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Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

Mecklenburg County, Boydton looking for funds to upgrade plant

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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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Cantaloupe Fest tickets sell fast as event date approaches

SoVaNow.com / May 23, 2013
The 33rd annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival set June 7 at Berry Hill Resort is only two weeks away and the excitement is quickly building.

There are still a few tickets remaining and they can be purchased at http://www.valopefest.com or interested parties can stop by the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce office or the Halifax County Visitors Center to purchase tickets in person.

Additionally, hotel rooms are available at the resort for the night of the festival and can be reserved by contacting the Chamber office at 434-572-3085.

Tickets are all inclusive and cover food, beverages and entertainment.

The night’s entertainment kick starts with Southside’s own 6th N Main band. They will highlight the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s music for grooving. Then the Konnection band hits the stage to take us through the night.

For more information visit http://www.valopefest.com or go to http://www.facebook.com/valopefest to follow all of the details and win prizes.









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