Burton to fill in for Stewart again this weekend

South Boston’s Jeff Burton will fill in again this weekend for Tony Stewart at the NASCAR Spring Cup Series moves to Bristol Motor Speedway. Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 for Stewart-Haas Racing in place of Stewart for the second straight week. Burton subbed for Stewart last weekend at Michigan International Speedway in […]

Doris Hazelwood Younger

Doris Hazelwood Younger of Halifax died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at Halifax Regional Hospital. Born April 20, 1945 in Danville she was 69 years old. She was the daughter of the late Durell Carson and Louise Trammel Carson and was a member of Halifax United Methodist Church. Mrs. Younger is survived by two daughters, Christine Younger Nunn (Teena) of Richmond […]

David Clayton Cook

David Clayton Cook, 62, of 2137 Winns Creek Road, Halifax, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. He was born in Halifax County on Dec. 25, 1951 to Rosa Hamlett Cook and the late Clayton Henry Cook. He was married to Carolyn Granger Cook. Mr. Cook was a member of Winns Creek Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher, […]

Clover News for Aug. 21, 2014

Worship service at Scottsburg UMC opened with the prelude “Be Thou My Vision” played by Lee Snead. The call to worship was “Bind Us Together” by the choir. Rev. Kerry Halbert had welcome remarks and announcements. Hymn of praise was “He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought.” The offertory hymn was “Forever Reign.” Special music was “Little Black Train,” a solo […]


Tudor United Sports Car racing brings big names to Alton track

Same sex marriage frozen by high court

Supreme Court to review Virginia ban; Halifax clerk’s office given direction after fielding inquiries

Alton store gains designation as Village Post Office

Having originated in Colonial-era taverns, the U.S. Postal Service is returning to its roots with the growing use of Village Post Offices (VPO) to serve rural communities.

Dominion plans dive into solar, casts eye on sites

After thwarted solar project in Halifax, utility renews its focus

NR Church Notices for Aug. 21, 2014

STAUNTON BAPTIST CHURCH We will begin morning worship each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. until further notice. All are welcome to attend. Pastor Dr. P.A. Medley SOUTH BOSTON CHURCH OF CHRIST Sunday Bible study at 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Private Bible study and free Bible correspondence available by calling 575-7138. ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA ROMAN […]

Plain and Simple for Aug. 21, 2014

I recently read a great article called “My Problem with the Bible, “by Brian Zahnd. He offered a unique perspective on the task of reading the bible. Basically, he said that most of the time history is written by the victors. Thus, our version of history is heavily weighted towards those countries that were fortunate enough to come up on […]