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Look for Santa ‘round the corner, in neighborhoods and towns

Christmas celebrations will be different this year due to the pandemic, but even with restrictions in place communities in and around Mecklenburg County are finding new ways to keep the…

Deaths mount, led by nursing home outbreak

Virus toll at So Bo Health and Rehab rises to 10; 17 lives lost in county

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R/C car enthusiasts take to the hills, creeks and parks of Halifax County

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Virginia State Parks moves to buy Falkland Farms

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Top, the historic hunting lodge at Falkland Farms, which was acquired by tech billionaire and land conservationist Tim Sweeney in late 2019. Below, one of many areas at Falkland Farms that is being managed with the goal of restoring open woodlands with a diverse, native herb cover. DCR Natural Heritage staff is collecting baseline data to help monitor vegetation change. (Photo credits: top, Wiley Real Estate; below, by Karen Patterson, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage)
Acquisition of sprawling preserve will turn Staunton River into largest state park

One charged with shoplifting at Wal-Mart

Jaurice Ferrell, 18, of Bane Street, South Boston has been charged with shoplifting from Wal-Mart. South Boston Police officers responded to a call from the store on Sunday afternoon, April 12 around 2:38 p.m. A store loss prevention associate told officers that he believed two of the suspects were hiding behind Hibbett’s Sports Store in the shopping center and a third suspect, later identified as a juvenile, was walking in the parking lot near Wendy’s.

Halifax to start farmers market

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The Town of Halifax Business Development Committee met recently with the Farmer's Market Association to discuss the creation of a downtown market at the former grocery property. Seated (left to right) Councilman Bill Confroy, Chairman of the Business Development Committee, Councilman Holt Evans, and Councilman Dick Moore, Chairman of the Finance Committee. Standing (left to right) Evelyn Allocco, Chairman of the Town of Halifax Planning Commission, Ray Satterfield, President of the Farmer's Market Association and Chandler Hughes, Farmer's Market Association Vice-President.

Farmers Market provides outlet for local produce

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During our past two growing seasons in this region, produce buyers for chain store supermarkets have finally come to recognize what consumers have always known: locally grown vegetables and fruit taste better! Whether it’s our well known cantaloupes or sweet corn, tomatoes, snap beans, cabbage or strawberries. Fresh from the garden or nearby farmers’ fields and orchards always beats long-hauled produce for flavor, freshness and value in consumers’ eyes and taste buds.

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