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Granville native to show and share art exhibit

Date of Story: 
Friday, November 17, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

If you ask North Carolina artist R F Timberlake, also knowns as Frank to family and friends, how he got into producing fine digital art prints, he'll tell you this yarn, "My fourth-grade teacher at Stovall, the very famous Katherine Royster told me that if I didn't focus on business that I'd end up making license plates.

Downtown [Henderson] pavilion approved for construction early next year

Date of Story: 
Friday, November 10, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

The construction of a pavilion along South Chestnut Street is expected to get under way early next year after being approved this week by Henderson’s Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Boydton Day arrives this weekend

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Source: 
SoVANow.com

The 41st annual Boydton Day celebration gets under way Saturday, when the Courthouse Square in Boydton will be filled with vendors, music and a day of fun for all participants. Several dozen vendors have signed up to sell everything from crafts to jewelry and anything in between including funnel cakes, fries, hot dogs and Brunswick stew.

"Hairspray" brings familiar faces and new talent to the McGregor Hall stage

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

Tracy Turnblad wants to earn a spot on a local television dance show. But Tracy has a hidden agenda. Before it is all over, she has choreographed major social change in her home town. Tracy will be carrying out her plans on the stage of McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center for the next two weekends in the local production of the Broadway hit musical “Hairspray.”

Annual antique, classic and drag car show to drive weekend activity in Henderson

Date of Story: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

Downtown Henderson and Vance County will be more than a drag, as thousands are expected to roll into the area this weekend.The 16th annual Show, Shine, Shag & Dine three-day car show event revs up, starting Friday.

21st Taste of Brunswick Festival set for Oct. 14, 2017

Date of Story: 
Friday, October 13, 2017
Source: 
Brunswick Times-Gazette

The 21st Annual Taste of Brunswick Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southside Virginia Community College.

Prizery Gala preparations under way

Date of Story: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Prizery is already preparing for its Oct. 7 Moon River Magic Art Gala. The event will feature over 50 artists’ original work for sale, in all styles and prices. Live music will be provided by The Sessions Band and Jacob Devol with dancing and merriment.

Barbecue lover’s delight

Date of Story: 
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Source: 
SoVANow.com

Thirty-three teams were in Boydton this weekend, each vying for the title of grand champion of Boydton’s Big Bad Barbecue contest. To make it through the Saturday contest, the pit masters and their teams overcame nearly 100 degree temperatures, oppressive humidity, the threat of protesters storming into town to topple a Confederate monument, and a town-wide power outage.

Prizery holds auditions for ‘The Miracle Worker’

Date of Story: 
Monday, August 14, 2017
Source: 
SoVANow.com

The Prizery will hold auditions Monday, Aug. 21 and Monday, Aug. 28 for “The Miracle Worker,” a stage drama written by William Gibson based on the young life of Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan. Performances are set for the last two weekends in October.

'To Kill a Mockingbird' opens at McGregor today

Date of Story: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

Light stretches across a building representative of an age past. To the left is a tire swing that a spirited girl seems to swing troubles away on. This was the scene of a dress rehearsal for “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a Henderson Rec Players production that opens today at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in downtown Henderson.

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