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A couple of hometown Halifax County friends, Darrwin Shenard Chandler and Anthony Womack, teamed up to enter a barbecue cookoff at an inaugural festival in Altavista the first weekend of October.

As most gardeners have heard time and time again, always put the right plant in the right place. Native plants are often the right plant. This helps us garden sustainably so we have no need of irrigation, fertilization and pesticides.

Found in the loose records of Charlotte County was a court case about a road coming across the Staunton River at Cobbs Ferry and Stewart’s Ferry when Halifax County was still a part of Brunswick County.

I often find myself telling parents that they need to stop doing something that is counterproductive and, in most cases, contributing significantly to whatever parenting problem is bedeviling them.

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The South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History’s 2021 Annual Membership Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, in the museum’s South Gallery. All members are encouraged to attend, and guests are welcome.

Families are invited to participate in October events coming up at the South Boston Public Library, their Play and Learn Story times (PALS) and their fall festival on Oct. 16.

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Berryman Green Chapter NSDAR heard a program on Banister Town Tavern from historic property preservationist Christopher Todd Hunley on Sept. 9 in South Boston Town Council Chambers on Yancey Avenue, following the DAR ritual.

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QUESTION: My two young teens are constantly begging me to buy them clothes. It’s become highly annoying. After reading your book on teenagers, I’ve decided to stop buying them any clothing and give them each a $750 annual clothing allowance. Should I give them the whole amount at once or giv…

For the past five years, South Boston resident Taquan Logan has been teaming up with family and friends to provide school supplies, outings, coats and other items to families in need through his organization, L.I.F.E.

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Saturday is the last day to make reservations for the South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History annual Tablescapes fundraising event coming up on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at noon.

GriefShare is an international grief recovery support group, frequently led by people who have lost a spouse, a child, a relative or friend. Founded in 1998, the lay-led program has changed the lives of those dealing with loss.

While this year’s Walk for Hope is canceled, the Halifax County Cancer Association still is collecting pledge envelopes through the month of September.

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation (SVHEF) has just completed their largest cycle of scholarships totaling $28,473 for students taking classes through the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) for the fall 2021 semester/cohorts.