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Service set Friday for late Councilman Billy Clarke

Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Route 501 hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are investigating a Friday morning hit-and-run in northern Halifax County at the Staunton River and Campbell County line that sent a pedestrian to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.…

Remains of Emma Compton Layne identified; leads sought in homicide

Human remains found in the Nathalie area in November have been positively identified as those of Emma Compton Layne of Cody, who has been missing since June 20, 2017.

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One Dixie for all

Scottsburg merges with Halifax County Dixie Youth to form one countywide league

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Halifax County Little Theatre to present Four Little Girls:  Birmingham 1963

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Meet the pirates

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Shiver Me Timbers!  Pirates are invading The Prizery this weekend!  Opening Friday night, Little Theatre’s How I Became a Pirate will entertain the masses, including pirates, clockwise, Paul Streeter, Richard Reeves, and Chris Long. Get your tickets at 572-8339 or prepare to walk the plank!
A plethora of images come to mind when asked about pirates. Whether you tend to lean towards Captain Hook or you’re more a Jack Sparrow thinker, there’s something distinctive about what each individual’s pirate persona might resemble.

Duo shares lead in How I Became a Pirate

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Sharing the role of Jeremy Jacobs in Little Theatre’s musical comedy How I Became a Pirate are Easton Berry and Jake Carr. The family friendly show opens next Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at The Prizery and promises to be fun for all ages. Tickets are now on sale at The Prizery at 572-8339.

Ladies running the Pirates’ show

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 A Beware of Pirates sign might be something most people would pay attention to, but these four ladies have been cavorting with a motley crew of pirates nightly on The Prizery stage.  Elisabeth Brogden (kneeling) plays Max the pirate in Little Theatre’s musical comedy How I Became a Pirate. Standing are Musical Director Cari Mahan, Choreographer Pat Crew, and Director Sandy Slayton.  This family friendly show runs Friday, April 19, through Saturday morning, April 27.  Tickets are now on sale at The Prizery at 572-8339. 
Just because there weren’t many lady pirates in history doesn’t mean that there aren’t any running around on The Prizery stage. Halifax County Little Theatre is currently in rehearsal with their spring show, “How I Became a Pirate.”

Bringing Braid Beard to life

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Capt. Braid Beard and young Jeremy Jacobs search for land, pirate booty, and a few unusual things in Halifax County Little Theatre’s musical comedy How I Became a Pirate. The fun starts April 19 for five public performances, concluding with a special lunch with the pirates on April 27. Above, Jake Carr and Richard Grendahl climb aboard the bow of the pirate ship in preparation for their voyage.
We all have heard of Blackbeard, Calico Jack, Anne Bonny, and Capt. Jack Sparrow, but now we have a new pirate to turn us into a shivering mass. Capt. Braid Beard, the head of the crew of pirates landing ashore in Halifax County Little Theatre’s upcoming musical, “How I Became a Pirate,” is the new pirate to fear. Or is he?

The Pirates are in

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Ahoy!  Pirates are on the horizon this April as Little Theatre presents the musical,  How I Became a Pirate. Tickets are on sale at The Prizery for this laugh-fest which opens April 19.  Seated, director Sandy Slayton, Jeremy Duffer, Jake Carr, Easton Berry, Daniel Haskett, and Elisabeth Brogden.  Standing, Paul Streeter, Richard Reeves, Richard Grendahl, Christian Roach, Chris Long, and musical director Cari Mahan.
In case you haven’t noticed, pirates are “in.” They are a hot commodity, with an International Talk Like a Pirate Day every September, “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies 1, 2, and 3, and children’s pirate parties for the young lads. Just walk through the Pirate section of a party store, and you’ll find an entire aisle devoted to pirate wares. Not to be outdone, Halifax County Little Theatre is offering their spring show to all pirate lovers, and for those who don’t even know they are pirate lovers yet, with their musical “How I Became a Pirate,” opening in mid-April.

The Show Must Go On!

“The show must go on,” is one of the most well known statements in show business, but for the latest Halifax County Little Theatre production it has been a difficult one to maintain. Fortunately, a seasoned veteran of the local stage was able to supply a level of talent and commitment that is rarely seen in community theatre. With less than a week before opening night, the cast of “Elvis has Left the Building” lost a major player when Greg Donner had to be hospitalized for several days. Director Becky Donner was deeply concerned for the illness of a family member yet at the same time needed to find a replacement for a major role.

The ladies of Elvis

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Trudy the secretary and Jill the reporter, played respectively by Linda Shepperd, left, and Erin Thackston, attempt to keep their focus on the job as Elvis leaves a wake of hilarity and confusion behind. Halifax County Little Theatre’s winter comedy opens Friday, Feb. 15, and runs for two weekends. In the meantime, Elvis himself is making appearances at various businesses in the Halifax/South Boston area to invite folks to enter to win free show tickets. If you see Elvis, stop by and take your photo with him, register for the ticket drawing, and post your Elvis photo on HCLT’s Facebook page.
Elvis may have left the building, but he left behind an entertaining group of folks scrambling to not miss a beat, pun intended. The ensuing hilarity involves two characters in particular who are very focused on their work: Trudy, the Colonel’s no-nonsense secretary, and Jill, the pushy reporter determined to find some dirt.

Elvis sightings

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Don’t be surprised if the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is hanging out at a store near you! Find him at different local merchants and register for a chance to win a ticket to Little Theatre’s Elvis Has Left the Building. Take a picture with Elvis, and submit that to HCLT’s Facebook page to double your chances of winning. The comedy opens Friday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at The Prizery, and tickets are already on sale at 572-8339 or http://www.prizery.com. There may be more than one Elvis; keep your eyes open for one near you!
There has been a lot of talk lately about Halifax County Little Theatre’s latest project, “Elvis Has Left the Building.”

Elvis auditions Monday, Tuesday

Elvis, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, will be floating around the building in February for Halifax County Little Theatre’s production of Elvis Has Left the Building. Auditions for this comedy will be held at The Prizery next Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 10 and 11, at 7 p.m.

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