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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. 


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.

New banners going up in downtown South Boston

Anyone traveling through downtown South Boston has seen the town’s new street banners that are going up this week. 

Cancer Association spaghetti fundraiser today

Halifax County Cancer Association will host a spaghetti supper fundraiser on Friday at American Legion Post 8 at 1710 Jeffress Blvd., in South Boston from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Author to host book signing at museum Friday

Lynchburg Author H. V. “Bo” Traywick Jr. will host a book signing for his book entitled “Empire of the Owls: Reflections On The North’s War Against Southern Succession” on Friday at 7 p.m. at the South Boston-Halifax County Museum in South Boston.

It’s busy for ‘Beehive’ backstage

Little Theatre’s “Beehive” is rocking The Prizery, and the show is amazing. It is evident that the band, the beautiful dancers and the talented divas have worked extremely hard to perfect every song and movement and tie things together seamlessly into an experience not to be missed.  

Benchmark Bank names new addition to board of directors

Benchmark Community Bank and its holding company, Benchmark Bankshares, have announced the addition of Dr. Alfred A. Roberts to its board of directors.  He attended his first meeting on April 17. 

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening this weekend


Halifax County Fairgrounds, South Boston … Heritage & Antique Festival – Saturday music, stage – Bluegrass Five 12:30, Ollie Adams and the Slick Rock Pickers 1:30, Cris Crews 2:30, David Crews 2:45, Harold Young and Friends 3:30, Hi Grass 4:30, Improbable Cause 6 p.m.; in exhibit hall Mark and Linda Satterfield, Cris Crews, Nellie Zamora-Jones, David Crews, Kyle Hiatt. Sunday music, exhibit hall – Gloryland String Band 1:30, Saved By Grace 2:30, Kyle Martin and the Halifax Hillbillies 3:30.

Mud run raises $3,000 in memory of Kim Bosiger

At least 46 women from the South Boston and Halifax County area formed Team Kim and participated in the annual Dirty Girl 5k Mud Run held in Chesapeake Saturday in honor of their family member and friend, the late Kim Bosiger.  Bosiger lost her battle with breast cancer in October.