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South Boston town offices to close for Thanksgiving

Halifax County tax deadline Dec. 5

A life of accomplishment

Accomplished artist, champion athlete, acclaimed tobacco auctioneer, interpreter and defender of the countryside — all describe Robert F. “Bob” Cage, who died Wednesday 19 in Raleigh, N.C. where he had…


Comets prepare for Dec. 1 opener





Hospital kicks off $4.35M expansion at The Woodview

South Boston News
Halifax Regional Health System broke ground Friday for a 20-bed expansion at The Woodview. Shown are Valdivia Hall, HRHS board member, Kristy Johnson with the Halifax County IDA, Deloris Suitt, director of nursing at The Woodview, Rita Trent, Facilities, The Woodview, county supervisor William Bryant Claiborne, Del. James Edmunds, county supervisors Tom West and Larry Giordano, Richard Harrell, HRHS and Sentara board member, Chris A. Lumsden, HRHS president, Larry Sneed, HRHS board member, Dr. Joseph Ferguson, HRHS board member, Stewart Nelson, CFO of Halifax Regional Health System, Connie Zamora, director of Long Term Care Services, Logan Young, HRHS board member, Dean Elliott of J.E. Burton Construction, Shawn Emmons of SFCS, Inc. and Timothy Pfohl, executive director of the Virginia Tobacco Commission.
Project will create 20 jobs, add advanced dementia care

‘Quiet’ workshop soothes holiday hysteria

South Boston News
Ami Hudson, Tom Warren and Sharron Warren tape their mouths shut to promote "20 Minutes of Quiet." The free workshop will be held Tuesday, Dec. 7 from noon-1 p.m. and again from 7-8 p.m. at Halifax. Register by Friday by calling 476-4111 or by e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and specify noon or 7 p.m. No actual duct tape will be used.
December can be hectic, so don’t miss this opportunity to savor a little peace and quiet. “20 Minutes of Quiet” await you at Halifax next Tuesday, Dec. 7. A fan of quiet, Ami Hudson, M.Div. is hosting the free event.

Chase City writer singled out in anthology

South Boston News
The 2010 Sweetbay Review anthology is now available at An annual literary publication of the Writers Studio group in Halifax, it features authors from across the country with a connection to Virginia. (Sweetbay is a Southern name for the magnolia tree.) This is its fifth edition.

Red Cross to recognize military

South Boston News
The Halifax-Charlotte County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a Luminary Recognition Ceremony for Military Services on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m., at the Halifax War Memorial, in Halifax. The public is cordially invited to attend. The Red Cross is waiting to hear from you with that kind of information to inscribe a luminary for this ceremony. Help “light up the night” in remembrance of those dedicated to protect our freedom. Deadline for orders is Monday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. Call today: 434-476-5148 or toll free 866-242-8757 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Mailed orders (P.O. Box 1774, Halifax, VA 24558) should specify “In Honor Of or In Memory Of” and Name for Inscription and name, address and telephone number of requester. There is no charge for the Luminary, however, donations will be accepted to further enable the Chapter’s Military Services program which provides national support to ensure that members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families receive timely and reliable emergency communications, case management services and access to emergency financial assistance through the military aid societies 24 hours a day, worldwide.

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