The Cruz-In sponsored by Tinkers Car Club Saturday evening brought out spectators to see classic cars and trucks. The event was held in front of Italian Delight at Halifax Square Shopping Center. Donations from patrons attending the Cruz-In are used to help needy families and individuals in …

Crowds of children accompanied by parents came to Lake Country Business Park next to Clarksville Elementary School on Thursday evening to experience a ride in a hot air balloon. However, due to two approaching storms in the area, the hot air balloon activity had to be cancelled.  However, th…

Homeschooler Crochet Club recently made and donated afghans to Sentara Halifax Hospice to present to patients who are in hospice care.

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

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

QUESTION: We recently discovered that our 12-year-old has been visiting pornography sites of all sorts on the internet. When we caught him red-handed, he began crying and said he is addicted. Apparently, a friend of his got him involved. Our son has assured us it’s not going to happen again,…

The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce and the 39th Annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival Sponsors and committee members are excited to announce that very few tickets remain for the festival on July 26 at Berry Hill Resort.

I am perennially asked whether I do or do not “believe” in autism. I suspect that on most occasions, it’s a test. Nonetheless, it’s a fair question that usually takes this form: “I know you don’t believe in ADHD; but do you believe in autism?”

QUESTION: On several occasions over the last six months or so, our 12-year-old son has told us he’s been thinking about suicide. Apparently, he’s been the target of a couple of school bullies and sometimes feels like life is too much. We’ve talked to him, tried to help him express his feelin…

The July 4th Independence Day program at Patrick Henry’s Red Hill has been a tradition since 1976 (43 years). This is a community event bringing families and neighbors together to celebrate this nation’s birthday. This event also brings visitors from around the nation to Red Hill.

Sharon and Arnold Powell of Halifax County have together donated a total of 47 units of blood. Since each unit of blood can potentially help three people needing a blood transfusion, that comes out to 141 people being helped with their gifts.  

Chevelles, Cobalts, Buicks and more cruised into the Halifax County High School parking lot to support VFW Post 8243 as part of the Rats and Rods Car Show on Saturday evening. Proceeds from the event will go toward repairing the Post building that was damaged in a shooting on April 22, 2013.…

The public is invited to join the Dan River Basin Association’s July 6 First Saturday Outing, launching at Eden’s Draper Landing Access. Mark Bishopric, avid paddler and DRBA board member, will coordinate the 7-mile float from the public river access point to just below the Berry Hill Bridge…

Farm Market Fresh For Seniors is a program made available by Lake Country Area Agency on Aging, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in which eligible seniors may apply to receive $40 worth of checks that ca…

The public is invited to join the Historic Staunton River Foundation and the Staunton River Battlefield State Park as they work to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Staunton River Bridge in Halifax and Charlotte counties. An array of events and programs have been planned for…

Plans are underway for the 43rd Annual “Fun Float Day” which will take place in Long Island on Saturday sponsored each year by the Long Island Ruritan Club.

QUESTION: Our son is 13 years old and in the seventh grade. Last week he came home from school complaining about how a few of his friends have been bullying him. These same boys were at his birthday party just the weekend before, and they seemed to get along fine. Sometimes they poke fun at …

QUESTION: Our 14-year-old (he’s going into the ninth grade at a public high school) has taken up with a bunch of kids that we don’t exactly approve of. They have reputations as troublemakers and at least one has already been arrested for shoplifting and had to do some community service. The …

On July 15 from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., the Halifax branch of the Halifax County South Boston Public Library System will be hosting the Virginia WWI and WWII Profiles of Honor Scanning Program.

After a cold and wet winter, our spring has followed a different path than last year. Drier, warmer and more abundant sunlight has followed until this week.

It is not too late to register for the Halifax County 4-H Summer Camp experience. Applications will continue to be accepted until June 19 or until all the spaces are full. Halifax County will camp at the W. E. Skelton 4-H Educational Center at Smith Mountain Lake July 22-26. Call the Halifax…

Q: I appreciate your traditional, call it old-fashioned approach to child rearing, but I’m a tad confused and hope you can help straighten out my thinking. I’ve been reading your column for maybe 20 years and have used many of your suggestions with success. Your recommendation that consequen…

Folks attending the Heritage Antique and Machinery Festival earlier this month got the chance to get up close and personal with a bit of Americana, namely a group of vintage cars that were driven to the event courtesy of the Virginia-Carolina Model “A” Club and several other Model “A” clubs.

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.