and programs.  

Halifax IDA distributes Enterprise Zone payments to six businesses

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has distributed over $133,000 in Halifax County Enterprise Zone grants to six different businesses and industries for their capital investments made. 

Young musicians compete in Bland contest

The South Boston Lions Club hosted its ninth annual James A. Bland Memorial Musical Scholarship Competition at The Prizery on Friday night.  

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: The Cross

The cross, the place at which heaven and earth come together, is in danger of being lost by the very church to which it was entrusted.  It’s a long way from the pain and suffering of that day on Calvary when Jesus died for our sins to the church of today.  In pristine sanctuaries, wearing fine clothes, thinking good thoughts, we are in danger of forgetting the danger and suffering that the cross sometimes calls us to carry.

We’ve Got Rhythm dancers participate in Charlotte convention

We’ve Got Rhythm competition dance team participated in the Excel in Motion dance convention on Jan. 25-26 in Charlotte, N.C.  The goal of Excel in Motion is to bring the hottest professional dancers and choreographers to elite dance students and impart to them the newest dance knowledge.