The Southside Master Gardener Association will hold a fairy garden contest on Saturday, June 8, at the Halifax Farmers Market starting at 8 a.m. This contest is free to the public, and prizes and ribbons will be awarded. A miniature container garden may be submitted by an individual of any a…

Halifax Farmers Market held its first annual kids day Saturday. The event included the first “mining for gems” activity for kids. For $6 youngsters 6 and under could mine for 10 different gems. Once they were able to find all of those and turn in their mining bucket, they each received a pri…

Brad M. Snead of Clover completed the Southside Virginia Community College Power Line Worker Training Program on May 2. He is a graduate of Halifax County High School.

The Tinkers Car Club will hold its annual Spring Cruz-In from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Halifax Square Shopping Center parking lot located on Highway 501 North, South Boston.

On Saturday, the public is invited to share a spring day on the beautiful Mayo River with the Dan River Basin Association. DRBA’s First Saturday Outing will float six miles from Anglin Mill to NC 770 near Stoneville, North Carolina. 

Spring is in the air when the Second Saturdays at the Halifax Farmers Market get started. May 11 is the first in the Southside Master Gardener’s series of Second Saturdays for 2019. Master Gardeners will be at the Farmers Market to help children pot up plants for Mother’s Day.

The Rev. Dr. Bill Greenwood Jr. and his 17-year-old grandson, Greyson Greenwood, spent the week before Easter in New York City reaching out — both to the “up and ins” and the “down and outs” during a brief mission trip in the Big Apple.

The weather was on their side as about 10 children flew kites high into the sky at the Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens on Wednesday afternoon. Kite Day was one of many activities that the Master Gardeners host to help keep children active. Kites were provided as well as refreshments. For…

Charlie and Vincent Cole are the grandsons of Charlie Sizemore who owned and operated the original grist mill on Aarons Creek just off Hwy. 58 East.

A wide assortment of plants will share the spotlight with many other offerings at the annual Southside Master Gardeners’ plant sale from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, in the parking lot in front of the Halifax County Extension Office located at 171 S. Main Street in Halifax.

An umbrella draped over a table in the corner, Easter eggs adorned most tables, and Maria Antoinette hung from the table in the center of the room as part of the Halifax County-South Boston Museum of Fine Arts and History’s tables’ luncheon fundraiser on Tuesday. These were some of the decor…

“We’ve tried everything!” is one of the more common testimonials I hear from parents who’ve just described persistent and highly vexing discipline problems with a child or children.

Master Gardner Agnes Gregory will host a Kite Day at Edmunds Park for children during spring break at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17.  Children are encouraged to bring their kites and enjoy a day of fun and activities at the Botanical Gardens. There are trails to take hikes, and children can …

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Service of Halifax will present a mobile dairy classroom exhibit Friday, May 3, at the 16th Annual Halifax County Heritage Festival.

(This article by Butch Hiner is on Halifax County resident Tom Traynham whose wooden prosthesis is on display in the museum. The article was submitted by John M. Jordan SCV Camp during April Confederate History Month. – Gerald C. Burnett, MD)

The Wall Street Journal recently printed a letter-to-the-editor in which Upland, California, psychiatrist/psychoanalyst Charlene Moskovitz promotes the alleged benefits of medication and psychotherapy for children diagnosed with depression, anxiety and ADHD (and, presumably, other emotional …

This Master Gardener straw bale gardening class is a huge success.  Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent Bill McCaleb gives a very informative straw bale class to this group at the South Boston Museum on Saturday. The class learns which plants do best planted in straw bales and how to condit…

To the many readers who recently asked: Yes, I do take requests, and yes, I will riff on the Perpetually Beautiful People Who Laid Out Mega-Bribes to Guarantee That Their Beautiful and Everlastingly Entitled Bratz Get into the College of Their Choice Scandal.

Danville Community College students and staff traveled to the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, in February as part of the college’s observance of Black History Month.

• FIRST GRADE: Lucas Richart, Brycen Rowland, Kaliyah Thaxton, *Zena Amin, *Tyran Brown, Ashton Cole, Travontae, Jiggetts, Jha’zye Robinson and Jeremiah Womack

• FIRST GRADE: *Jace Adams, *Briseyda Aguilar, Heaven Clement, Tinley Comer, Arianna Conners, Kyleigh Forest, Addilynn Henderson, *Jayden Hughes, Jordan McIntosh,  *Liam Myers, *Nolan Myers, *Jameson Peak, *Samantha Phillips, *Liam Poteat,  Zoey Stovall, Charles Taylor, *Natalie Waddle and L…

Like most strays, Merle’s story is typical. He was found on the side of the road and resisted human contact.

A newspaper article still hangs on Devin Hall’s wall that quotes former Halifax County High School theatre teacher Becky Donner as saying she can’t wait for Hall to return to the area so she can retire. After taking part in theatre for the majority of his young life, that was his plan after …

The public may learn more about Fannie Crosby, who was blind by the age of 6 months, when they attend Dan River Baptist Association’s senior revival at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at Hitesburg Baptist Church.