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St. Matthew Baptist Church was established in November 1869, after 23 charter members were granted their “letters of separation” from the Clover Baptist Church.

Q: A Christian (but very liberal) adoption agency recently turned down our application because they disapprove of our parenting approach, which is your parenting approach. We told them we subscribe to your philosophy and do things like sending the kids to bed early due to whining and tantrum…

Aug. 22: Robert G. Cunningham, Thomas K. McDowell Jr., Herman Roller, Clarence Granger, Pam Ballou, Bobby Granger, Wendy Farmer, Kim Perkins, David Lewis, Don Bryant

Childrey Baptist Church is sponsoring a mission project for Ben and Talley Updike in Uganda, Africa. The couple along with their two children, Aubrey and Gabe, left the United States in December and will return to visit for a month and speak at Childrey Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Dec. 8.

Residents living in and around South Boston can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is currently accepting grant applications from the Fund for Halifax County. Any 501(c)3 charitable organizations serving South Boston and/or Halifax County may apply.

The Snead and Elliott families celebrated the 80th reunion Aug. 4 at the home of Robbie and Susan Franklin of Scottsburg with an attendance of 81.

South Boston’s Shawna Fitzgerald is teaming up with HASS Entertainment Model and Talent production to bring Fam Fest South Boston to Constitution Square from 4 to 8 p.m. on Labor Day, Sept. 2.

Halifax County Little Theatre is preparing for its 64th year, and the season features a variety of shows where someone or many “Take a Risk.” Season brochures will be going out in early fall about musicals and plays which involve risk-taking.

The Rev. Bill Wilkins and the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church congregation hosted two short-term missionaries to New York City on Sunday morning — Vernon Hill native, the Rev. Dr. Bill Greenwood Jr., and his co-worker, Vincent Sawyer.

Halifax County residents who recently were named to the Danville Community College president’s honors list for the summer term include Mohamed Azouita, Caleb Brown, Chance Daniel, Dorian Elliott, Matthew Epps, Lane Glascock, Evan Hardy, Kyle Hiatt, Sabrina Hunter, Cayla Keen, Seth Laporte, C…

County residents who were recently named to the Danville Community College vice president’s honors list for the summer term include Hosanna Blanchard, Richard Blanks, Grant Brizendine, John Conner, Harley Ficke, Brandon Fisher, Gillianne Link, Hannah Martin, Dylan Oakes, Eric Plapp, David Ro…

The Board of Trustees of the J.T.-Minnie Maude Charitable Trust (located in Danville, announced in October 2007 and formed through the generosity of James T. Emerson) has awarded $1,178,833 in scholarships to 489 students for the 2019-2020 academic school year.

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The Community Choir of South Boston will hold its annual concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the First Baptist Church of South Boston, 815 N. Main St. The theme will be “Come Before Him with Singing.”

Southside Community Services Board recently hosted its second crisis intervention training (CIT) - core training for local police departments, sheriff’s departments, 911 operators, magistrates, state police and department of correction personnel.

As we live our lives, we must remember to be thankful for the tiny details that are a part of who we are and what we can do. From the fingers of our hands to the cells of our bodies, we are created beings, made by a powerful and loving God, and he has made the wonderful systems of the human body from their finest details.

Asia LaShay Waller, of Atlanta, Georgia, graduated with a Master of Education degree in learning, leadership and organization development at Emory University of Georgia in July.

The Union Ruritan Club awarded $1,000 scholarships to 2019 graduates Jillian Crews, Caroline Laughorn and Tylicia Rice. Each year from October through March, club members cook, sell and deliver stew in order to raise the money for scholarships. The club appreciates all who purchase stew to m…