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Halifax student spends a semester in Scotland

Climbing the 3,553-foot tall mountain Schiehallion while dressed as Sherlock Holmes was not part of the plan when William & Mary junior and South Boston native Graham Bryant studied abroad in Scotland as an exchange student at the University of St. Andrews, but it proved to be just one of many adventures he had along the way. 

Washington power broker at art guild Sunday

Washington power broker Janet McElligott, one of the world’s leading experts on Africa, the Middle East and China, will speak Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Convergence Art Guild  located at 99 Main St. in Halifax.

Registration opens for workforce forum at SVHEC

Registration is now open for the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s Workforce Forward Forum 2012. The Forum is scheduled for Sept. 20 at The Prizery in South Boston.

Where Velda goes, boys sure to follow

In the musical “Chicago,” the heroine Roxie Hart decides that the way to success is to “get me a whole bunch of boys.”  

Annual Summer Reading Program to kick off Saturday at SoBo library

The Halifax County South Boston Public Library System will be kicking off its annual Summer Reading program Saturday at the South Boston Public Library at 9:30 a.m. 

$10,000 Cash Raffle set Friday at Prizery

Destination Downtown South Boston is having a $10,000 Cash Raffle this Friday at The Prizery. Tickets are $100 per chance and only a handful of the 250 chances to win remain. One ticket gets two people in.

Velda comes to life on Halifax County Little Theatre stage

You may have seen her around town lately: tall and leggy, with a trademark black pageboy and the knowing smile of a former Burlesque star-turned-private investigator who doesn’t miss a thing. She’s “Velda: Girl Detective,” the brainchild of local artist/writer Ron Miller, and the star of Halifax County Little Theatre’s summer performance. 

Trip to New York inspires new woman’s clothing store in SoBo

Just three weeks ago, South Boston native Cornelius Brandon made his dream become a reality when he opened his own women’s clothing store —3Ts Fashions on Wilborn Avenue in South Boston.

Grant helps train Presto employees

The Dan River Region Collaborative (DRRC) granted a request from Presto for $63,000 to finance training efforts implemented through the Workforce Readiness Initiative. This grant will allow for nearly 5,000 employee training hours as the company is experiencing training needs due to recent growth and expansion at their South Boston facility. 

’Lope Fest tickets go on sale Friday

The region’s most famous summer experience is back in town on July 27.