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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

Help sought with $4 million cost

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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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Halifax County School Board chops more jobs, combines more bus routes and agrees to efficiency study

First semester likely to end by Christmas

Mail carriers food drive Saturday; Good Samaritans expands north

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The annual Letter Carriers' Food Drive will be Saturday, May 14. Non- perishable food placed at your mailbox will be collected and donated to the Good Samaritan food closet. The food collected by the Nathalie post office will be used at the new satellite Good Samaritan facility located at 1145 Tobacco Road in the Republican Grove community. Top, from left, Danny Moorefield, South Boston postal worker and chairman of the Halifax County food drive, Barbara Fisher, rural mail carrier from the Nathalie post office, Shannon and Jeff Burton, volunteer food coordinators for the satellite Good Samaritan, and holding the poster is Delaney Burton, young daughter of the Burtons. Above, This building will house the expanded Good Samaritan ministry in the northern area of the county. The building is owned by the Dan River Baptist Association and was formerly the site of a Hispanic ministry. In 2010 the Good Samaritan served about 6000 individuals.

Re-enactors coming to Brooklyn Store May 21, 22

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On Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, the 23rd Virginia Volunteer Infantry living history organization will be recreating the 150th anniversary of the enlistment of the Brooklyn Grays at the historic Brooklyn Store & Post Office.

Staunton River State Park posts 75th anniversary video

Wimbish named to Virginia Association of RC&D council’s hall of fame

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Carlyle Wimbish Jr., right, receives his Virginia RC&D Hall of Fame award from Sam Terry of the Virginia Association of RC&D Councils.
Old Dominion RC&D Council member Carlyle R. Wimbish Jr. was inducted into the Virginia Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils’ Hall of Fame during the recent Virginia Association of RC&D Councils’ Awards Banquet ceremony held on April 27 in Blacksburg.

Virginia-North Carolina Ecology Meet Thursday at Occoneechee

The 22nd Annual VA-NC Ecology Meet will be held at Occoneechee State Park off of Hwy 58 Thursday, May 12. The event will be attended by middle and high schools from Halifax and Mecklenburg Counties in Virginia and Granville County in North Carolina. This event was rescheduled from April 28 when it was cancelled due to the threat of severe weather.

Reality kills virtual

The Halifax County Public Schools’ Virtual Academy – in which students can be homeschooled using a program called K12 Inc. paid for by the school system – has succumbed to budget cuts.

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