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Magic behind production? Teamwork.

Putting on a show, any show, is a great deal of work. 

Hundreds take innovation tour in South Boston

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center held a successful open house for its new Innovation Center Sunday, according to SVHEC Executive Director Dr. Betty H. Adams. 

Historic village gets its day in spotlight

The 23rd Annual Historic Noland Village Country Fair Day is just around the corner, and it will be a great time to visit this restored historic village in the Providence community of Halifax County for a fun-filled day for visitors of all ages.  There is always something for everyone to participate in and enjoy. 

Concert Calendar for April 25


• Spare Times Grill, South Boston … DJ Keith Driver April 25; Improbable Cause April 28.

Sun shines on Earth Day Celebration

The weather was perfect Saturday for Halifax’s Earth Day Celebration held at the Halifax Farmers Market.

Show featuring displays by students returns Thursday

Halifax County Middle School cafeteria will be displaying wall to wall art of nearly 300 students with a little bit of everything for the eye to see from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Dan River Baptist Association celebrates 175th anniversary

Thirty-three churches associated with the Dan River Baptist Association are celebrating their 175th Anniversary in 2012.

One component of the observance is a “Celebration and Worship” service to be held on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Dan River Baptist Church. 

The public is invited to participate.

The program emphasis will be on music and history. Congregational singing and special music used in past associational meetings will be shared. 

Churches providing special music are Ash Avenue, Childrey, Clover, Hunting Creek and Millstone. 

The earliest recorded song used in the association was “Hail!, Sweetest, Dearest, Tie That Binds” and will be sung by a men’s chorus.

History highlights from 35-year periods will be presented that depict the attitudes and actions taken in past annual meetings. Former and current associational representatives will provide brief highlights interspersed with period music.

The program will begin with a procession of flags made by the 33 churches for the 175th anniversary year. The theme for the year is “175 Years Behind Us, Eternity Before Us, Because He Lives.” 

A goal is to build on the legacy in developing a vision for the future.

The 11 churches forming the association in 1839 at County Line Meeting House included Arbor, Crossroads, Black Walnut, Hyco, Dan River, Muster Fields (Scottsburg), Clover, Hunting Creek, Catawba, Millstone and County Line.

CenturyLink receives award for best landline telephone service provider

CenturyLink has received the 2011 Consumers’ Choice Award for “Best Landline Telephone Service Provider for Customer Value Enhancement” from Frost & Sullivan, a business research and consulting firm. The award, based on consumers’ evaluations of their landline telephone service providers, recognizes CenturyLink’s focus on enhancing the value that its customers receive in the areas of service quality, price and customer service. 

‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ opens Thursday in South Boston

Today, lots of families are struggling with difficult times trying to find work, pay bills and plan for the future. Our modern audiences should be able to relate to the situation of the family in Neal Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” 

Hee Haw star coming to South Boston prayer event

Gospel singer, Hee Haw star, comedienne and Hall of Famer LuLu Roman will be the featured guest at this year’s local National Day of Prayer celebration.