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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.

Council presents Lt. Steve Cassada’s family with framed resolution

Halifax Town Manager Carl Espy and Mayor Dick Moore praised the late Lt. Steve Cassada for his dedication to the residents of Halifax County as they presented his family a framed resolution commemorating his years of public service Tuesday evening prior to the regular monthly meeting of Halifax Town Council.

Raises in the works, but funding in limbo

Halifax County School administrators are being joined by Gov. Bob McDonnell in their efforts to secure raises for teachers and other school employees this year.

Lawmakers to governor: Don’t give in to uranium

Six Southside Virginia legislators are asking Gov. Bob McDonnell not to proceed with developing new mining regulations as he is being asked to do by uranium supporters after legislation for that same purpose failed last month.