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Scottsburg gets ready for a star-spangled celebration

Scottsburg is gearing up for its biggest day of the year when thousands will trek to the village to celebrate July 4th in fine fashion.

Outlook gets brighter on jobs front in Halifax County

More people in Halifax County found jobs in May. The jobless rate improved again in Halifax County as the unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent, one-tenth of a percent lower than the 8.7 percent jobless rate in April, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Wednesday. 

Prizery summer show 'Cinderella' comes to close this weekend

“Impossible, for a plain yellow pumpkin to become a golden carriage”…or is it?

Hundreds turn out for Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative meeting

Despite temperatures in the upper 90s, hundreds of members of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative gathered for the organization’s 74th Annual Meeting of the Members on June 20 at the Cooperative’s Pavilion in Chase City. 

Cinderella to end run; 5K dash set Saturday

Don’t let the magic of ‘Cinderella’ disappear before seeing it. The production continues on the Chastain Theatre stage at The Prizery this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. – with matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.  

Halifax resident jams with guitar great

Donnie Beadles, local guitarist, had the opportunity to trade hot guitar licks with Robert Randolph this past weekend at Norfolk’s Bayou Boogaloo and Cajun Food Festival.

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

South Boston Farmers Market … Benefit for Gary Whitt June 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Music by The Bluegrass Five 6-7 p.m. Many other activities as well.

Rebekah Slabach elected to state office

Halifax County has good reason to be proud. 

Remembering a mom lost too young

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article about the untimely and unfortunate death of Bobbie Jo Wade Jackson 13 years ago offers an update on the lives of her two children. An article that ran in the Wednesday, June 20, edition about Jackson’s death mentioned her two children, Madelyn Ann who was 3 ½-years-old and Michael who was 2-weeks-old, when their mother was killed after a tree fell across their mobile home in the Sutherlin community on Sept. 16, 1999.)

Diverse cast a mix of talent, experience for Prizery’s Summer Theatre Celebration

Chris Jones, artistic director at The Prizery and director of Summer Theatre Celebration’s three shows, has assembled a varied and talented cast to once again entertain theatre patrons over the summer.