The deadline for submitting items for the religion page is noon Wednesday. Items are published as space allows. Priority is given to upcoming special events happening within one week. Email items to religion@gazettevirginian.com.

With Charlie “Peewee” Hughes recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, members of the Cluster Springs Ruritan Club have decided to lend a helping hand by hosting a barbecue benefit.

Dr. Alshae’ Logan-Jackson received her Doctoral Degree of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Michigan State University in 2020. Due to the national pandemic, she recently had her commencement for her Doctoral Degree at Michigan State University in September. 

The Halifax County-South Boston Public Library System’s annual fund drive has started. Mailers are being sent to potential donors and will be available in the libraries. Information about the fund drive and how to donate also will be placed on the library’s social media platforms.

Oct 21: Kenneth Epps, Sandra Leigh Younger, William Thomas Satterfield Jr., Becky Chaffin, Glenn Hall, James E. Edmunds, Philip M. Owen, Dr. W.B. Harris, Marvin M. Satterfield, Nannie M. Blanks, W.F. Duffer Jr., William Rogers, Thomas ClayOct. 22: Richard A. Taylor, Mollie Thornton, Kenneth …

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On Oct. 12, the Main Street United Methodist Women welcomed Lisa Wallace and Kim Adams to speak about a little known and yet valuable resource in Halifax County.

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Country artist, filmmaker, author and farmer Rory Feek will appear at The Prizery’s Chastain Theater at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22.

The 2021 Holiday Living Show, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 13 and Sunday, Nov. 14 at the Halifax County High School, is only a month away.

The deadline for submitting items for the religion page is noon Wednesday. Items are published as space allows. Priority is given to upcoming special events happening within one week. Email items to religion@gazettevirginian.com.

A couple of hometown Halifax County friends, Darrwin Shenard Chandler and Anthony Womack, teamed up to enter a barbecue cookoff at an inaugural festival in Altavista the first weekend of October.

As most gardeners have heard time and time again, always put the right plant in the right place. Native plants are often the right plant. This helps us garden sustainably so we have no need of irrigation, fertilization and pesticides.

Found in the loose records of Charlotte County was a court case about a road coming across the Staunton River at Cobbs Ferry and Stewart’s Ferry when Halifax County was still a part of Brunswick County.

This is nice fall weather we are having. I love to see the trees when they start to change colors. I hope you enjoy the recipes this week. 

I often find myself telling parents that they need to stop doing something that is counterproductive and, in most cases, contributing significantly to whatever parenting problem is bedeviling them.

Oct. 14: Ned Snead, Chester D. Medley, H.R. Thomas, Linda C. Bowen, Nannie C. Owen, Wayne E. New, Larry Wayne Hill Jr., Len Clay, Glen Clay, Daniel Brent Scearce, Dominique Farrar, Virginia Butler, Stacey Y. HargraveOct. 15: Johnnie Crowder, Arthur N. Saunders, Jimmy Priest, Clara Lee Powell…

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The South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History’s 2021 Annual Membership Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, in the museum’s South Gallery. All members are encouraged to attend, and guests are welcome.

Scottsburg Elementary School recently hosted a mum fundraiser that was “a great success.” School officials extended a special thank you to the facilities who purchased mums and the parent volunteers and staff members who assisted with collecting orders and distribution. Officials also apprec…

The deadline for submitting items for the religion page is noon Wednesday. Items are published as space allows. Priority is given to upcoming special events happening within one week. Email items to religion@gazettevirginian.com.

I love this cool fall weather. It’s just right. Also, thank you Lord for the rain — a good refreshing for the earth. Fall calls for lot of things fixed with pumpkin and apples. I hope you enjoy! 

Berryman Green Chapter NSDAR representatives presented 350 certificates of award for outstanding work in American history to Halifax County Middle School officials on Thursday, in conjunction with the annual celebration of Constitution Week.

Sue Brooks is known to many as the leader of children’s programs at the Halifax County Public Libraries. While this is her primary job, she also is quite an accomplished artist.

Families are invited to participate in October events coming up at the South Boston Public Library, their Play and Learn Story times (PALS) and their fall festival on Oct. 16.