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Mama’s Pearls: A Journey Of The Soul

Powerful!  That was the one word that kept resounding in my mind as I interviewed an incredible lineup of talented and passionate women from the cast and crew of “Mama’s Pearls,” a play written by Halifax native Joan Whitlock and directed by Howard G.

Police Nab 3 In Walmart Thefts

Three Alton residents were arrested Wednesday and charged in a recent string of thefts at the South Boston Walmart store, according to South Boston Police Investigator R. E. Redd.

South Boston Offices Closed For Columbus Day Monday

Town offices in Halifax and South Boston will be closed Monday for Columbus Day.

Tobacco Company Coming To Danville

Danville Mayor Sherman M. Saunders and JTI Leaf Services on Thursday announced the creation of 39 full-time and 150 seasonal jobs in the Danville area with the opening of JTI Leaf Services’ new facility, which will procure and process U.S. leaf tobacco.

105 And Counting


“I enjoy life,” said South Boston resident Irene Crews, who celebrated her 105th birthday last month among family and friends. “My children are all good to me, and I just enjoy living.”

Lynchburg District Highway Contracts Awarded

Three highway construction contracts were recently awarded in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) which includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland,Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.

Duo Faces Drug Charges

According to sheriff’s office records, two South Boston residents are facing felony drug charges.

Budget Cuts Target Constitutional Offices

County Finance Director Stephanie Jackson gave the board of supervisors an earful of budget woes Monday night during its regular monthly meeting — woes that could be made worse if the county is forced to cut funding to the five constitutional offices due to state budget reductions.

Recycling, Collections Center Tabled

Four Forks Recycling and Collections Center was put on hold Monday night following a public hearing when one person spoke against the location of the site.

Foundation Awards More Than $8,300 Grants


Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation has awarded over $8,300 in 27 teacher mini-grants. The grants were presented during a reception Tuesday afternoon in the Leggett Auditorium at Halifax Regional Hospital.