After Dolly Parton launched her Imagination Library in Sevier County, Tennessee, in 1995, children in her home county began receiving a new book each month from birth to age 5.

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Cluster Springs Elementary School honors students of the month for March. Domino’s Pizza also provided students with a gift for receiving student of the month. Students honored include ECSE/pre-K, Wyatt Fox, Clare Owen, Zamaya Thaxton and Luke Wright; kindergarten, Chessa Dawson, Mia Herrera…

May 12: Angela Riner, Eddie Powell, Steve B. Smith, Harry F. Long, Danny K. Rudder, Leroy Lester Lowery, Billy Crews, Mrs. A.B. Lacy Jr., Isaac Garner, June Williams, Patty Ann Clay, Charles Bray, Susan Woody, LaVerne King, Bettie E. MitchellMay 13: J.H. Hall, Nancy Conner, Ted Chandler, Con…

Students at Scottsburg Elementary school received these 100 Pop-It Charts as a part of a mini grant from the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation. The students demonstrate understanding of coin counting by using these 100 Pop-It Charts. These charts have helped the students do …

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Banister Hill Baptist: Worship services will be held in the sanctuary, 98.9 FM on radio in the parking lot and on Facebook. Sunday school is at 6 p.m. on Thursdays on Facebook. Revival services will be held in parking lot on  at 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday with Evangelist Minister Keaunte …

Pastor William F. Carr and the Banister Hill Baptist Church family welcomes the community for three nights of spring revival, beginning Sunday and concluding on Tuesday.

In partnership with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Southside Behavioral Health invites community members to participate in a virtual Building Trauma Responsive Communities Conference on May 12-13.

Randy and Terri Johnson, founders of Danville-based God’s Pit Crew, recently visited the Dan River Community Ruritan Club. Johnson shared stories of acts of humanitarian needs for God’s Pit Crew over the years. It all began in May 1999 with the devastation caused by the largest tornado in re…

May 5: Mary S. Coleman, Clyde Hawker, Johnnie Canada, James I. Coates, Letha Dalton, Jane Tuck Sibley, Willie W. Price, Hazel M. Talley, Jamie Tingen, Summer LewisMay 6: Lowell Slayton, Darlene Brizendine, Woodrow Stevens, Sandra Carden, Homer Nichols, Tommy Fisher, Robert F. Barnes, Mrs. Jo…

At Scottsburg Elementary School, school counselor Christal Woicikowfski had a special surprise for the students after her trip to the beach. Each student got to select a shell to keep. During the guidance lesson, Woicikowfski, asked the students to take a good look at the shell they had sele…

QUESTION: Our sons are 6 and 4. When their same-age cousins come over, they all go down into our basement to play. Invariably, within 30 minutes my youngest comes upstairs crying because his older brother is causing the cousins to gang up against him. I end up going down into the basement ev…

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There are now a dozen contestants for Saturday’s Halifax County Cancer Association’s Womanless Beauty Pageant.

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On April 13, the South Boston Garden Club met with Ward Burton at The Cove to plant pollinators and cover crops. A mixture of mesic to dry native pollinator seeds was spread over a prepared area and then covered with oats and millet seeds. The seed assortment included purple coneflower, blac…

Students at Sinai Elementary School are spreading kindness. They learned about completing acts of kindness for others. They listened to stories, played games and painted kindness rocks. This activity was made possible by a grant from Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation.