The Dan River Community Ruritan Club recently awarded a scholarship to Alexandra Spainhour who will be attending the University of Virginia pursuing a career in nursing. 

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Banister Missionary Baptist Association Women’s Ministry could not meet physically to have its Ministry Queen 2020 pageant. Nevertheless, four queens participated. The winner was Retha Garrett from St. Matthew Baptist Church. Second place was Gladys Barksdal…

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, recently awarded $1,048,711 in scholarships to 430 students for the 2020-2021 academic school year.

Hyco Road Ruritan Club President Brien Pugh recently presented 24 Rudy Bears to the Virginia State Police and representatives of Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital to be given to children involved in traumatic incidents. Participating in the presentations are Virginia State Police representat…

Great Aspirations Scholarship Program, a nonprofit, college and career access organization, headquartered in Glen Allen, recently awarded 105 Last Dollar scholarships totaling $106,945 and 61 Community College Pathway scholarships totaling $59,000 to Virginia high school students graduating …

Even though uncertainty still surrounds groups events, Halifax County Cancer Association director Sharon Blosser says plans are continuing for the 16th annual Walk for Hope to be held Saturday Sept. 19 at Halifax County High School football field.

Family members of the late Herman O. Lewis Sr. — daughter Ann Moser and grandson Todd Moser — recently received the first two copies of the book “New Bridge on Oak Level Road,” written by retired principal Michael R. Wilborne of South Boston.

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Aug. 6:  Philip Rinker, Ralph Murray, Walter L. Blanks, Margaret A. Henderson, Juliet C. Jennings, Robert Joseph Chewning Jr., Tia Watson, Demetrius Edmunds

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation (SVHEF) has announced that it will host a home-based Hats & Horses fundraiser, Kentucky Derby style, on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. via Zoom.

The Halifax Volunteer Fire Department will have its 19th annual Catfish Tournament Saturday at Staunton River State Park Picnic Shelter No. 2.

Mary Lloyd submitted these photos of a group cooling off in the water at Henry’s Mill. How are you beating the heat this summer? Send your photos to ahodge@gazettevirginian.com.

Autumn Davis and Mason Taylor were the winners of the children’s bicycles given away during the Halifax Farmers Market Season Opening event on July 18. Market vendor and photographer Peter Bednarz donated the bicycles. Denise Barksdale, assistant manager of the town of Halifax, reminds the p…

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Fall gardening or second plantings prolong the growing season, and you can reap a lot more from your garden even after the peak summer season.

July 30: Laura Pittman, Margaret Bane, Debra Hawkins, C.D. Fisher, Wayne Nichols, Hilda C. Tuck, Tracey Chaney, Linda Watlington, Timothy Michael Clark 

The Halifax County Historical Society’s mission is to preserve historical facts, artifacts and structures of Halifax County and to disseminate historic information to the public, and it recently kicked off its yearly membership drive.