Arts

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 well on track to become ...

Read More »

Hillside Sales

Shoppers Sure to Find Treasures By Phyliss Boatwright Shoppers searching for anything from “uniques to antiques” are sure to find the perfect item at Hillside Sales in Prospect Hill – and have a good time visiting with the owners. Chris and Sandra Yerton offer customers a vast assortment of furniture, glassware, lamps, jewelry, vintage signs, wall clocks, vinyl records, paintings, ...

Read More »

The Importance of Festivals in Rural Communities

Caswell Prepares for Their Own in September By Amanda Hodges, Director Caswell County Chamber of Commerce One of the things that bonds rural communities together is their festivals, with arts, crafts, agriculture and home cooked food. Through time, festivals have been a way to celebrate heritage, traditions and the culture of people and regions. The events can add structure to ...

Read More »

Distinguished Young Women 2019

Distinguished Young Women The Story Continues By Norwood Walker (Click here to read first story in this series: Junior Miss to Distinguished Young Women) Thomas Wolfe is credited with the quote “You can’t go home again.” Many young people, male and female’ have taken that quote to heart over the years and never fully returned to the area of their ...

Read More »

The Prizery Celebrates 10th Summer Theatre Program

Love to Laugh By Candace Baskervill It may just be getting hot outside, but the heat is certainly on for The Prizery’s Artistic Director, Chris Jones, and his team of actors and actresses this summer! The Prizery is celebrating its tenth anniversary with the Summer Theatre Program. This year, they’re going above and beyond and taking on huge classics to ...

Read More »

Person County Quilt Trail

The Person County QUILT TRAIL began as an idea in 2015. With grant funding from the N.C. Dept. of Commerce and management by the Piedmont Conservation Council, the trail has become a reality. The ultimate goal is for a continuous Quilt Trail that travels throughout the NC Piedmont. Presently the counties participating are Person, Randolph, and Rockingham. The painted quilt ...

Read More »

There Is Something to Come Back For

Distinguished Young Women The Story Continues By Norwood Walker (Click here to read first story in this series: Junior Miss to Distinguished Young Women) Thomas Wolfe is credited with the quote “You can’t go home again.” Many young people, male and female’ have taken that quote to heart over the years and never fully returned to the area of their ...

Read More »

Quilt Designs Blanket Halifax County Virginia

By Denise S. Hudson Have you seen the paintings of quilt squares popping up around Halifax County, Virginia?  They are more than just a folksy attempt to beautify the bucolic landscape of the countryside or enhance the historic buildings of our towns.  These pieces of art are fueling a movement to promote tourism, spark economic development, and encourage folks to ...

Read More »

The Man Who Loves Christmas

By John Theo Jr. When one thinks of Christmas in America, the city of Danville, Virginia is probably not the first place that comes to mind. Wayne Allen, owner of the historic North Theater thinks differently. Allen is a lifelong illusionist and 1982 world champion magician who has worked with some of the greats. Names like Copperfield and Henning were ...

Read More »

SUMMER THEATRE: There is not a Bad Seat in the House!

Update May 5, 2019: Read the next story about The Prizery The Prizery Celebrates 10th Summer Theatre Program Story by Norwood Walker Photographs by Dianna Allen Portrait Design Already attracting the attention of people in and beyond Halifax County, in the summer of 2010, after much preparation, sweat, fund-raising, a new program was launched: SUMMER THEATRE.  The first season consisted ...

Read More »