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South Boston Town Council tweaks code for furnaces


South Boston Town Council continued discussion of a proposed ordinance regulating outdoor wood-fired furnaces during its Monday work session, but in the end decided further “tweaking” is needed.

UPDATE: Man avoids death penalty with plea in killing

Jeffrey Scott Easley, 33, pleaded no contest Tuesday to killing 41-year-old Tina Dyer Smith, a former South Boston resident.

Leap year baby celebrates today: Halifax woman officially turns 19

Agnes Hackney is a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and most uniquely a leap year baby.

SoBo woman to pay $21,830 in welfare fraud case

A 40-year-old South Boston woman was sentenced Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to pay $21,830.75 restitution for five welfare fraud-related convictions.

Halifax teacher earns Black Engineer of Year honor

Mary Marie Hamlett, an eighth grade physical science teacher at Halifax County Middle School, received the Black Engineer of the Year Awards’ 2012 K-12 Promotion of Education at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards’ STEM Global Competitiveness Conference in Philadelphia earlier this month.

Vernon Hill woman injured in accident

An 87-year-old Vernon Hill woman was injured in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. on Old Halifax Road at Centerville Park Road.

Without help, jobs in jeopardy in Halifax County schools

Halifax County School Board members got their first look at the 2012-2013 budget proposal Thursday night, and it’s not a pretty picture as they face about a $2 million deficit or what could mean the loss of roughly 30 jobs.

Volunteers transform vacant storefront eyesores in downtown SoBo

Imagine downtown buildings in South Boston as blank canvasses ready for a painter’s brush, and you have the makings of a project to turn vacant storefronts into works of art.

Smoke clouds heater debate in South Boston

Discussion of a proposed ordinance regulating outdoor wood-fired furnaces is one of several items on South Boston Town Council’s agenda for its monthly work session on Monday.

Pair convicted of grand larceny in Halifax County

A pair of South Boston residents pleaded guilty to grand larceny and a related charge of breaking and entering during bench trials held Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court.