Jazz by the Lake to feature sounds and songs of Peggy Lee

Jazz and pop legend Peggy Lee’s signature song, “Fever,” will heat up the lakeside stage at Occoneechee State Park in Clarksville at the sixth annual festival, Jazz by the Lake, Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16.

Generous support

Dear Viewpoint: We want to thank everyone that attended and donated time and money to Colin’s benefit. The day was filled with some of Colin’s favorite things: pig meat, tractors, classic cars, burnouts, music, fishing poles and turkey calls. Your commitment to helping this worthy cause in our community is sincerely appreciated. This benefit could have not been possible without […]

Ball field thoughts

Dear Viewpoint: I have recently heard of the Halifax Elementary closing the ball field at the school. I, as a parent of one who has played there, do not feel as the ball field should be shut down, but feel there should be some changes in personnel. The field in it self is a memorial part of the community all […]

Appreciation workshop

Dear Viewpoint: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the young ladies of Girl Scout Troop 3147, their leaders and the ladies and gentleman that attended the Appreciation Workshop on April 17. We were able to complete 60 and partially complete another 40 neck cooler toward our goals of 200 for troops in the war zone. The first […]

Commendable job

Dear Viewpoint: I commend President Barack Obama and the first lady Michelle Obama. First the president on the excellent job he is doing. He is performing in the running of this country, the United States of America, the economy is growing, jobs are being created, the stock market continues rise and 90% of the America people are working. Many of […]

Resolution pays tribute to late Alex Williamson

Halifax County supervisors, along with town council members of South Boston, Halifax, Scottsburg and Virgilina, honored the late Alex Williamson by presenting his wife Betty and son John with a framed resolution citing his many contributions to the community.

Officials ponder strategies

The 50,000-acre stored water supply of Buggs Island (Kerr) Lake is moving to the forefront of a debate over how Virginia and North Carolina should allocate water resources. On Monday evening John Feild, chairman of the Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission, alerted Halifax County supervisors and town councils of South Boston and Halifax of ownership issues looming over the water.

Advice given in time for tick season

Halifax County supervisors and Town Council members from South Boston and Halifax received a short lesson Monday night on what to look for as the tick season gets in full swing. One supervisor, J. T. Davis, said he pulled off 27 of the tiny little insects that he found crawling on his skin the previous day.

Poll places changed

The polling places for Ward A – Christ Episcopal Church, Ward B – Municipal Building, Ward C – Halifax Elementary School and Ward D – Halifax United Methodist Church have been changed. Effective May 4, all Town Elections held in May for the Town of Halifax will be held at the Mary Bethune Complex Gymnasium, 1030 Cowford Road, Halifax. Each […]

VIR aims to put region in the fast lane

Josh Lief has reason for optimism about the next ten years at Virginia International Raceway.