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Kickoff set Saturday for Barn Quilt Trail

The Halifax County Barn Quilt Trail will kick off its celebration Saturday, at 9 a.m. at the Halifax Farmers Market. There will be an information table at the market where…

Mecklenburg County eyes two percent increase in real estate tax rate

Top-line 42 cent rate would go unchanged, but rising values would net fresh revenue

Mecklenburg County hosts state education leaders


Big weekend of racing comes to SBS, VIR

Philip Morris returns to South Boston Speedway Saturday, while the Andretti family will have a presence at VIR





Hitesburg News for March 21, 2013 / March 20, 2013
Sunday, call to worship was “For the Beauty of the Earth” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “There’s Power in the Blood.” The In Gathering for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering began. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Dean Elliott. Hymn was “Are You Washed in the Blood?.” Choir special was “The Old Rugged Cross Made the Difference.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Delores Hamlett, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Six Reasons I’m a Teetotaler.” Scripture came from Proverbs 23:20-21, 29-35, Romans 14:21, Phillipians 2:4 and Proverbs 20:1. Hymn was “The Savior is Waiting.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included Nathan and Elizabeth King and their family and a couple of others.

Stephanie Neal, Kensley Neal, and Kate Neal recently visited with their Grandmother, Mildred Seamster of Halifax. They, along with Michael Neal, also recently visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Fisher, of Halifax. Cathy Craft and Kerry Neal of South Hill, were recent dinner guests of the Neals’.

Last Tuesday, there was a Senior Citizens’ gathering at HBC. A small number of people, including some from Hitesburg, as well as the Aarons Creek community, the North Fork community and other places, were there to enjoy the food and fellowship with one another. The group also played B-I-N-G-O while together.

Those visiting Thomas Bailey throughout the week included Judy Johnson, Shirla Hudson and Jennifer Poole.

Leslie Overby visited Ruth Overby a couple of times throughout the week. Last Tuesday, Ruth went shopping in Greensboro. She visited Norma Elliott Friday. Saturday evening, Mrs. Overby, along with a group from Hitesburg, went to hear the Inspirations gospel singers in Appomatox. Sunday, Delores Hamlett, Rocki Hamlett, Beth Ralston and a couple of their friends enjoyed lunch and visiting with Ruth at her home. Connie Cranfill visited them that afternoon as well.

Thursday, Abraham Tillotson visited Thomas Bailey.

J.B. Riggan and Carolyn Glasscock Hicks visited Mrs. Alice Bowen last Wednesday. Melvin and Hollis Bowen spent the weekend with Alice. Melvin visited Alan Hudson last Saturday. Also last Saturday, Hollis visited Muriel Williams. Johnny and Martha Szynklewski visited Mrs. Bowen during the week. Last Sunday, they visited Wally and Kathy Babel and Ethan Babel in Smithfield, Va. Last Sunday, in the home of Alice Bowen, Alan and Harriett Hudson visited.

Vicki Overby, Carissa Overby, Jade Overby and Haley Overby visited Beth Ralston Friday. Saturday, Beth visited Lynn and Annie Sue Overby, Wade Overby, Charlie Overby, Carissa, Jade and Haley.

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ballance, Grayson Ballance and Harper Ballance spent the weekend in Wilmington, NC.

Saturday, Phyllis Daniel visited Decatur Overbey. Sunday, Sharon Kinsey, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Overbey and Margie Nelson visited him.

Sunday, Judy Stone attended the wedding shower of David Riley and Julie Riley at HBC.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones. Remember our great country, HBC, hospital and nursing home patients, the lost, people serving on mission, Hitesburg Revival April 14-17 and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark and Dan Elliott; BIRTHDAYS: Mackenna Rush, Matthew Newton, Elizabeth Smith, Stacey Reebals, Michael Morris; ANNIVERSARIES: Steven and Chasity Bowen, Melvin and Hollis Bowen.

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