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County budget deficit sliced

Halifax County’s upcoming budget gap has been reduced from $1.4 million to about $800,000, and during a board of supervisors planning session Thursday, Finance Director Stephanie Jackson told supervisors the best course of action would be to fund each department for 2012-2013 at no more than current levels, with no new hires.

Halifax councilman apologizes to Gazette staff writer

At the start of Tuesday night’s Halifax Town Council meeting, Councilman Bill Confroy publicly apologized to Gazette-Virginian Staff Writer Danielle Vaughn for remarks he made at a Feb. 8 work session concerning “misinformation” he said she had reported concerning council’s remarks about the Halifax Police Department.

Reckless driving charged in Halifax log truck wreck

A Warrenton, N.C., truck driver was injured, and traffic was brought to a standstill Wednesday afternoon shortly after 1 p.m. in a single-vehicle logging truck wreck on Highway 501 in Halifax near Golf Course Road.

Halifax County officials search for license plate thief

Sometime this past Saturday night, someone stole both license plates from Kenneth Womack’s Ford while it was parked in his driveway on Chatham Road in Halifax, according to Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark.

Few speak out on Halifax County superintendent search

Three residents told Halifax County School Board members what to look for as they search for the next school superintendent.

Fire damages Nathalie home

A Monday afternoon fire caused heavy damage to a one-story frame home at 2194 Leda Road in Nathalie, according to North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ronnie Waller.The homeowner, Lillie Tucker, discovered the blaze on her return home, but she was not injured as a result of the fire, Waller said.

Preacher questions integrity of Halifax school board members

Integrity of Halifax County School board members came under close scrutiny when a South Boston pastor spoke during the citizen comment period at the beginning of the regular monthly school board meeting Monday night.

South Boston council: Three’s a crowd for pawnshops

Only three pawnshops will be allowed to operate in the Town of South Boston after council, in a roll call vote, unanimously approved an amendment adding the states’ definition of pawnshops to the town code and limiting the number allowed to three.

Halifax County Sheriff’s Office issues monthly activity report

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office answered a total of 1,141 calls for service in January, according to Sheriff Fred Clark.

After more than two decades pass by, school sweethearts rekindle romance

A phone call, old love letters, a Hardee’s dinner and 25 years later high school sweethearts Dana Holland and Benny Smith have rekindled their love.