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South Boston earmarks $1,000 for botanical gardens

Mecklenburg County reaps $2 mil vehicle tax windfall

Soaring value of cars on the road creates unexpected surge in revenues; supervisors ponder uses for money

Last Homecoming


Comet volleyball falls to Bassett, Franklin County





HCCA Cut-A-Thon a success

HCCA Pageant of Hope

Molasses Grill Receives Certificate from Convergence Art Guild

Convergence Art Guild awards Chef Steve Schopen and Molasses Grill a Certificate of Appreciation for the February 21 “Benefit Breakfast for the Arts.” Steve Schopen is an artist and a member of the Guild. Steve and Karen Schopen organized the Art-themed Breakfast Buffet and donated all the proceeds to the Convergence Art Guild. Guild members helped serve and prepare the fabulous array of food featuring Eggs Benedict. Many of the artists' works were on display throughout Molasses Grill during the event.

Church new for March 12, 2009

Kathy’s Column for March 12, 2009

WHEN DIFFICULTIES ARISE BETWEEN PEOPLE TEMPERS SOMETIMES FLARE, AND PEOPLE GET ANGRY... but the following words from B.T. Washington deserve thought and pondering from all of us. “I shall allow no man to depress and belittle my soul by making me hate him!” Again it always comes down to us doesn’t it, we are the only ones in control of our lives. Hopefully this kind of thinking will be a great help in today’s difficult times, and we will all pull together to help and change all these current problems and situations in a big way. Whether job related, foreclosure related, bank problems or a myriad of other happenings we must get together and do our individual parts.

Air Force Brass Ensemble plays free concert

The U.S. Air Force Brass Ensemble Vector will play at The Prizery on Thursday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but tickets for seating must be obtained from the box office. To reserve a seat in advance, call (434) 572-8339.

Quilts on display

Currently on display at the South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History is an impressive collection of quilts. These quilts are the creative products of several local artisans, with a few coming from areas far as Atlanta. Many are the familiar patterns such as "Dresden Plate", "Pinwheel", and "Birdhouse", while others carry the unique titles given to them by their designers.

HRHS offers Look Good ... Feel Better program

For women undergoing active treatment for cancer, a fun, uplifting hour of learning makeup tricks may be just the thing needed to brighten the day – and the future. “Look Good…Feel Better” is a free class offered by Halifax Regional Health System, in partnership with some talented and skilled individuals who volunteer their time to help women undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments find a new look that works for them.

Ridley-Elmes to present papers

Halifax County resident Melissa Ridley-Elmes, a Williamsburg native and Longwood graduate student in British literature, has had two conference papers selected for presentation at top medieval studies conferences this spring. Her paper on a German beguine mystic of the thirteenth-century, entitled "The Sacred and Profane: Language as Equalizer in the Writings of Mecthild of Magdeberg", will be delivered at the Vagantes medieval graduate student conference at Florida State University, March 5-7.

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