Nov. 14: Janet Stevens, Jennifer Ann Edwards, Barbara Ann Snead, Carolyn Tuck, C.E. Foster, Dwayne Neal Griles, Connie P. Clark, Mary B. Medley, Estelle C. Hodges

In a world filled with princesses and castles, royal balls and evil spells, heroes wait where least expected. Seemingly ordinary individuals arise to save the princesses from threats to their bucolic way of life. When Halifax County Little Theatre’s “Disney Frozen Jr” opens next weekend, aud…

Halifax Halloween costume contest winners for 2019 include Grayson Puryear, (homeless boy), ages 0-3; Airis Lawson, (clogged toilet), ages 4-6; Jaxon Powell, (invisible man), ages 7-9; Kaylee Barksdale, (granny), ages 10-12; and Kiara Marable and family (the Grinch family). The family catego…

Joining the Halifax Village Association’s annual Christmas season open house on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 17, will be both the Halifax United Methodist Church and the Halifax County Historical Society’s new home.

Since it is finally feeling much chillier in the mornings, a Snow Chorus doesn’t sound so bizarre, and Halifax County Little Theatre’s Snow Chorus for the upcoming “Disney Frozen, Jr.” is as American as apple pie. The seven girls who compile the Snow Chorus are hardworking, talented young la…

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

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Family Nutrition Program will be starting a free six-session program entitled Healthy Eating and Staying Active As We Age.

Nov. 7: Karen Daley Oliver, C.W. Trimble, Larry Newbill, Cynthia Holberton, Lula Mae Stanfield, Briley James Moore, Michael Ferrell

Halifax United Methodist Church, located at 133 Mountain Road, is hosting its annual all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper from 5 to 7 p.m. this Friday. The United Methodist Men of the church have been doing this supper for more than 26 years and are proud of the attendance each year.

Southside Bird Club again hosts professional nature photographer Bob Schamerhorn for their November meeting to be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at Fairview United Methodist Church, 1013 Westover Drive in Danville.

“Ask Genie Char,” is a new monthly column for The Gazette-Virginian newspaper. This column will cover genealogical topics related to researching your family in the Southside of Virginia. It encourages readers to ask questions that are pertinent to genealogical family research process.

Members of the Business Women’s Association of Halifax Count announce all vendor spaces have been filled for the 2019 Holiday Living Show on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Halifax County High School.  

Guest Speaker and writer David-Michael Harding and a new exhibit from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will both apapear at the Halifax County-South Boston Museum of Fine Arts and History in the coming weeks.

Returning to the 2019 Holiday Loving Show will be Barbara Huff with her selection of hand-painted saws, glassware, ice skates, Christmas ornaments and decor items, bowling pins and the list continues.

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

Anyone who has ever wanted to take the Master Gardener course but is still working or doesn’t want to commit to the volunteer obligation may be interested in Southside Master Gardener Association’s Landscape for Life.

Participants of Destination Downtown’s Trail of Treats Saturday completed a scavenger hunt that featured stops at various businesses and organizations in downtown South Boston. Scavenger hunt cards were picked up at Town Hall and returned with all signatures by 1 p.m. for a chance to win a v…

I hope you all had a great week. I had the pleasure to go to Jefferson Forest to watch the granddaughter and other Comet cheer girls in competition. They didn’t win, but they did great. I’m always proud of them. This week I’m going to do some I hope you enjoy. 

Nov. 1: Guy Rinker, Clyde W. Carden Jr., Justin Roller, Corley Mosley Jr. 

On a beautiful fall day on Oct, 19, the families of Robert Lynwood Lacks and Lucy Brown Hall met at the Lacks home place for a family gathering.  

The Portal. It sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, the gateway to an alternative universe that lures, then traps the unwary in its nefarious web of illusion, where things are never what they seem.

When Halifax County Little Theatre’s “Disney’s Frozen Jr.” opens Nov. 22 at The Prizery, there will be a lot of interesting characters on stage in the town of Arendelle, and then there will be the Hidden Folk off in the forest, who will be full of fun and fancy, trying to help some of the ma…

Join Parsons-Bruce Art Association on Tuesday, Nov. 19, on a bus trip to the North Carolina Museum of Art to see Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism.

The Imagination Library of Halifax County will hold interest meetings at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Wednesday. Both meetings will be held at the South Boston Branch located at 509 Broad St. in South Boston. Interested parties are encouraged to email or call…

The Annual World Day of Prayer will be celebrated at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, at Second Baptist Church, located at 1402 Watkins Avenue in South Boston.