For A Decade, She Dressed The Prizery

SOUTH BOSTON , VA- For a decade, Ginny Bogart dressed the cast of the Prizery theater company and was affectionately known as the “Costume Mistress.” John Fulton, former president of the Board of the Prizery reflected on working with her, saying, “I know that Ginny was very passionate about her work. As a design professional …

Hitting A Milestone: Community Foundation Turns 25

DANVILLE- Twenty-five years is a significant anniversary for any group. That’s certainly true for The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region, which celebrated that milestone in September 2021.  The group’s coverage area stretches across the entire Hyco Lake region, from Danville and Pittsylvania County to South Boston and Halifax County. It even helps people …

Shelton Auction and Realty : Much More Than Meets the Eye

SOUTH BOSTON , VA- The history of J.W. Shelton Auction and Realty began in 1955 and includes a lot of knowledge and skill passed down from one generation to the next. It also entails much more than the average auction attendee probably realizes. Current owner Sam Watts worked under the original owner, J.W. Shelton for …

240th Anniversary for Crossing of the Dan

TURBEVILLE, VA- Two of the greatest moments in The American Revolutionary War were not, in fact, battles. They were actually river crossings. Most school-age children know about the famous Crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776, which allowed General George Washington to surprise Hessian forces in Trenton, NJ and gain a much-needed victory …

A Growing Project: Come Visit Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens

SOUTH BOSTON- You can find it in Paul C. Edmunds Park. Drawings that look like they’re from prehistoric times. Fields of flowers, sculptures and unique decorations. The Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens provide people with an eye-catching view and a bit of education.  The idea started in 2010. A group of Master Gardeners in Southside met …

200 Years of Food Preservation

The South Boston – Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History By Jennifer Bryant The South Boston – Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History welcomed the general public to the grand opening of their newest exhibit “200 Years of Food Preservation: 1750-1950,” on October 3rd. Since the exhibit’s recent opening, it is …