2022 Vol 2 – Summer

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South Boston Speedway: Short Track with Big Events

May 19, 2022
Peyton Sellers, six-time South Boston Speedway Track Champion, is the “local ringer” for the 2022 SRX race. Photo courtesy of Joe Chandler – South Boston Speedway.

SOUTH BOSTON- Just off Route 360 in South Boston sits one of the landmarks that make Halifax County unique. While not Daytona or Talladega, South Boston Speedway is our own little slice of asphalt wonderland. This is a grassroots track, a four-tenths mile raceway with 12-degree turns that has entertained locals as well as regional …

Money Makers: That Time Danville Printed Its Own Currency

May 18, 2022

Danville, VA– When running low on money, people joke that it’s time to make your own. But it’s actually no joke. That’s exactly what happened for decades here in the city of Danville. In fact, during the mid to late 1800s, thousands of communities across America had their own currency. Going Back in Time Why …

Danville Groups Team Up to Help Ukraine

May 18, 2022
Stuffed animals are being sent from Danville to Ukraine

DANVILLE, VA– They needed help. Most had escaped with little more than the clothes on their backs. As Angelica Matczak saw TV news reports of Ukrainian refugees going into Poland, she wanted to do something. The Danville resident’s plan ended up bringing together everyone from local nonprofits to Averett University students, all donating and packing …

Matthew Huff Says Music ‘Brings People Together’

May 17, 2022

Person County native Matthew Huff recently released his second album, Bones. The underlying theme of the album “is clear,” he said, “and that is my ‘bones’ or ‘roots.’ These songs express who I am, where I came from, what I’ve been through, and so much more.” He credits a few local establishments for his success, …

Uptown Energy Fuels Elysian Salon in Roxboro

May 17, 2022

ROXBORO, NC- Bennie Clayton and Carrie Howard are co-owners of a new, “fashion forward” salon in Roxboro, NC. The pair had been stylists in surrounding areas for years, but never connected until they “hit it off” working at the same salon nearly two years ago. “Our friendship was really instant,” said Howard, who believes everything …

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