A sixth-grade teacher recently shared the following story with me: Two girls in her class were making fun of a classmate whose family was struggling financially. The girl was socially awkward and had no friends. The mocking was taking place both at school and on social media.

The Southside Master Gardener Association Plant Sale will be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 1, in the parking lot in front of the Halifax County Extension Office at 171 S. Main St. in Halifax.

Well, the weather is getting nice. It’s not too hot yet. We had a lot of rain. Here’s a recipe that is good with ball games, races and other events. I fix this snack food and take to enjoy. 

April 15: Kenneth Lacks, Mrs. Earl Collie, Maynard L. Dawson, Aylene Jennings, Mrs. J.M. East, Eleanor Ford, Edwin Conner, Warner Scott Lewis, Brandy S. Layne, Jennifer Wade  April 16: Catherine Edmonds, Debra Lowery, Mary F. Scott, Jack Headspeath, Ronnie Griffin, Woody Hunt, John Edward Wi…

Running water and electricity in homes is something most rarely thinks of unless there is a power outage. However, at the turn of the century running water and electricity were very rare commodities.

Danielle Potter, manager of human resources at Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative recently graduated from Leadership Halifax County, which is a program to strengthen individuals for personal, organizational and community leadership. This educational program is designed to identify and encourag…

First-grade students at Scottsburg Elementary School learn about nature and the spring season. Students get creative and decorate oval-shaped eggs with various color patterns. Following step-by-step directions, students then create a nature picture showing signs of the spring season.

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Many times have I warned parents of the pitfalls of micromanaging their children’s academic responsibilities lest said children deduce that the responsibilities in question are not theirs at all and begin acting increasingly irresponsible.

For the next few weeks, I’m going to do something I did a few years back. Some ladies in my church did these recipes, and they have now passed on. I hope you enjoy. 

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Usually around this time of year, Jennifer Chappell Wright is traveling to Nicaragua for her yearly mission trip, but with COVID-19 she’s here in the states doing what she can for her Nicaraguan family.

A fresh renovated look, new creatively designed exhibits and more accommodating operating hours now welcome visitors to the South Boston-Halifax County Museum.

Members of First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Main Street United Methodist Church and Trinity Episcopal Church met Sunday at 10 a.m. at the former Boston Commons building on North Main Street for Palm Sunday processional. Bearing palm leaves and singing hymns of the faith, the …

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