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Local lawmakers ready to battle to keep moratorium

Legislators will return to Richmond on Wednesday when the General Assembly reconvenes for its short session, and Delegate James Edmunds II and Senator Frank Ruff say they are ready to fight to keep uranium in the ground in Pittsylvania County.

Local lawmakers ready to battle to keep moratorium (2)

Legislators will return to Richmond on Wednesday when the General Assembly reconvenes for its short session, and Delegate James Edmunds II and Senator Frank Ruff say they are ready to fight to keep uranium in the ground in Pittsylvania County.

School board members to get first look at governor’s budget proposal

Halifax County School Board members and Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon will hold their first budget work session today at 5 p.m. in the school board conference room at the Mary Bethune office complex.

County gets good grade for letting taxpayers see how money is spent

Halifax County received a B on its report card grading how good county officials are at letting taxpayers see how their money is spent.

Board approves changes in water, sewer rates

The Halifax County Service Authority Board of Directors approved changes in the water and sewer rates that include a .56 percent increase in water rates and 1.4 percent increase in sewer rates for those living in the urban planning area along with a 15 percent decrease in water rates and 6.3 percent increase in sewer rates for those living in the Clover area.

Speakers: Motorsports more than just racing

Five supporters of the Halifax County Public Schools Motorsports Academy made it quite clear Wednesday the program is needed and should not be eliminated if budget cuts are required in the upcoming school budget planning process.

Residents can weigh in on school budget

Halifax County School board members will hold a public hearing Wednesday to receive input on the 2013-2014 school budget in the school board office conference room at the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Bolling announces opposition to uranium mining and milling in state

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, the job creation czar in Gov. Bob McDonnell’s administration, joined local legislators, officials and businessmen in Danville Friday afternoon to announce his opposition to uranium mining and milling in Virginia.

SoBo Council to YMCA: ‘We got your back’

The YMCA of South Boston-Halifax County will receive an extra $4,000 appropriation for the current budget year, the result of a unanimous show of support from South Boston Town Council at Monday’s meeting.

Council OKs Poplar Creek rezoning for ‘Green Acres’

The Poplar Creek Subdivision may be “the place to be” after South Boston Town Council approved rezoning of 17 lots in the Poplar Creek Subdivision to allow for construction of “green energy” housing.