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South Boston Police catch up with suspect

Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.


12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…




TVFD Fall Bash features Matt Boswell and the Hillbilly Blues Band

Members of the Turbeville Volunteer Fire Department are hosting their first ever Fall Bash Saturday, Sept. 20 from 8 p.m.-midnight. The event will take place at the World of Sports featuring Matt Boswell and the Hillbilly Blues Band.

Noland Day May 8

South Boston News
Inez Fallen shows off some of the homemade desserts at last year's Noland Village Country Fair Day . This year it will be on Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The event is held in the Providence Community at the intersection of Cole's Ferry, Morton's Ferry and Lake Conner Roads. This exciting annual event is filled with a fun day of crafts, exhibits, music, and food including Brunswick stew, hot dogs and baked goods for sale. All proceeds from the sale of food goes directly to the maintenance and upkeep of historic Halifax Church, the oldest Presbyterian Church in Halifax County, which is located on the site of the event. The Liberty Band, as well as other local musical talent, is lined up for a day filled with music. Antique and classic cars, trucks , antique tractors and machinery, beautiful horses, and quarter scale tractors will be on display, along with an exhibit of the area's very exciting winery industry; and, there will be children's activities to entertain the youth. In addition, there is an antique tractor parade around the Village scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Applications are still being accepted for vendors who wish to attend and sell crafts, homemade furniture, art work, and flower and vegetable plants and other things of a similar nature. Contact 434-454-6962 or 434-454-6673 for more information or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Visit Noland Day website for additional information at
(Danny Lamberth photo)

Quilting Ladies exhibit continues at the Prizery

South Boston News
Currently on exhibit in the Cage Gallery at the Prizery is “Quilting Ladies,” sponsored by Parsons-Bruce Art Association and the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority. The show, designed and organized by Ralph Wileman, is the association’s contribution to “Minds Wide Open,” Virginia’s 2010 celebration of Women in the Arts. The exhibit is a salute to the North Halifax Quilting Ladies and focuses on the history and purpose of the group and information on the art of quilting. Pictured is eighty-five year Christine Wade in action. A member of the Stovall community, the former Burlington employee enjoys her role with the quilting ladies.

Sweetbay Review, 2009: Anthology of Virginia published

South Boston News
The newly released 2009 Sweet Bay Review Anthology with cover artist Don Bagwell and Gene Curtis Brauda, Writers Studio director at Convergence Art Guild in downtown Halifax.
The Writers Studio, a not-for-profit organization announces its fourth annual anthology; “Sweetbay Review, 2009: Anthology of Virginia.” The 2009 anthology contains poetry, fiction and non-fiction works from seventeen Virginia authors and artist Don Bagwell’s “Churches of Halifax” is beautifully displayed on the front cover. Alice Osborn (Write 2 Publish) and Woodson Hughes (Film Odyssey) graciously served as judges for the fiction and non-fiction works and the entire anthology was compiled, designed and edited by Writers Studio director, Gene Curtis.

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