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Burlesque queen turned detective comes alive on stage in June

In much the same way a spore can lay dormant for decades — and even centuries — before conditions are just right for its germination, Velda, burlesque queen turned detective, became encysted in Ron Miller’s mind, 20 years before her birth, entirely unbeknownst to the local author and illustrator.

Halifax County Little Theatre selects spring comedy

For theatre-goers, the name Neil Simon equates a good time:  “The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park, Come Blow Your Horn,” and numerous others.  

Tourism team featured at Halifax County Chamber banquet

Virginia Tourism Corporation representatives Elizabeth McLaughlin, Steve Galyean and Wirt Confroy will be the guest speakers at the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 annual meeting and awards banquet to be held Tuesday, March 27. 

Month dedicated to raising awareness of organ donations

April is National Donate Life Month, and people all over the United States are spreading the word about the importance of being an organ donor. 

April marks Spring Clean Up Month

“Here it is again – spring is upon us, and it’s time to clean up our homes and communities!  Virginia proclaims April as ‘Spring Clean Up Month,’ and Halifax County wants to do their part,” said Jennifer Hochstein of the Halifax County Improvement Council.  

Speaker praises Halifax credit union at annual banquet

The Rev. Vance Midgett offered some words of praise and comfort while offering a little advice at Friday’s 31st annual meeting of the Halifax County Community Federal Credit Union.

Churches to participate in Palm Sunday processional

This Sunday at 10 a.m. churches of the South Boston area will gather for the annual Palm Sunday processional.  

Concert Calendar


Halifax County High School Auditorium, South Boston … U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus March 29, 7 p.m. Sponsored by The Gazette-Virginian. Admission is free, but ticket required. Contact the Gazette-Virginian for more info, 434-572-3945 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Staunton River Battlefield State Park hosts Easter egg hunt Saturday

Trees are budding, birds are chirping, flowers are blossoming, and the grass is growing greener:  Spring is “hopping” in and Easter is right around the corner.  

Auditions next week ‘Velda: Girl Detective’

Auditions for “Velda: Girl Detective” will be held at 7 p.m. April 3-4 at The Prizery in South Boston.