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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


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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

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Halifax County clerk’s office makes move to Bethune home

Courthouse project sets off shuffle

‘Third Thursday’ downstown stroll returns Aug. 20

The Parsons-Bruce Gallery, 13 Main Street merchants, The Prizery, and Destination Downtown South Boston invite the community to the Aug. 20 “Third Thursday.” After successful June and July events, there are more merchants, bigger discounts, more artists’ demonstrations, more dance exhibitions, more jazz, more alternative pop/rock local groups, interesting dining, and another opportunity to join in and paint the “community masterpiece.”

National Night Out draws thousands

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Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin leads the police to victory against the firefighters in a tug-of-war Tuesday at National Night Out activities at the Halifax County Fairgrounds. Despite rain at the beginning, a large crowd was on hand for the event which moved to the fairgrounds this year after many years at Constitution Square. (David Conner II photo)

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Despite thick black storm clouds that gathered just as the event was getting started, the National Night Out celebration and community parade drew a large and enthusiastic crowd Tuesday night. “I’d guess we had 3,500 people out there,” said Capt. B. K. Lovelace of the South Boston Police Department. “It was a huge success.”

Prizery kicks off campaign

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DONATIONS MADE EASY – It’s never been easier to donate to The Prizery community arts center. For the first time, The Prizery can make monthly bank drafts of any amount from any bank account. Those reluctant to make a big lump-sum gift can now pledge 12 small monthly donations: no bills, no stamps. The Prizery’s goal is to encourage first-time donors to pledge just $10 per month. Just $10 supports everything from local amateur theatre to professional Shakespeare, from a Pre-K Arts Academy to a Revolutionary War history exhibit, art shows, art classes, music classes, ballet lessons and banquet hall rental space. All donors will receive a snazzy new Prizery bumper sticker and be noted in Prizery performance programs, and donors at high levels of giving receive perks. Pictured holding fliers recently mailed are board members, front, right to left: Charles Simmons, Carol Foster, Judy Green, Nelson Stevens and Board Chairman John Fulton; back row: Melissa Peacock, Dana Miller, Peg Anderson, and Executive Director Chris Jones. Not pictured are Barbara Bass, Frank Lee, Chris Elliott, Leslie Schneider, Dr. Richard Allen, Jim Burgess, Shirley Archer, Kelly Balance, John Cannon, Cheryle Ferguson, Tracy Quackenbush and Dr. Mark Morris. For information on how to donate, call 572-8339 or visit http://www.prizery.com to download a flier.

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