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Town looks to dress up space with clock plaza

Hill Studio planner Patrick Hughes and landscaper Ashleigh Marshall presented a crowd of 30 people with plans for the Town of Halifax’s soon-to-be clock plaza Wednesday evening in Halifax Town Hall.

Halifax County employees to get 2 percent pay hike

The Halifax County Board of Supervisors emerged from closed session Monday night and approved a 2 percent pay hike for full-time county employees, according to an email received from the county administrator’s office on Tuesday.

Supes voice support of hog farm extension

Halifax County Board of Supervisors voiced their support at Monday’s meeting for W. Page Wilkerson’s application for a variance for infrastructure improvements at his hog farm operation on Wilkerson Trail.

Public hearing scheduled Monday on request from Alton hog farm operation

A public hearing is set tonight at 6:30 at the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax on a variance request by W. Page Wilkerson to add a 14-foot extension of farrowing space to an existing barn at his hog farm on Wilkerson Trail in Alton.

Fed up with pesky birds, council acts


Buzzards beware. The Town of Halifax has set its sights on the nasty birds that have plagued the town for some time now.

Town battling high grass with little manpower

The town has battled through an unusually wet spring and summer and also has dealt with staffing issues while trying to keep grass mowed, South Boston Public Works Director Alan Auld told South Boston Town Council members Monday.

South Boston town manager announces retirement

South Boston Town Manager Ted Daniel, who has been on the job since 1998, has announced his retirement effective Jan. 1.

For the birds? Buzzards cause woes in Halifax

Halifax County Circuit Court Judge Joel C. Cunningham Jr. will swear in newly appointed Halifax Town Council member Janice B. Powell when council holds a special called meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Halifax Town Hall.

South Boston housing project builds accolades

The ecoMod project at Poplar Creek Street in South Boston, part of a grant-funded initiative of the University of Virginia dubbed ecoMod South, has won Architect Magazine’s 2013 Research and Development Award.

SoBo readiness center named in honor of Thackston

The Virginia National Guard dedicated the South Boston readiness center to the memory of the late Maj. Gen. Carroll Thackston, former Adjutant General of Virginia, during a ceremony held Saturday.