The Chatham Concert Series welcomes back Washington and Lee faculty members Anna Billias on piano and Julia Goudimova on cello at 3:30 p.m. Saturday for a concert at Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

The Virginia Walking/Racking Horse Owners Association Banquet was hosted Saturday at Berry Hill Resort in Halifax. The group recognized the walking and racking horses who won state titles and also the youth who participated. Lots of hard work goes into these horses, the shows and banquets, o…

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Some students at Sydnor Jennings Elementary School are participating in an after-school program three days a week. During the school program, students receive help with homework as well as instruction in reading, math, science and social studies. This is an opportunity for students to receiv…

KD Productions is preparing for new L.O.V.E. Show featuring love songs and love-themed comedy from top artists from North Carolina to Virginia.

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The 242nd anniversary commemoration of the Crossing of the Dan will take place Thursday, Feb. 9, through Saturday, Feb. 11, in the towns of Halifax and South Boston.

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Pre-K students at Meadville Elementary School enjoy yoga on their mats during physical education class. Teacher Sunshine Martin was awarded this mini grant through the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation to purchase mats for an entire classroom to be used throughout the year.

With an emphasis on mental and physical fitness, the local South Boston YMCA at 650 Hamilton Blvd. is now offering Qigong classes three mornings each week.

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Southside Master Gardener Association will host a public gardening program featuring Master Gardener Linda Logan at 11 a.m. Jan. 20 at the South Boston Halifax County Museum.

Jay Stephens, director of the Halifax County-South Boston Public Library System (center), was the speaker at the monthly meeting of South Boston Post D, Travelers Protective Association. 

Pre-K classes at South Boston Early Learning Center conducted a STEM activity as a conclusion to the under-construction theme and the story of “The Three Little Pigs.” The students were asked to construct a structure around the little pig on a paper plate using 12 dot candies and 12 toothpic…

QUESTION: I’m a single mom who works from home. At noon, I pick up my 5-year-old from half-day kindergarten. Because I’m unable to pay attention to her while I’m working, she wants to watch television for the rest of the afternoon. We have a no-TV rule on school days, but I find myself unabl…

The Board of Trustees of the J.T.- Minnie Maude Charitable Trust (a trust announced in October 2007 and formed through the generosity of James T. Emerson) announce that during 2022 $1.13 million was awarded to students in scholarships and $1.05 million was awarded to tax exempt 501(c)3 organ…

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The faculty/staff at South Boston Early Learning Center participated in the Adopt a Senior Adult activity at the Saber South Boston Health and Rehab Center. They filled gift bags with needed items for the senior adults. Priscilla Price, coordinator, presents the gift bags to Staci Spell, act…

This holiday season through their Adopt a Grandma Program, Kathy McDonald and Ann Stanger from the Points of Light Mary Kay Unit delivered more than 140 gifts of Satin Hands Pomegranate Hand Cream to women at four local senior living facilities: Berry Hill Health and Rehab, Commonwealth Assi…

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QUESTION: My grandmother maintains that her children — my mother and her two siblings, all born in the 1950s — were completely toilet trained at 18 months. Her terse explanation: “I just gave them proper instruction.” My pediatrician says 18 months is rushing things. What do you think? 

On Nov. 14, Earl Winbush of Winbush Racing started the annual Christmas fundraiser for children of Halifax and Pittsylvania counties and surrounding areas.

About 600 people turned out for a Sunday giveaway event in South Boston hosted by God’s Final Call Warning Ministry. The giveaway included food and other items for local residents.

Families at Sinai Elementary School recently participated in the Feedmore program.  Students were able to select a toy, gloves, hat and socks as well. Students enjoyed having The Grinch and a Virginia State Police trooper greet them during the event.  Dollar General and the Halifax County Sh…

Patricia Crews and Willie Diane Blakey of County Line Baptist Church Quilting Ministry donate quilts to Sinai Elementary School.

QUESTION: Our 15-year-old son has pronounced mental health issues. He deals with multiple anxieties, depression and is painfully shy. You seem to believe that psychological therapy is of questionable value and even sometimes counterproductive when the patient is a child or teen. If that is t…

Students at Meadville Elementary School in first through fifth grades recently were part of the Science on Stage program from Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Whit McMilliam, the interpretive program manager from Morehead Planetarium, got the students e…

Fourth grade students in the Elementary Gifted Program became entrepreneurs for a day at Market Day on Dec. 7. Through a mini grant from the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation this event was held at the Prizery.  Students had to develop an original product and market it to th…

Marshall Downing, meteorologist with WSLS in Roanoke, visits students at Sinai Elementary School to talk about the weather. Downing shared how he uses weather tools to predict the weather in Central and Southern Virginia and about the different types of weather the area experiences throughou…