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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. 

New face fills vacant seat on Halifax council

Kristy Johnson is the new face on Halifax Town Council filling the Ward D position left vacant when former Councilman Phil Hammond moved to Oxford, N.C.

Major spending slices, fee increases balance budget

For the first time in recent memory, Halifax County Board of Supervisors is starting its budget process with a balanced 2013-14 budget proposal.

School budget gap narrows to $1 million

Halifax County School Board faces another difficult budget year as they work to narrow a $1 million gap between revenues and expenses in the proposed 2013-14 school year budget.

Four vie for vacant council chair

Four candidates have applied for the vacant position on Halifax Town Council left open by the departure of former Councilman Phil Hammond.

Site prepped for arrival of modules for energy-efficient homes in SoBo

Foam can be cool, especially when used in construction of energy-efficient ECOmod housing planned for the Poplar Creek subdivision.

Raising the roof: Community center upgrades continue

A new roof on a portion of the building housing the Washington-Coleman Community Center is part of ongoing construction South Boston Town Council learned at Monday’s work session.

Road cleared for transportation overhaul

RICHMOND – A divided Virginia Senate on Saturday passed Gov. Bob McDonnell’s signature issue of the 2013 legislative session — a bill to overhaul the state’s system for funding transportation.

Ad asks McDonnell not to allow mining

RICHMOND – A radio advertisement sponsored by organizations opposed to uranium mining in Virginia cautions Gov. Bob McDonnell against using his power to put in place failed legislation by issuing regulations.