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New queen crowned at HCHS

Halifax County High School senior Nia T. Brown was crowned as the Homecoming Queen and senior Antonio D. Bailey was crowned as the Homecoming King during halftime ceremonies of Friday night’s annual Halifax County High School Homecoming Game at Tuck Dillard Stadium.

Petition Seeks To Reinstate Manager

A petition seeking reinstatement of South Boston Library Manager Woodson Hughes will be presented to library trustees tomorrow in Halifax.

Tobacco Commission Panel Recommends $3 Mil For Projects

Southside Economic Development Committee has recommended the Virginia Tobacco Commission approve a pair of grant awards 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.

In Friday's Print Edition

Check out the guide to area real estate inside Friday's print edition of The Gazette-Virginian

Gearing Up For Homecoming Night

Members of the 2009 Homecoming Court for Halifax County High School include, front row, from left, freshman representatives Briyana Jackson and Takiya Reed and sophomore representatives Rokesha King and Katayah Rogers.  Second row, left to right, are junior representative Brittany Long and senior representatives Ashley Bowen, Nia Brown, Kisha Crowder and Johanna Spencer.  On the back row are boys senior representatives Antonio D. Bailey, Dru Henderson and Devin Walton.  Not pictured are junior representative Jill Trickey and senior boys representative Dale Trent.

South Boston Library Manager’s Resignation Stirs Controversy

South Boston Library Manager Woodson Hughes’ resignation last week continues to ignite controversy.

Critters Face Wily SoBo Adversary

Critters face a wily adversary in South Boston’s new Animal Control Officer.P aula Murray is a walking “how to” treasury. She knows secrets.

Fire Heavily Damages South Boston Home

A South Boston house was heavily damaged Thursday afternoon after a fire broke out in the kitchen, according to South Boston fire officials.

Absences Up In County Schools

“I don’t see a trend right now that bothers me,” said Superintendent of Schools Paul Stapleton when asked about the absentee rate in the county’s schools. “Over the last two weeks our absences actually have gone down.”

DCC To Dedicate Foundation Hall Thursday

The dedication of Foundation Hall, Danville Community College’s new health sciences building, will be held Thursday at the building site, located on the college campus at the corner of South Main Street and Kemper Road.