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Carrying on the family farm tradition

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Star and Princess Thaxton sell their varied produce at South Boston’s Farmers Market. Along with their father, John Thaxton, they operate Thaxton Farms in the Hyco community, proving that family farms are alive and well.
Small operation finds growing niche at farmers markets and local outlets

PATHS to hold ribbon-cutting event at new South Boston location

SCARY GOOD FUN

South Boston News
“The Addams Family,” a musical adaptation of the beloved TV series, debuted on The Prizery stage this weekend with local cast members joining the young professionals of Prizery Summer Theatre. The Summer Theatre season in South Boston draws to a close this week with Wednesday and Sunday matinee performances of “The Addams Family” at 3 p.m. and 7:30 shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (David Conner II photos)

Sweet Cee’s joins new shops downtown

South Boston News
South Boston Mayor Ed Owens is flanked by Candace and Nelson Baskerville (foreground) as he cut the ribbon Friday to welcome Sweet Cee’s to downtown South Boston. Joining the celebration were friends and family of owners Candace and Nelson Baskerville, representatives of the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Businesses and property owners, Town of South Boston, Halifax County IDA, Destination Downtown Board Members, and community members. Sweet Cee’s is the third SoBo Start-Up! business to open downtown and they offer a wide variety of customized apparel, decals and gifts. Sweet Cee’s also has local artisans and vendors selling their handmade and high quality gifts, jewelry and decor.
Local and Virginia-made items featured

South Boston Council meets with light agenda

Everyone loves a parade

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The Town of South Boston made a splash on the Fourth of July with a parade and fireworks display to celebrate American independence. The first-time event drew thousands of people downtown for the 6 p.m. parade, followed by entertainment and activities at Constitution Square and the fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. “It was just an all-American super-patriotic day!” enthused Tamyra Vest of Destination Downtown South Boston. “That’s what the Fourth of July should be — families enjoying each other and their community, and having a down-home patriotic good time.” Vest thanked the Town of South Boston Public Works and members of the fire and police departments for working to ensure a safe and enjoyable event. “We are so thankful for all the entrants who came out to participate in the parade showing their festive red, white and blue,” she added. “We are already looking forward to July 4, 2018!” Meantime, there was a second community Independence Day celebration taking place in Halifax County on Tuesday — a mid-afternoon parade in Elmo. Open to everyone, the Elmo parade featured dozens of entrants riding in automobiles and trucks, on tractors, mounted on horseback or by foot from Ashton Hall to New Arbor Baptist Church. Below, some parade participants were still making their way into downtown Elmo as others headed back on the parade route to Ashton Hall. (David Conner II photos)
(and fireworks!)

Pit bull attack sends jogger to hospital ER

A dog attacked a 15-year-old jogger on Ash Avenue in South Boston on Saturday morning, biting her on the thigh and wrist and causing an avulsion fracture of the wrist.

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