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Meet John Sibley: A lifelong learner

At the age of 57, John Sibley of South Boston may have been the oldest undergraduate student walking in graduation at Longwood University on Saturday. 

HRHS honored with Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

Halifax Regional Health System of South Boston has earned the 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy.  

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: God exists

God exists.  I just talked to him this morning.  

Bluegrass prodigy coming to The Prizery

Talented young bluegrass musician Sierra Hull will perform at The Prizery on Friday night at 7:30.  

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening this weekend

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Ray & Audrie May 9.

After infant son’s diagnosis, mother launches campaign in pediatric strokes

Before he reached 1-year-old, little Owen Gamble, now 4, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was diagnosed as having survived a stroke in utero. 

YMCA to celebrate older adults

On May 14, the YMCA South Boston/Halifax County will host activities to recognize, celebrate and support older adults. 

Mecklenburg linemen power through competition

Four line workers from Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative’s (MEC) Chase City District participated in The 2014 Annual Terex® Equipment Operator’s Rodeo and the Gaff-n-Go Lineman’s Rodeo in early April. They quite capably and professionally represented MEC resulting in multiple awards, according to Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative’s President and CEO John Lee. 

Hundreds gather for song, praise at HCHS

The 63rd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer was held Thursday night at Halifax County High School. Hundreds attended the evening of prayer that featured testimony, song and recognitions. 

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: The soldier

Over the centuries, soldiers have changed the world.  Country and state lines have been redrawn.   Individual countries have become part of empires.  People saved from cruel dictators, people enslaved by power hungry leaders, dreams becoming reality and dreams shattered for good or for evil.