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Public Schools’ Education Foundation Campaign Under Way

The Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation (HCPSEF) is currently contacting businesses and individuals throughout Halifax County in a fall campaign to raise funds, according to HCPSEF President Logan Young.

South Boston Man Faces Rape Charge

A 25-year-old South Boston man has been charged with rape, according to Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Residents Show Support For Woodson Hughes

Calling themselves “People for Woodson,” this group of approximately 30 area residents gathered at the South Boston Library Thursday evening to show their support for Woodson Hughes, former South Boston Library branch manager who recently resigned.

Voters Head To Polls Tuesday

Halifax County voters will go to the polls tomorrow to elect a new governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and House of Delegates representative.

Soldier With Area Ties Missing

The nephew of Grace Baptist Church Pastor Jack Stewart is among the nine people missing and feared dead following a midair collision between a Marine Corps light attack helicopter and a U.S. Coast Guard transport plane over the Pacific Ocean.

Towns, County Enforce Halloween Rules

The county and the towns of South Boston and Halifax will observe the same rules and regulations for Halloween on Saturday night.

$3M In County Grants OK’d

irginia Tobacco Commission members approved a pair of grant awards Thursday totaling $3 million — $2 million for a “buildout” of space at Riverstone Technology Park and $1 million for additional start-up funds for the new advanced manufacturing initiative at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center.

H1N1 Clinics Under Way In County For Students, School Staff

Halifax County students began receiving H1N1 or “Swine Flu” vaccinations Wednesday, according to Dr. Melanie Stanley, director of academies for the school system.

Homes Sales Up, Prices Down In Region

After a rough 2008, home sales are picking up in 2009.  That was the sentiment at the Southern Piedmont Land and Lake Board, a trade group of realtors from Halifax and western Mecklenburg counties, meeting Wednesday in South Boston.

$500,000 For Wastewater Plant Passes House

The U.S. House passed the Conference Report on the FY10 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill on Thursday which includes a $500,000 funding request for upgrading and expanding the Maple Avenue wastewater treatment plant in Halifax County.