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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Caladh Nua brings Gaelic sounds to Prizery Saturday

The band has performed for American Public Radio, the BBC, and RTE. Featuring a vast repertoire of haunting songs and evocative Irish tunes,

Philadanco brings energy, fame to Prizery stage Wednesday

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Philadanco appears at The Prizery arts center on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. Critics nationwide rave: “fierce and sensuous by turns” (New York magazine); “high-speed wonders” (Los Angeles Times). For 40 years, Philadanco’s dancers have been shaping the world of dance. A free, light reception follows the show. Tickets are $15-$29. Deep discounts are available for groups of 12 or more; ask for Bob Mares. For tickets, call (434) 572-8339 or visit http://www.prizery.com.
The Prizery arts center is thrilled to welcome the renowned Philadanco dancers this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., followed by a free light reception.

Lawson Creek Grass plays the Prizery

South Boston News
Lawson Creek Grass played its final show with the current lineup Saturday night at the Prizery in South Boston. The band, consisting of Joe Dawson, Butch Dawson, Danny Fitts, Greg Long, Bud Cole, Keith Prevette and Charlotte Prevette, bid farewell to the Prevettes, who will be leaving the band. Lawson Creek Grass formed four years ago and has produced two CDs. (David Conner II photo)

Richmond Symphony performs at the Prizery

South Boston News
The Richmond Symphony returned to the Prizery Thursday night for its annual Spring visit. Erin R. Freeman returned as conductor. Thursday's performance was made possible by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and sponsorship from Dr. Richard Allen Tri County Gastroenterology, Simmons and Associates Realty and Barbara and Walter Bass. One of the nation’s leading regional orchestras, each year it gives more than 100 performances to 125,000 listeners. Founded in 1957, the Symphony just named a few months ago its fifth music director, Steven Smith. (David Conner II photo)

Lawson Creek plays Saturday at Prizery

South Boston News
Lawson Creek Grass plays its last concert will all current members this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at The Prizery arts center. The Alton-based band has enjoyed a strong four years, with myriad gigs and two CDs to its credit. For tickets, call 572-8339 during business hours, stop by the box office or buy online, for a small surcharge, at http://www.prizery.com.
It’ll be a bittersweet, unforgettable evening – and a fantastic show – Saturday when Lawson Creek Grass of Alton performs its last concert with all members together. The Prizery arts center plays host at 7:30 p.m.

Richmond Symphony returns to Prizery

South Boston News
The Richmond Symphony with Erin R. Freeman conducting will play a versatile program at The Prizery arts center on Thursday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call (434) 572-8339, stop by during business hours or visit http://www.prizery.com (for a small surcharge).
In what’s become practically a rite of spring, the Richmond Symphony with Erin R. Freeman conducting will play at The Prizery on Thursday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Quilting Ladies exhibit continues

South Boston News
Currently on exhibit in the Cage Gallery at the Prizery is “Quilting Ladies,” sponsored by Parsons-Bruce Art Association. 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 quilting lady Sue Tucker, one of the youngest members of the team. Residing in the Stovall community, she was born in Pittsylvania County to a large family of seven girls and three boys. Along with quilting, she counts gardening and puzzles as her hobbies. She teaches Sunday School and considers the Quilting Ladies to be like “church family.” The exhibit will remain on display through May 31 and is open during Prizery business hours and during events.

Quilting exhibit continues at The Prizery

South Boston News
QUILTING LADIES EXHIBIT CONTINUES - Currently on exhibit in the Cage Gallery at the Prizery is “Quilting Ladies,” sponsored by Parsons-Bruce Art Association. 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 quilting lady Jettie Waller. The matriarch of the group, Jettie resides in the North Staunton community and is ninety-two years of age. The mother of four reports that quilting is a joy and helps her continue to feel productive. Once, after having broken her right hand, she learned to use her left and continued quilting. The exhibit will remain on display through May 31 and is open during Prizery business hours and during events.

Symphony, bluegrass, dance at The Prizery in May

South Boston News
The ever-popular Richmond Symphony with Erin Freeman conducting plays Thursday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. at The Prizery in South Boston.
The Prizery arts center in Downtown South Boston has three great shows remaining in its regular performance season:

Homemade gelato debuts at Caffe Peroni

South Boston News
Lucy Ann Victoria Montes-Bradley stands in front of her parents’ gelato freezer at Caffe Peroni. She is all too happy to taste them all.
Just in time for summer, Caffe Peroni in Downtown South Boston is making, on-site, its own gelato. Gelato is sometimes known as Italian ice, but there’s nothing icy about these creamy, luscious concoctions except the temperature.

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