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Caution urged for Prom Night

Emergency services chief resigns post

Four days, three fatal crashes

A Clarksville teen died Friday in Buffalo Junction wreck, the first of three deadly car crashes in Mecklenburg County in the past week.


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Auditions coming up for Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Grammy-nominated jazz violinist Regina Carter at Prizery on Friday

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Grammy-nominated jazz violinist Regina Carter and her quintet play at The Prizery on Friday night. A free reception follows. Carter is promoting her sixth album, set for release in May. Tickets are $29 for adults, $27 for college students and senior citizens and $15 for youth. Call The Prizery at (434) 572-8339 or see Big discounts are available for groups of 12 or more; call Bob Mares at The Prizery.
One of the most dynamic and technically accomplished violinists now recording will appear Friday night at The Prizery arts center. Regina Carter, who plays jazz and classical violin, is a winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant. Carter has shared the stage with Billy Joel and Dolly Parton and has recorded with Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige and Lauryn Hill. Oprah Winfrey’s magazine, O, and others have raved about her music.

Theatre Camp sleepover

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Philadanco rescheduled

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Carr is Poetry Out Loud champ; three headed to state finals

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Daneisha Carr, fourth from left, of Halifax County High School was the winner of the Poetry Out Loud regional competition held Thursday at The Prizery. She and two others, Julia Simon of Halifax High and Janessa Reid of Tunstall High School, will advance to the state finals March 11 in Richmond. Pictured are the participants, sponsors and teachers, from left, Elizabeth Cantile of the Virginia Commission for the Arts; Tunstall teacher Kristen Williams; Erica Muse of Halifax; winner Carr; Bryson Hairston of Tunstall, third-place Simon; Halifax teacher Becky Donner; second-place Reid, Halifax teacher Mary Eanes and state coordinator Jeanie Rule of Theatre IV. Campbell County High School cancelled its participation due to weather.
Daneisha Carr of Halifax County High School won the Poetry Out Loud regional competition held Thursday at The Prizery. She and two others, Janessa Reid of Tunstall High School, who won second place, and Julia Simon of Halifax High, who took third place, and will advance to the state finals in March in Richmond. The Virginia winner will then proceed to the final, national competition in April in Washington, D.C.

HCMS sixth graders bring alive historic crossing

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A few “Greene's Crossing of the Dan” cast members work together in an improvisational game to hone their acting skills for the play. The free public performance will be Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at The Prizery. This event is part of the 229th Crossing of the Dan Commemoration held at The Prizery that weekend.

Prizery dance troupe performance delayed

Larnell Starkey and the Spiritual Seven at the Prizery

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Larnell Starkey and the Spiritual Seven played the Prizery Thursday evening. Opening for the gospel group was Clover native Tracy Staten Joyner. (David Conner II photo)

Lively gospel comes to Prizery


Larnell Starkey and the Spirtual Seven play lively gospel this Thursday night at The Prizery. Sample the music of the "gospel Temptations" at Opening vocalist is Tracy Staten Joyner, who grew up in Clover. A free light reception follows the show. Call 572-8339 or visit for tickets.
Tracy Staten Joyner, Clover native, opens

Prizery picks up art trophy

The Prizery picked up the first-ever Rising Star Award from Virginians for the Arts for the impact it is making on its wider community. Making the presentation in Richmond last week was Virginians for the Arts Foundation President Peter Fields, second from left. Pictured are Prizery Executive Director Chris Jones, Finance Director Bob Mares, Board Chairman John Fulton and employee Eva Cassada. More than 80 arts groups around the state applied for two awards. Parsons-Bruce Art Association garnered an honorable mention for its effective work. View a video made by Virginians for the Arts to showcase The Prizery at
The Prizery arts center was officially awarded the first-ever Rising Star Award in front of about 300 of its peer organizations at the annual Art Works for Virginia conference last week in Richmond. The Virginians for the Arts honor was given to the organization showing the most promise in making a significant impact on its community. Among the honorable mentions was Parsons-Bruce Art Association.

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