Virgilina Women’s Club honors club member Cheryl Wilkins for 50 years of membership. Wilkins is a faithful member with a big heart for her community and her club.

The nursing program at Danville Community College (DCC) has been named number one in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of the best nursing schools in the nation by RNCareers.org. This marks the second time this year that the college’s nursing program has been recognized as first in the state.

Jessica Jane Sibley of Durham, North Carolina, recently earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Associate degree nursing students from Southside Virginia Community College were recognized in a pinning ceremony held May 7. The college offers the preparation to take the licensing exam to become registered nurses in three locations. Those finishing from the South Boston site located at th…

Danville, Pittsylvania County and Halifax County residents were recently named to the Danville Community College president’s and vice president’s honors lists for the spring semester. 

You left the comfort of your homes, you left your families — to protect families — in far away lands — you didn’t even know

The reunion committee of 1979 is on a quest for names and addresses of classmates in preparation for its 40th reunion. The group is looking for anyone who did or should have graduated in 1979 from Halifax County Senior High School.

Joe Graves of Alton was the guest speaker for the May 16 meeting of the Hyco Road Ruritan Club featuring a presentation on preparing for Generation NEXT. Graves told how to keep land intact, in forest and in the family and urged interested persons to attend a workshop detailing 10 steps to s…

May 23: Jennie Lynn Green, Lawrence Butler, Donald Franklin McKinney Jr., Frances Mae Goswick, John Buchanan, Thomas O. Reeves Jr., John I. Crews Jr., Joe Lawson, Lauren Pigg 

Well, the month of May is just about gone. The kids are going to be out of school soon, and we’ll have a grandson that is going to finish high school. Where has the time gone? This week, I’m going to do some I hope you enjoy.

In the social hall of Halifax United Methodist Church on the second and fourth Fridays every month, a small group meets to support, uplift and share what’s going on in their lives.

Barbara Poindexter (center) is presented the NAACP Silver Life Membership Award at the NAACP monthly meeting. Poindexter has been a dedicated member for many years. Presenting the award is Barbara Coleman-Brown, president, and Detra Carr, first vice president.

Christal Rain Bailey graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in speech pathology and audiology on Saturday, May 11. 

Lily Toombs, senior at Randolph-Henry High School and dual enrollment student in the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s Career Tech Academy, has been named a winner of the Eighth Annual Virginia Council on Women STEM essay contest. Nearly 1,000 young women from across the commonweal…

May 16: Thelma Newby Lewis, Margaret W. Barksdale, Mamie McDaniel, Don Lee Ligon, Cal Clay, F.C. Conner, Arthur Winston Reynolds Jr., J.L. Puryear, C.B. Rickman, Fulton Conner, Bobby Hawkins, Tommy Gilliland, Josh Logan, Pearlene Powell, Dianne Coleman 

The 2019 Master Gardener class recently graduated. To earn graduation, a person must attend a 16-week training program and pass four exams.  Participating in the recognition are Laverne Fuller, president, Bonita Nelson, Kitty Alderson, Ron Johnson, Judy Anderson-Clark, Huong Lyon, Jeremiah L…

Southside Virginia Community College recognized practical nursing graduates from the South Boston program at a pinning ceremony on May 7 including (from left) Jonette Talbott, professor and director PN programs, Stacy Hines-Bentley professor, Yolanda Banks (Dillwyn), Desiree Garrett (South B…

Some are new, and some are tried and true — Kids Kollege classes that is. A wide variety of offerings is available this year July 8-19 for ages 5-12 at The Prizery and Innovation Center. Interested persons are urged to select a class early to be sure to get a spot.

Members of the South Boston Garden Club met for their spring luncheon meeting at the home of Carol Foster. Hostesses for the May meeting were Carol Foster, Gail Bosiger and Sevanne Gilliam.

The Halifax Woman’s Club met on April 9 at the home of Bonnie Crowder in Halifax. Officers for the next two-year term were announced including president Judy Wagner, vice-president Bonnie Crowder, recording secretary Byrd Murray, corresponding secretary Virginia Garmon and treasurer Kay Lewis.

 The Halifax County Senior High School class of 1969 is having its 50th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 28. However, organizers have been unable to locate the following classmates: Harriett Anderson Conley, Linda Betterton, Dorothy Mae Bowen, Doris Claiborne, Dorothy Mae DeJarnette, Peggy D…

Music students of Tim Duncan and Brenda Fincher who participated in a spring piano recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, are (front row) Megan Carr, Tristan, Blackstock, Ember Jancart and Colin Begley; (second row) Rain Jancart, Will Begley and Joel Layne; (third row) Maggie Davis, Brennan Hun…

Tractor Supply stores nationwide are calling all farmers, craft makers and artisans to sell their homemade and homegrown goods during Tractor Supply’s Market Day, which will be held Saturday, May 18.

Dr. Betty Adams, executive director of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, was the guest speaker for the monthly meeting of the South Boston Post D, Travelers Protective Association on Wednesday. Adams discussed how SVHEC is advancing the area’s economic potential through five typ…

John and Jane Sibley purchased the 100th copy of the book, “Tropical Storm Michael Hits Halifax County/South Boston, Va. on Oct. 11, 2018,” from retired Halifax County School Principal Michael R. Wilborne on Saturday afternoon after their participation in the musical production, “Smokey Joe’…

Halifax County resident Bruce Riley and former Clarksville resident Lauren Blanks win third place in the smoothies dance off, a shagging competition at OD Arcade and Lounge in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, over the weekend.

May 9: Gaynell Logan, Marilyn May, Ginger Jernigan, Russell Cliborne, Mae Moorefield, L.E. Taylor, Mehri Lorenzo Wood, Richard L. Edmonds Jr.

Cori Neal made the dean’s list in her first semester at Virginia Tech.  In order to make the dean’s list, a student must carry a 3.4 grade point average or higher. She is majoring in human nutrition, food and exercise, while currently pursuing a career in the medical field as a physician’s a…

Calli Neal made the dean’s list in her first semester at Virginia Tech.  In order to make the dean’s list, a student must carry a 3.4 grade point average or higher.  She is majoring in human nutrition, food and exercise, while currently pursuing a career in the medical field as a physical th…

Informational meetings are being planned to discuss WyldLife, a youth organization that reaches out to middle school kids, coming to Halifax County.

Halifax County prosecutors and defense attorneys battle in court, but they often find common ground for a good cause. 

The Business Women Association of Halifax County held its January meeting at Four Oaks Restaurant featuring guest speaker Denise Barksdale, Halifax assistant town manager.

May 2: Ric Harrell, Ellis H. Francis, Mary S. Garrard, Mrs. T.L. Rickman, Nicholas O’Bryan Price, Clay Taylor, Trevor Rowland, Andrew Fuller

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

Halifax County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Lineburg was the speaker at the April meeting of South Boston Post D, Travelers Protective Association (TPA). Lineburg discussed the condition of the present Halifax County High School and why the Halifax County School Board is recommending i…

The Halifax Village Association, a non-profit organization continues to sell engraved brick paver sponsorships for its Community Clock Project.

April 25: Jane Abernathy, Tony Reaves, Brian Bunn, Clayton Jordon, Lindsay C. Ryan, Marian Harding, Frank Roller, Billy Brann, Laurie Salamone, Jo Anne Comer, Mildred W. Propst, Sarah Newbill, Earl Powell, Tonya H. Farrar, Jalyn Rose Matthews, Corine CF. Myers, Paul Tingen