Woman, two children, rescued from flood waters

The Halifax County Office of Emergency Services is urging citizens not to attempt to cross flooded roadways and to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” after a very close call for a local family. At approximately 2:30 PM today, emergency responders were dispatched to Black Walnut Road (Hwy. 600) for a vehicle in high water with trapped occupants.

Community Calendar for Jan. 28, 2010

UPCOMING MISUNDERSTOOD MEETINGS First Fridays, Talk session, second Fridays, Chess Club and third Friday, game night (PS3, Xbox 360, etc.) at Clean Cuts Barbershop, Halifax, beginning at 6:00 p.m. For more information, call 476-7172. HALIFAX UNITED WAY ANNUAL MEETING JANUARY 28 Halifax United Way Annual Meeting for board of directors and member agency directors will be held Thursday, January 29 […]

Hitesburg News for Jan. 28, 2010

Sunday, call to worship was “Lily of the Valley” by the choir at HBC. Andy Loftis read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “It Is Well With My Soul”. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Mr. Loftis. Choir special was “What A Day That Will Be”. Hymn was “Love Lifted Me”. Everyone fellowshipped […]

Red Bank News for Jan. 28, 2010

Rev. Sidney Rodriquez, supply minister for Union Christian Church, delivered the Sunday sermon; Barbara Carnevale was organist; Lesley Cole and Amber Tuck were acolytes; the altar flowers were given by Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Morris; greeter was Paulette Bowen. Our sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Sally Morgan Puryear Talley and to all our sick and shut-ins. […]

Kathy’s Column for Jan. 28,  2010

WE CAN ALL BE BETTER IN 2010, AND IT’S NOT AT ALL DIFFICULT… All we need to do is to be kind in our words and in our actions. “When you’re wronged, don’t do what comes naturally; do what comes supernaturally.” anonymous. And, we all know what that means, don’t we? We just must do what we don’t truly want to do you know the right thing that we would want someone to do to us in the same situation. “In chain reactions of frustration and anger, we can be where it all ends.”.- Matt DeHann . One more example that we all know and understand is what the following can lead to “It was a hasty, thoughtless word, sarcastic and unkind, that chilled the day and dimmed its light and left a sting behind.” As I said all we need to do is be kind, and 2010 will begin and end by being one of our very favorite years.

Amusing story

I heard two amusing stories today at my study group. One pastor shared a story about a friend of his who had a member stop him after a sermon during Lent. She told him that things seemed a little sad during Lent and she had a solution for it. She thought that he should put a smiley face on the cross over the pulpit. While this brings all kinds of images and thoughts to mind, I doubt that putting a smiley face on the cross would really add much meaning to the season.

Church news for Jan. 28, 2010

ST. MATTHEW BAPTIST CHURCH-CLOVER Rev. Alfred L. Chandler and church family invite you to Sunday school at 10:00 a.m.; worship each second and fourth Sunday at 11:30 a.m. KERNS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Fifth Sunday special worship January 31 at 11:00 a.m. The Henry Fork Service Center Children’s Choir will bring the morning message and music and sons. The Henry […]

Lady Comets reach 14 wins

Halifax County High School girls varsity basketball team is now traveling in rarified air in terms of overall wins.

WVD intact … for now

The Virginia High School league left the Western Valley district intact, while allowing a nearby school in Mecklenburg County to move to a lower classification.

WVD intact … for now

The Virginia High School league left the Western Valley district intact, while allowing a nearby school in Mecklenburg County to move to a lower classification.