Teen performer gets boost from local firm

A Richmond-area teen singer is working with a Halifax County firm to advance her career, and the results are very promising so far.

Plain and Simple for Dec. 13, 2012

As Christmas begins to come around again, I cannot help but think of Christmases gone by and times that I went through as a child. I guess that we all carry these memories with us and measure our present day Christmases, fairly or unfairly, against these romanticized memories from days of old. We tend to forget that there was the […]

NR Church Notices for Dec. 13, 2012

STAUNTON BAPTIST CHURCH Annual Christmas program Sunday, December 16 at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Pastor Dr. P.A. Medley ST. MATTHEW BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship second and fourth Sunday at 11:30 a.m.; Bible study resumes at a later date. Pastor, Rev. Alfred L. Chandler SOUTH BOSTON CHURCH OF CHRIST Sunday Bible study at 10:00 a.m. […]

Bible Study by Dena Stevens for Dec. 13, 2012

(Ezek. 23:35) “Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because thou hast forgotten Me, and cast Me behind thy back, therefore bear thou also thy lewdnesss and thy whoredoms.” If we ignore our Father, we will pay the consequences. He has warned us. We can’t make it into heaven by ‘doing our own thing’. God is fair; He is just, and […]

Hitesburg News for Dec. 13, 2012

Sunday, call to worship was the first verse of “The First Noel” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Tammy Lloyd and Owen Lloyd lit the second Advent candle. They each read a few words about that certain candle, the Candle/symbol of God’s light. Tammy also read Jeremiah 33:14-16. Hymn […]

Kathy’s Column for Dec. 13, 2012

SWAN SONG … according to my book of clichés, is a farewell; one’s last appearance. The swan in fact does not sing, but ancient legend has it that the dying swan does manage at last to give voice to something like a song. The first time these words appeared was in 1374. Okay, now let me explain, today’s writing is […]

Comets play hard

Halifax County High School showcased some well-played hoops moments Tuesday against a team that could make a deep playoff run in North Carolina.

Comets play Person County tight, fall 73-63

Halifax County High School got blown out the first time the Comets met a talented Person County team in varsity boys’ action earlier this season, playing in the Rockets’ gym.

Sports today for Dec. 13, 2012

Jeb Burton has some NASCAR news. The 20-year-old NASCAR Camping World Series driver has new sponsorship from Arrowhead, a disposal electronic cigarette with no nicotine. Arrowhead is a local company and the deal has been cleared by NASCAR. Burton will be driving the no. 4 truck for Turner Motorsports. It’s part of a continuing business relationship between local business executive […]

Lady Comets fall to Rockets

The Halifax County High School varsity girls’ basketball team got back to .500 Tuesday night. HCHS, playing Person County on the road, defeated the Rockets 63-53.