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Pomp and circumstance

This Saturday at 9 a.m., it’ll be graduation time at Halifax County High School again. 

The Class of 2013 will step up on the stage as high school seniors and step off as high school graduates.

And where will they go from that stage?

A large number of this talented crew of young people will head off to a college or university later this summer.

Many others will enter the military where they will acquire skills that will open a lifetime of job opportunities for them all over the world.

Still others may choose to follow the paths their fathers and grandfathers have taken and decide to make their living from agriculture or forestry.

Some of these future farmers and foresters may choose to get their college degrees before returning to rural Southside to make their living from the land just as their predecessors have done.

No matter what path lies ahead for the graduates in the Class of 2013, the world continues to change.

But one thing remains the same. It will be up to the graduates to make their own marks in this life.

Hopefully, many will return to Halifax County. Sadly, many may not.

Halifax County continues to be a good place to live and a good place to raise a family, and community leaders are striving to bring more jobs to this area, so our young people can return and make a life for themselves here.

We need for them to return home to live, work and raise the next generation. 

Congratulations to the Class of 2013. Godspeed to wherever your life takes you, and hopefully, the path will lead you back home someday.



Tonight’s the night.

The Prizery has until midnight tonight to raise $20,000 in its Kickstarter campaign. If it doesn’t, they will not receive any of the funds.

As of Tuesday, The Prizery had raised $14,100.

Giving to Kickstarter is very simple. The donation is made on the Kickstarter site, using an Amazon account.  So, the process is simple and totally secure.

You can link to Kickstarter by going to and looking for the Kickstarter icon.  Then simply follow the instructions.

Summer Theatre kicks off with the family musical “Oliver!” on Thursday, June 20, and runs through June 30.  Next up will be “Red, White and Blue,” a patriotic and Broadway musical review.  Closing the season is “Legally Blonde.”


Call The Prizery box-office for more information on Kickstarter or to purchase tickets for the summer theatre. Box-office:  434-572-8339