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Finance committee proposing 2-cent real estate hike

Finance committee members are expected to recommend April 1 that the Halifax County Board of Supervisors raise the real estate tax rate by two cents from its present rate of 45 cents to 47 cents per $100 assessed value.

Facing cuts, many plea for county funds

It was a packed meeting room Monday evening when 23 residents took turns commenting on fee increases and spending cuts proposed in the 2013-14 Halifax County budget totaling $88,716,327.

Public can weigh in at budget hearing tonight

Residents wishing to comment on fee increases and spending cuts proposed in the 2013-14 Halifax County budget will have that opportunity tonight when supervisors hold a public hearing on the $88,716,327 balanced budget draft that includes no raises for county employees and is $510,886 less than the current year’s budget.

South Boston budget carries no new taxes, fees

South Boston Town Councilmen got an initial look at a proposed $9,537,427 balanced budget for 2013-2014 during a finance committee meeting held Thursday morning.

New Halifax Town Council member takes oath

Newly appointed Halifax Town Council member Kristy Johnson was sworn in by Judge Joel Cunningham during the Halifax Town Council meeting Tuesday night held in Halifax Town Hall.

New Brick project takes another step

The New Brick Warehouse project has taken another step forward, with South Boston Town Council approving a performance agreement between it and the new owners of the property during its Monday meeting.

Owens named South Boston Mayor

South Boston Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to appoint Ed Owens as interim mayor until a special election Nov. 5.

Edmunds to seek third term in Virginia House of Delegates

Delegate James Edmunds II on Monday announced his intention to seek re-election for a third term to the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 60th District in Southern Virginia.

SoBo council to name mayor, hold public hearings

South Boston Town Council has a number of items on its agenda for tonight’s monthly meeting including the appointment of an interim mayor and two public hearings on real estate-related issues.

Virginia Tornado Preparedness Day set Tuesday

Gov. Bob F. McDonnell has proclaimed Tuesday as Tornado Preparedness Day in Virginia. A statewide tornado drill will be conducted at 9:45 a.m.